Meet Erin Jackson’s parents — Tracy and Rita Jackson. The gold medalist hasn’t shared much but there are things you should know about them. Keep on scrolling to learn more about them.
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Who Are Erin Jackson Parents?
Erin Jackson was born to her parents Tracy Jackson and Rita Jackson. During her interview with NBC Olympics, she had talked about her parents. Erin said, “Since both of my parents came from large families, I have a very large extended family.” Both of her parents were education-focused.
Speaking with Forbes, Erin shared that she was tricked into thinking books and dictionaries were cool and her parents started a college tuition fund for her when she was little. She told the outlet, “My parents were education-focused. They made sure I had all the right opportunities for the school. They started a college program to pay for tuition when I was a kid.”
In her IG post, Erin has thanked and felt grateful for her parents’ support and “for the sacrifices they made to help her excel in academics, athletics, and life.”
Meet Erin Jackson Dad, Tracy Jackson
Meet Tracy Jackson, Erin Jackson’s dad. Erin had shared with NBC Olympics that her father had recently moved to Utah and they got a house together near the Olympic Oval. In 2018, Erin had written on her IG that she was “able to spend time with my dad before heading back to Salt Lake City. Tracy was very excited to hear about all of the support that has been pouring in to help him get to South Korea. We can’t thank you all enough.”
In 2018 during Olympics in South Korea, Erin had her dad with her which she revealed on her IG “wouldn’t have been the same without him”. But, speaking with Sports Illustrated, she had shared, “I didn’t even tell my dad and my family that I was going to the Olympic trials because to me, it wasn’t the Olympic trials. I was going to do this race that just happened to be a place where other people were trying to qualify for the Olympics.”
Erin had told Star Tribune, “He means a lot to me. I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. Just having his love here and now, it’s like I never left.”
Because her dad is the only parent in her life, Erin is very close to him. On Father’s Day 2020, she wrote on her IG, “Happy Father’s Day to my favorite old man and my biggest supporter”.
Tracy Jackson Age
Reportedly born on 16 March 1949, Tracy Jackson turned 72 years old in 2021.
Tracy Jackson Job
Several online news outlets reported that Tracy Jackson was a retired Army veteran and a retired fire truck builder. Before retiring, Tracy worked for E-ONE, Inc. E-ONE is a division of the REV Group, Inc., is a worldwide designer and manufacturer of fire rescue vehicles based in Ocala, Florida.
The company in 1974 pioneered the use of extruded aluminum in first responder vehicles and continues to lead the industry today with innovative uses of this material. The company is known for selling VECTOR, EMAX, Pumpers, VM8 Pumpers, Tankers, Aerial ladders, Aerial platforms, and other products.
In February 2018, E-ONE tweeted, “E-ONE held a send-off for employee Tracy Jackson who is heading to the #WinterOlympics in South Korea to watch his daughter @ErinJackson480 compete in long track speed skating! Join us in rooting for #ErinJackson! #EONEstrong #olympics”.
After Erin’s win, E-ONE shared on their Facebook page, “E-ONE is proud of Ocala’s own Erin Jackson – daughter of E-ONE retiree Tracy Luke Jackson – who made history today as the first Black woman to medal in speed skating at the Winter Olympics, taking Team USA gold in the 500m race for the first time in 28 years! Way to go!!”.
Is Tracy Jackson On Instagram?
No Tracy Jackson is not on Instagram but has a Facebook account.
Meet Erin Jackson Mom, Rita Jackson
Erin Jackson lost her mom Rita Jackson a while back. To be more precise she passed away on 17 March 2011. Erin featured her mother once on her IG and wrote, “I’m always sad for my dad that the day after his birthday is such a tough one. It’s been 10 years since my mom passed away, but we still miss her every day. I wish she could have seen me graduate from high school or college or compete in the Olympics.”
Erin added more, “I also wish I had more pictures of her! There were plenty, but we somehow misplaced the bag after gathering all of the photos before her funeral. Maybe they will turn up someday. For now, I’ll just keep using this one :)”
Her mother did miss watching her accomplishments. But, one of her family friends wrote on her Facebook, “Yay Erin Jackson – Athlete! Rita is the happiest Mom I ever met”.
Rita Jackson Age
At the time of her death, Rita Jackson was 53 years old. Erin’s mom was born on 2 September 1957.
When her mother passed away, a family friend of Erin shared a story on her Facebook, “I remember being astonished by the phone call you made home while we were in China. You had just won a world medal for the United States, but your mom was more concerned with wishing her baby girl a happy birthday. That kind of love, knowing what mattered, amazed me. Stay strong, Erin. We all love you.”
Rita Jackson Job
Rita Jackson reportedly worked as a pharmacy technician.
Was Rita Jackson On Instagram?
No, Rita Jackson wasn’t on Instagram.
When Did Erin Jackson Parents Marry?
There is no information on information on her parents’ marriage.
Were Erin Jackson Parents Still Married?
Erin Jackson’s parents stayed married to her mother’s death in 2011.
How Many Kids Do Erin Jackson Parents Have?