Kelly Marie Jackson

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Sadness is felt around the country for the loss of such a special soul. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Posted by: Genevieve Bekkerus - Seattle, WA   Jul 13, 2018

Kelly jumped into a new situation at our schools with positivity and grace. She was loved and valued by her students and coworkers. Kelly's passion for her work was evident every single day. She made a lasting impression on everyone she met and I continue to have so much gratitude when I think of her.

Posted by: Stevi Baston    Jul 11, 2018

Kelly, you were a new light at KIPP Ascend Middle that continued to glow over all of our staff, students and family. You were not with us long, but your contribution was immense. Students loved you and staff couldn't get enough of your infectious spirit and smile. I thankfully remember many shoutouts you had for us as an office/operations team, where we truly felt loved and appreciated and I only hope we gave you those same feelings right back. We

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Posted by: Maggie Davis - Chicago, IL   Jul 11, 2018

While our time spent with Kelly was brief, the impact that she made with the students & staff at KIPP Ascend is everlasting.
Kelly's compassion, generosity, and genuine love for others, will always be cherished.

My sincere condolences and prayers to the Jackson Family.


Posted by: A friend   Jul 10, 2018


I'm so devastated by the news of your passing and your loss will be felt at KIPP Ascend. Our children loved you and you will be greatly missed. I'm not sure what we're gonna tell the kids but they will be so sad. Prayers are going out for your family. We love you!

Posted by: Jayson Franklin - Chicago, IL   Jul 10, 2018

My deepest sympathies to your family.

Kelly was my sorority sister, and a wonderful friend. Whether I needed a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, a good laugh, or someone to have lunch with, she was there. I so wish we'd kept in touch better over these past years.

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by: Melissa Avery Utzinger - New Berlin, WI   Jul 09, 2018

Kelly, you were such a Light for the students and staff at KIPP Ascend Middle School. No matter what was going on, you always had such an infectious smile. I am so grateful for the year we had together and for the impact you had on our school family.

Jackson Family, Love and Light coming your way during this time. My heart goes out to all of you.

Posted by: Andrew Albert - Chicago, IL   Jul 09, 2018

Light, Love & Prayers...

Posted by: Monique Young - Chicago, IL   Jul 09, 2018

Dear Jacksons: When hearing of Kelly's passing, I was heartbroken. Kelly was a treasure you shared with me while working on 6th Avenue. Her help during the summer months brought us closely together. She will always be in my heart and I pray you will heal from this devastating loss. God Bless You during this very difficult time.

Posted by: Kay Prevatt - Athens, TN   Jul 07, 2018
2013 - Elkhart Lake girls trip

I met you at the Sorority rush my freshman year in 2000. I was paired with you and you were to tell me all the great things about the sisterhood of joining a sorority. Little did we know that moment sparked our forever friendship for 18 long, beautiful years. You were so full of life, bright eyed and beautiful inside and out. You wrote me a letter I will cherish forever that showed me your true colors of a person.

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Posted by: Angie Kroll - Concord, WI   Jul 06, 2018