On Monday, June 14, 2010 our Lord and Savior called to his precious daughter, Jacqueline Vilinia Fiddermon-Lee, to lay down her earthly burdens and come home. “Jaki” was born in January of 1953, the second of nine children to the late Roger Lee Fiddermon and Florence Rebecca Allen Fiddermon, currently of Snow Hill, Maryland.
Although Jaki and her family had lived in Atlantic and Elmira, New York, they came back home to Stockton, Maryland, where she completed her primary education.
An avid reader and naturally inquisitive, Jaki was an excellent student and won many academic awards including scholarships to college. With her cheerful disposition and friendly manner, Jaki was easily able to make friends and was well thought of by her classmates.
Jaki began her adulthood by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and after completing her basic training at Parris Island, she was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, as the Vietnam War was ending.
Jaki excelled in her position as a legal secretary and has worked with some of the top law firms in the country, but none compared to her work as one of the founding members of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation. Working closely with the NFL allowed Jaki to shine in a new light that suited her well. Her excitement and enthusiasm were present in every aspect of her work, from creating the Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., Salute to Excellence Awards meeting to planning and attending the organization’s events.
A devoted and loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, wife and friend, there are no words to express how greatly she will be missed by all who were blessed to know such a special lady and witness a life well done.
THE “FPAF” FAMIILY WILL TRULY MISS JAKI