NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Funeral services were held on Saturday for a Marine veteran who was killed in a hit-and-run in Norristown on Nov 10. The service was held at the Paoli United Methodist Church.
Samuel Jackson was laid to rest wearing a Marine uniform that was donated by local Marine, Richard Dunn.READ MORE: Jonathan Ramos, Brandon Moore Charged For Deadly 5-Car Crash On Tacony-Palmyra Bridge
Jackson’s family said he wanted to be buried in uniform—but they were unable to locate his uniform after his sudden passing.
Others donated a belt, hat and gloves. Jackson’s family say they are forever grateful.READ MORE: Wells Fargo Center Allowing Fans Back Sunday As Philadelphia Eases COVID-19 Events Restrictions
“I couldn’t even imagine putting anything else on him. We were going to put a nice suit on him but after the story hit and the veteran thing came out that he was a Marine, it just opened up so many doors,” Samuel’s sister, Peggy Jackson. “This is a blessing that everything is happening the way it is.”
Nemias Perez Severiano is accused of crashing into Jackson last Sunday on Astor Street in Norristown.MORE NEWS: Retired Chester Firefighter Robert Sanford Placed On House Arrest For Alleged Role In Capitol Riot
Police say Severino admitted to having several beers in the house before the crash