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Kayla Faith Jackson
Kayla Faith Jackson
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ROCHESTER - Kayla Faith Jackson, 13, died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in Rochester. Kayla was born in Chicago, IL on August 22, 1997 to Kenneth and Angela (Kaiser) Jackson. She attended Friedell Middle School and Longfellow Elementary School. She participated in 4H Club, Basketball, Percussion, Track and Field, and Ski Club. She was an avid reader and often used computers. She won many awards in sports and looked forward to attending Mayo High School next fall. Kayla is survived by her mother, Angela and brother, Kenard, both of Rochester; two uncles, David, of Mount Vernon, NY, and Richard (Peggy), of Camden, SC; great uncles, Raymond (Genevieve) Adkins, of Chicago, IL and Alphonso Kaiser, of Los Angeles, CA; great aunts, Diane (James) Davis, of Chicago, IL and Carole (Glen) Thompson of Camden, SC; and a host of other relatives and friends.Kayla is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth; her grandmothers, Sherra Lavender and Hattie Jackson; her grandfather, Leon Kaiser, and her great grandmother, Josephine Adkins.Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. with services to follow at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Rd SW, with Rev. Andy Kumpel officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to RCYBA (Rochester Community Youth Basketball Association) or Friedell Middle School music department in memory of Kayla Jackson.

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D Dwan Thomas Flowers on May 10, 2011

No words are ever enough consolation in times like these. My heart goes out to you. Know that your family is uplifted in prayer, you are loved and we are here for you. Many continued blessings as you endure this very difficult time.

The Thomas Flowers Family

D Deb Newman-Hernandez on May 9, 2011

Angela

Although I cannot share the depth of your grief, I feel your pain. May God give you the strength and purpose to cherish the memories and the time you were blessed with Kayla's presence, and to move forward. Hugs... Deb

L Lawerence Jackson on May 7, 2011

My prayers, thoughts and love are with you. I pray her soul finds the peace for which it has been searching.

R Ronisha Albertie on May 6, 2011

My prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless

R Roxie D. Wyatt on May 6, 2011

M MIssy Swarts on May 6, 2011

Angela and Family~ Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult of times. Our daughter, Katlyn, was fortunate to have become friends with your daughter and play ball with her on the Shock team last year. I know Katlyn will miss Kayla greatly. Our deepest sympathy to you. May you find peace and comfort knowing that she is in heaven with her Heavenly Father.

E Eryn Malley on May 6, 2011

Angela and Family,

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I have been hearing lots of stories about Kayla and she souneded like an amazing young lady. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and loved ones through this sad time. May God bless you and help guide you through this tough time.

Eryn Malley

A Al DalBello on May 6, 2011

Angela, Kayla will always be remembered as a wonderful young lady. Her enthusiasm and spirit will remain a great memory for all of us. God's grace and peace to you and your family.

B Bridget Harrison on May 6, 2011

My heart breaks for you. I don't think I can cry another tear. I share in your grief. I send my love and continuous prayers for you and your family.

T Teresa Louks on May 6, 2011

Angela, words cannot even touch you right now I"m sure. I just want you to know I think of you and your family every day and am praying time will heal you all.
God be with you
Teresa

D Denise Koster and Jason on May 5, 2011

Our family is profoundly sorry for your loss. I am a substitute teacher and have substituted at Freidell and enjoyed having Kayla in my classes. My son Jason is a sixth grader at Friedell and we feel Kayla's loss all through our small community. We are grieving with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With sincere condolences--The Koster Family

J Jeremy Peterson on May 5, 2011

Angela,
There is nothing I can say that says how deeply sorry I am. I just want you to know that I am praying for you and your family. If you need anything please let me know.
Jeremy

L Linda Young on May 5, 2011

May you and your son except my deepest sympathies. Share all your memories of Kayla with each other. Kayla was a beautiful gift from God. It was only 13 years but wonderful. God Bless.

K Kathy Robinson on May 5, 2011

To the family of Kayla Jackson. I am so sorry to learn of Kayla's death. I have not met Kayla, but I was a teacher at Friedell Middle School and now at John Marshall and a member of Autumn Ridge Church.

Lean on and Keep your Eyes on Jesus. My prayer is that you will be comforted in this difficult time of loss for one so young.

Kathy Robinson

N Nancy Hetrick on May 5, 2011

Angela you are in my prayers, God is your support and I know he is carrying you. God bless you and your family.

