Condolence: When I walked into the funeral home this morning I had a conversation with my cousin, Henry...Jackie's oldest son. I told him the thing that I will always remember about her is that she was always happy. No matter how hard things were, or what was going on, she would be happy. He said 'Yea, you are right, I don't know what she was so happy about all the time'. He continued to say that 'Every morning when I would stop by to see my mother, she would come out of the bedroom and smile when she saw me'... I offered this reason. She had her 60 something adult son, come by and visit her every morning. What mother would not be happy about that. She did not drive a car, yet she managed to get wherever she needed or wanted to go, because one of her children or their spouses would drive her. She raised 5 children that remained loyal to her and each other-always having each others back What mother would not be happy about that. She had children that made sure that their mother had a safe and good home to live in all the days of her life. What mother wouldn't be happy about that? There were so many young people in her life that she cared for, and some that she even took into her home when they did not feel loved or safe in their own home... They loved her like a mother. What mother would not be happy about that. Every where she went, she met a friend. What woman would not be happy about that. It was a life well lived. She left knowing that her family will continue to live their lives the way she guided them. Till we all meet again.
Condolence: I was blessed to be a friend and co-worker with Jackie for 15 years at the Montclair YMCA. With her years of service and her gentle way with people, she became an institution at the Front Desk. Everyone knew and loved her. Rest in peace, Jackie, and may God hold and keep you in His loving hands. Marilyn Heider
Condolence: Aunt Josephine (as I called her) was one of the sweetest, kindest, souls on the earth. She had the demeanor of her mother-Mary. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone. And no matter how bad things were, so always had a smile to share. For such a small and gentle woman, she raised 5 fierce children that went on to have good and productive lives. And that is a great accomplishment. It's sad to say goodbye to my last Aunt, but I know she will be reunited with her loving family with God.