Michael was born on August 19, 1961 in Camden, New Jersey to the late Martha Hall and Smoothen Jackson. Michael was the 6th child of a family of 12 children.
Michael received his education through the Camden City School System. He worked at Cadillac Dog Food Company for a few years.
He then began working for various restaurants in the kitchen and doing deliveries for many years. He then moved to Philadelphia, Pa., working at construction sites doing odd jobs. Coming up in North Camden, Michael enjoyed going to the Community Center at 6th and Erie, watching basketball games, and hanging in Pyne Point Park with friends. He enjoyed playing Spades. He thought he was the Spade Master, oh and let's not forget, he was a die-hard Eagles fan. He loved the Eagles. He would be ready to fight about them if you talked bad about his Eagles.
Michael was affectionately called Black Mike from North Kakalaka and represented North Camden everywhere he went. Black Mike was a sweet, good hearted person, who would help you if you needed him and could hold his hands in a fair fight. He was a smooth boxing something.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents Smoothen Jackson, Martha Hall Hudson and sister Katherine Hall Pritchett Michael leaves to cherish his memory, his two daughters, Latanya Robinson and Cassandra Bussey. His granddaughter Zaynah Robinson. Sisters and Brothers, Larry, Thelma, Glen and Doreen of Burlington, NJ. Bruce and Charity of Hamilton, NJ. Kevin, Cherly, Rufus, Ruth, Aretha (aka) Simba, Matthew and Shamika of Camden, NJ. Mr. William (aka) Uncle Halley and Sidney Holmes of Camden, NJ. And a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends.