Its with a very heavy heart that i report that a very good friend and is no longer with us. Shelton Shamond Jackson passed away on Monday March 2, 2009 at 6am in Newark, New Jersey where he recently moved back and is where is he from. Shelton had been sick for the last month and was hospitalized the last 3 weeks. Shelton and I first met at Black Gay Research Summitt back on August 5, 2005 in Brooklyn,NY he was a cutie and after talking to him and spending a few hrs with him he was a blessing in the sky. I bought his first book entitled "Acceptance" at that time and got to know him more thru his book and our talks we become close and gave each other advice and comfort as we both dealt with living with this virus they call HIV.
I found out the devasting news from fellow blogger and friend Trent Jackson late monday night i cried for like 20 mins and after finally getting my composure i told myself he was no longer in pain and there was no more complaints of any kind. He was pain free and happy and even though i am hurt,sad,angry and every other imaginable feeling about his death i am happy he out of his misery. He had so much left he wanted to accomplish and on and on his last post the day after his 31st birthday on feb 5 he talked of finally able to get out the bed and was feeling good on that day even though he could not do as much as he would have like at least he was up and moving around. http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=68972500&blogId=468885400
In closing i want to say i cant wait to give u a big hug when i see you in heaven. You were a great inspiration to me and countless other while on your mission to tell your story. I will continue to fight the good fight for you as well as others in your honor. I had featured Shelton in the past on this blog here www.andreallen.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html and here www.andreallen.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_archive.html
Other Bloggers who have said there goodbyes to Shelton S. Jackson
Kenyon Farrow- http://kenyonfarrow.com/2009/03/03/rip-shelton-jackson
Frank Leon Roberts- http://brooklynboyblues.blogspot.com/2009/03/shelton-jackson-in-memoriam