Jennifer Lorraine Day
March 1, 1982-February 1, 2023
Jennifer Lorraine Day died on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Though she had been battling cancer for more than a year, her final year was filled with happiness and fun, and her death was peaceful.
Jenny was born on the first of March 1982, the daughter of Thomas and Lois Day. She was the middle child, arriving between brother Christopher and sister Rachel, but even being in the middle, she couldn’t be overlooked. Jenny was athletic and independent from a young age, for years shining on the soccer field (often under Tom’s coaching) and at the riding stable where she volunteered. She was also a natural actor, her comic instinct and love of sarcasm landing her roles ranging from Glinda to Shakespeare’s Adriana to the Mad Hatter to the adventurous puppy heroine of an adaptation of Chekhov’s “Kashtanka”.
Jenny graduated from Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, Virginia. By then, she’d already been working for several years, and her charm, hard work, and highly organized mind left her in high demand from her employers, whether she worked as a restaurant hostess, as she did at That’s Amore and P.F. Chang’s, or when she manned the front desk at Reston Hospital and Lane & Associates in Richmond. Wherever she worked, Jenny always took care of people, her quick wit resolving problems, her charm putting guests at their ease.
Jenny is greatly missed by her parents and siblings, as well as her fiancé Harold Scott and their beloved pet, Fat Cat. She is also missed by her grandmother, Faith W. Eckler; her aunts, uncles, and cousins, and the many friends she made wherever she went.
Nothing better describes Jenny than to talk about her charm. She was charming, sweet and funny. She had a way of warmly connecting with the people around her and making them feel at ease. Every year at Christmas, you could tell that Jenny had really thought about the gifts she gave to people, which were often unexpected but always so right. She will be missed forever.
What a beautiful young woman! I love her adventurous spirit and would have so enjoyed seeing her in the theater. She was a great gift to Reston Hospital where I vounteered. Love and prayers to Lois and Tome and family.
What a beautiful tribute to this amazing girl! Jenny and her dear family remain in our prayers. God Love them all .
May Jenny hear those Loving Word of Our Lord, “Well done good and faithful servant, welcome into your Father’s Joy!”
What a beautiful write-up. That’s how I remember her, though we hadn’t seen her in many years. Our prayers go out to the Tom Day family and those closest to her to find the comfort only God can give. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
The picture of Jenny so wonderfully captures her spirit as you described her! I;m praying for all of you. Connie
I might have met Jennifer only once, when she was knee-high (at a school reunion; her mother and I went to high school together), but in the accompanying photo I see a zest for life that makes me think she made the most of her years here on earth. Rest in peace, Jenny. You were obviously a remarkable young woman with a beautiful spirit.
The loss of our dear sweet Jenny is enormous. She fought her battle courageously, and with her inimitable grace. One of my go-to songs upon loss of a loved one is Ellis Paul’s “God’s Promise”. I hope it may bring strength and comfort to those who care to listen.
The picture was taken in 1998, when Jenny, my dad (then 70, Grandpa to Jenny) and I did an epic “3 generation hike” to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It’s a memory I will treasure always. She was a such free spirit and sweet soul. Oh, Jenny, how we will miss you. Too soon, way too soon, and oh so tragic. Her final moments were spent staring, with love, into her mother’s eyes, surrounded by her adoring family. This loss is deep.
That was a beautiful tribute to a lovely young lady! She was so independent and had a beautiful spirit. I continue to pray for her parents, Lois and Tom and her brother and sister, Christopher and Rachel as they continue to morn the loss of Jenny. May God give them His peace and His loving presence!