Jeri was a single mother who always worked hard to take care of her two beautiful daughters Victoria Faith McConnell and Arielle Clarissa Hyatt
Jeri is no stranger to hard work. She often held down 3 jobs in order to make ends meet. However, no matter how difficult her own struggles might be, she always made sure that anyone around her needing help got it. She would hand make Christmas gifts to insure families had something under their tree. She would cut coupons or watch for sales in order to make sure she could buy school supplies, for not only her kids but for her nieces and nephews. Her heart was loving and giving.
Jeri was unable to work the last few months of her life, and any insurance she had through her employers had lapsed. Her last wish was again not for herself but for those around her. “Please don’t cry or be filled with sorrow. Instead do things that I never was able to do.” Things that will fill us with joy and memories that we can take with us. All she asked for herself was to be cremated and set free to fly over the ocean. She leaves behind two girls who depended on her for all their needs. Her daughters are heartbroken, and now faced with the hard truth of not having a home or Mother. Furthermore, the reality of what it costs to even see their Mother’s last wishes fulfilled is making a difficult time unbearable.
We hope and ask that all who ever witnessed or received Jeri’s kindness let Jeri know we are grateful for everything she has done and we will now give back. For those who didn’t have the honor of knowing Jeri, we hope and ask that you show Jeri the compassion she so often showed others and “pay it forward”
- Drav Matic
- Kimberly Orazem
- Debra Cardinale
- Nina Gilliam
- Pamela McConnell
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