Jenna - Jake's baby shower
Jennifer "Jenna" Mary Bolinder
  • 35 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 29, 1979
  • Place of birth:
    St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 26, 2014
May you shine brightly in heaven so that your glitter that surrounds us sparkles for eternity. We miss you so much!

Jennifer "Jenna" M. Bolinder 

On the evening of November 26, 2014, Jenna passed away while being comforted by her family in Largo, Florida. Jenna was 35 years old.  

Jenna was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 29th, 1979 and was the only daughter of Susan M. Bolinder and Merrill "Rick" K. Fitzpatrick. 

Gifted with a beautiful soul and kind heart, Jenna was an amazing mother, daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. She was free-spirited and humorous and had a genuine, infectious and unguarded laugh that would make those around her smile on their toughest day. Always thinking of others, Jenna was a fierce advocate for the underdog and possessed an innate sense of what those around her needed. She was tenacious in standing up for her beliefs and inspired others to do the same. 

What was evident to everyone who knew Jenna, was how much she loved her son, Jake. Her eyes sparkled with pride for him every day since the day he was born and she used her love of photography and art to capture her eternal bond with him. May all that knew her, forever remind Jake that his mother was amazing and loved him with every ounce of her being.  

Jenna was a passionate and loyal Barista for Starbucks for fifteen years and loved the friends she made there over the years.  

Jenna was preceded in death by her soul mate and Jake's father, Gregory Dickson and uncle, John Bolinder. 

Jenna is survived by her ten year old son, Jake Garland Dickson, Panama City; her mother, Susan Bolinder, Clearwater; her father and step-mother, Rick and Nancy Fitzpatrick, Panama City; her grandmother, Mary Stoughton, Seminole; her aunt Kerry Bolinder, Chicago; her uncles Ralph Bolinder and James Bolinder; loving cousins and friends.  

Contributions in memory of Jenna may be made to the “Jake G. Dickson College Fund” and mailed to Raymond James at 550 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 1050 Chicago, IL 60661 or you can visit

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Colleen Lewis on 26th November 2016

"I still live by where we grew up and it sadness me at times but also brings great laughter too. My two girls know about you and I share with them our memories. They laugh and ask to do the same things. I will forever miss you but never forget you!"

This tribute was added by Susan Bolinder on 26th November 2015

"Hello, My Beautiful Daughter!!!  On this day it will be exactly one year since you went away.  I miss you terribly!!!  My heart aches constantly since you left this earth.  Ironically, it is also Thanksgiving day.  It's so hard to be grateful today, but I am so very grateful for having and loving you, my precious daughter, every minute of my life before you were even born.  I have been a very blessed woman for you and for Jake who has so much of you in him!!!  I Love You Infinitely!!!!  Mom"

This tribute was added by Susan Bolinder on 18th August 2015

"I still cannot believe my precious daughter is gone forever from this Earth!!!  She was the light of my life!!!   Jenna was the most beautiful daughter inside and out.  She was the best daughter anyone could ask for.  I was always so proud of her and even more proud of her when she became the best mother in the world to her son, Jake. The pain of losing my incredible child is too much to bear sometimes and no parent should have to know this pain.  I was there when she took her first breath and I was there when she took her last breath.  Her last words were, "Mom, I love you." and then she blew me a kiss.  I told her I loved her too and I promised to make sure Jake was taken care of.  I knew Jenna better than anyone and I want Jake to know that when he is ready, he will come to me to know his mother even more.  She loved Jake more than anyone could love a son.  They had that same close relationship Jenna and I had.  I was blessed to have Jenna for over 35 years along with so many great memories.  Jake only had her for 10 years.  It is so incredibly sad that Jake is going to miss growing up into adulthood without his mother.  I just hope he remembers her and believes that she is always with him.  And... I hope that others will add their thoughts, memories, and pictures of Jenna so that Jake will see how many people my daughter has touched in their hearts.  I am adding many pictures now and will continue to add pictures which are really just a glimpse of the beautiful and caring person she was and still is."

This tribute was added by barbara dickson on 15th December 2014

"While I did not know Jenna as well as others, I sure know she lived her son and her soul mate Greg.  She was a beautiful woman who will be missed immensely !! May she rest in peace now and watch over her angel jake"

This tribute was added by Colleen Lewis on 11th December 2014

"I met Jenna when we were in first grade, a year later she moved to Switzerland, we met up again two yes later in a different city and different school. From there, the stories are endless. We spent countless nights at each others house, I was at her Grandma's house a lot too and tagging along with her Aunt Kerry. When we got into middle school that was even better. Lol. She lived with me and my family for a short time in 8th grade since her loving mom was relocated, she heard Jenna's plead and allowed her to stay until school was over. Since hearing of Jenna's passing, memories flood to mInd, followed with happiness and sorrow. She was a beautiful soul, always kind, warm hearted and simply amazing. Her son,  mom, Aunt, Grandma and Uncle's are in my thoughts at a constant. Miss you "Bolinder butt""

This tribute was added by Rick Fitzpatrick on 10th December 2014

"Jenna was a very special step-daughter for 30 years. She could make me laugh and not crack a smile. She gave us a  grandson that has a sweetness about him that is a true tribute to the gentleness his mom reflected to others. She was a hard worker, true friend and loved her family. She was very sentimental about certain things. I enjoyed cooking for her. She always left our house with a bowl of something for later. She was a good cook. We laughed because she was always late. She was a natural beauty. I will always make sure that Jenna will not be forgotten by Jake. Her presence will always be in our life and home. I love you Kiddo! Rest Peacefully until we meet again! Nancy"

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