Nora Jeane King

Nora Jeane King

This year on January 19, I lost my best friend, my grandmother, Nora Jeane King. She lived from April 9, 1940 to January 19, 2013.

My Mimme was more than a grandmother to me she, was my best friend, my counselor, my rock, my everything and no matter how old I got she always referred to me as her "baby girl."

From an early age, my Mimme and I had a bond that was unlike any other. Whether we were shopping, talking on the phone for hours or if I were just aggravating her while she was trying to do something, we always had fun. She was always there for me and being without her this past year has been the hardest thing I have ever done.

I'm extremely lucky that I was blessed to have had her in my life for 29 years, but I can't help but wish I could have her for 29 more. I miss her more than I could ever say. Rest in peace, Mimme.

-Ashlea Neugebauer