I was so sad to learn of Jessie's passing. She was such a beautiful and talented lady.
I enjoyed our walks to high school each morning and our nightly phone calls as she tutored me in algebra. I don't think I would have passed without her help and patience.
I'm so glad she got her grandson but
she left us all too soon.
She accomplished so much and left this world a much better place. She is an inspiration to me.
Linda Keen Rinard
I am saddened by learning of Jessie's passing. I so enjoyed visiting with her at our 50th class reunion for Jw Sexton last year. What an amaizing pers Jessie was as a friend and class mate. I treasure being one of Jessie's friends. Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences Frank. The world lost a wonderful person.
Jessie was a beautiful person inside and out. It was so nice to see her again at our 50th class reunion last year.
We are honored to have been in Jessie's company on several occasions when she visited her aging mother in Lansing. We were avid Marian Howell fans and as Jessie's mother, Marion had an immense pride in her daughter, son--in-law and grandchildren. Our sincere condolences to Frank and their children and our congratulations Frank for marrying such an interesting, beautiful and spirited woman.
Cora & Alfred Huguely
Dear Becca-I'm so sorry for your loss.
We are deeply, deeply saddened by the news of Jessie's passing. She was an amazing person, friend, mom and neighbor. She had a contagious smile, amazing laugh and a heart of gold. I always loved our intellectual conversations over a cup of tea and I still use my tea cup that she gave me many years ago. She was an amazing person and we feel so blessed to have known her- she was like family. Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to Frank, Jennifer, Becca and David. Love, Michele, Jon, Harrison, Gabby and Gimli Gorman
Frank and Family: So sorry to hear of Jessie's passing. You and Jessie left an indelible mark on Grand Rapids and paved the way for so many others to succeed. I can't help but think she and Cedric have had a great reunion.
I never met Jessie, but read about her in the Star Tribune. What an amazing woman. Cherish the memories.
Although I didn't know Ms. Fallon personally, I was impressed by the life her obituary highlighted. You all were so blessed to have had her in your lives. May God surround you with his peace as you grieve...
Dear Becca and the Fallon Family: What a beautiful tribute to your amazing mother. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.
We just found out about Jessie tonight and want to tell you we have very fond memories of Jessie when she lived on Christmas Lake.
Dan & Joni Fields
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
This is the most beautiful, well written tribute I have ever read. I feel I know your dear Jessie very intimately. Thank you.
The world is less lovely today without Jessie in it. My love and prayers to the family. Laurie Ukofia
I'll never forget the look on Jessie's face, and that on Franks, when i Was able to tell a very significant life event of skiing naked. That bond leads to live my life with laughter and joy and i know Jessie would be proud...Much love Jessie..mugga mugga
Dear Frank and Family,
I will never forget Jesse and all the many qualitites you describe in this loving obituary. When we worked together at the MN Health Dept, she was a treaure who lit up the room, contributed to everything, was great with the press and wonderful with all of the community women she helped. She left an indelible mark on all of us and we will miss her deeply. Sending love to all of you, Annette Bar-Cohen
Jessie was a wonderful friend for over 40 years. We could always catch up with just the word "hello." She was a great listener and laughed easily ..she was unique and I shall miss her. Jessie often said "I may be an only child but we are sisters under the skin"...and then we'd laugh and laugh.
Rhett and I ---and all the Pinskys---- send our heartfelt condolences.
With loving memories....Jeralyn
I had the privilege of meeting Jessie at Jen and Ben's wedding. Her spirit, warmth, love and wit welcomed us all! I was impressed with Jessie's force of nature, and only later came to learn of her endeavors, accomplishments and achievements. She was a beautiful, admirable being who has contributed to everyone who has been a part of her energy and love.
My sincerest condolences to you, Frank, your children, and Eli. May Jessie's legacy sustain and live on in all of you.
Fallon family: I didn't know your wife/mother/grandma/friend....but I was very moved by your obituary....Don't we all wish we could follow her example! she lived a full, diverse life and she packed a lot of living in her 70 years. Much to give comfort and thanksgiving that she was in your lives. may God give comfort and peace to you all.
Fran Gilhoran. -Grand Rapids MI
I was so touched by the obituary of this pioneer. I will keep a copy to show my daughters the story of this remarkable woman. Thank you for sharing her story. I wish I had met her. My condolences to the family.
What lucky people you all are to have known such a wonderful, talented, blessed woman. I, too was looking for another obituary and was drawn to Ms. Fallon's by her beautiful picture. Then I read her obituary which was like a novella. She will be missed by many and those that have been lucky enough to have met her, treasure those memories you have.
Dear Fallon Family, our hearts are sad to learn of Jessica's passing. Jessica was a bubbly, energetic, fun and loving sister that helped AABCA in the beginning of our outreach efforts. We will miss her beautiful smile and spirit. We extend our love and condolences to you all. She will live in your hearts forever.
The Members, Sisters and Friends of the African American Breast Cancer Alliance.
Frank, and Family, I am so sorry to here of Jesse's passing. I don't even know if you remember me, we have lost touch through the years. I lived with you during the summer of 1978, when I was expecting my beautiful daughter. I remember and have pictures of Jennifer and Rebecca. Through some of the earlier years we kept in touch. I remember visiting on what I believe was your new home on Christmas Tree Lane? Frank, you and Jesse were very much a part of my life at a very critical time, so sorry I lost touch, so sorry about Jesse, I have fond memories and when I read the paper this morning I cried. So much has changed in the last 35 years, but you will always be special in my memories. My heartfelt sympathy goes to you and your family.
You don't know me, nor I of you, dear family members. I just wanted to say, I loved your moms obit. She sounds like a wonderful person, and used " her talents, given by God", for the time He allotted her on this earth. She has left you a great and treasured legacy. Warmest regards, Bob
To Frank, Jennifer, David and Rebecca: Jessie was a remarkable woman, an outstanding human being -- but you probably know that. I admired her class and strength from the time we were roommates in Grand Rapids in 1966 to the present. So I can try to understand your loss.
May you find comfort in warm memories of Jessie.
In searching for another obituary I was drawn to Mrs. Fallon's. First, I must say it was a beautifully written story of a remarkable woman and a remarkable life. I did not know her, had never met her and in reading about her, I too, felt a loss. While we never "lose" the ones we love as long as they remain in our hearts the physical loss of her presence must be enormous. My heart reaches out to all of you and my sincerest sympathy as well.
WOW, nice to have met such a wonderful woman. Mrs. Jessie your shoes will be hard to fill but your warm,caring spirit and love will live on in us.
God bless the family. A friend in deed.
Matthews 14 Jesus will heal your broken heart.
We were with Jessie for less than a week and we had already loved her. That love and admiration only deepened as time went on. She will be missed.