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Timothy J Jackson, Jr.

10/09/1977 - 06/06/2022
Service Date: 06/10/2022
Service Time: 9:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 2334 E. Pueblo Avenue, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 06/09/2022
Visitation Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel - 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery


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Timothy J Jackson Jr (Timmy), 44, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2022 with family by his side.  He was born to the late Timothy J Jackson Sr and Mary Kaye Thompson on October 9, 1977 in Mesa, Arizona.  Tim was known for his compassion, willingness to serve others, his genuine kindness, his love of Christ, and his ability to make anyone laugh.  

Tim worked as a registered nurse for 12 years and helped change the lives of many patients as well as his co-workers.  He had an ability with patients to calm their troubles and truly comfort them in their time of need.  He loved to educate those around him because he always wanted to see others succeed.  He was frequently recognized within the profession for his excellence in leadership and his compassion.

Tim married Amber Neel and it was obvious that they were soulmates.  After three short years of marriage Tim was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain tumor.  He was extremely honored to participate in a clinical trial with the Ivy Brain Tumor Center with the hope to advance research for those with glioblastoma.  With the knowledge that the clinical trial may not help him, Tim was happy to be able to participate and provide data for Dr. Sanai to find a cure in the future. It was always in Tim’s character to put others first, and this was evident even during the last and most difficult months of his life. It was Tim’s full belief that he lived as long as he did because of Dr. Sanai.  

Tim is survived by his wife Amber, stepsons Jude and Maxwell, daughter Charlotte, son Timothy J Jackson III (Timmy), mother Kaye Jackson, siblings Tara Worthington (Ben), Greg Jackson, Kelli Jackson.

Tim was the light in this world that everyone needed.  Just knowing Tim made you a better person.

The funeral services will be held at 9:00 am on Friday, June 10, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints building, 2334 E Pueblo Ave Mesa, AZ 85204. A public viewing will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Nicole L'Heureux

    My deepest condolences to Amber and his entire family. It is so true, he was a bright light we all so needed and he definitely made me a better person knowing him in the short time that I did. Rest peacefully, Tim! You will be missed!

  • Elizabeth Grimes

    Tim a truly lovely man, always generous with his empathy for others, always ready with a smile. I will often think of Tim and Amber with fond memories. Rest in peace.

  • Jennifer Link

    My heart is with you and your children. Tim made such a big mark on this world. He was taken far too soon, but will always be remembered.

  • Elizabeth Grimes

    Tim a truly lovely man, always quick with a smile, an empathetic ear, rest in peace

  • Stacey Shultz

    It has been a rough journey for all of us to see Tim and his beautiful family endure his illness. The love that Amber and Tim shared is a palpable reminder of just how short our journey through this life is and to gracefully be the best servant to others, sharing empathy and profound compassion to everyone. Tim brightened this world like no other and is an example to emulate. My deepest, sincere, heartfelt condolences to all that are saddened by his passing. Heaven is celebrating their new Angel. Much love, prayers and hugs to adorable Amber and beautiful 👪 family.

  • Sasha Anderson

    Amber, I did not know Tim personally but I have crossed paths with him and I could tell from the very beginning this was going to be beautiful. The way he cared for your kids, as a single mother was the holy grail. I’m so happy you were able to build a family here on earth to continue forever. We pray for strength and comfort for you all, with the knowledge that families are forever. We love you❤️

  • Anna and Eric Stevenson

    We were associated with Tim at church as his Sunday school teachers. We met him when he was 15 years old. We send our deepest condolences to his family.

  • Rex & Debi Larsen, Travis & Alesha, Rylee & Kaden Mander, Chris & Ashley, Autumn & Zoey Rocchio

    What words describe a light that was Timmy, who shined for everyone caught in the shadows? How does one describe the infectious smile shared by Timmy? Who better to be called to transfer to Heaven at such a rewarding time on earth, than Timmy? When will the tears stop knowing his light, his smile, and the sweet, wonderful, Christ-like Timmy is no longer at arms reach?

    To coin a phrase from a song most fitting in describing the loss of our cousin Timmy; There’s a hole in the world tonight.

    Amber, without you and your four precious children, Timmy would never had known such joy and pure heaven on earth. Timmy was made for fatherhood! You, Amber, were made for Timmy! We love you!

    Kaye, if we could heal your mama heart, certainly we’d try. Thank you for sharing such a fabulous son with all of us who knew and loved him in Arizona.

    Aunt Peggy, no arms like yours are long enough to reach around your sister, Amber, four little children and around all of Timmy’s cousins. Thank heaven for your loving hugs that have and will embrace many in the wake of Timmy’s loss. I love you!

    See ya later, Timmy.

