Jamie LaRae (Rogers) Mann, 53 of Brady, died Oct. 4, 2021, in Brady. She was born Feb. 2, 1968, in Denver, Colorado to Jim and Paula (Porter) Rogers.
At a very young age, Jamie came to know the love of Jesus and accepted Him as her personal Savior. She spent a lot of her childhood vacationing to Jeffrey Lake, where she met the love of her life, Jim.
Jamie Rogers married James (Jimmy) Mann in Gothenburg on May 28, 1989. To this union three children were born: Amanda, Kolton and Brett. Jamie always enjoyed going on family adventures, whether taking trips to Shriners Hospital, mini camping outings, or just being together at Jeffrey Lake. For most of her life, she poured her life into raising her children and cheered them on during their different life stages. In the last few years, Jamie and Jim were enjoying their time as empty nesters (kind of, because they always had people over) at their home at Jeffrey Lake.
She helped plant The Crossing Fellowship Church and led its Guest Services Ministry for most of the church's existence. Anyone and everyone who entered the doors of the Life Center was greeted by her safe and welcoming presence. If she missed someone, she would track them down to make sure they felt seen and loved.
Jamie had many jobs in her life, including providing in-home childcare, being a life group leader, mentoring in youth groups, working as a paraeducator at the school, receptionist for the physical therapist at the hospital and then as an office manager for Hiebner Chiropractic & New Hope Counseling. No matter what role she took, she always looked for opportunities to share the love of Jesus and to let someone know she was a safe person to be around.
Of all the positions she’d held in life, Jamie’s most treasured role was as “Jamma.” She loved teaching her grandkids all of her fun and silly sayings and games. She enjoyed taking them on boat rides and trips to the park, reading to them, singing and dancing with them. It was never boring when Jamma was around. There wasn’t a day that her grandchildren didn’t hear how much they were loved by her either in-person or video chat.
Jamie no doubt had a gift of having an easy-to-talk-to spirit. She couldn’t leave any thrift store jaunt, grocery run, garage sale, vacation trip, or anywhere for that matter without finding a stranger to share the love of Jesus with. People would just share their hearts with her as if they knew her. She loved many and she loved deeply. We could write books upon books of stories of people she impacted and influenced. Her legacy will be one of love, acceptance, and meeting people where they were just like Jesus.
Survivors include her husband, James (Jimmy) of Brady; daughter, Amanda (Micah) Dority of Gothenburg; two sons, Kolton (Rachel) Mann of Bellevue, and Brett (Kayla) Mann of Gothenburg; four grandchildren, Lexi Dority, Eli Dority, Audri Dority, and Marlee Mann; three sisters, Cyndi (Scott) Foresman of Kearney, Pam (Scott) Gallas of Colorado, and Sheri (Keith) Wagner of Colorado; two brothers-in-law, Tagg (Lisa) Mann of Brady, Willy (Beth) Mann of Milford; sister in law, Lisa (Dennis) Kentfield of Millard; father and mother-in-law, Dave and Jody Mann of Brady; cherished nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and many close friends and “adopted” kids and family.
Jamie was preceded in death by her parents, Jim & Paula Rogers; and her baby in Heaven, Gabriel.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Friday, Oct. 8 from 1 - 8 p.m. with the family present from 4 - 6 p.m. Services will be held at The Crossing Fellowship on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. with Eric Most officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell.
Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital, The Crossing Fellowship, or The Jamie Mann Memorial fund to be used as a scholarship for a high school senior going into the behavioral health profession. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.