Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


James Branch Jackson
July 07, 1950 -- January 02, 2018

James Branch Jackson, 67, most recently of Las Vegas, NM, died in his home on January 2 in the afternoon from heart failure and COPD.

He was born on July 7, 1950, in Chicago to Jacqueline Branch Jackson and Clayborn Lorance Jackson.   He attended Washington Grade School in Riverdale, Illinois and graduated from York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois.

He lived in the Chicago area, Saint Louis, Georgia, Florida and New Mexico.  He was an excellent sound engineer and worked in clubs that booked national acts and also went on U.S. tours.  When he moved to Florida, he became an electrician.   He was always fascinated by James Bond and loved that his birthday was 7/07. He identified himself as James B often and had a bee tattoo on his shoulder.  He also was very good with dogs, and generally lived with dogs most of his life.    When he moved to New Mexico, he became interested in Billy the Kid and did research. He was a complex person who could also be challenging, while still being loved by many who passed through his life.

James is survived by a daughter Chelsea, his two sisters Carole Jackson currently in Albuquerque and Judy Kory in Northern Virginia, four cousins, one niece and two significant people: Judy Gonzales in Las Vegas, NM, and Petra Heitzman in Florida.

James has been cremated and his ashes will be returned to Florida.

Arrangements entrusted to:


3232 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM  

(505) 395-9150


Linda thayer January 21, 2018

Friend of Carole Buena Vista , New Mexico

Carole and family. Beautiful writeup on James. I enjoyed meeting him and working on career planning and resume with him. He had an interesting life and a man of many talents. He will be missed.

Carole Jackson January 25, 2018

sister Albuquerque , New Mexico

I apologize for the lack of strength of this website,although it is getting better. The friend whose post is there for condolences told me it was difficult. Another e-mailed me yesterday about his putting condolences on and it isn't there. I look forward to reading messages from others. I will call the funeral home today to inquire.