On Monday (July 2), the patriarch of the musical Jackson family Joe Jackson was laid to rest at a private ceremony in Los Angeles. According to the Associated Press, he was buried at the same cemetery as his late son, Michael Jackson, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Southern California. The iconic talent manager died on June 27 after fighting his final stages with terminal pancreatic cancer. He was 89 years old.
The eldest of the Jackson brothers, Jackie shared a photo of two small pairs of loafers which had stickers with the names of his twin sons Jaylen and River on Instagram the day of the funeral. Loafers are considered an iconic wear for the Jackson family at most due to being the style of shoe the great Michael Jackson wore when he performed the moonwalk for the first time. Jackie later shares a photo of himself with his son Jaylen, where he is seen helping his little one adjust his belt and another photo of his younger brother Marlon with River on uncle duties.
Photos surfaced of Janet Jackson at the private ceremony with her one-year-old son Eissa. The pop legend has not publicly made any comments about her father’s death as of yet. She recently received honors at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, where she paid an emotional tribute to her father whose health was ailing at the time, “My mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable. My father — my incredible father — drove me to be the best that I can. My siblings set an incredibly high standard for artistic excellence,” Janet expressed. The “Rhythm Nation” singer will also receive the BMI Icon award in Atlanta in August.
Michael Jackson was entombed at the noble Forest Lawn cemetery in the mausoleum in 2009. Joe Jackson is survived by his wife Katherine Jackson, eight children, and countless grandchildren.