Joseph M. Jackson, III
Joseph Michael Jackson, III, is the eldest grandson of Joe and Mary Therese Jackson, Sr., the founders of Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels, Inc., and eldest son of Mr. Joe and Elvira Jackson, Jr. The founder of H L Jackson (Downtown) is his great-grand-father; making him the 4th generation of Jacksons to be licensed funeral directors in the state of Texas.
Joseph attended Ursuline Elementary where he was an altar server for school masses as well as served for St. Patrick Catholic Church. At a very young age, Joseph volunteered his time at the funeral chapels. This is where he first developed an interest in the mortuary industry. During his earlier years in life, he excelled in sports and played Varsity Tennis for four years, ultimately helping his team win district for each consecutive year. He received MVP his Junior year of high school and graduated from United High School in 2000. He continued his education at the Laredo Community College where he obtained his basics before going to San Antonio's College of Mortuary Science. There, he graduated with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science.
Once he returned to Laredo, Joseph along with his father and co-workers began to generate ideas to expand the family business, such as the new addition to the Jackson Funeral Chapels located on Jacaman Road.
Today, Joseph is one of the friendly funeral directors of Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels, Inc. along with his sister Ellese, both of whom aspire to continue the family tradition of serving the families of Laredo during their time of need.
When he is not directing a funeral, embalming or finalizing future funerals, he enjoys spending time with his family, which include his lovely wife, Monica Castro-Jackson; children: Haley, Joseph Michael IV, and Jordan as well as playing various sports including fantasy football.