Remembering longtime Anna K. Davie principal, educator Jackie Lynch.

Remembering longtime Anna K. Davie principal, educator Jackie Lynch.

 

Retired educator Jackie Lynch of Cedartown passed away on April 1, 2021. Viewing was held Monday at Harden Funeral Home in Cedartown with graveside services held on Tuesday at Polk Memory Gardens.

A remembrance shared by West Rome Alumni salutes his 34 years of service to area students as a biology teacher, assistant principal and principal. He served at Main High Schoot, West Rome High, East Rome Junior High and the original Anna K. Davie Elementary. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Albany State and his masters of education from Tennessee State. The yearbook from Albany State lists Mr. Lynch as being from Cedartown, majoring in science education and being a member of  Alpha Phi Alpha as well as the
Biophichem Club.

Some memories and notes shared on his obituary page include:
I am deeply sorry to hear of Mr. Lynch’s passing. It was my privilege to work with him for many years and to call him my friend. He was a role model and demonstrated professionalism in all his actions. He held very high expectations of himself and he expected no less from others. He also had a gentle, kind heart and saw himself as a servant leader. He anonymously performed many acts of kindness for individual children because he knew they had great needs. He overcame what must have been extraordinary challenges as he rose to become an educational leader in the public schools of Georgia. I will forever remember his kindness, great wit, infectious laugh and all the many lessons I learned from him. To Mrs. Lynch and his family: you are in my prayers as you experience the loss of this exemplary man.
I was a student in Mr. Lynch’s biology class. We looked up to him as a role model. Love to his family.
We will miss Mr. Lynch greatly. He was a mentor and father figure to many. My family and I are so blessed to have known him and his family. I received so many blessings and life lessons. Rest in eternal peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of need. Please know that Mr. Lynch was one of the mentors for many success stories of children who attended Anna K. Davie in Rome, as we hope to continue to shine his light throughout our journeys of what he taught us as one of our greatest principals that help to mode all types of people who excel today. To him and your family. Thank you.
I am deeply sadden upon hearing about Mr. Lynch’s passing. He hired me for my very first teaching job before I even graduated from college. After working under him as my principal, I knew I had the confidence to grow and expand my wings anywhere else. Forty-plus years later, I know that he shaped me into the teacher that I became. Mrs. Lynch, Preston and Sonya, my prayers are with you as you as you face the difficult days ahead. He will be missed my many.
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