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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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
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
My prayers, thoughts and love are with you. I pray her soul finds the peace for which it has been searching.
My prayers are with you and your family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angela ~ my prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May the loving memories carry you through.
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.
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.
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.
Deepest sympathy in the passing of your daughter. You and your family are in my prayers.
May memories comfort your family and bring you peace during this difficult time.
Please accept my condolences.
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
Dear Angela and family,
please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your beautiful daughter.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy to you Angela..heaven now has an angel teaching everyone how to play basketball. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
A child like no other, she will forever be in our hearts.
Love and prayers to the family.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.
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.
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Kayla.
Angela, My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family in this most difficult time. May God hold you close during this journey.
So sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you.
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.
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
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I am beyond words.
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!
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.
Angela, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your very precious daughter. Our prayers are with you and your family.
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
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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.
Angela and family - My heart breaks for you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Becky Fritcher & Madalyn
Angela and Kenard,
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Kayla. Please know that we are all here for you.
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.
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.
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
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.
Angela & family - So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter, Kayla. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. - Sarah
Peace be with you and your family.
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,
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.
Angela and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kayla's family and friends. She will be forever loved, cherished, and remembered with fond memories.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Angela and family-Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Kayla was such a blessing to those who knew her.
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
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.
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.