In Loving Memory of
Tikisha Ann Jackson
February 8, 1977 - July 6, 1998

Tikisha Ann Jackson was born at Marion General Hospital 2/8/77 at 6:20 am. She weighed 6 lbs & 15 1/2 oz
and was 19 1/2 inches long. She was born to I. Joe and Marjorie Jackson.
First daughter for her dad and first born for her Mom.

We Do Not Need A Special Day

We do not need a special day
To bring you to our minds
The days we do not think of you
Are very hard to find

Each morning when we awake
We know that you are gone
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on

Our hearts still ache with sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know

Our thoughts are always with you
Your place no one can fill
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still

There will always be a heartache
And often a silent tear
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here

If tears could build a staircase
And heartaches make a lane
We'd walk the path to Heaven
And bring you home again

We hold you close, within our hearts
And there you will remain
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again

Our family chain is broken now
An nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
Written by Connie Dyer

These two beautiful gifts for Angel Tikisha are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~ Rob Northrop's Site.

These are two beautiful and loving gifts for Angel Tikisha from my dear friend, Carol, mom to Angel Michael.

This special gift for Angel Tikisha is from my friend Janet.

Kisha left the hospital 2 days later weighing 8 lbs and 14 oz. She was a healthy active child all her life.
She had 4 older brothers and finally had a younger brother on March 4, 1982.

This is Kisha at 4 weeks old.

And here is Kisha at 9 months old.

Kisha with her baby brother Josh when he was 3 and she was eight.

Kisha was glad to have someone living in same house with her to pick on once he got older. Initially they were like cats and dogs.
The trip we made in 1998 was the first time her and Josh acted like brother and sister instead of cat and dog.
I had never seen them get along so well until that trip. Maybe she knew
what was going to become of her that year. I don't know,
I just had no idea that it would be my last trip I would ever have with her.

Kisha with her dad and her brother Josh.

I didn't realize until I got out her birth certificate and death certificate how close the time of birth and death were.
She was sent to earth at 6:20 am on 2/8/77 and departed to go back to heaven on 7/6/98 at 6:15 pm.
She was born in Marion, Indiana and departed in Marion, Arkansas.
Such a strange coincidence.

Kisha at age 16.

This photo is from when Kisha went to her only prom her senior year. She was such a tomboy and this is the only time
she had really dressed like a young lady in a long time.
She was a jean and tee shirt person...

I lost my precious 21 yr old (my first born) daughter, Kisha, in an auto accident on 7-6-98. She had just finished summer school on June 30th. She was a 3rd year college student majoring in Criminal Justice......There was 5 of us, in a rented van following 7 other cars, returning from a family reunion in Louisiana. The first reunion on my husband's side. It was very hot that year and the tires blew causing the van to flip several times. We were headed north on I-55 and when the van finished flipping we were headed south again. I have no memory of the accident. The last memory I have was at a gas station we all stopped to fill up at and check the vehicles in Tunica, Mississippi. The accident occurred about 2-1/2 hours from that stop. They say everyone was thrown out of the van except me. When other family members came back they were told that they had all 4 family members. They told them there were 5 in the van and not 4. The van landed on the driver's side. They found me jammed between the dashboard and passenger seat.
They had to cut the door off to get me out.
My hubby remembers praying when the van went out of control.

The only other thing my hubby remembers is that my son and nephew were thrown in the grassy median and my Angel Tikisha was thrown on the pavement. He was standing in the middle of the highway & he remembers seeing a pool of blood around my daughters head and went into shock. He and my nephew were treated and released for minor scrabs and bruises. They life-flighted me and my daughter to the Elvis Presley trauma center in Memphis, Tn. My son had a collasped lung, lacerated liver and 8 days later they found out he had a broken jaw. I had a broken neck, lacerated liver, severe head injury, fractured right pelvis, leg, knee and ankle. I also had a concussion. I ended up in critical condition for 2-1/2 weeks after the accident. I spent 30 days in hospital and my son spent 17. He was 16 at the time. I only remember the last week of my hospital stay and that is vaguely........I have been struggling in my grief for Kisha because I didn't get to say my goodbyes.......I have never really grieved because since everything was done before I came home nobody wants to talk about it anymore..........I feel empty, lost and alone. Even though my son and hubby are still here, it is not the same.........I can't seem to get myself to move forward and feel I am still going backwards.
I go thru everyday life like a robot. When will this nightmare end for me
and I awake and find my precious daughter still with me...

The top photo is Kisha with her brother on the day of graduation.
The bottom photo is Kisha at her graduation with myself and her dad.

This picture is of Josh, myself & Kisha at the CCC in Indianapolis Oct. 1994.

There Were Many Moments With You...
(Just Not Enough Years)

A child is a gift from the Heavenly Father
that comes with many moments of love.
But what you think you'll hold for a lifetime,
may one day soar to the Heavens above.

Oh, now, I think back at the moments;
Precious moments I shared with you.
I think of the times that I heard you laugh...
There's nothing to compare it to.

I think of the times you sat with me;
Sharing the dreams you treasure.
And sharing the failures that you feared most...
Even these were moments of pleasure.

Every moment I shared with you was a joy!
So much more than you could know.
Just to hear each time your heart would beat...
Meant one more beat to help you grow!

Tonight, I sit and hold onto the photo albums;
Holding onto every single minute.
I look back and long for more time in life with you.
For more life while you were in it.

I see others around me and know that they
cannot understand exactly how I feel.
For every moment I live without you
is a moment too painfully real.

So, I sit tonight longing to hold you.
I just can't hold back my tears.
There were many moments with you...
Oh... just not enough years.
Written and copyright 2003 by Kaye Des'Ormeaux

Our Christmas Angels

Kisha and mom at H.S. graduation June 1995

I used the poem below when I put a memorial in our local paper
on Kisha's 1st anniversary in heaven:

You never said I'm leaving, you never said good-bye.
You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why.
A million times we needed you a million times we cried,
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life we love you dearly, in death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone,
for part of us went with you, the day GOD called you home.

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Performed by Boyz II Men

How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh
Outweigh the bad.
I thought we'd get to see forever
But forever's gone away
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
I don't know where this road
Is going to lead.
All I know is where we've been
And what we've been through.
If we get to see tomorrow
I hope it's worth all the wait
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
And I'll take with me the memories
To be my sunshine after the rain
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
And I'll take with me the memories
To be my sunshine after the rain
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.

I Hope You Dance
Performed by Lee Ann Womack

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give fate a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give fate a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

The song lyrics and the three images above are gifts for Tikisha from my dear friend Pammi.
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Dear Marjie and ANGEL Tikisha

Mom I am your ANGEL
That now lives up above
Mom I haven't left you
Every day I send you my love

I know you can't see me
And that really hurts you
But I am with you every day
So please don't feel down and blue

One day we will all be together
But you must not keep asking
Just like me I had done my time
Only GOD knows
And in HIM you must believe

Written By Sue-Anne Aguilera~~~Lee'sMom

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

In Remembrance of Tikisha
With Love for a Beautiful Angel
Ann, Laurasmom

For Tikisha's Family
Mom and Dad
May the Lord Shine His Light Upon You And Bring Peace To Your Hearts
I Made This For You With Much Love In Memory Of Your Beautiful Angel
Ann, Laurasmom

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Tikisha Ann Jackson
on June 24, 2003
Last updated: July 6, 2017
2003 - 2017

Maria's Tribute to Christopher

Jesus Wept

A gift for the Jackson family on your Angel Tikisha's Birthday. May God bless you always
and may He grant you some peace of mind and heart.



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