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Dr. Jacqueline Monette Latham

March 15, 1944 –
 February 3, 2022


    Teresa Lowry
    10 Feb 2022

    I am both impressed and inspired by this beautiful tribute to Jackie’s life. What a smart, talented & productive lady. We bonded over our love and devotion to our “twin” pups but I do wish I had gotten to know her on a deeper level. I could have learned a lot from her. Donald took such loving care of her in sickness & in health. ❤️

    Julia Funderburk
    11 Feb 2022

    A very loving tribute to Jackie, detailing her many interests: reading, cooking classes, helping rescue animals, genealogy, her many collections of beautiful things and so much else. She was blessed to have you, Donald, to be by her side and care for her in what had to have been a long and painful ordeal. May she now rest in peace

    Raj Patil
    12 Feb 2022

    Our deepest condolences to Donald. May Jackie’s soul find peace.
    We got to know Jackie in the Bent Tree North neighborhood when we moved here a few years back. She always had a cheerful and sunny outlook on life. We will miss her smile and our small talk. Her love of pets and animals was always visible. I learned about her interest in genealogy and her research in that area. She also loved a variety of cuisines including spices from India as well as an interest in the food and culture.
    Jackie made the neighborhood a better place. She was a neighbor and a friend and will be in our memories forever.
    Shailaja and Raj

    16 Feb 2022

    Small Jackie Poem for Don

    She’s flown. Gone now. Jackie, beautiful bird,
    The branch she launched from still trembling,
    Swaying in your heart. For those of us less blessed
    By her gentle soul, it might never have occurred
    that in her lightness, lighted eyes, generous smile,
    in spice clouds in her kitchen and sunny sidewalks,
    was her backbone of iron that into Heaven soared.

    Satbir Risam
    17 Feb 2022

    Dear Dr Holcomb
    You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort and courage at this time of sorrow.

    Sincerely ,
    Satbir Risam

    Todd Boren
    13 Mar 2022

    Dear Dr Holcomb,

    It is with our deepest condolences of your loss. We will always remember Jackie’s bright smile as you joined us at BBQ. You and Jackie made BBQ a special place. We will always remember her and she will always hold a special place in our heart.

    Curbside BBQ Team.

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