Jenny Soto

September 5, 1964 - July 1, 2023

09/05/1964 - 07/01/2023

Past Services

Thursday July 13, 2023
2:00 pm
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

Jenny Soto, a beloved mother, sister, and friend, passed away on July 1, 2023, at the age of 58. She was born on September 5, 1964, in Orlando, Florida, but her impact was felt far beyond her place of birth.

Jenny led a life of service and inspiration, dedicating over 20 years to proudly serving her country in the United States Navy. Her dedication and commitment led her to achieve the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After her military career, Jenny continued to contribute to her community by working in civil service, leaving a lasting mark wherever she went.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Jenny enjoyed tending to her garden and working in her yard, finding solace and joy in nurturing nature’s beauty. She had an adventurous spirit and loved to embark on local and international travels, embracing the opportunity to explore different cultures and broaden her horizons. Jenny also had a passion for antiques; she cherished the process of finding unique treasures and collecting them with care. As a true admirer of diverse storytelling, she could often be found engrossed in Korean and other foreign soaps and TV dramas, finding delight in their compelling narratives.

Jenny will be deeply missed by her adoring son, Alexander Ekker, who carries her strength and resilience in his heart. She is also survived by her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family members, and countless friends, all of whom were touched by her unwavering kindness and genuine spirit. Though she has left this earthly realm, her memory and the impact she made on those around her will forever remain.

Services to honor Jenny’s life will be held on Thursday, July 13, at 2:00pm at the Albert G Horton Jr Memorial Veterans Cemetery. A burial ceremony, accompanied by the military honors she wholeheartedly deserved, will serve as a tribute to her remarkable military service and unwavering dedication.

Jenny Soto’s spirit will continue to inspire all who were lucky enough to know her. She leaves behind a legacy of love, service, and resilience that will be cherished and remembered for generations to come. May her beautiful soul rest in eternal peace.

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CDR Deidre Pistochini, USN (retired)
1 month ago

Jenny was a beautiful, sensitive person both inside and out. I had the pleasure of knowing and mentoring Jenny from the time she was a young LTjg in the Navy through her years as a Lieutenant Commander. She was so devoted to her country, her family and was pure of spirit. I will miss her and my sincerest condolences to her son and extended family. Rest in peace. 💗

carol jean price
7 months ago

To Jenny’s son and family, I’m so sorry for your sudden loss of someone who was beautiful inside and out with so much graciousness in her soul.

Cindy Kane Collins
7 months ago

I will always remember her beautiful smile. She was always happy and ready to lend a hand when needed. Mirian if you read this get ahold of me I would love to reconnect. So sorry for your loss.
May she Rest in Peace

Jenny Hecker
7 months ago

Dearest Jenny, you meant the world to me and my family. I only hope I can live up to your namesake. You will be missed immensely.

Shelly Reynolds
7 months ago

I don’t have words. My dearest friend, I will miss you.

Savannah Manion
7 months ago

I had the privilege of calling this beautiful and kind woman my Aunt.

She has impacted my life and the lives of others around her. She will be missed dearly. We love you Aunt Jenny.

Kelly Bose
7 months ago

Deeply saddened by this loss too soon from our world. Jenny made a difference in everything she touched, a tremendous positive influence with her own quiet way, full of grace. Working together many times for over 15 years Jenny made significant contributions to our Navy and Joint Command and Control systems as a contractor. Her professional work was not her top achievement. Reserved in her private life is Jenny’s pride in the man Alex has become and his continued quest for his dreams.

Melinda Hallyburton
7 months ago

I am truly blessed to have known Jenny Soto and I will miss her dearly. She is one of the most beautiful souls I have ever known. My heart goes out to you Alex; may loving memories help bring peace, comfort and strength. You two will always be in my prayers.

Paul Karl Heim II
7 months ago

I worked with Jenny for several years at WR Systems and she was always the consummate professional, extremely hard working, humble, intelligent and insightful. She is without a doubt, one of the nicest people I have ever known. She will be sorely missed. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
7 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Jenny Soto, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Jenny Soto, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †