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Jacklyn Simpson
July 24, 1957 - December 29, 2004



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By: Rev. Bonnie Eaves Jan 10, 2005
One of the things that I know about Jackie is that when our paths crossed, I knew she really cared. And every time after that, I knew Jackie cared. She cared about so many people, it's a wonder she ever slept. She connected to people in so many ways and she cared about life and living it to the fullest. Her smile was so amazing. The several times when I was watching The Band play or when she played at the women's retreat last year, I loved to watch her smile. She would be the one that had the radiant look and you knew that she meant every word she was singing. You knew she was worshipping God with all her heart, and that she was sharing her faith with each person listening. She is truly a servant of the Lord!
By: Karen (Evans) DeLoss Jan 5, 2005
Heaven has received another sweet soul - Jackie. Even though I haven't seen her since we graduated Conroe High, I will always remember what a friendly, fun and nice girl she was. After reading the tributes, I can tell she's remained the same. My prayers tonight will be for God to bring comfort to her mother, family and friends who had the pleasure of knowing her as an adult. My mom and daughter are buried at the same cemetary and I will try to find Jackie's when we go next. It's so difficult to understand why God calls us Home at such early ages, but I'm sure she had a welcoming crowd to greet her. I'm going to thank God that He allowed Jackie to touch our lives during the short time she was here.
By: Jim Currie Jan 4, 2005
As the director of Austin Seminary's extension program here in Houston, I had the privilege of knowing Jackie as she progressed in her pilgrimage towards a theological degree, graduation, and ordained ministry. What a sweet, sweet spirit she had! The last time I saw her was at a meeting of New Covenant Presbytery. She was there to celebrate another student's coming under care of the presbytery. I watched as Jackie smiled and added her best wishes and congratulations as a fellow student joined her in working towards completing her theological education and preparation for ministry.



Jackie will be missed. It was a joy and a privilege to know her, even in this limited way.
By: Karen Chierighino Jan 4, 2005
I too just recently found out about Jackie's death. The world is a colder place without her. We met on our Walk #19 and she really livened up the place. How lucky she is to go to God just now. I pray for her grieving family because they will miss her. I am sure that she would not want them to grieve as if there is no hope. WE WILL MEET HER AGAIN IN HEAVEN! Love, Karen
By: Neldena Bailey Jan 3, 2005
I had the priviledge to count Jackie as one of those special people that I had the priviledge of meeting on my Emmaus Walk 19.Even though we didn't know each other well, we had a connection due to mutal friends and the fact we just connected. Jackie was truly blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and a love for the Lord that was contagious to all that knew her. She will be missed and I for one felt blessed to have been one of those people that she inspired on my Emmaus Walk in March 2004 Walk 19. I still hum many songs that she sang and one of the special ones will always be my favorite.....All Around the World. We know one day we will gather for another sing along with our friend when God calls us home.
By: Helen Hall Jan 3, 2005
I did not find out about Jackie's death until today and am in shock. I met Jackie in March 2004 during my walk to Emmaus and interacted with her for 3 days. During those 3 days she touched my life in such a way that I will never be the same. Her love for the Lord was so absolute and powerful. The song she taught us still echos in my head daily ... All around the World there's a new day dawning... I know that her and Beverly are in God's choir singing and praising him. I pray for the Lords comfort on you her family in the days ahead and I hope you find strength in the Lords promise that you will be with her again one day.
By: Rhonda Porter Jan 3, 2005
I met Jackie on Walk #19 and she was such a joy to be around. The light of Christ was evident in her enthusiasm for the music and she had such a smile on her face...you couldn't help but smile back. I looked forward to working and singing with her again but I guess now I will have to wait to join her and Bev on the other side. God Bless and Keep You Sweet Jackie.
By: Sue Meadows Jan 3, 2005
Emmaus Walk #19 was truly blessed to have Jackie Simpson as part of the weekend. EVERY life was touched. The smiles, the sense of humor, her enthusiasm, her obvious love of everyone around her, but most of all her obvious love of the Lord, were truly inspirational. I feel blessed to have been part of that weekend, and I know my life is blessed to have known Jackie. Heaven has definitely gained another angel, and that party is going on and on! Thank you, Jackie for being part of our lives. Thank you, God, for allowing us to know her. God bless you all.
By: Carole Weatherred Jan 3, 2005
Emmaus is a special time and place for us to share our love of God and enjoy the assurance of His Grace for us in our earthly lives and in the heavenly life we will share with our Lord. Jackie had the peace of His covenant with her and we know that she is there with Him, sharing her gift of music, and seeing all of those special people who had gone before her to His place. I was privileged to meet her and share the gift of love she gave to all of us on Walk #19. May God be with all her friends and family..
By: Mattie Clarke Jan 3, 2005
I do not have the words to express how sad it made me today upon hearing the news about Jackie. I was blessed to have met Jackie on Emmaus Walk #19. She touched my life during that short time and I'll never forget her love for the Lord and the joy she shared. My prayers are with her family and friends.
By: Barbara Morehouse Jan 3, 2005
I have been out of town and just learned of Jackie's passing. I had the opportunity to meet and work with Jackie on Walk #19. What a joy it was for me! Jackie not only had the talent of music that God had given her, she shared it so willing with others. I still think of that special weekend and hum along to "All Around the World". What a gift she gave us all. God's Heavenly Choir is one stronger. May her family and friends know that she not only loved greatly, but she was greatly loved.
By: Kathy Kershaw Jan 2, 2005
The following is the tribute I gave at Jackie's funeral. Several people have asked for written copies.



