via FirstLadyB;

Jordin Sparks and her family are mourning the loss of her stepfather, James Jackson. The 50-year-old retired army veteran died on May 7th after suffering a stroke.

Sparks’s mom Jodi shared the news in an emotional post on FaceBook last Thursda

“James and I had a big beautiful love. We loved out loud. He took nothing for granted and gave of himself everyday to everyone. We adored each other and every minute he wasn’t working we were together loving our crazy, blessed life,” she wrote. “He spent his life saving lives and will save many more through this tragedy. That was just who he was.”

Jodi and James were married in 2014 where Jordin was the maid of honor.

James Jackson funeral was held Tuesday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church in Kingwood, Texas.

Our prayers are with Jordin, Jodi and the rest of James Jackson’s family.

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