Knorvel R. Jackson

03/06/1940 – 09/29/2022

Obituary for Knorvel R. Jackson

Knorvel R. Jackson was born March 6, 1940 in Knoxville, TN. She departed this life and gained her wings peacefully with her family by her side at Ft. Sanders Hospital, September 29, 2022.

Knorvel worked many years in the Textile Industry and retired from Alpha Industries after more than 40 years of service. She loved her children and grandchild passionately. Knorvel’s greatest joy was spending time with them; especially holidays. Every chance she got she would fly to Silver Spring, MD to spend time with them. She was an avid fan of Kansas City Chiefs and Golden State Warriors. Her house was always a welcome place for family and friends; that gave her great pride, even when she was ill.

Knorvel was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years James W. Jackson, mother Theresa Ballard, Fathers Herbert Ballard, George Wardell Johnson; Sisters, Zenobia Ballard, Theresa Jackson.

Left to cherish her memories are Daughters: Loving, Caring, Devoted, Caretaker, Sharon Buckner (Kelvin “Kal-Kal” White), of Knoxville, TN, devoted daughters, Angela Jackson-Keith, Michelle Jackson, Grandson, the Love of her life, Brian R. Keith, Jr. (LB), Grand dog, Paris, all of Silver Spring, MD, sister Lisa Ballard of Pittsburgh, PA. Goddaughter Yolanda (Jeff) Elder. Devoted nieces, Sherree (Charles) Buford, Kim Jackson; Great Nephew Samuel McDaniel, IV., special adopted son, Thoams Eric “Fat Cat” Cale, Devoted Aunt, Inez Johnson and family to include cousins, Beulah Johnson, Roxy Johnson, Gary (Pam) Johnson, Dennis Johnson, and DeTreece Wilson; who affectionately called her “Daba”.

Brother-In-Law, John Jackson; Nieces and nephews Herbert Ballard, April (Shawn) Fortner, John Jackson, Jr.

Family will receive friends Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 12pm to 1 pm at Lennon Seney United Methodist Church, 2084 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915, with funeral services to follow. Rev. Dr. Harold Middlebrook officiating. Interment at Berry Highland South. Final arrangements by Jarnigan and Son Mortuary.

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Receiving of Friends

 Thursday, October 6, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00 pm
Lennon Seney United Methodist Church
2084 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Funeral Service

Thursday, October 6, 2022
1:00 pm
Lennon Seney United Methodist Church
2084 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915


Thursday, October 6, 2022
Berry Highland South
9010 W Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920