Jacklyn Henderson
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HENDERSON - Jacklyn Michele, tragically on July 14, 2017, of California 27 years of age. Graduate of Oyster Bay High School. Biology Teacher and Cross Country Coach at North Monterey County High School, Castroville, CA. Beautiful person, devoted teacher, dedicated athlete, world traveler, lived as if every day was her last. Beloved daughter of Grace E. Papaccio and her husband Thomas, and Jason Henderson and his wife Melissa. Loving sister of Kyle, Richard, Julia, Greyson, Willow and Marissa. Cherished granddaughter of Richard and Julia Henderson. Reposing Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home, Tuesday & Wednesday, 2-5 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass Thursday, 9:45 AM, St. Patrick's Church, Huntington. Burial Huntington Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to YAI-NIPD Network, Attn: Development Dept, 460 West 34th Street, New York, New York 10001 (yai.org) or Camp Loyaltown, 189 Wheatley Road, Brookville, NY 11545 (camployaltown.org) in Jackie's memory appreciated. nthfh.com


Published by Newsday on Jul. 16, 2017.
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Huntington, NY
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Ms. Henderson,
It's been a year & a half since you left earth, you were an amazing person who not only cared about the youth of our community because they were your students, you cared about them as people!!! You were there for my daughter when times were really hard for her & for that I am truly grateful!! You are truly missed by many & now I see that you were an Angel here on earth that blessed everyone who came to know you!!!
February 28, 2019
I think about you every day. It feels just like yesterday that you were here then you weren't. At the same time it also feels like 8ts been an eternity. I struggle every day to cope with what happened and it still does not feel real even a year later. Chloe always tells me that you wouldn't we want us to be sad which is true and to think about the good times which I do, but it is just so hard not to be sad and angry. I miss you so much jackie. Love you always girl. My best friend.
Nicki
Family
July 16, 2018
I still think about her evreyday. still speachless.
April 24, 2018
I met Jackie in Aptos, CA in February 2016. I was excited to take her on a Valentine's Day date to some hiking spots and a new restaurant in the Santa Cruz mountains. We also attended a Super Bowl party and she easily made friends with everyone. She was so friendly and you could feel the dedication she had to her students and after school athletes. I was in awe of her courage to move across the country away from her family to a new place and was inspired by seeing her do so well out here. I was shocked and saddened to learn of this tragedy and I want her family to know she will be missed.
Max Ferrero
Friend
November 25, 2017
I was only at the high school for a year and a half but it was long enough to feel very welcomed by Jackie and also to recognize what an amazing human being she was! She clearly love being a teacher and had a great adventurous spirit! The loss of her is huge not only For her family and friends but also her teacher community! My heart goes out to all of you! Fondly, Marcie deMarco
Marcie DeMarco
August 9, 2017
I'm really shocked and saddened to hear about her passing. I found out about it via her now memorialized Facebook account. I'm just in utter disbelief... just a few months ago, I remember seeing her at NMCHS. She was looking at me from afar, smiling, and as I walked towards her, we exchanged pleasantries. If I was single, I'm sure I would have asked her out on a date, and probably now I would have been mourning more than someone I knew in passing but a blooming romance.

It's a sad reminder that life is truly fleeting, and one must appreciate it as much as one can everyday. RIP Jackie. You will be thought of and missed.
David
August 9, 2017
Such a wonderful, vibrant and caring teacher/coach that I was fortunate to work with at NMCHS. ❤ Continued blessings to her family, friends, students and student-athletes and those that she touched during her time here in earth....she will be deeply missed and remembered fondly by all.
Steve Burmaster
July 29, 2017
As a new NMCH teacher and colleague of Jackie I am heartbroken for your loss, and ours. Her positive energy and connection to her students will live on at North Monterey County High. She was loved and respected by students and teachers. May you find solice that her spirit will live on in the many lives she touched. She will not be forgotten. Heartfelt condolences, Ehren Miller Nogueira
July 22, 2017
To know her was to love her. Jackie was like a sister to my daughter & time, space or distance will never separate you. I felt as if Jackie was a part of our family. Her laughter & sense of humor was uplifting to all. Jackie was a gifted runner and avid athlete. Your journey does not end here. We will never forget you sweet angel.
Linda Celauro
Friend
July 22, 2017
July 21, 2017
My deepest condolences to Jackie's entire family. You are all in my prayers. I was friends with Jackie in New York City when we were on a relay team with a couple others that ran 90 miles across the state of New Jersey. You could instantly tell she had something special in her. She was beautiful inside and out, and was a very real person. I was impressed with her. It's touching to hear the impact she had on so many, including her students. And if I may add, to all the students that wrote, you are all powerful kids.

May God Bless your entire family.

