Jackie Lynn Steele Haas of Longwood, Florida, died peacefully at home on September 19, 2020, after a long illness. Lynn was born August 18, 1961, in Frankfurt, Germany. She spent her younger years in Newport News, Virginia, and moved to Longwood after marrying Andy Haas in June 1998.
She was a graduate of Warwick High School in Newport News and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Phoenix. Lynn worked as a bookkeeper for many years and was active as a Girl Scout troop leader and cheer coach for Pop Warner. She was an avid volunteer at Wekiva Elementary School as an award-winning dividend and as a treasurer for the Teague Middle School band and Lake Brantley Band Boosters as well as at Rock Lake Middle School in the front office and clinic. She also enjoyed the beach, craftwork, and spending time with her granddaughter, Abby.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Dana Nicole Sampoux (Koen), Kimberly Erin Spiers, and Caroline Margaret Haas; one granddaughter, Abigail Elise Sampoux; her parents, Bob and Robbie Steele; six siblings and their families, Jeanmarie Fink, Judy Hurley, David Steele, Jennie Little, John Steele, and Carrie Petley; and one sister-in-law, Karen Steele; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Bob Steele Jr.
A Celebration of Life will be held on October 3, 2020 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, at First United Methodist Church – Apopka located at 201 S Park Ave Apopka FL 32703. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/.