Jackie Brooks Rothe was an inspiration to many..She was my friend, my sister-in-law and the perfect aunt to my children. so many memories we shared, so much fun we had and a lot of sadness we shared, we were there for each other, always. I miss you Jackie, you were one in a million. RIP dear sister. I pray that When my time comes, I can go with as much dignity as you had.
Jackie wasn't biologically my grandmother but never made me feel any different... She was such a sweet woman and loved by so many. So happy I got to spend the time with her I did.. She'll never be forgotten.. I love you Jackie!
My sweet mama...I miss you so much! You were my mother and my father as I grew up...my first and longest best friend...my role model and mentor in life and death. You taught me the most important things in life: unconditional love, kindness and compassion, patience and tolerance, dignity and grace in joy and sorrow. Thank you, mama...I love you more!
Jackie taught me how to be a real friend and how to listen when our friendship began over 30 years ago. And she taught me how to be graceful and accepting about the final transition. I'm glad I had the opportunity to say goodbye. She is truly the sister of my heart.
Jackie was an extremely bright and joyful lady. I'm sorry I lost contact with her; we could have had some good laughs talking over old times!
I will always remember Jackie as one of the nicest people I ever met and worked with, working in the Distribution Center I didn't see her everyday but over twenty years, Our relationship definitly grew into one where I respected Jackie called her friend. Jackie will be missed .
I cannot remember when Jackie wasnt a part of our family. She was my dads love for 24 years and his wife for the last six. She was so brave in her last days worry more about those she was leaving behind than herself. She is gone but will never be forgotten.
Jackie looked after, and watched over me growing up. She was wonderful and I will miss her so much for the rest of my life. Thanks to eveyone for your gracious words.
David Hargrove her loving brother.
I first met Jackie when she married my late brother, Sergeant First Class Jimmy Brooks in 1959. Jimmy and Jackie were making a career of the Army when Jimmy was killed in Vietnam in 1965. Jackie was left with two small children, Terry and Donna. Jackie went on to graduate from the University of West Florida and later went to work with the Pensacola News Journal. She did all of this while raising two small children. What a wonderful story of passion and determination. She was an inspiration to her family and all who knew her. She was a wonderful, loving sister-in-law even after my brother was killed. I will always remember her as a true earth angel who inspired everyone she knew. May you rest in peace dear Jackie as you were a "True Soldier" ! Don Salter
What a wonderful cousin and friend you were! I will never forget our summers together skating at Uncle Jack's rink, playing pirates on the bed, at the beach, at Big Mama's house. So many good times never to be forgotten. Rest in peace until we meet again in that "sweet by and by".
Jackie you are a friend that was always there. We knew each other 57 yrs. full of love, happiness sadness and much joy. No matter if we didn't see each other for years, we just picked up like time didn't matter. We will do the same next time we meet. You will always be loved by everyone that had the privilege and honor to know you.You are truly flying with the angels now! Hold my place dear one.
She was one of the greatest women I had the privilege of knowing and of working with at the PNJ. She made us reporters look good when we couldn't do it ourselves. I pray your family will find comfort and peace among your memories.
I knew Jackie many years ago through work at NAS and she was a delightful person and excellent reporter. I always made sure to read her articles. Sorry for your loss. And she and I had in common that both were Tate Alumni but didn't know each other from Tate
So sorry for you loss, Glenn.
In memory of the most inspiring women I have known and so grateful for the times we spent together. Love you and miss you! Prayers are with the family.
Barbara Rountree, Nelsonville, Ohio
It was an honor to know Jackie, We had the chance to develop memories with her. She had a kind soul, and thought well of every one. She was a great mentor for many in her profession. She loved to have fun and experience many things. We will miss the chats we had. We will surely miss her . But we will keep her memory alive. Love Janice, Kevin, Glenn
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL, LADY, FRIEND, WIFE,AND MOTHER YOU LEAVE ALOT OF LOVE IN OUR HEARTS,SO BLESSED TO HAVE HAD YOU IN MY LIFE.R.I.P SWEET JACKIE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
We will miss Jackie so much. As long as I have been in the family 43 years she has always been someone I was so proud to saw I was her sister-in-law. The way she build her life after Jimmie was killed, going to college, being a Mother of two small children. I was so proud to say I knew her. We will miss your always smiling face Jackie. Love Kaye
Dear, mom i will miss you so,in my heart you will always be,love linda
Jackie Brooks Rothe, will be missed. I great lady and a friend of mine for over 30 years. She loved and lived with grace. I know Glenn will miss you and I pray that he is comforted knowing Jackie left us with digmity and pain free.