My grandmother was the most beautiful person I’ve ever known. She showed me how to be a lady, how to care for others and how to be dignified even in the toughest times. It’s hard to imagine a world without her but the footprint she leaves is something that I will carry with me forever. I will always remember her words to me during our last tearful goodbye when she twirled a curl in my hair and whispered “I’ll always be with you.”
I dedicate this page to her and to her courageous battle.
Jackie Lee Jennewine was born and raised in Sylvania, Ohio where she was loved by many family and friends. The oldest of three, Jackie cherished every moment with her sisters and shared in their struggles and joys as if they were her own.
In 1981, she moved with her family to Greenville, SC where she found her greatest joy in caring for her loving husband of 53 years and her two boys. A true lady, Jackie met every day with grace and class and lived a life filled with friendship and community. She was active in her church where she sang in the Senior Choir, was a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) and was an excellent golfer. She had 3 holes-in-one, a record even her husband couldn’t beat and while she giggled at any mention of this family joke, her nature was to never be boastful and she blushed at any accolades.
Jackie left this world for her heavenly home on January 18, 2011 after a twelve month battle with ovarian cancer. During her battle she showed the grace that she was so well know for and inner strength that was humbling to all who loved her. Jackie lived out her last days much the way she lived her whole life—loving the people around her and believing that God had something better in store. When told that, despite her resolve to live, she had only months left, she peacefully replied, “I’m going to a better place.” Her only sadness was at the thought of those she’d be leaving behind. Having lost her daughter five years prior, Jackie’s hope was that Julie would be waiting for her with arms wide open and that she would be reunited with her mother and father again.
While Gram’s pain is over, those left on earth must care for each other. Please help me honor her memory and join the fight against ovarian cancer by donating to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and by sharing your stories below.
Last updated on: 01/29/2011
My family and I are very sorry for the loss of Jackie!
Betty Pelton – 02/01/2011
Please know how very muchyou are cared about and how deeply your loss is felt by the Sass Family in Sylvania. Thanks for the many times you stopped and talked with Larry and I whenever you visited Olivet Lutheran Church. May God Bless your family.
Lois Sass – 02/01/2011
HOW VERY greatful I am to have an older sister that was such a good example. How pround your grandparents are of you Angie.
Marietta Laux – 02/05/2011
Yup, that’ll do it. You have my aprpeciation.
Arry Arry – 07/14/2011