Jackson Flanders Obituary, Death – Jackson David Antoine Flanders, 10, of Greeneville, Tennessee, died on May 5 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident the same day. His mother, Allison Flanders, and grandmother, Arleen Flanders, both of Greeneville, Tennessee, survive him, as does an uncle, Stan Boyd, of Nashville, Tennessee; his sister, Kamri Merriweather; aunt, Summer Merriweather; and grandparents, Ronnie and Mable Merriweather, all of Greeneville, Tennessee.
His father, Ronnie Merriweather, Jr., of Greeneville, an aunt called Kelly Flanders Boyd of Nashville, his grandfather David Flanders of Greeneville, and his great-grandparents Stanley and Gloria Kovac of Greeneville all died before him. Jackson grew up in Greeneville, Tennessee, where he attended Eastview Elementary School and participated in the Greene County YMCA’s after-school program. Jackson was born in Nashville, but he grew up there.
He enjoyed swimming, riding his bike, playing soccer, hitting baseballs into a net in his backyard, and watching the Greeneville Reds play baseball. His favorite game was Roblox, while TikTok was one of his favorite internet streaming services. In addition, he expressed himself through singing and dancing. Jackson had a warm spot in his heart for animals, particularly his dog River.
His friends and professors would never forget his amusing personality and how much it made them laugh. He treasured the time he spent with his classmates and fellow pupils. They will recall how he communicated, whether it was by pointing with his hand, communicating quickly with his expressive eyes, or smiling endearingly.
Jackson was quick to share his thoughts and ideas about the people around him, and his witty observations often resulted in times of amusement and laughter. Jackson was acutely aware of the individuals in his immediate surroundings. He enjoyed socializing with people of all ages and backgrounds, so the cashiers and personnel at Publix knew his first name and welcomed him by it anytime they saw him.
Many Greeneville residents considered him a member of their own family. His family, neighbors, pupils, teachers, and a large number of other members of the community all adored him. A memorial service for the dead will be held in the chapel of Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home on June 3 at 11:00 a.m.