God is ever near to those
Who have a broken heart
Through the loss of someone dear
That tears your world apart
It seems so overwhelming
The grief too much to bear
But know that God is with you
He loves you and He cares

C. By M.S.Lowndes

It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is your stability and faithfulness. ~ Lamentations 3:22-24

L Lynette Spitzer on May 5, 2011

Dear Angela - you and your family are in my daily prayers. Please remember God loves you and will always be there for you. Kayla was a very special child in yours and Gods eyes. Kayla will be missed by many.

V Vicki drexler on May 5, 2011

My prayers go to you and your family. I can only imagine the heartbreak you are feeling. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

L Linda Overton on May 5, 2011

Angela,
There is nothing I can say at a time like this. I just wanted you to know that I love you and I am praying for you.

Linda Overton

D Danika Brinda on May 5, 2011

Angela and Family

I am so sorry to hear about Kayla. I will be thinking of your family and praying for the strength to guide you through this difficult time.

Danika

J Janelle Wapola on May 5, 2011

Angela ~ my prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May the loving memories carry you through.
Janelle

L Linda Helder on May 5, 2011

I am so sorry for the loss of your darling Kayla. Lean on your friends and family for strength and always remember how much you are cared about and loved. Hold tight to memories for comfort. God bless.

J Jan Alm on May 5, 2011

Anglea, May it comfort you to know that your loved one is safe in God's care now.
And that friends are praying for you in your time of sorrow. God Bless.

V Verna Simon on May 5, 2011

Angela, I'm so, so sorry to hear of Kayla's passing. I recently lost my father and I am deeply saddened to hear this. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

C Cathy Furne on May 5, 2011

Deepest sympathy in the passing of your daughter. You and your family are in my prayers.

K Kerri Sullivan-Monger on May 5, 2011

May memories comfort your family and bring you peace during this difficult time.

XOXO

Kerri

E Esther Lim on May 5, 2011

Please accept my condolences.

J Jessica Wiltgen & family on May 4, 2011

Angela and family,

We are so sorry for your loss and can't even find the words to express this sadness. Our family has been spending the past couple of days going back through pictures and videos of the girls playing ball all the way back to 4th grade--they all have been great teammates. We have remembered how Kayla always made the boys and Alyssa smile and laugh! She had a contagious smile!! We will be praying for you and Kenard during this time and hope that you can find some peace in knowing that Kayla is with our Savior and her father.

Sending love from the Wiltgen's
Ryan, Jessica, Alyssa, Austin, & Michael

D Debbie-Anne Armoogam on May 4, 2011

Dear Angela and family,
please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your beautiful daughter.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Debbie-Anne.

D Diane Graf Kremer on May 4, 2011

My deepest sympathy to you Angela..heaven now has an angel teaching everyone how to play basketball. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

V Val Nelson on May 4, 2011

A child like no other, she will forever be in our hearts.
Love and prayers to the family.
Val

D Denise Koster on May 4, 2011

My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.

T Tammy Theobald on May 4, 2011

Angela and Kenard,
My deepest sympathy to you both. I will miss hearing all the Kayla stories. She was such a great young lady! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

M Maria Rasmussen & Family on May 4, 2011

As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Kayla.

D Deb Butruff on May 4, 2011

Angela, My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family in this most difficult time. May God hold you close during this journey.

K Karla Thermos on May 4, 2011

So sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you.

S Steve & Tammy Ransier on May 4, 2011

Angela

Thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.

P Patty putzier on May 4, 2011

Angela & Kenard,
My heart broke when I heard of the loss of you beloved daughter & sister. I am praying for you to have strength through this trying time. I am also here to listen if you need to talk. Patty

P Pauline Ptacek-Raiche on May 4, 2011

Angela -
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I am beyond words.
Pauline

J Jenny Anderson on May 4, 2011

I look back on how younge Kayla and Abbi were starting basketball at the Y and how much of a friendship they shared, as well as Dave, Kyleigh and I getting to know Kayla all these years. I will miss goofing off with her at practices and games, but mostly I will just miss that great smile and sense of humor of hers. We are going to miss you Baby Girl!

H Heberth Gutierrez on May 4, 2011

You are in our prayers and thoughts. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Heberth and Sandra Gutierrez.

J Jim & Kathy McBride on May 4, 2011

Angela, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your very precious daughter. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Kathy

S Sharon Frye on May 4, 2011

Angela, words can't express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Please know that all of your Mayo family is here for you no matter where we are. Sharon

L Lisa Turner on May 4, 2011

Angela,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa

K Ken Scribner on May 4, 2011

Angela,

Thinking of you and your family during this tragedy. May the Lord make His face to shine on you and be gracious unto you until you are united together with Him.



