Domestic Violence Prevention Program & Memorial In Remembrance Of Rose Student

It's been just over a year since the daughter of a former Greenville city manager was killed by her ex-boyfriend, and now the community is coming together to honor her memory.

Thirty-one-year-old Jamie Kimble grew up in Greenville and was the daughter of former city manager Ron Kimble and his wife Jan.

On September 3rd of last year, Jamie lost her life in Florida after a boyfriend she had broken up with shot her and then killed himself.

Family, friends and some of Jamie's former Rose High School classmates are now raising money to create a memorial in the courtyard at J.H. Rose that will share her story.

They're also teaming up with the Center for Family Violence Prevention to launch a pilot program at J.H.Rose to teach kids about the dangers of domestic violence and how to avoid unhealthy relationships.

A fundraising campaign is underway to buy materials and develop a curriculum that will be taught to freshman as they enter high school and a separate course for seniors as they prepare to enter adulthood.

Donna Raynor says,"We're going to try to catch the kids as they become, you know, interested and of age to date, so that we can provide them useful information that will be something they can carry with them for the rest of their lives."

You can contact the Center for Family Violence Prevention in Greenville to make a donation.

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Funeral services are planned in Charlotte for the daughter of a former Greenville city manager whose life was cut tragically short.

Jamie Kimble, daughter of Ron and Jan Kimble, was killed in a murder-suicide in Tampa, Florida Sunday.

Police say Kimble, who was 31, was shot by her boyfriend, 39-year-old Luis Rodriguez, before he then shot himself.

Kimble was an excellent student at Rose High School in Greenville, graduating in the top ten of her class in 1999. She finished UNC Chapel Hill in 3.5 years. Her obituary shows she had just received a promotion at work and was moving from Florida to Texas.

Visitation is Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Services at 1111 East Boulevard in Charlotte.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sautrday at Myers Park United Methodist Church at 1501 Queens Road in Charlotte. A private burial will follow.

The obituary states in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: United Family Services, P.O. Box 36667, Charlotte, NC 28236.

Ron Kimble was the city manager in Greenville for 10 years before leaving in 2000 to become a deputy city manager in Charlotte.


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