Latanya Jackson, Pierre Hotel

On April 8, 2020, the Union lost our sister Latanya Jackson, a PBX operator at the Pierre Hotel since 2012. She was 53 years old.

Beverly Footman, a Delegate at the Pierre who worked side-by-side with Latanya and who was her closest friend, remembers her as a very loving, caring, and gentle person. “She was so energetic and so happy and always had a smile on her face. Everyone who knew her just loved her,” Beverly noted. “We worked the 3-11 shift together for years. I am so sad to lose her.”

Latanya’s daughter, Kendra, described her mother as very strong, very kind, very giving, and a joy to be around. “She always went above and beyond. She was the life of the party and always smiling,” she said. “We would FaceTime everyday and she would always make me laugh. She was the most beautiful person I have ever known.”

Latanya is survived by her two daughters, Kendra and Summer, and her two sons, Frederick Clarkson and Tynek Butler.