Sherwood Lee “Skates” Jackson, 75 of Vienna, MD departed this life on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Aurora Senior Living in Princess Anne, MD. He was born in Dorchester County on April 11, 1943 to the late Willie L. Smith, Sr. and Glendora Jackson.\n \n\n Sherwood was a graduate of Maces Lane High, School Class of 1961. Later he enlisted in the United States Army from 1967 to 1973 and was Honorably discharged. On December 25, 1970 he married the late Vernice Waller.\n \n\n Sherwood worked for Congra where he drove truck for many years. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. Sherwood especially loved to Bar B Que, and spending time with his family. He was an honorary member of the Gun and Rod Club in Airey and The American Legion in Cambridge.\n \n\n Besides his parents,Sherwood is preceded in death by his wife Vernice Jackson; 2 brothers: Calvin Williams and Ray Smith Sr; a sister, Jean C. Waller; a nephew, Ray Smith Jr., and a special great niece Tyshika Askins.\n \n\n Sherwood leaves to cherish his fond memories to a step-daughter Kim Waller; 7 brothers: Carroll Williams (Cora), Jerome Williams Sr. (Jamecia), Keiford Copper Sr. (Alfreda), Willie Smith Jr. (Daphne), Antonio Green (Bridget), Matthew Smith, and Christopher Geen; 7 sisters: Dorthea Green, Lorraine Caldwell (Richard Sr.), Pastor Hazel Kilpatrick (Juan), Gloria Jean Matthews (Levin), Carolyn Hayman (Lenwood Sr.), Barbara Smith and Tanisha Green; 2 aunts: Floretta White and Delores Mollock; 2 god-daughters; Isis Copper and Jasmine Jackson; a special niece, Diane Green; a devoted friend Jamie Dennis and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.