Mike Brickley
July 20, 2017
Ferny Perez
July 19, 2017
To Jackie's family

I had the privilege to work in one classroom with Jackie her first year with us at NMCHS. She was green as Spring and ten times as pretty. It was a hard year for her. There were many times when she was tired and frustrated. But she persevered. Even when a curve was thrown at her midway through the year, when someone let her down; she never gave up, or gave in. She learned. She listened. She took advice. She got through it. For all her diminutive stature, she was a giant. She told me at the end of her first year that she had learned a lot and that things were going to be different in the following year. I did not have the opportunity to work with her again, but I did talk to her at the close of this past school year and she told me what a good year she had. She loved all her classes AND her students. She was very happy. She had attained tenure. She was looking forward!

I know as her family you know what a lovely person she was. Beautiful inside and out. I never saw any sign of arrogance or vanity in her character. She loved teaching. She loved the kids. The kids loved her. It may have been because she still looked so much like one herself. There were many times that I would be trudging along the campus watching my feet so I wouldn't trip and I would hear Hi, Mrs.B, and without looking I would say, Hi Hon! thinking it was one of the students, then look up to see a smile on her face. She had a beautiful smile!

She was not only a teacher, she was a positive role model, a mentor, a friend and co-worker.
I cannot tell you how heartbroken I am at her passing. I know you are her family, but we are her family too. She was a part of the Condor family. We only had her two years but she was loved. She will be missed.

You have my deepest, most profound sympathy!


Charlotte Bernard
Instructional Aide
North Monterey County High School
13990 Castroville Blvd.
Castroville, CA 95012
AKA Mrs. B

