Jill Elizabeth Musico, 73, died on Tuesday January 3, 2024, at her home in Yorktown following an eight-month battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Bob, son Darren, daughter Kerri, sisters Jacqueline and Julie. Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews both here and in England.
Jill was born in Clacton on Sea, Essex England the youngest daughter of Ted and Peggy Rogers. Jill married Bob, a sergeant in the Air Force on April 12, 1969. From then on, she traveled the world. Jill was many things to many people. A leader, an organizer, an administrator, give her a task and you could walk away knowing she would complete it beyond your expectations. During Bob’s time in the Air Force, Jill was the president of 3 different organizations, planned and executed 4 annual Christmas parties for nursing home residents, volunteered at several organizations and worked at a jewelry store and a dress shop. Following Bob’s retirement from the Air Force they settled in Newport News. Not one to sit at home Jill worked at Williamsburg Landing Retirement Community as a maintenance administrator. When she left after 13 years she left behind an incredibly detailed filing system for each of the 100+ homes that recorded every piece of equipment in every home including serial number, installation date, inspections and repairs. She became lasting friends to several of the residents. She decided to retire but was head hunted by A/C Masters Inc. She decided she would work there just a year or two to help get the business established. After 9 years, as with Williamsburg Landing, she had completely organized the admin functions, and financial management. After she retired, she just wanted to volunteer. So, she joined Meals on Wheels for 1 day a week. That wasn’t enough so she volunteered at the Bargain Box. With her famous last words “I’ll just volunteer one day a week to help out. “As usual she became the cashier manager. As cashier manager she created instructional manuals for every cashier responsibility.
Family and friends were important to Jill. If you were a friend, you were a friend for life. If you needed anything she was first to put her hand up. She became a member of a book club, the Transatlantic Wives and Parents Association, she was a dancer with the Kountry Kickers Clogging Team and belonged to many other social groups.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News on January 19, 2024, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please click on the donation tab provided to make a donation in Jill’s memory to Imerman Angels. Their services are to provide comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers through a personalized, peer-to-peer mentorship program with someone who has been there. For people facing the shock, fear and uncertainties of cancer, Imerman Angels provide a nurturing space to ask questions, laugh, cry and share. Their services are free to anyone seeking support, connection and community.