Kathleen (Flanders) Jackson, age 73, of Reynoldsburg. On November 26, 2019, this world lost the best mother, perfect wife, and playful, fun-loving grandma and great-grandma. Heaven gained a kind and gentle soul. She was born on December 8, 1945. She attended and was a cheerleader at Shade High School in Shade, Ohio, where she graduated in 1963. She also got her Masters in Education and was working towards her PhD. She was employed by Liberty Union-Thurston Schools for over 32 years. She was a faithful longtime member of Reynoldsburg Baptist Church, where she was a helpful volunteer.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 40 years, Ben Jackson; and parents, Howard and Myrtle Flanders. Kathleen will be missed by her daughter, Tamara (Duane) Jackson-Juodvalkis, of Reynoldsburg; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kimberly Jackson, of Reynoldsburg; the grandchildren that she loved so much, Drake Thomas, Kelsey (Neto) Henriquez, Taylor (Greg) Johnson, Dakota (Alexis), Skylar Jackson, and Tommi, all of Reynoldsburg; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Maxwell, Averie, Yoana, Wesley, Mariela, and two on the way; brother, Ronald (Carol) Flanders; and many nieces and nephews. Her family will receive friends Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at the Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, where her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Interment will follow at Silent Home Cemetery.