Jackie Himel Carr
1958 - 2020
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Jackie Himel Carr, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at her residence, on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the age of 61. She was born on Thursday, October 30, 1958, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the daughter of Kelcy Himel Sr. and the late Rita Brunett Himel. She was the Post Operative Director of Surgical Services for North Oaks Medical Center, where she has been employed for many years. Jackie is survived by her husband, John Marshall Carr, Jr., brothers, Kelcy Himel Jr.(Sue), and Greg Himel (Carolyn); father, Kelcy Himel, Sr., nephews, Bret Himel (Tiffany), and Bryce Himel (Lindsey); niece, Jill Soderstrom (Garrett), great-nieces and nephews, Mia and Londyn Himel and William and Haysen Soderstrom; step-son, John Marshall Carr III, step-daughter, Rayne Carr, and her grandson, John Marshall Carr IV. Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 8:00 am until 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 600 North Oak Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Wednesday at 11:00 am, with Fr. Cayet Mangiaracina, O.P. officiating. If you are planning to attend the service at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, you MUST wear a mask and will have your temperature checked before you can enter the church. Interment will follow at St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery in Husser, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pilots for Patients, 3127 Mercedes Dr., Monroe, LA 71201, pfp@pilotsforpatients.org. This organization was dear to Jackie's heart. During the visitation social distancing and wearing a face mask are strongly recommended. An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.

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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 29 to Jul. 2, 2020.
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July 10, 2020
Jackie was a warm and caring lady who touched the lives of so many patients at North Oaks. She was an excellent role model to all she led. Her talent will be continued through all she mentored. I send my deepest sympathy to her family and to all those who will miss her.
Deborah Krause
Deborah Krause
Coworker
July 2, 2020
i was so saddened to hear of jackie's passing. she was such a courageous, caring, and compassionate person, and such a joy to be around. it's difficult to comprehend that a light that shone so brightly could be gone so soon. she will be missed by many. lisa and i want to extend our heartfelt condolences to buddy and the family.

hobby morrison
Hobby Morrison
Friend
July 2, 2020
I am dismayed that Jackie is gone and I send my love to Buddy.
Ann Moody
Friend
July 1, 2020
Jackie was a dedicated nurse and cared so much for others.She was always pleasant and willing to help us on Same Day Surgery when we needed help!!! So sorry for your loss and I know there is a special place in Heaven for her...
Sandy Thornhill FNP-c
Coworker
July 1, 2020
Buddy, I am so sorry for your loss. I have wondered over the years how you and your family were. I had even asked Curley if he had heard from you. I have only met your wife once but it seems she was an amazing woman. Again I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynn Garrett
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July 1, 2020
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July 1, 2020
I am so sorry that I can't be there to pay tribute to Jackie-especially because I'll be a patient on her unit at that time. Im sure I won't be missed at her service, but she'll be missed as my nurse! Jackie was many things to many people. She was a dear friend to so many. Like many others, I knew her and had the privilege to work with her for many,many years. To all of us nurses that proudly consider ourselves to be old school nurses, Jackie was a nurses' nurse. That meant, above all else, her one focus in each day at work was her patients. I was fortunate enough to have Jackie as a nurse for many of my breast cancer years. She lovingly cared and listened, she supported and encouraged you to get going' and meet your day. She had amassed a great nursing knowledge and had the ability to apply that knowledge in a personalized was for each of her patients. And she did consider them HER patients. That personal ownership is a rare quality today and it enabled her to make a difference in the lives of all the patients, all the hundreds of patients, whose lives she touched. As a fellow nurse who loves our profession, I know that Jackie understood the blessings that made the struggles worthwhile. Her bravery and unaltering courage during her own fight with cancer served to inspire us all. I am blessed to have had her as a friend And I am deeply proud to have shared the nursing profession with her. She made us all better. One of my favorite poems describes the way Jackie lived her life and tackled all that she did and the difference she made with everyone she touched

