Mary Kate Jackson


Mary Kate Jackson, 28, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023, in a Chattanooga hospital.

She was born in Chattanooga, and she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Vivian Cannon and James Henry Cole; and by her paternal grandparents, Eleanor and Jack Kidwell.

Mary Kate was a 2013 graduate of Cleveland High School. At the time of her passing, she was employed as a customer service representative with Farm Bureau Insurance. Her agency manager, Shane Hooker, had this to say about her work ethic: "We were blessed to have had the opportunity to work beside Mary Kate for the past four years. She was a constant source of energy in the office for employees and clients alike. She was truly one of the most hard-working, resourceful and responsible people that I have ever worked with. We are all grateful that we were able to call her our friend! We will all miss Mary Kate." She was also in the process of getting her insurance agent's license. She loved the outdoors, including four-wheeling and going to concerts. Mary Kate was a Methodist.

Survivors include her husband, William Jackson of Cleveland; daughter, Kathryne Blair Jackson of Cleveland; son, Zayn Henry Kidwell of Cleveland; her mother and father, Alicia and Lance Kidwell of Cleveland; sister, Shayne Leigh Malone (Heath) of Richland, North Carolina; brothers, Micah James Kidwell (Stephanie) of Old Fort, and Luke Anderson Kidwell of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel.

Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Jackson Family Cemetery in Bradley County with her uncle, the Rev. Barry Kidwell officiating.

Family and friends will serve as casket bearers.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Mustard Tree Ministries by going to, or by mail, P.O. Box 4002, Chattanooga, TN 37405, or by Venmo, @MustardTreeMin.

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