Jackie was our friend�.and she taught us a lot about life.



She loved life and she loved the God who gave her life.

She loved all that life had to offer



Jackie loved a challenge - she loved to laugh and she loved to give



She loved to celebrate and holidays were important�especially Christmas, the 4th of July�complete with fireworks, and HER birthday�yes, and bring LOTs of presents, please!!



Jackie loved to write lists�good grief, she had a thousand lists. She wrote lists up to the last�”Things to do before going into knee surgery�.sweep driveway, cut toenails, pack DVD’s



She loved music, loved listening to it�especially if it was Houston Horizon or Tidelanders, or any one of her numerous favorite hymns. Loved the guitar and playing it, especially with friends. She loved Jennifer. She loved the Union Memorial United Methodist Church choir and she loved “The Band” and she loved Friday Night Live.



She loved snowmen, clowns, The Sound of music” the bridge between her house and the Fenton’s and loved being a good neighbor. She loved the Walk to Emmaus



Jackie loved lighthouses, boats, wave runners, water skis. loved taking friends out in her boat, loved it when the lake was perfectly glassy and she could make her wave runner fly across it. Loved it when it was time for a sunset run or a Rancho run. She just loved to play



She loved it when someone was smart enough or quick enough to get one over on her. She’d laugh that little laugh of hers.



Jackie loved her Volvo and loved driving it VERY fast and loved going places. She loved to travel and there really wasn’t any place she didn’t want to go to.



She loved riding horses and playing tennis and even though she didn’t like eating fish, she loved to fish. She loved Mexican food - especially Chili Con Queso and Eleanor’s Italian Cream Cake. She loved the little fox family that lived in the woods by her house. She loved to give gifts. She loved her cousins.



She loved telling pilots what altitude to fly and she loved her controller friends at the Center.



She loved Paul’s letter to the Philippians and she loved that Paul wrote to his friends from prison�”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” She loved the Book of Job, and Disciple Bible Study. She loved John Calvin and tolerated John Wesley. She loved to preach.



She loved rainbows and she loved sunrises and sunsets, but because she didn’t do mornings, she never watched many sunrises, which made watching sunsets all the more important. She loved watching the stars at night and looking for satellites.



She pretended not to like little kids, but loved them anyway and Kyra and Blaine and Brooke and Blair knew that about her. She loved the mission trips she took with her young friends at 1st. Pres.



And oh, how she loved her church. She loved her pastor. She loved her many friends there. She loved the old church and it’s stained glass windows, and loved it that the new church had the old church’s stained glass windows. She LOVED being a Presbyterian! And she couldn’t understand why I didn’t want to be one!



Jackie loved bringing joy to people but I don’t think she really knew how much joy she brought to so many people.



Jackie loved Totsie, she loved Eleanor, she loved me and she loved you. And I’m not sure that she knew how much we all loved her, but I know she knows that now. And now we all have to figure out how to go on and live our lives without Jackie. I think the only way we’re going to be able to do that is to grab onto something that she loved, hold on to it and love it as much as she did�..and thank our God every day for the rest of our lives for giving Jackie to us for as long as he did.
By: Reba Athey Jan 1, 2005
Eleanor, you raised a beautiful, strong willed, compassionate woman. I hope that through all of this, you hold onto the pride you felt watching her portray Mary on Dec 19th. I saw your eyes light up as you showed me the picture someone enlarged for you...I saw the pride.

