It is with heavy hearts that we announce our dear friend Jill Conley has passed away. She was truly a beautiful soul, and was a shining example of the powers of love and positivity. Her bravery in her battle with cancer continues to inspire us, and we know that heaven has gained an incredible angel.
“Jill was a bright light that sparkled in our office the day she came to visit. She knew nothing of The Life Chest prior to arriving but she walked through our doors with an open heart. Three hours later we had become something reminiscent of long-time friends, laughing and carrying on, sharing anecdotes and brainstorming dreams for the future. She was committed in seeing our dreams becoming a reality and we hers. I am so honored to have known her, and have no doubt that her dreams will live on through her legacy.”
– Julie Donegan
From the Jill’s Wish Facebook page:
“With great sadness we share the news that our loving, supportive, tireless, feisty and determined founder Jill Brzezinski-Conley – Breast Friends passed on this morning peacefully with family by her side. Many of you know how much it meant to Jill to embrace her terminal illness and turn it into a passion for helping people all over the world either with her message of body positivity or her foundation, Jill’s Wish. She always said the uplifting messages and words of encouragement she got through social media, email and regular mail were her chemo; they help keep her fire burning. And she was resolute to change just one woman’s life before departing this earth. We believe she surpassed her own expectations by helping millions, and we will continue to honor and cherish her legacy by continuing her mission.
Her mother Rosemary posted this earlier today:
“It is with deepest grief and sadness to post that Jill Brzezinski-Conley passed away peacefully this morning with her loving husband Bart Conley by her side. Over the last 6 1/2 yrs she has handled her illness with grace, determination, humor and generosity. Our Jillybean will be greatly missed by family and friends as she has touched countless lives. Everyone has been in awe of her beauty both inside and out. As her mother she was my best friend, confidante and love of my life. Her light will continue to shine. A celebration of her amazing journey will be held in Louisville and MI where Jill was born and raised. Arrangements will be posted when finalized.”
We have details below for the Life Celebration of Jill Conley, if you can and would like to join us. And by request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please kindly consider donating to Jill’s legacy and inspiration through www.JillsWish.org
Fri., Feb 5, 2016 from 2-8:00 p.m.
Ratterman’s Funeral Home
3800 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40218
Sat., Feb 6,2016 at 1:30 p.m.
St. Patrick Church of Louisville
1000 N. Beckley Station Rd.
Louisville, KY 40245
Jill is eternally a Life Chest Lifer and our friend.