Friday, September 08, 2006

September 11th Tribute

Jacqueline "Jakki" Young, 37 years old

"Vibrant. Bubbly. Organized. Friendly. Petite. Delicate. Sweet. These are just a few words that described Jakki. Jacqueline Young (also known as "Lyric" to her friends) was originally from South Carolina. She had a special love for Rhythm and Blues music. Her passion for the Temptations led her to collect the lyrics of not only The Temptations' music but also the lyrics to songs recorded by the group's individual members, including Harry Berry, Ron Tyson and Ali-Ollie Woodson. Jakki even planned to design a website of Temptations' lyrics, using the great number she had collected. Her favorite Temptation was bass singer Harry McGilberry (fondly known as Harry Berry). She referred to Harry as her "Shweetie" and always cherished meeting him in Atlantic City back in March 2001. Jakki also had a special fondness for the late great Paul Williams and especially his rendition of "For Once in My Life" recorded on that program, touched her heart to tears. "

Jakki worked in New York for Marsh and McClennan on the 98th floor of the World Trade Center. She was one of thousands who perished in the September 11th terrorists' attack. My deepest condolences go out to her friends and family and to all of the people affected by this senseless tragedy.



At 10:29 PM, Blogger Karmyn R said...

Very nice tribute!!!! It is so sad that we have to do this at all.

I will be posting mine on Sunday. - unfortunately, mine did not come with a picture and I have not been able to find one through all my searches. Oh well.

At 12:42 AM, Blogger Ginger said...

Beautiful job, Jodi. So glad you found out about this and were able to do it. What a wonderful opportunity this was, wasn't it??

At 2:08 PM, Blogger Suzi said...

I appreciated your tribute to Jackie/Lyric. The points you mentioned made me smile, Harry Barry and Sweetie... I can just imagine how excited she was to have met him.

We must remember them.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Miss Chris said...

A very nice tribute. It's so nice that we have the opportunity to honor these people.


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