Jennie L. Herring

June 17, 1934 - December 26, 2016
Jennie L. Herring


Jennie L. Herring, age 82, passed away Monday December 26, 2016.  She was born on June 17, 1934.

A service is planned for Herring’s Chapel on Saturday January 7, 2017 at 2 PM.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC  28403   910.791.9099.


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  • December 28, 2016
    Melinda Heath lit a candle:
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  • December 29, 2016
    LeeAnn says:
    I first met Ms Jenny back in June of 2016 when she arrived at Woodbury where I work. She had an endearing smile and a quiet sweetness about her. I began working with her in Rehab but also took time to get to know her and attend to her needs. Ms Jennie won my heart. I admired her inner strength and feisty independent spirit. With the challenges of her dementia, I took her under my wing to be there for her and educate other staff in providing care for her. I began to start my day by checking on her when I first arrived to work. I would bring her the morning paper and a cup of coffee with cream. I enjoyed getting to know her. She told me she grew up on a farm in Rocky Point with several brothers and sisters. She was a fan of the Dodgers and enjoyed watching them play baseball. When she visited the beach, she liked to pick up shells. She liked lighthouses and when she was younger, enjoyed traveling around the country. Ms Jennie had her children at what some would say, “later in life” when she was around my age. I delighted in watching her face light up with a big smile each time Rob walked into her room. I loved Ms Jennie’s smile. In the afternoons or evenings when I had “paper work” to complete, I would take my laptop into her room and sit with her for a few hours. At times in peaceful silence as she rested and sometimes in light conversation and sometimes helping her with whatever. On several occasions, Ms Jennie would make me laugh--- an off the wall comment or question that would touch my heart. She was a precious lady and became very dear to me. One of the last evenings she was at Woodbury, as I was telling her good night, she reached up her arms to give me a hug. I embraced her and told her, “ I love you Ms Jennie”. She said, “ I love you too”. I’ll never forget that. I enjoyed helping Ms Jennie. I hoped I could be a blessing to her by being there for her and showing her love and care and being an advocate for her at Woodbury. However, during these past seven months of knowing and caring for Ms Jennie, I have been the one who has been greatly blessed, in so many ways. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to have known her and shared her end-of-life experience. She will always have a special place in my heart and in my memories. Love you and Miss you, my Ms Jennie; LeeAnn

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