  • Mindy Harding

    If only we could all Live and Laugh and Love and Serve as He did. To know him was to absolutely Love him. His fun loving prankster memories will live forever as legendary to all that knew him. He was a great nurse and co-worker leader and friend. I’m honored to call him friend. Truly one of the most genuine people I’ve ever known. The laughs shared between us and the shenanigans were many. I will miss you my friend. I’m grateful for the years our paths crossed and the friendship we shared.

  • Marcia Millett

    Tim was one of the greatest people I have ever known! He was good, friendly, kind, humorous, and he was a true people person! Such a light in this world—an amazing example to follow!

  • Sonya P. Fanning

    Kaye, I am truly sorry for the loss of your son, Tim. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and his family at this time.

  • Cynthia Brown Persin

    Kaye, I am sorry for the loss of your son. You raised an amazing young man of good heart and character. My heart hurts with you. There are no words when God chooses to take one of His Children home. My heart goes out to his wife and family as well. Love your Cuz across the miles.

  • Thinking and praying for you and your beautiful family. Stay strong Amber, you’ve got this ❤️ Sending you love from Venezuela.

  • I don’t personally know your family but have been following Amber for the last 6 months on Instagram I was always praying for healing for Tim. So sad and sorry to hear of his passing and praying for your family as you mourn and process the grief of his physical absence. Sending so much love – thank you for sharing your story with us. It’s been so inspiring and beautiful to me. I’ll still be praying for you.

  • I only knew Tim through Amber’s IG account but I saw the remarkable person he was through her words and their story. He was obviously loved deeply. My prayers are for Amber, their children, and his family, that they comfort knowing he is no longer in pain and that he loved them fiercely.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss I’m praying for you and your family, I was
    Honored to see your love story my deepest sympathies🙏🙏🌻🌻

  • Rest peacefully Tim, and all my condolences to the entire family💕

  • Amber,

    We have never met. I follow you on Instagram and i have been so touched by your and Tim’s story. As a person with a brain tumor, i know how valuable it is to have a spouse that carries you through the worst of cancer treatment. Making appointments, stepping in when things get too tough, and all the tiny things that you never shared or were noticed by the rest of the world. I promise you, Tim noticed. He appreciated you and you could see the love he had for you in every picture you shared. You were and are an excellent partner for him. I hope you find peace.

  • Nick and Cara Huish

    Tim was such a great man. I remember seeing him in church with those 2 boys, and how my heart was touched. He was such a great dad to those 2 boys and the patience snd love for Jude. Amber snd him were so happy to have found each other. My heart was so happy for her. Tim was a great man and truly will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Jackson family. I know he will be there angel from now on and stay very close to Amber and those children. God bless your family.

  • Julie Drzymala

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful Tim with us. Your family is an inspiration. The kindness, love and joy that you have shared has made a difference to my own life just by watching from afar. I am so sorry for your loss and I know your incredible strength will carry you and your children through.

  • Stephanie Bessey

    I was privileged to have your son Maxwell in my class this year. He would often tell me stories and kept me informed of things that were happening at home. He always came in with such a positive attitude. That I know he got from you. One particular day, you came to have lunch with him. You came in so excited to see him and make his day special. Later that day I saw your Instagram stories about a doctors appointment you had with Tim just before lunch with Max. That is when I knew what a strong mama you are and what an amazing impact you and Tim had on your children. While at lunch, you would have never know the hard morning you had just had. I never got to meet Tim, but through your stories and Max’s in class, I felt like I did. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending all my love and prayers your way ❤️.
    Stephanie Bessey

  • Tim eri già un angelo in terra. Ora sei libero di volare senza più soffrire…
    Un forte abbraccio ad Amber e ai bimbi.

  • We didn’t know Tim but heard wonderful thinks about him thru the Neel family. All of us here at Mahoney Environmental are praying for Tim and he’s family. We are deeply sorry for you loss.

  • Kimberly Colvin

    Amber and family

    I like so many others have never met your family. I started following your IG because of Jude. Precious Jude.

    Through that, you all became our family and there was not a day that I have not prayed for Tim and you and your beautiful children. I know your hearts are broken. Your IG families hearts are too.

    I will continue to pray for y’all in the days ahead.

    We love you Amber and the whole Jackson family.

  • Dave and Margaret Olson

    We are sorry to hear Tim’s passing from your father. After reading Tim story he was a remarkable man! Our prayers are with you and your family at this hard time. We are deeply sorry for you loss.

  • Melissa Rizzuto

    I have never met Amber or Tim, but I felt connected to them through social media. Their optimism, hope, and humor are inspirational. My husband has a slightly lower grade tumor (cancer) than Tim’s, and we are blessed that he has done very well since his diagnosis five years ago. Still, we hope and pray for a cure and an end to this horrible disease. Much love and blessings to you all. I know you seek comfort knowing Tim is truly in a better place and free from pain.

