Hundreds of mourners showed up at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Trinity Road Wednesday to pay their last respects to Jessica Dawni Fleming, a Los Alamos resident who was known by many throughout the county.
Not only was she a wife, sibling, aunt and a daughter, she seemed to make friends wherever she went.
“I went through a very rough time in my life and she was my rock and I will always be indebted to her for what she did for me,” said Agatha Marquez, who was the general manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Los Alamos from Aug. 2009 to Aug. 2015. “She taught me how to love and forgive and to be at peace with myself. I love her and will always love her.”
By all accounts she took her job as a front desk agent seriously, Marquez said.
“I remember one day I had meetings set up all day and she had the flu and she still came in.” But even when she was home sick, or supposed to be, Marquez recalled that Fleming kept calling in to make sure the hotel was OK.
“That was just the type of person she was,” Marquez said. “Always putting other people first which is probably why she was such a good front desk agent and friend.”
She worked hard at her flower arranging, too, so much so that many people around town knew her as the “flower girl.”