Jamie Rector

June 29, 1980March 3, 2019

Jamie Rector, age 38, passed away on Sunday March 3, 2019. Jamie was born June 29, 1980 in Lansing, Michigan to Mark and Kathy Hershiser.

Jamie is survived by her husband, James Rector; her sons, Jared Rector and Jonah Rector; her parents; Mark and Kathy Hershiser; her brother, Jason Williams and her dog daughter, JoJo.

Jamie is the best wife, mother and daughter anyone could ask for. She loved her family and her God with all of her heart. She would drop everything to help someone out. There isn't a soul out there that can't say that her smile hasn't touched them in some way. She was a simple girl in the fact that she would rather stop at a hardware store for duck tape then go shoe shopping. She could fix anything with tape or anything she could find. If MacGyver had a twin, it was her. She said she got that gift from her dad. Jamie is and will always be Jim's soul mate. She is the "goof to his ball". True love always.

A visitation for Jamie will be held Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Williamston Free Methodist Church, 4400 N. Williamston Rd., Williamston, Michigan. A second visitation will take place at the church Friday, March 8, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service. An interment will occur at Dennis Cemetery, Williamston, Michigan.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Rector family.


  • James Rector, Husband
  • Jared Rector, Son
  • Jonah Rector, Son
  • Mark Hershiser, Father
  • Kathy Hershiser, Mother
  • Jason Williams, Brother


  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2019

Jamie Rector

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Leonard & Judy Mohre

March 8, 2019

Dear all of Jamie''s family ;
There are not enough words to say what a shock that this beautiful person is gone. I can see her in her daddies arm & he is looking at her & telling her what a precious daughter. I see her walking thru a arch as the most beautiful bride to unite with her loving husband who adored her. There was never a time that she would not give you a hug & brag about her sons. She was loved by all & her grandpa & grandma Herisher could not help bragging what a lovely person she was as she grew up & Jamie loved them dearly.

We are so sorry , & we send our sympathy & prayers to you all, but remember God only picks the best for his home & she is with many loved ones also. Jamie will always be loved by all of us.
Uncle Leonard & aunt Judy

Kathy Doyle

March 8, 2019

Kathy and Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Rev. Raleigh Adams Jr.

March 7, 2019

Jamie was important to our family because she and our daughter Rebecca were best friends. Our daughter Rebecca passed 2 years ago and Jamie was there. It meant a lot to me, Rebecca's dad. I remember her giving her testimony of how Rebecca led her to a knowledge of the Lord. How they sang a song called The Warrior is a Child which my wife had taught Rebecca and she introduced it to Jamie. My heartfelt sympathy to her family in her passing. It is always sad to lose a child, wife, sister. I'm so glad she knew the Lord and I'm sure Jamie and Rebecca are back together once again, forever. Love In Christ Rev. Raleigh F. Adams Jr. John 14:1-3

Connie Brevard

March 6, 2019

I am so sorry and having trouble finding the words. Praying for comfort for your family. Hugs Kathy and Mark. Her beautiful smile and heart are from both of you.

Andrea Gulick

March 6, 2019

Jamie had a light about her- and was so welcoming to everyone. I will forever remember her smile and the way she made you feel “at home”. Although I haven’t known her long, she was special enough to leave a lasting impression on my heart.

Debbie Clark

March 6, 2019

Jamie was the sweetest and most beautiful girl. She always had a smile and always happy. She will be greatly missed by all.

Chrissy Corliss(Smyczynski)

March 5, 2019

Jamie was the first person I met when I moved to Michigan in the 2nd grade. We were next door neighbors and became best friends. She was so goofy.. All of the time! Sleepovers, riding bikes,
playing with the kids on Oak St. We grew apart as we got older, but she still always was the kindest person in passing. I will be forever grateful for her friendship.
Prayers to the Hershiser and Rector family that you all find peace some day soon.