Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dear AMH Family,

It is with a heavy heart I will write this next update. I am asking for prayers for Dr. Kitty Humphries and her family. Her beloved husband "Jamie" passed away last month while I was in Haiti. Dr. Kitty and Jamie have been long time supporters of AMH and the children we bring to the Roanoke Valley. She has helped us so much over the years with so many projects I can not even begin to list them all. Now she needs our prayers.

I am posting a photo of Dr. Kitty and Jamie 8 years ago at their wedding. His Memorial will also be posted. We all want to thank everyone who has donated in Memory of Jamie Humphries.

Thank you all my love V

James (Jamie) M. Humphreys, 38, Bedford
James (Jamie) McCracken Humphreys, age 38, of Bedford, departed this life on April 23, 2010. Jamie was the loving husband of Kathryn Luth Humphreys, MD, and the devoted stepfather of Matthew, Elena, Nick, and Mariah (Ches) Bono.
He was preceded in death by his beloved nephews, Lloyd Davis Jiang and Miles Weston Jiang.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy Lloyd Fisher Humphreys, of Kansas City, MO; and his father and stepmother, Richard and Margaret Humphreys, of Leesburg, VA; his sister Kristin Elizabeth Humphreys, MD, and her husband, Shao Jiang, MD, and his darling nephew Andrew Kai Jiang of Kansas City, MO; his beloved grandparents Phyllis and James Humphreys of Derry, PA; his mother-in -law Kathleen Luth Adams and husband Budd Adams; his aunt and uncle Euniann and John Grove, as well as his cousins, sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Jamie was born in Munich, Germany. He was a lifelong athlete, excelling at hiking, soccer, tennis, skiing, and water sports. He enjoyed adopting companion animals and was an accomplished amateur astronomer and photographer. Jamie was a graduate of Handley High School in Winchester, and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saint Andrews College in North Carolina. After mentoring many children as a teacher and athletic director at James River Day School and Bedford Elementary School, and as a soccer coach of the Liberty High School Minutemen and Peaks Area Soccer Association, he went on to work as an Airways Systems Engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration in Leesburg.

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