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Khyree Anthony Jackson

Washington, District of Columbia

August 11, 1999 - July 6, 2024

Khyree Anthony Jackson Obituary

Khyree Jackson’s Story


Khyree Anthony Jackson, the son of Raymond Jackson and Ebbony Jackson was born on August 11, 1999, in Washington, DC. His boundless energy and get up and go mentality made every day of his life an exciting adventure.


As a young child Khyree had an abundance of energy that captivated everyone in the room. At the tender age of 5 an elementary school teacher recognized his speed as he effortlessly ran stride for stride with 7 and 8 year olds at recess. This marked the beginning of his track & field journey. Two years later, he started playing flag football and was coached by his dad. Throughout Khyree’s youth he attended several sports camps and engaged in rigorous strength and conditioning workouts, which greatly contributed to his excellence in multiple sports including track & field, basketball, wrestling and of course the sport he grew to love football.


During his high school years, Khyree initially attended Springbrook High School for 9th grade and part of his 10th grade year. He later transferred to Dr. Henry Wise High School, where he formed strong bonds with his teammates, who eventually became his closest friends and brothers. After graduating from Wise high school, Khyree embarked on a unique journey attending not one, not two but three different junior colleges (JUCOs) in Arizona, Kansas and Mississippi. That JUCO football experience taught him humility, grind and grit, resilience and forced him to mature as he encountered challenges along the way. Khyree’s educational journey took him from earning his Associates Degree at East Mississippi Community College to graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama. He then made the decision to transfer to the University of Oregon to pursue an advanced degree and have one final shot at playing college football. Being an Oregon Duck is where he thrived on the football field.


Khyree’s goal and dream since he was 11 years old was to make it to the NFL and that dream became a reality when he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings on April 27, 2024. Beyond his football aspirations, Khyree found joy in spending time with family at cookouts and other celebratory gatherings that had his favorite foods like lamb chops and smothered beef tips. He had a fine palette and thoroughly enjoyed a good meal. He also had a passion for old school music and could often be found listening to soulful songs by Charlie Wilson or Luther Vandross.

Whether it was dancing with family and friends or simply appreciating good tunes, music held a special place in his heart. Don’t forget his eye for style, he loved shopping for the newest trends. However, one of the things that brought him the most joy was surprising those within his inner circle with unexpected acts of kindness and generosity. He found fulfillment in bringing happiness and joy to others.


Despite only being 24 years old when he left to be with the lord, Khyree had a remarkable impact on the world around him. He inspired others with his faith, perseverance, and unwavering determination. These “bolded” principles were so deeply ingrained in him that he

recently tattooed them on his arm as a constant reminder of his core values. Khyree’s legacy will forever live on as he continues to inspire others to overcome setbacks and pursue their dreams with boldness, conviction, and authenticity.


Khyree leaves to mourn his great grandmother Glenda Woods, grandparents Anthony and Debra Jackson, grandmother Mary Sutton, parents Raymond Jackson and Ebbony Jackson, only brother Kolston Jackson, aunt Latisha Jackson-Sawyer (Darrell Sawyer), aunt Marquette Barker, special friend Thom’nia Guthrie and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Khyree Anthony Jackson hosted by Precious Memories Funeral Home.

Khyree Jackson’s Story


Khyree Anthony Jackson, the son of Raymond Jackson and Ebbony Jackson was born on August 11, 1999, in Washington, DC. His boundless energy and get up and go mentality made every day of his life an exciting adventure.


As a young child Khyree had an abundance of energy that captivated everyone in the room. At the tender age of 5 an elementary school teacher recognized his speed as he effortlessly ran stride for stride with 7 and 8 year olds at recess. This marked the beginning of his track & field journey. Two years later, he started playing flag football and was coached by his dad. Throughout Khyree’s youth he attended several sports camps and engaged in rigorous strength and conditioning workouts, which greatly contributed to his excellence in multiple sports including track & field, basketball, wrestling and of course the sport he grew to love football.


During his high school years, Khyree initially attended Springbrook High School for 9th grade and part of his 10th grade year. He later transferred to Dr. Henry Wise High School, where he formed strong bonds with his teammates, who eventually became his closest friends and brothers. After graduating from Wise high school, Khyree embarked on a unique journey attending not one, not two but three different junior colleges (JUCOs) in Arizona, Kansas and Mississippi. That JUCO football experience taught him humility, grind and grit, resilience and forced him to mature as he encountered challenges along the way. Khyree’s educational journey took him from earning his Associates Degree at East Mississippi Community College to graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama. He then made the decision to transfer to the University of Oregon to pursue an advanced degree and have one final shot at playing college football. Being an Oregon Duck is where he thrived on the football field.


Khyree’s goal and dream since he was 11 years old was to make it to the NFL and that dream became a reality when he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings on April 27, 2024. Beyond his football aspirations, Khyree found joy in spending time with family at cookouts and other celebratory gatherings that had his favorite foods like lamb chops and smothered beef tips. He had a fine palette and thoroughly enjoyed a good meal. He also had a passion for old school music and could often be found listening to soulful songs by Charlie Wilson or Luther Vandross.

Whether it was dancing with family and friends or simply appreciating good tunes, music held a special place in his heart. Don’t forget his eye for style, he loved shopping for the newest trends. However, one of the things that brought him the most joy was surprising those within his inner circle with unexpected acts of kindness and generosity. He found fulfillment in bringing happiness and joy to others.


Despite only being 24 years old when he left to be with the lord, Khyree had a remarkable impact on the world around him. He inspired others with his faith, perseverance, and unwavering determination. These “bolded” principles were so deeply ingrained in him that he

recently tattooed them on his arm as a constant reminder of his core values. Khyree’s legacy will forever live on as he continues to inspire others to overcome setbacks and pursue their dreams with boldness, conviction, and authenticity.


Khyree leaves to mourn his great grandmother Glenda Woods, grandparents Anthony and Debra Jackson, grandmother Mary Sutton, parents Raymond Jackson and Ebbony Jackson, only brother Kolston Jackson, aunt Latisha Jackson-Sawyer (Darrell Sawyer), aunt Marquette Barker, special friend Thom’nia Guthrie and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Khyree Anthony Jackson hosted by Precious Memories Funeral Home.

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