Takiya B. Jackson, daughter of the late Joyce B. Horner and Kenneth Barnes, was educated in Baltimore, graduating second in her class from Carver Vocational High School. She was the backbone of her family, caring for her five children, and her fiancé while continuing her education with a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Baltimore and was working on a law degree.

Affectionately known as Kia, she was a case manager for a women’s shelter – Sarah’s Hope at Hanna More-and shared her outspoken, hard working, dedicated, motivated, giving, caring and compassionate spirit.

The most important things in life were her family and education. She aimed to please and would do anything to help a family member or friend.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Audrey Staton; her mother, Joyce Horner and her brother, Devron Legge.

Her legacy lives in her children; Sha’keis, Shawn, Roy, Journei and J’Kari; her fiancé John Cotton; her sister, Jakietra Miller and two brothers, Oril and Jeffrey Jackson. She will be remembered by Aunt Thomasine Hamlit, Uncle Bevely Briscoe, Jaelyn, her nephew and cousins, Jade Greer and Diamonese Mosely; goddaughters Mykierra and Malia and two best friends, Gina and Ebony.