Easter Dingle- Jackson is a native of Daytona Beach, Florida. She graduated from Mainland High School in June 2000. Easter entered the United States Army on 31 August 2000 and retired 31 August 2022, culminating 22 years of service as a Logistician. Easter currently works as a Master Driver Trainer Instructor.
Easter’s military career has allowed her the opportunity to travel all over the world. Her assignments included: Fort Eustis, Virginia; Busan, Korea; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Fort Lee, VA, Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, and Joint Base Langley Eustis. Easter’s wartime deployments included Operation Iraqi Freedom (Port of Shauaiba, Kuwait and Kuwait Naval Base), Operation Enduring Freedom (Bagram, Afghanistan), Operation New Dawn (Camp Adder, Iraq), and Operation Enduring Freedom (Bagram, Afghanistan).
Easter holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Services from Ashford University and is looking forward to pursuing her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Easter is happily married to her husband Jessie Jackson Jr for 8 years. They have a blended family of five children Jessie Jackson III, Samuel Braswell IV, Aiden Myrie, Ny’Eimah Jackson, and Xavier Jackson.
I have always had a heart for helping people. Since my retirement, I’ve been trying to figure-out what helping others look like for me because I am no longer a Soldier; I now have the answer! It was joining the NAACP. Becoming a member of the Chesterfield County Branch NAACP and volunteering as the secretary has given me purpose and a strong desire to be a part of change, “I am helping the community, just in a different capacity.”