Kimberly Jackson made her arrival into the world on February 14, 1985. She was born to Arthur Jackson Sr. and Doris Jean Nubine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Kim was the youngest of her siblings.
Kim moved to Colorado in 1992 at age of seven. She received her education from Laredo Elementary, Place Middle School, and George Washington High School. She loved swimming, dancing, and listening to music as a child. Kim developed a special mother, daughter relationship with her mom and she cherished all the time they spent together. Unfortunately, her mother passed away and this devastating passing weighed heavily on Kim for 15 years. Kim was never able to let go, and her family recalls how she cried all weekend before God called her home, oftentimes expressing “I want my mommy”.
In her adult years, she gained a passion for cooking and wanted to own her own food truck. She also styled hair as a side job. At the age of 14 she met David Bland. The couple were joined in union at the age of 19 and were together for 18 years. To this union, she was blessed with five children, LaTaejah Bland, Menage Bland, DaMonte-Fate Bland, Serenity-Aniyah Bland, and Epik Bland, and two bonus daughters, Dashae Bland-Sayers and Iliyana Bland-Herrera. David and Kim were friends from the start and developed a serious relationship over the years. They did everything together, including eating off the same plate.
In her free time, Kim enjoyed spending time with her best friends, Shanay, Kenya, Martinette, and Sonya; sister, Dionne and her second family; Martin (Ashley), Anna, Chloe, and Cherie. She will be best remembered for the family functions she held at her house. Kim touched so many, whether it was at school or at work, she always made an impact on someone’s life. Everyone who knew Kim, knows that she could do some hair and definitely put her foot down in the kitchen. From every international dish to ya good old soul food she could make it taste exceptional with her own twist. The love she had was unmatched, from aunties to uncles to all here dozens of nieces and nephews, she pretty much had nicknames for them all. Kim embraced everyone, including their unique qualities. She had a very close relationship with her nieces, Kadeisha and Marquita and her “Mimi Seiko”. She shared a special bond with nephews, Xavion, Malakye, Smurf and Mel.
Kim received the nickname “Momma Quetta” from her sister. She earned this name because she was the best big sister anyone could ever ask for. Her big brother, Oscar who she called Boogaloo, recalls how much of a ride or die Kim was. From the lies she told to keep him out of trouble, to allowing him to live with her, she was always there when you needed her. She even treated David’s mother as if she were her own, and developed a fifteen year long friendship with David’s sister.
Kim LOVED her babies, her oldest Latajah was like her best friend. They would often do hair and makeup together as fun. Kim always wanted Latajah to paint a new picture for her, because she loved her art so much. Her 1st Son, Menage was her big helper. He always had his mother’s back on anything she needed and knew that Kim liked cleaning up the house as soon as she woke up. He would also get her favorite beverage “Dr. Pepper” for her on occasions, NEVER forget the Ice.
Damonte Fate, Kim’s 3rd child would always say that he was her “special” baby because from birth, he knew everything and did flips that would brighten up her day. Kim’s second daughter, Serenity-Aniya recalls that her mother used to sleep hard, party hard, love hard, and dress to the “T”. But she also made her feel special by being so supportive. Kim’s youngest child, Epik recalls that Kim loved to listen to music, give big hugs and kisses and drink Dr Pepper with her. Needless to say, Kimberly Jackson was extremely loving, caring, and 100% genuine, she will truly be missed.
Kimberly is preceded in death by her mother, Doris Nubine; one sister, Ayanna Jackson; two brothers, Joseph and Corey Jackson, and grandmother, Dorothy Jackson.
She is survived by her husband David Bland, father Arthur Jackson Sr., her daughters: LaTaejah, Serenity, Dashae, Iliyana, her sons: Menage, Damonte-Fate, and Epik; her sisters, Tracy Thomas (Jerome) of Texas, Arquetta Armstrong (Anthony) of Colorado, and Sierra Jackson of Oklahoma; her brothers, Michael Thomas of Louisiana, Malcolm Thomas (Sheryl) of California, Oscar Johnson (LaNesha) of Colorado, Tyron “Lamont” Jackson of Texas, Kenneth Jackson (Shelisha) of Colorado, Christopher Colbert of California, and Arthur Jackson Jr. of California, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends..