Sat. Oct 31st, 2020

Tye Jackson’s Death & Obituary: The University of Houston Women’s Basketball program mourns the loss of former student-athlete Tye Jackson.

Tye Jackson’s Cause Of Death

Tye’s cause of death is not revealed in the obituary published Uhcougars, we are currently seeking for the more details surrounding her death and will update it here.

Who Is Tye Jackson?

Tye is a Houston native and standout for the Cougars, Jackson played for Houston from 2005-08. In three seasons, Jackson scored 1,197 points and became the 14th player in program history to surpass the 1,000-point mark.

Ranking among the top-10 in seven different categories, including scoring average, made three-point field goals, made free throw and assists, Jackson left Houston as one of the most decorated players in program history.

Jackson holds the program record in single-game points after scoring a career-high 43 points against Marshall in 2007 and is one of two players to surpass the 40-point mark in a single game. A graduate of Westfield High School, Jackson is a three-time All-Conference USA selection, two-time Naismith Trophy Watch List selection and Senior CLASS Award candidate.

Jackson is survived by her mother Tonice Henry and her sister Trina Taylor.

“Tye was not only one of the most decorated women basketball players to come through UH, she was also one of the most kind-hearted individuals you would ever meet,” says Senior Associate AD/SWA DeJuena Chizer. “She never met a stranger and would give you her last. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tonice, Trina and her family. Tye will always hold a special place in our hearts.”

Tye Jackson’s Funeral

Funeral services for Jackson will take place on Oct. 26 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Viewing will take place from 10-11 a.m. and be immediately followed by the funeral. Attendees are asked to wear red and black, as those were her favorite colors.

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
5703 Weaver Road
Houston, Texas 77016

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