Ken

B Becky Fritcher on May 4, 2011

Angela and family - My heart breaks for you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy,
Becky Fritcher & Madalyn

J Jenny nemec on May 4, 2011

Angela and Kenard,
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Kayla. Please know that we are all here for you.

Jenny Nemec

M Marlene Earl on May 4, 2011

Dear Angela and Family
My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of Kayla. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marlene Earl

K Kyong Sedelmeyer on May 4, 2011

Dear Angela and Kenard. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

K Kris Stienessen and family on May 4, 2011

Angela, We are all thinking of you during this difficult time. Words can't even begin to describe how we are all feeling. Just know that we are all here for you and have a lot of wonderful memories of Kayla that will live on through the basketball team. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Love and prayers, Kris, Dirk, Lauren, Nicholas and Benjamin Stienessen

W Wanda Hinrichs on May 4, 2011

Angela and Kenard,
Oh, my heart goes out to you with this sadness in your lives. Please know that so many friends are carrying you in their hearts and God has Kayla in his arms in heaven.
I hold you in my prayers and in my heart.
Peace be with you to carry you through.

S Sarah Ortmeier on May 4, 2011

Angela & family - So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter, Kayla. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. - Sarah

C Christy Abraham on May 4, 2011

Peace be with you and your family.

J Jodi Grimm on May 4, 2011

Ang,

There are no words to ease the pain of the loss of your baby girl. Mom to mom, my heart breaks for you. I ask God to care for her and carry you and Kenard until you can stand on your own again. With my deepest, heartfelt sympathy,

Jodi

C Carnell Hall on May 4, 2011

Angela,

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you. I pray the peace of God will sustain you. Hold tight to the memories, the love and the laugther. In the years to come you'll look back and smile , as you draw strength from Him now and in the days to come.
May the Lord bless you and keep you: the Lord make his face shine upon you: and be gracious to you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. (Num 6:24-26) Amen.

M Missy Brekke on May 4, 2011

Angela and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are prayers are with you during this difficult time.

E Emeline Brudwick on May 4, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kayla's family and friends. She will be forever loved, cherished, and remembered with fond memories.

B Brian Hinton on May 4, 2011

Angela,

My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Kayla. Please let me know whenever you need someone to listen or a helping hand from afar to help comfort you.

Your friend,
Brian Hinton

M Michelle Ryan on May 4, 2011

Dear Angela and family. We were so sad to learn of the loss of Kayla. Kayla always had such a big smile on her face and was a joy to watch on the basketball court. Please know her spirit will always be with you. You are in my thoughts and prayes during this most difficult. Jim, Michelle, McKenna and Zachary

R Renee Polikowsky on May 4, 2011

Angela, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Kayla's passing. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences and may you find comfort and strength in the coming days.

K Kendall DalBlello on May 4, 2011

Kayla Jackson, you were and still are an amazing person. You always knew how to make anybody laugh, you were the funniest person I had ever met. You were an amazing girl, and the fact that your gone now just kills you. We all miss and love you so much, and Angela just know that my family & many others will always be here for you if you ever need anything.

P Phillip and Angella Thompson on May 4, 2011

Our hearts are broken. Kayla will live through our precious memories of her in South Carolina.

Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Angie and Kenard. We love you!

We miss you, baby!
Cousin Phillip and Angella

K Karen Genero on May 4, 2011

Angela and Kenard, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I had an opportunity to meet Kayla only once. But her smile and inner light was a joy to see and made that meeting memorable. I'm so sorry to hear that Kayla's young and promising life was cut short.

J Jane Macken on May 4, 2011

Angela and family-Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Kayla was such a blessing to those who knew her.

Jane

C Casey Moilanen on May 4, 2011

Angela and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. We are all struggling with the loss of Kayla and I know there is nothing anyone can say or do that is going to ease the pain you and your family is going through. Please know that you have a lot of support around you and if there is anything you need there are so many of us that will be there to help.

Kayla was a wonderful person and I thoroughly enjoyed having her on our basketball teams. She had a way of making the other girls relax, laugh and have fun.

I want to thank you for raising such a wonderful person. My family is grateful for the time we were able to spend with Kayla and she will be deeply missed by everyone.

You and your family are, and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers

P Pauline Radke on May 4, 2011

Angela, I can not make it on Friday. However, I want to extend my deepest sympathy. I will be praying for you and your family. God Bless.

M Marion Evenson on May 4, 2011

Angela,
I was so sorry to learn of Kayla's death. She was a such a wonderful young lady. My thoughts, and prayers are with you, and your family at this very difficult time.
Marion

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