Kelly Marie Jackson

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Kelly was such a lovely, kind person; a wonderful neighbor and a true friend. She always greeted you with her bright smile and that twinkle in her eye, making you feel like she was so glad to see you. She always brightened my day.

Her passion for her students was remarkable. I'll always remember a trip to mass at St. Vincent DePaul and then Aldi's when she went on a shopping spree for her students excitedly talking about each one

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Posted by: Pamela - Chicago, IL   Aug 01, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Jackson family for your tremendous loss of Kelly beautiful inside and out. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Sam and Rose Ritacca

Posted by: Sam,Rose Ritacca - Fountain Hills, AZ   Jul 31, 2018

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