Jackie's heart was by far one of the "black holes" of hearts. It sucked everyone in around. Between Jackie's heart and smile.... no one had a chance to escape.



Jackie...

I have been trying for the last couple of days to come up with words to describe how we became friends so quickly. I realize now it was because you immediately opened your heart to me. You simply accepted me because I was iintroduced as a friend. How awesome is that? I appreciate you more than you will ever realize. I can pray that strength I saw in you...exists within me. I miss you....and please.... keep my Shelley belly company up there...okay? You two will get along well....this I know.
By: Bill and Linda Laurents Jan 1, 2005
During the course of one's life, aside from immediate family, the Good Lord places a small handful of very special people in our lives: people who are friends in the truest sense; people that share our innermost feelings, whether or not those feelings are sadness or joy; people who we can confide in, knowing without question that a confidence will be kept; people who we have fun with even when we are doing absolutely nothing; people who can always make us laugh; people we are always excited to see; people who are a true inspiration to all with whom they come in contact; people who share their blessings with others; people who truly love the Lord and live His gift of life to the fullest. Precious few of the people we meet during our lifetime can live up to these criteria. Jackie, however, was all of that and then some. We wonder with great sadness why she had to leave us at such a young age, and with so much yet to give. This morning, the answer became very clear. God had another special purpose for Jackie in Paradise, yet He left us with precious memories of Jackie's friendship and example, which will remain in us and inspire us to love our neighbor as she did. We are comforted by the Holy Spirit and reassured by Him that we will see Jackie again. So, we celebrate the life of Jackie and thank God Almighty for that very special gift to us. So long for now, dear friend. We will see you again!
By: Annette Smith Jan 1, 2005
Jackie was a true blessing on my Emmaus Walk. God put me at the table of forgiveness on Walk 199 and Jackie was my assistant table leader. I continued to see her over the last five years and always got a big hug from her! I will miss seeing her sweet face singing and praising God!
By: Marilyn Jenkins-Konikoff Dec 31, 2004
To the family and friends of Jackie Simpson,



Although I will be unable to attend Jackie's funeral (because my 89-year-old Mother who lives with me is ill at this time), I wanted the family to know I share in their loss. Every time I think of Jackie all I can see in my "mind's eye" is her contagious smile and sparkling eyes and her love of life and people. We don't always understand why God permits people like Jackie to go "early", but I'm sure we will some day. I know you will find some comfort in knowing that when people at work learned of her death, whether they even knew her name or just knew her as a person they passed in the hallway at work, without exception everyone had something nice to say about her and how she will be missed. Her legacy will live on...



With Sympathy,

Marilyn (Jenkins) Konikoff
By: Marilyn Jenkins-Konikoff Dec 31, 2004
To the family and friends of Jackie Simpson,



Although I will be unable to attend Jackie's funeral (because my 89-year-old Mother who lives with me is ill at this time), I wanted the family to know I share in their loss. Every time I think of Jackie all I can see in my "mind's eye" is her contagious smile and sparkling eyes and her love of life and people. We don't always understand why God permits people like Jackie to go "early", but I'm sure we will some day. I know you will find some comfort in knowing that when people at work learned of her death, whether they knew her name or just knew her as a person they passed in the hallway at work, without exception everyone had something nice to say about her and how she will be missed. Her legacy will live on...



With Sympathy,

Marilyn (Jenkins) Konikoff
By: Marilyn Jenkins-Konikoff Dec 31, 2004
To the family and friends of Jackie Simpson,



Although I will be unable to attend Jackie's funeral (because my 89-year-old Mother who lives with me is ill at this time), I wanted the family to know I share in their loss. Every time I think of Jackie all I can see in my "mind's eye" is her contagious smile and sparkling eyes and her love of life and people. We don't always understand why God permits people like Jackie to go "early", but I'm sure we will some day. I know you will find some comfort in knowing that when people at work learned of her death, whether they knew her name or just knew her as a person they passed in the hallway at work, without exception everyone had something nice to say about her and how she will be missed. Her legacy will live on...



