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Jamie Kirk Hahn of Raleigh died early Wednesday at WakeMed, with her husband Nation and her family at her side. She was 29.

Jamie ws a strong and courageous young woman and a bright light to us all. Pray for her and her loving family.

Visitation will be 5-8pm, Friday, April 26 at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 27, also at Pullen Memorial.

 
We anticipate that the family will need a lot of support both emotionally and financially. The family deeply appreciates the thoughts and expressions of love we have received. 
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04/26/2013
by The Hahn and Kirk families
Grab your #RaleighNation shirt now! All proceeds go to the @nationhahn fund – bit.ly/raleighnation
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04/26/2013
by The Hahn and Kirk families
The time for the visitation today has been extended to accomodate more visitors.

Friday, April 26, 5-8pm

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church

1801 Hillsborough St  Raleigh, NC 27605

(919) 828-0897


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04/25/2013
by The Hahn and Kirk families
Grab your #RaleighNation shirt now! All proceeds go to the @nationhahn fund – bit.ly/raleighnation
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04/25/2013
by The Hahn and Kirk families
Grab your #RaleighNation shirt now! All proceeds go to the @nationhahn fund – bit.ly/raleighnation
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04/24/2013
by The Hahn and Kirk families

Jamie Kirk Hahn's Obituary

Jameson (Jamie) Kirk Hahn of Raleigh died early Wednesday at WakeMed, with her husband Nation and her family at her side.  She was 29.

Visitation will be 6-8pm, Friday, April 26 at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 27, also at Pullen Memorial.

Jamie was a rising star in politics.   She was an idealist who lived her beliefs.  She dedicated her life and her labor to the goal of human dignity for all – rich and poor, black and white, young and old, gay and straight.  She saw public service as the way to achieve that goal.

She was taken from us too early.  But she touched uncounted numbers of people whose expressions of love and support have sustained her family in this difficult time.

Jamie and Nation made life and politics fun.  They loved friends and food.  They filled their home with celebrations of birthdays, holidays and special occasions, including most any Carolina game on television.

Jamie and Nation just celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary last week at Emerald Isle, NC.

Jamie was born on October 25, 1983.  She attended Orangeburg (SC) Preparatory School.  She fell in love with the University of North Carolina and with Chapel Hill during a visit as a high school junior.  She graduated from UNC in 2006 with a degree in political science.

She served on the board of the Hope Center at Pullen and was an active member of UNC’s Young Alumni Association. 

Jamie began her career in politics as a fundraiser for Congressman David Price in 2006.  During her work for Senator John Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign, she met Nation.  They were married on April 18, 2009.

She owned Sky Blue Strategies, a political fundraising consulting firm. Other candidates and causes for which she worked included Kenneth Lewis for US Senate, Brad Miller for US Congress, Kay Hagan for US Senate, Jane Dyer for US Congress (SC), Bob Etheridge for Governor (NC), the Research Triangle Foundation, and Protect all NC Families.

She is survived by her husband, Nation; her mother and stepfather Debra and Marion Funderburk of Orangeburg, SC; her father and stepmother Chris and Teresa Kirk of St. Helena Island, SC; brothers Brett and Justin Funderburk and sister Ashley Jones; as well as Nation’s parents, David and Pat Greer of Lenoir, NC. 

Her family wishes to thank the staff, nurses and surgeons at WakeMed for their professionalism, dedication and courtesy during Jamie’s final hours.

She is mourned by and she will be remembered by a legion of friends.  Tuesday night, with just a few hours’ notice, hundreds of them filled the sanctuary at the Hahns’ faith home, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, for a prayer vigil.

Nation spoke at the service.  He said: “Jamie dedicated her life to making a difference, and it is that dedication that has brought so many of us together tonight to pray for her, stand with her and express our love for her.”

He read from a poem by Aeschylus that Jamie loved, a poem quoted by Robert F. Kennedy on the night Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated:

“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”

 

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The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Hope Center at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh 27605.  Please earmark contributions to  “Raising Hope Dinner.”


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04/24/2013
by The Hahn and Kirk families

A visitation before the service will be held:

 

Friday, April 26, 6-8pm

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church

1801 Hillsborough St  Raleigh, NC 27605

(919) 828-0897


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04/24/2013
by The Hahn and Kirk families

The service for Jamie Kirk Hahn will be held:

 

Saturday, April 27, 11am

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church

1801 Hillsborough St  Raleigh, NC 27605

(919) 828-0897

Please let me know if you need a ride amber@newkind.com


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04/24/2013
by The Hahn and Kirk families

Statement from the Hahn/Kirk families

Jamie Kirk Hahn

Jamie lost her struggle to live this morning. We lost a beautiful and loving wife, daughter and friend.
We all lost a pure and brave spirit.

Over the last two days we were inspired by how the community rallied around her. It is our fervent hope that an even larger community will be inspired now by the way she lived her life.

She dedicated her life and her work to the ideal that we were put on this earth to care for those who need an extra measure of care. She believed in justice, opportunity and fairness for all. She loved politics and she saw the Democratic Party as the path to realize her ideals.

She had a gift for bringing us together—black and white, young and old, gay and straight. She challenged us to work together for a better world.

Her light will shine on in all of us who knew and loved her.


April 24, 2013
1:50 am


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