  • T Quillen from Indiana

    I am an Instagram follower. My deepest condolences. What a true love story for Amber & Tim. Rest assured Tim is in heaven watching down on all of you. No more pain. God has Tim and God has all of you. May you find comfort and peace knowing this. I’m praying and will continue to pray for all of you. ❤️

  • Tonda from Indiana

    I am an Instagram follower. My deepest condolences. What a true love story for Amber & Tim. God has Tim and God has all of you. May you find comfort and peace knowing this. I’m praying and will continue to pray for all of you.

  • Tonda from Indiana

    I’ve been following your story on Instagram. My deepest condolences. What a beautiful couple and beautiful family. I am praying for comfort and peace in the coming days.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Amber and Tim’s family. I didn’t know him or you but followed his journey through Instagram. His and your strength and courage was admirable as you moved through this diagnosis. He seemed like such a gem of a guy! I have my own brain tumor struggle and watching his journey has helped me tremendously in ways I can describe. Thank you for sharing him with us, I pray for peace and strength for his family.

  • Miranda Lugo Family

    Thank you for sharing those beautiful memories with us! I started following you on instagram not so long ago and I admire how strong you are! Every time I watched your videos I prayed for all of you! I’m so sorry for your loss and I will continue to pray for your family!

    With lots of love, the Miranda Lugo Family

  • Grace Morabito

    Love and prayers to Amber and all Tim’s family. I am a former co-worker of Tim’s. He was an all around great person…the kind you want to emulate. Rest in peace, Tim, and enjoy your new-found glory.

  • Lots of Love and Pray for your Family . I send you from Germany.

  • Marilyn Imber

    I started watching you on Instagram, a while ago. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. My heart breaks for you and your family. I know that he’s resting in the arms of our Savior Jesus. I will continue to pray for God‘s strength and comfort , for you and your family. My thoughts are with you! Love getting to know you and your family. I admire your strength!

  • I only knew Tim by Amber sharing their journey on IG. Sending sincere condolences to Tim’s entire family. Amber may you find peace and comfort, remembering the wonderful memories you shared with Tim. Praying for you and your children!!

  • Sally Ruhland

    My dad lost his life six years ago. He was in the ICU for 10 days. Tim was there with us in our time of grief. He was the head nurse over the ICU floor. He made arrangements for our family to meet together in a conference room with my dad’s medical team where we made the decision to take my dad off life support. My dad passed quickly. Tim had lunch brought to that same conference room after my dad died making sure we were taken care of as a family. Our family will always be grateful to Tim for the kindness and compassion shown. I am so grateful for the kindness he showed my mother during those 10 days. I later learned that Tim married another nurse. We were so excited that he found love and went on to have two children adding to his step children one of which is extra special with an extra chromosome. My heart breaks that Tim no long here, but am sure he’ll be actively involved in the lives of his wife and children when they need him. He’s not gone, he’s closer than we know. How grateful we are to know that his Spirit lives on. Thank you Tim for being there for us in our time of need. May your family feel you close. Peace and love to Amber and the children.

  • Stephanie Issar

    I only knew Tim for a brief period of time, but I know I will remember his spirit and compassion for a lifetime. The only way to describe Tim was that he was one of the nicest humans I have ever met. He always had a kind word or joke to offer, and truly genuinely wanted to help those around him. Rest In Peace Tim and my condolences to his family during this incredibly difficult time.

  • Melvina Hudson

    Sincere Condolences to Tim’s family. Sending heart filled with love and adding Peace&Understanding. Tim was a wonderful person. So glad the pain is no longer there. 💞💞💞💞

  • Lots of love and prays from switzerland for you and all your family

  • I am sorry for your loss and send you love from switzerland for you and all your family

  • Brittaney Pegues

    My heart hurts for all and I’m deeply saddened to hear of this loss. I’ve been quietly following his journey since I knew Timmy only through his brother. Though it has been some time since I’ve seen him, he is the type of soul that leaves a lasting impression on you. He was absolutely one of a kind and I’m blessed to have crossed his path. What an intelligent, charismatic and inspiring man he was. Between his jokes and pranks, he could put a smile on anyone’s face. Although I didn’t know his wife, I do know that he had very high standards for the mate he chose in this life and without a doubt know that she is equally as strong, intelligent and caring. I’m so glad he found his perfect person and the family that they’ve created is such a blessing. The Jackson family still holds a huge place in my heart, whether they know it or not, and they are some of literally the most genuine people I know. May you all find peace in the legacy he’s left this mortal world.

    Family is forever.

    With love,

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is aching for you. I can’t imagine how you’re feeling right now. My prayers are with you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.🙏🙏🙏

  • Gwenda Hatcher Dannenmueller

    We are so sorry for your loss. It was always great to work with Tim. Prayers to all of his loved ones.

  • Sandra Odigie

    I just started following Amber on Instagram and I must say this broke my heart completely. Tim seemed like such a beautiful soul and it’s so sad that he’s no longer here. My sincere condolences to Amber and Tim’s family

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