KINGWOOD, Texas — Jami Jo Jackson, 54, went to be with her Lord and Savior om Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, surrounded with love by her family. Jami was born Monday, Feb. 13, 1961, to James and Peggy McQuin.
Jami grew up in a large family, spending most of her childhood years in Wichita and Great Bend. She was a graduate of Great Bend High School Class of 1979. It was at Great Bend High School where she met her husband Dan. Many may recall them flying down Main Street in his orange Trans Am. Both of Jami’s children were born in Great Bend, where she was very active at Community Christian Church volunteering for Vacation Bible School, participating in various children’s and women’s ministries, and playing on the church softball team.
In 1993, the family moved to Kingwood, Texas, where she raised her family and where they all continue to call home. She loved watching her kids play sports and was very involved with her daughter’s softball team, coaching for a few years. When she wasn’t coaching, you could definitely hear her cheering from the stands. She also enjoyed watching her son play various sports and was very proud of his accomplishments in motocross. She was active for years at First Baptist Church of Kingwood in children’s ministries and women’s Bible studies.
Jami graduated from the University of Texas in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked at St Luke’s Hospital in the Houston Medical Center in the Cardiac Care Unit. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing in 2007 and worked for Dr. Hariharan as a Nurse Practitioner in Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Jami was the ultimate homemaker. She absolutely loved serving her family and all those who were blessed to be a guest in her home. She was a wonderful cook and her holiday meals were the family’s favorite. She shared her joy of cooking with all those who knew her and regularly made meals for her family, neighbors, friends, and anyone who was going through a rough time.
Generous is not a big enough word to describe Jami. Giving to others was an expression of love to her. She had such a tender heart and loved showering those she cared for with gifts. She also had a huge heart and loving spirit for the less fortunate and helped so many people with her acts of kindness. She fully understood she was very blessed in this life and wanted to bless others because of it. She received so much joy when she gave to others. She loved inviting people to her home to pamper them as her guests – so many were blessed by her hospitality.
Jami had a laugh that could light up a room, and her humor was contagious. She had a big personality and an even bigger heart. Family was everything to her and her grandchildren were the light of her heart. She loved her friends, family, and Lord dearly. And she was dearly loved.
She was preceded in death by her father. Jami is survived by many loving family members including her husband of 36 years, Dan Jackson; her mother; her son, Anthony Jackson and fiancee’ Lauren Lee; daughter, Laura Jackson and wife Danielle Routon; grandchildren, Georgia, Gracelynn, Holden, and Hunter; brother, Jim McQuin; sisters, Janet Ridgeway and husband Hugh, Jennifer Nichols and husband Steve, and JoBeth Peterman and husband, Rodger; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Rosewood Funeral Home in Porter, Texas. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park North. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Rosewood Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital via Rosewood Funeral Home, 22271 Hwy. 59 N. at Community Dr., Porter, TX. 77365 or online at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 5, 2016**