I burn my candle at both its ends, it will not last the night. But oh my foes and oh my friends it gives a lovely light! Thank you , Jackie , for letting us share your light.
Sandy Patterson
Friend
July 1, 2020
The Carr & Himel Family,
I was so very saddened to here of Jackie's death. She was such a blessing to not only me, as a friend, but to many that she came across on her job. You can draw comfort that she's in no more pain and I can see she & Rita together again! You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I have a favorite verse from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:4 and it says:
Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted. Amen ❤
Sue Crockett
Friend
June 30, 2020
Jackie and I go way back. I will always remember when we were young teens on some Saturdays we would walk to town from my house to the Fountain Café. We would share an order of French fries and drink nectars. After we go visit her mom, Ms. Rita at the Police Station.
She was a treasured friend, a kind, caring & compassionate person. She will be greatly missed.
Jinnie Wilson
Friend
June 29, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to Jackie's entire family.
Glenda Sharkey
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
Buddy, Jackie will be greatly missed in this community. Her courage and kindness are an inspiration. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Nancy and Steve Williams
Nancy Williams
Friend
June 29, 2020
I hate to hear this about Jackie. I worked at North Oaks and we would talk frequently. I am so sorry for her family. She was a very nice person and really cared about people and the job she was doing. I know she will be missed terribly
Brenda Lipscomb
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June 29, 2020
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Jason Ramert
June 29, 2020
Jill, this is Brandi your old coworker from north oaks rehab. I heard about your aunt today from Dorothy Anne. I am currently working at City Glass part time. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers
Brandi Piediscalzo
Friend
June 29, 2020
Jackie will be missed. She was strong and courageous. It was a pleasure to have known her and worked with her for our careers in nursing. Such a true patient advocate.
Sherry collura
Friend
June 29, 2020
Buddy,
We are so sorry to hear about Jackie's passing. We will forever cherish our travels and adventures with the both of you. Jackie was such a warm, gracious, thoughtful person, with a zest for life and a great big heart. We fell in love with her the moment we met her. Our prayers are with you!
Jason & Tehar Ramert
June 29, 2020
So sorry to read of the passing of Jackie. Agree will be greatly missed
Glenn Allen
Coworker
June 29, 2020
I used to play tennis with Jackie and kept in touch minimally since. I loved her personality and spirit. She was a joy to be around. She will give the other angels in heaven a run for their money. See you again one day.
Wendy Lauderdale
Friend
June 29, 2020
God bless you and your family
Launo and John Moore
Friend
June 29, 2020
My heart is broken!! Jackie was the epitome of the definition of NURSE! I know she influenced so many of her staff throughout her career! Jackie Carr you will be SO MISSED! Sending love & PRAYERS to Jackie's husband & other family members
Gina Burdett
Friend
June 28, 2020
I will miss your smiling face passing by the front desk when you're rushing to your meeting with your daily good morning Sheila. I'll never forget you Jackie.
Sheila Johnson
Coworker
June 28, 2020
Please accept my condolences and prayers for your family's loss. May God grant you each some measure of peace and understanding.
Gary Stanga
June 28, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to Jackie's family and friends. Jackie was always caring and kind. She will be missed.
Heidi Miller
Coworker
June 28, 2020
John & Family,
It's with sincere sorrow we send this note of Jacki's passing. Jacki did so much to help others here on earth and her funny,
gracious and loving spirit will remain in our hearts forever.
In the coming days may you and your family be filled with peace, love & strength knowing that she's in good hands of our creator.
Louis Wiginton & Family
Louis Wiginton & Family
Friend
June 28, 2020
John & Family,
It's with sincere sorrow we send this note of Jacki's passing. Jacki did so much to help others here on earth and her funny,
gracious and loving spirit will remain in our hearts forever.
In the coming days may you and your family be filled with peace, love & strength knowing that she's in good hands of our creator.
Louis Wiginton & Family
Louis Wiginton & Family
Friend
June 28, 2020
My condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Jackie was such a kind, friendly person. A great loss!
Vicki Pilie (Piazza)
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