With Sympathy,

Marilyn (Jenkins) Konikoff
By: Louis Sonnier Dec 31, 2004
I woked up this morning reminded of Isaiah 56:5. That Jackie is in a special place within the Father's house with everlasting name better than sons or daughters. Wow that she not only has her own mansion plus another place. You will be missed Jackie.
By: Jack Overfield Dec 31, 2004
Jackie will be remembered as a precious and loving friend. She always greeted me with, "namesake", which made me feel special. Jackie was like that. We spoke very recently about life's hurdles. We hugged and spoke, "take care". Jackie stayed the course and finished the race, and won the victory through her faith in Christ.
By: Nancy (Benardino) Thorne Dec 31, 2004
It is difficult to believe that Jackie has passed on. I will always remember her sparkling eyes and constant smile that never failed to cheer others. I regret that I have not seen her in many years, but it is wonderful to hear that her faith has impacted many in so many ways over the years. I know that she lived in a way that had eternal significance. Even though her days on this earth were short in our eyes, she apparently lived her life in a manner pleasing to her Savior. Ps. 90:12 - "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Please accept my condolences. Nancy (Benardino)Thorne
By: Beulah Monette Dec 31, 2004
Jackie will truly be missed. I will always remember that smile and hug of Godly (LOVE)she always gave.

It will not be the same not seeing her on the drums, yet I know that heavenly band has a special place for her.

I will continue to pray for the family. She has know more suffering nor pain.

I are only a phone call away if you should ever need me.
By: Debbie Parcel Dec 31, 2004
I knew Jackie for a few short years through Emmaus as she shared her singing and guitar with us. She became a good friend in a short amount of time as we shared a love of God and His word through music. I always felt more at ease when Jackie was there to help lead music. Her smile, faith and joy in the Lord will be a lasting testimony to her life that will not be forgotten. I will miss her dearly, and my prayers are with you all.
By: Hans Vogel Dec 31, 2004
I am saddened to hear about Jackie's passing away. Having worked with her for a number of years, I will always remember her as a smiling person and a person one felt good to be around with. The distance (california ) makes it impossible to be there in person but am thinking oh you all. May God bless you and give you strength



Hans Vogel
By: Susan Christian Dec 30, 2004
Words cannot express my sadness and shock in learning of Jackie's passing. She was a dear Emmaus friend to our whole community and will be missed terribly. My prayers will be with her family during this difficult time. I thank God for the time He shared her with us...
By: Penny Bell Dec 30, 2004
Jackie was a dear friend to us from the time Alan and I met her at First Presbyterian in 1998. I have only good and warm thoughts of her. Her personal visit and sympathy when my daughter died; her humorous and down-to-earth announcements and children's sermons and, more recently, congregational sermons; her participation and leadership in our church dinner group and in other small groups in our church; her excellent hostessing, and cooking and boat-piloting skills--these are memories I will always treasure. Those lucky enough to be influenced by Jackie's compassion and inclusiveness and sensitivity will never be the same as they were before they met her.
By: Brad Murrill Dec 30, 2004
Jackie and I met in seminary. We typically sat next to each other so we could make wise cracks during the lectures. (If our professors read this, it was never in your class I promise) Over the last two years, we have had a running joke between us. What do you call a seminary student with a straight A average? A theologian. What do you call a seminary student with a straight C average? Your pastor. Jackie, you would've ended that joke in about another year as you would've been one of those dynamic loving pastors with A's in seminary. Your smile was contagious, your passion ran so deep, your knowledge was remarkable, and your heart was your greatest gift of all. I am grateful that God allowed me to know you and you will be missed my friend.
By: Maxine Cornwell Dec 30, 2004
Jackie was one of the best and truest Christians I have ever known. I shall never forget her smile, her pointing at me when she was about to play the special song we shared, her energy and her joy. She truly lived life to the fullest, and my consolation is that...I know exactly where she is now! Godspeed, my dear friend! We will sing together again!
By: Sharla Lukefahr (Barnett) Dec 30, 2004
I vividly remember Jackie from my high school days. She was so SMART in math class.....always grasping new concepts with ease in a course I struggled with. After graduation I didn't see her again until a high school reunion. She told me she was an air traffic controller, which I thought was a perfect job for someone with such a steady, accurate nature. We didn't talk about spiritual matters at that time, so I was comforted to know from reading her bio in her obituary that she knew Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. I immediately thought of this verse when I read about her....."Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalms 116:15

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