Jacqueline Susan Day passed to the next life on Saturday, September 25, 2010. She was born on August 9, 1949. She was survived by six children, eight grandchildren, an aunt, and friends and associates too numerous to mention. Jacqui was a strong advocate for disability rights. A representative of Governor Granholm presented her family with a proclamation honoring Jacqui’s service at her internment on the day of her interment, Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing.
Jacqui’s public service commitments include Governor Appointments to the Developmental Disabilities Council, the Michigan Rehabilitation Council, and the Michigan Quality Community Care Council. The Ingham County Board of Commissioners named her to the Board of Health. She was an active volunteer with the Capital Area Center for Independent Living (CACIL) and its Regional Inter-Agency Consumer Committee (RICC). She was honored by Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) as Volunteer of the Year in 2008. She also served on the Olmstead Coalition, the MI-Jobs Coalition, and the Medicaid Advisory Council (MRAC). She was an active member of Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT) and numerous committees working to advance public policy initiatives for long-term supports and services. She worked tirelessly on work groups associated with transportation, dental, housing, and vocational services for persons with disabilities.
A memorial service honoring Jacqui, sponsored by CACIL and BIAMI, will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Gerard’s Parish Hall, 4437 West Willow Highway, Lansing, MI 48917. Memorial donations directed to BIAMI or CACIL will also help cover the cost of a grave marker. CACIL and BIAMI will continue to keep Jacqui’s memory alive by advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. Capital Area Center for Independent Living, 2812 N. MLK Jr. Blvd., Lansing, MI 48906; Phone: (517) 999-2760 or Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Inc., 7305 Grand River, Suite 100, Brighton, MI 48114; Phone: 810-229-5880. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.