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Jesse Michael Hoffman died four days ago

Jesse, Christian and Jamie Hoffman: August 31, 2012

Jesse, Christian and Jamie Hoffman: August 31, 2012

 Jesse Michael Hoffman, died four days ago on September 7th, 2013. He was 26. Jesse leaves behind a four-year old son, Christian, and a wife, Jamie. I don’t know Jamie very well . We have never had coffee together; we have never gone for a walk. I don’t know when her birthday is.

Jamie was one of the first people to be kind to me when we moved here. She smiled at me and asked how I was doing when I saw her at church. We became Facebook friends, and I followed her life when she showed photographs of her family.

Today Jamie posted this scripture verse on her Facebook status.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

This morning when I went for a walk I saw a stump of a tree that had been cut down. When I saw the stump I thought of Jesse Hoffman and his death.

The tree was cut down.

Usually I write about my daily life; about how hard it is for me to wash my dishes every day. And sometimes I write about how I struggle to clean the clutter out of my basement.

Today all I want to write about is a woman who lost her husband, and a boy who lost his dad, and a mother who lost a son, and a sister who lost a brother, and grandparents who lost their grandson.

Here is Jesse Michael Hoffman’s Obituary in the Phoenixville news. 

One of Jesse’s friends, Michelle Myers, started a Give Forward fundraiser on Facebook to help Jamie pay for the funeral. As I write this they have raised $3,500 dollars of the $8,000 goal. 45% of the money.

Would you please consider helping Jamie and her son Christian? Will you consider giving a few dollars to help them pay for the funeral? You can click on this link to donate.

Jesse Hoffman Family Fundraiser

 If you can’t donate money, will you please pray for them. Pray for comfort and peace.

 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Memorial contributions may be made in Jesse’s memory for the benefit of his son and made payable to “Christian Michael Hoffman” c/o 300 Fayette Street Conshohocken, PA 19428.

Will you take a friend for coffee today? Will you make the effort to be a real friend and not just a Facebook friend?

And, tonight when you kneel beside your bed and say your prayers, please remember Jamie and Christian.



Would you please share this. I usually don’t ask. Will you share it to help Jamie and Christian?

About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • Jee Young Kim

    So sorry to hear that. I will lift up a prayer for their family tonight.

  • kathunsworth

    A terrible tragedy I will pray, there is so much sadness in the world. My heart aches for his wife and child xxxx

  • Joyce Glass

    I am in tears for them. How sad and how hard. One of my very best friend is a widow. I never knew her husband. My heart aches for I know some of the journey she has started. Praying for them now.

  • Elsie

    I am so sorry for this family. This is every parent’s nightmare.

  • Leigh Anne Eck

    Much too young to leave this life. My heart goes out and my prayers go up for his family.

  • I’m sorry for your friend, Pamela. Prayers will be said. How nice of you to do this for the family.

  • raayres

    Your writing is so real and raw here. Your words tug at my heart. I will pray.