Is someone taking care of Blue? I have been worried about him.
Please. She loved that rabbit.
July 19, 2017
So very sorry for your family's loss. May God bless you all.
Rest in peace, Jacklyn
Dellanor DiLorenzo
July 18, 2017
Nayeli Ortiz
July 17, 2017
You will forever be missed and also in our hearts❤❤
Anahi Ortiz
July 17, 2017
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Forever in our heart ❤
Valery Ochoa
Student
July 17, 2017
Valery Ochoa
Student
July 17, 2017
I am going I miss you so much thank you for everything you did for me you were such a hard working, respectful, loving, and great person with a beautiful heart. You always wanted the best for all your students. I am so thankful I got to have you as a teacher for two years in a row and getting to experience so many things things with you a long the way. You always encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and always pushed me to do my best which helped me become the person I now am. I will forever cherish the memories we have it was an honor having you as a teacher and a friend. You were going great at what you did and no one did it better then you . You will always have a place in my heart I love you - Val ❤
Valery Ochoa
Student
July 17, 2017
A beautiful young woman living an inspirational life for all the right reasons - practically perfect in every way . . . so many times we will realize, "Jackie would have loved this," because she loved so much . . . in that she will be with us always.
Rebecca Trautwein
July 17, 2017
Jackie had so much to offer this world and every life that she touched was made richer. She will be missed but she will be remembered.
Peace
Shawn Parket
July 17, 2017
Maryann Beckmann
July 17, 2017
I am so sorry for this terrible loss. Prayers are with all of you.
Condolences,
The Arnaudville Family.
Nicole and Jack Arnaudville
July 17, 2017
Stephanie Valdivia
July 17, 2017
Stephanie Valdivia
July 17, 2017
Stephanie Valdivia
July 17, 2017
Stephanie Valdivia
July 17, 2017
Stephanie Valdivia
July 17, 2017
Bryan Covarrubias
July 17, 2017
No words can explain how painful it is knowing your no longer here with us physically but I promise you that I will continue to push myself for you because you always told me giving up isn't the way to go and for that I thank you because I wouldn't be such a great athlete,student and person that I am now you always found a way to comfort anyone even if you weren't having a good day Jackyln Michele Henderson was a very hard worker,strong,amazing and a loving women that will be missed deeply my prayers and love go out to her family and friends Rest easy our angel❤
Samantha Hernandez
Student
July 16, 2017
Your forever have a place in my heart I love you Jackie so much and all do all I can to make you proud ❤Track stars forever
Cindy Rule
July 16, 2017
I never had her as a teacher but when I learned she had passed I was so shocked and was in so much disbelief. It genuinely hurts my heart that she's gone. I talked to her a couple times and she was the sweetest teacher I had ever met. She was so nice and welcoming. Everytime I'd see her she had a smile on her face or she was laughing. North county will never be the same without her presence. May she rest in peace
Amber Wyatt
July 16, 2017
Im deeply sorry for your loss. She was my sons science teacher at north county and she was so sweet and kind and my son really enjoyed her as a teacher. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family
Melissa Haney
July 16, 2017
miss henderson my heart breaks more and more every second I think of you not being here with us . You were my favorite teacher and better yet, you were always there for me, enjoyed listening to what I had to say to you . You always pushed me to believe in myself and do the best I can, telling me I can do anything Everything I do from this point on is for you and I promise Ima give everything my all .. we always had a good time every time I came to visit you . I love you and will miss you forever ❤ you were always so welcoming, you treated me like family and I can never repay you for that, my whole body hurts I can't believe this happened it doesn't seem real.. rest in paradise miss henderson I will see you soon, I love you
Jesse Ramos
Teacher
July 16, 2017
She was the most nicest person ive ever met. She motivated me to run faster even though i thought i couldnt. Everytime i finished running an 800m race, she would congradulate me for trying my best. She had the most kindest heart, she cared for everyone and everything. She was the person to turn to when you had a problem and when you needed a smile. I will forever miss her. Jackie was the bestest teacher, coach, and friend anyone could ask for. I remember after cross country practice we found baby kittens and she didnt mind that they were dirty, she still picked one up and asked for a picture. After that she wanted to make sure they found a home. She will forever be in my heart
Shally Navarro
July 16, 2017
I was a student of Jackie and she was my coach but not only that me and her would called eachother twin sister we had a bond better than me and my own sister . She meant everthing she impacted my life and many others in such amazing ways ! She motavated me to such amazing things that help me so much she was my BESTFRIEND we would go on sushi dates to the beach go on runs she was there for me when no one alse was .She could light up a hole entire room ! She was gorgeous and such an amazing spirit every one at the school is gonna miss her so much . And I've been doing my best in making shirts in her honor I'm doing a run fundraiser in her honor and I'm trying so hard to make her proud I loved her so much if she was actually my sister she meant a lot to me and to a lot people she brought joy and love into my life ! She was truly and amazing and she will always have a place in my heart if you guys need something you can call me at (831)585-3254 I will be trying to my best to make something really special for her because she was some one special to me she wasn't only my teacher or coach she was some one I looked up too and adore I love her and she was truly my bestfriend. She always be with us in our hearts - Love Cindy Rule
Cindy Rule
July 16, 2017
Jackie was so sweet. She was involved in so many different aspects of our school and she loved her kids. She always had a smile when you saw her and I'm glad to have known and worked with her. NMCHS won't be quite the same. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones; I wish you all comfort during this painful time.
Elisabeth Achen
July 16, 2017
This was one awesome teacher! My youngest daughter had Ms. Henderson 1st period her freshman year. This wonderful woman took great pride in being a teacher to our kids! I am very thankful for her being there to help guide my daughter in the right direction! My family had the privilege of getting to know Jackie as she took great interest in her students as we hung out during basketball games for our kids travel teams in Hayward out to Tahoe! Thank you Ms. Henderson for being a part of our daughter's life, for giving her someone to turn to & being there for her when she needed you! Thanks for showing our family angels do exist on earth! You will be greatly missed!
Veronica Calderon
July 16, 2017
Jackie, wow I am still just in shock of learning of your passing. You were such an amazing soul and a wonderful part of our NMCHS family. I will never forget being in the faculty dance with you your first year. You told us how you had never danced before but we're willing to just go for it. Then you were given a really big part in the dance and it did not even faze you...you just worked hard and learned your part and you ROCKED IT!!! That is the type of person you were, you just went for things and lived life to the fullest. I always had so much fun when ever I was around you. You were an amazing example for our students and for your fellow teachers as well. I will miss you dearly my friend. Rest in Peace.
Kelly Mattz
July 16, 2017
Jackie was always positive smiling and full of energy for teaching and love for all the students. She will be greatly missed at North Monterey County High School. Larry Winterlin NMCHS teacher
Larry Winterlin
July 16, 2017
Devastating loss!!! So sad for the family-- so sad for all of us here at North Monterey County High School !!
Jan Goodspeed
July 16, 2017
Jackie,
Words can't express the shock and heart-break I am feeling. The day I met you on your very first day of teaching and hired you on the spot to coach cross country and track with me will be a memory I will cherish forever. The glow of your eyes as your dream of teaching and coaching came true was priceless. Your North Monterey County High School Condor Family loves you, cherishes you, admires you, emulates you, and will greatly miss you. That being said, you now have left a wonderful legacy for our student athletes to follow. We will carry you in our hearts forever and I know you will continue to bless the lives of hundreds.
I especially want to thank you for the love and kindness you showed my own children and for the assistance for Nina in your class and on the team. Reaching out to a child with special needs and making her feel like the only princess in the world shows who you are. I love you Jackie, run in peace!
Coach Gus Ibarra
To finish I would like to add something my wife Jennifer posted online which says things much better than I can say them;
"Jackie Michele, you are not the first loved one that we have lost, yet somehow the pain is so raw. And so real. There really was no one else quite like you. My girls love you fiercely, and you loved them fiercely right back. You worried about them, you stood up for them, you encouraged them, you included them, you cheered for them, you were literally there for them Every. Single. Day. They were yours. And it was beautiful. I am so thankful to have known you. We are all better for it. The emptiness is tangible, and will be felt by many for a long long time. Thank you for living so purposefully, and loving so deeply. You have always been and will continue to be our angel. ❤"
Jennifer Ibarra
Gus Ibarra
July 16, 2017
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