Jackson Perdue

09/23/1980 - 08/17/2022


Obituary For Jackson Perdue

Jeremiah "Jackson" Perdue, 41, of Fremont, California, lived his life in service to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He went to his eternal home on August 17, 2022. He succumbed to Oligodendroglioma, a brain cancer that took much of his energy, mind, and body in his last years.

Jackson was born on September 23, 1980 to Jon and Brenda Perdue in Fremont, CA. After graduating from Washington High School in 1998, he went on to study History at California State University in Hayward, California.

His love for God and learning led him to become a youth pastor and substitute teacher soon after graduating from college. He taught continuation high school as his passion for writing, learning, and teaching grew. After attending Golden Gate Seminary where he received a Master’s in Theological Studies, he went on to serve as the Family Pastor at Resonate Church in Fremont.

Jackson met his best friend and future bride, Janelle, in 2003. They married in 2004 and moved to Hacienda Niles shortly after where his family still lives. This has been the longest he lived in one home after experiencing many moves as a child. They welcomed their first daughter, Belle, in October 2006. Juliette joined the family in October 2009. Fiona, whose life symbolizes a step of faith for them, came shortly after in February 2011.

Jackson is survived by his wife Janelle, and their three daughters (Belle, Juliette, and Fiona) his dad Jon, sister Shannon, niece Ashley, nephew Austin, brother Dave, sister-in-law Megan, and nephew Mylo.

Services will be held at Resonate Church, 40650 Encyclopedia Cir., Fremont, CA on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 10:30AM with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to an organization that Jackson believed in: "Foster the City", a coalition of churches providing loving homes for children in foster care. In honor of Jackson’s passion for Jesus and his Gospel-motivated life of love and compassion, you can give at Foster the City or by sending a check to 1172 Murphy Ave Suite 212 San Jose, CA 95131. Checks can be made out to “Foster the City” and all donations will help vulnerable children and families in crisis. Whether giving by check or online, please include the memo: “Jackson Perdue Memorial Fund”. Thank you.


26 Aug

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM

Resonate Church 40650 Encyclopedia Circle Fremont, CA 94538 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 08/26/2022

    On the same weekend that my family was made aware that Jackson would have his first critical surgery, just following his receiving his devastating diagnosis, I attended a memorial service for another family friend, MaryAnn Bryant. As the service began, I couldn't believe believe my eyes when Jackson took his place at the podium and presided over the entire proceeding. His inspirational words reflected the fact that he had thoroughly prepared himself to offer the Bryant family a memorable message of hope that, I'm sure, provided them much peace, and consolation. In no way would anyone EVER have known his own level of fear and apprehension regarding his own future. His words and demeanor were sterling. Jackson, in performing that sacred duty, revealed to me a courage of convictions that is rarely witnessed in this world. I was, and forever will be in awe of that example of his selfless bravery. My sincerest condolences to the Perdue and Cornelio families. Jackson is now, undoubtedly in good hands, free from all earthly pain. You will see him again. Dave Camello

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