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Madeline Rose 'Maddie' Jackson

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Madeline Rose “Maddie” Jackson, 15, of Ironwood, died early Saturday morning, May 18, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Madeline was born on July 9, 2003, at Grand View Hospital in Ironwood, a daughter of Tonya Mata and Dave Jackson Jr. Maddie was a sophomore student at A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer. She sang in the school choir and was on the varsity volleyball team.

Maddie was a member of 4-H and enjoyed dancing, basketball, cheerleading and swimming.

Maddie loved spending time with her friends and volunteering at a local day care. She participated in an early childhood education class and was extremely proud to learn CPR. Maddie also took a babysitter training course.

She was known as a princess with a golden heart and Maddie was the best big sister to countless foster brothers and sisters.

Maddie is survived by her mother, Tonya Mata, Ironwood; her father, Dave Jackson Jr. (Christina), Menominee; siblings, David III, Harlow, RJ, Wyatt, Lucas, Nicholas and Emelyn; grandparents, Pete and Wanda Jousma, Pedro and Amparo Mata and Dave and Lynn Jackson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her sister, Lauren, died on May 18, 2019.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 31, at 1 p.m., preceded by visitation at noon, at the Range Community Bible Church, 610 U.S. Hwy. 51, in Hurley, Wis., with Dr. Dale Harris officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield. Condolences may be expressed online at