The Jackson family reunites for Joe Jackson's funeral as he is laid to rest alongside son Michael Jackson
The Jackson family, extended and immediate reunited for Joe Jackson's funeral and took to social media to express their love and grief
The Jackson family reunited for the private funeral of Joe Jackson, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, the same place where Michael Jackson is entombed. He'll be forever remembered as the patriarch of music dynasty and for establishing the careers such as The Jackson 5 and Janet Jackson.
Joey died last Wednesday after battling pancreatic cancer. Michael Jackson was buried in the year 2009 inside Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
According to TMZ, photographs suggest that Joe's children, Janet Jackson and Jackie Jackson attended the funeral with many other close family and friends. Jackie Jackson also shared a photograph on his social media which shows him getting ready to attend the funeral service. La Toya Jackson took to Twitter to write, "I will always love you! You gave us strength, you made us, one of the most famous families, in the world. I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together, and how you told me how much you cared. #RIP Joe Jackson."
The entire Jackson family paid tribute to Joe on social media to express their love and grief. Randy Jackson wrote, "RIP to the king that made everything possible!!! I love you, grandpa." While Michael Jackson's 21-year-old son took to Instagram to write, "He didn't choose the path that was the easiest, but he chose the path that was best for his family. You taught me to take pride in the Jackson name, and what it really means, you taught me dedication in the face of adversity and most of all you showed me strength and fearlessness."
Paris Jackson also took to Instagram to pay a tribute to her granddad. She posted a picture of him in his last days; holding his hand. She captioned the picture: "RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson. Spending those last few moments with you was everything." She also spoke of her grandfather's legacy and wrote, "Proud of you, proud to be your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a Jackson. You are the first true Jackson. The legend that started it all. None of us would be anywhere near where we’re at if it weren’t for you".
"Your life’s work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live," she continued. "My heart is full knowing we left each other in that way. I made you promise me you’ll come to visit me. You agreed and I’m going to hold you to it. And I promised you that we will keep telling your story, over and over. To never be forgotten. My great grandchildren will know, who Joseph Jackson is," she added.
After laying their father to rest, both Janet and La Toya were seen at a luncheon at the Langham Huntington Hotel which is located in Pasadena, California. Joe Jackson's widow, Katherine, was also wheeled out of the lunch in a wheelchair and taken to a waiting car. Other famous and iconic musicians such as Stevie Wonder and Johnny Gill also attended the funeral.
Joe Jackson had been in an on and off relationship with his wife Katherine and had 10 children with her. He was also the father to a love child Joh'Vonnie Jackson, whom he had with his mistress, Cheryl Terrell, in August in the year 1974. Joe Jackson was born on 26 July in the year 1928 and passed away last week after battling many health issues. He had also gone through Cancer and was 89-years-old.
Around two years ago, he suffered a stroke when he was visiting Brazil and was admitted to the intensive care unit of Sao Paulo. He had also suffered from minor strokes before that, the most recent one being in the year 2012.