Jami Lynn Sumner

January 21, 1983 ‒ July 06, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio
Formerly of Marengo, Ohio

Jami Lynn Sumner, age 36, formerly of Sunbury and Marengo, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 from complications with diabetes.

She was born January 21st, 1983 in Delaware Ohio.  Jami was the daughter of Candy Phillips and Boyd (Junior) Sumner, and mother to Alexis Lynn, who she lovingly nicknamed “Lynnerd.”

Jami was a 2001 graduate of Highland High School.  Known as a sweet, lovable person with a good heart, she was also known to be loud, stubborn and very opinionated. Jami loved to write and enjoyed being with her friends. She loved her daughter to the moon and beyond.  Jami also regularly participated in the local chapter meetings of N.A. and A.A.

In addition to her parents and daughter, Jami is survived by brother Justin Sumner, sister Haily Collmar, half-sisters Kelly and Shelly, grandfather Boyd Sumner Sr., and numerous aunt’s, uncle’s, and cousins, and by her special friend Nina M. Bowman.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Harold and Jean Phillips, Larry and Sharon Heyder, and Bertha (Bo) Sumner.

Friends may call Monday, July 15th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt.3 in Sunbury, Ohio, where a Celebration of Life service will immediately follow.

You may send flowers, donate to the American Diabetes Association, or contribute to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.

The Devore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Jami’s family. Special memories and condolences may be shared at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • I am so very sorry, Jami and I just got reunited on FB not long ago, she was always happy when I spoke with her, she will be missed. We talked about how much she loved Lexi and just life in general, again I am so very sorry Prayers for you all

  • I’m glad Jamie and I spent the summer together and some of that following winter last year and I’ll never forget her coming to help me out getting that 4 cord firewood order done when nobody else would! She was a friend and I can’t say it enough but I’m so sorry for your loss Candy, Jerry, Alexis, Justin and everyone in the family. Jamie will be the bright star we see when we look up at night! Thinking of you all

  • Our deepest sympathy… May the Lord give you comfort in this time of need …. 😢🙏
    Christopher and Debbie Lambert Saunders

  • Jami and I met in high school and have been friends ever since. We have shared many memories together. We have had a few ups and downs, but always managed to forgive one another and move on… Jami was a very kind big hearted person , but she could also be very loud ,annoying and opinionated. But she was always there for me if I needed her…. What I would do to hear her voice or have her call me up and call me sis….. She will be missed and I pray for strength and guidance for Lexie to get through all of this…. It may take a village…. Her life ended to soon, she had so much more to live for…. Here’s to eternal life James cheers….. She always said she looked up to me as a role model and a idle in life, I told her on several occasions, I looked up to her, I am not one to stick up for myself and or take any stuff from anyone and Jami taught me how to be better at that… Love ya forever xoxo, Sis

  • Candy, Boyd, and Justin, we are so sorry to have another loss in our family. We love you, and God bless. Aunt Nora, aunt Alice and grandpa Boyd

  • So sorry to hear. My heart goes out to you Candy. I knew her since was a little child. Spunky little thing, sweet and very kind. Go bless.

  • Candy I am so sorry for your loss, Jami will be missed by many! We lost touch as we got older but I will always remember Jami being loud and very oppinionated which is not a bad thing!! I have a lot of memories with Jami…again I’m so sorry for your lost prayers and hugs to you, Justin, Lexi and your family.

  • Jami you will b missed so very much …this is truely a terrible loss … Love you girl…so so sorry to her family

  • I remember Jami as this sweet and funny teenager that would come to the farm and spend time with Kristin and our family. So sorry to hear of her passing.
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • sorry for the family loss. I will be praying for all of u . I went too school with her she was a good student. what a blessing she was at school always made everyone smile. well will miss you.

  • Kandy, Junior and family so sorry to hear about Jami. She was a kind and wonderful person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Candy and family I’m so sorry u are going thru this pain. Just think God is with every step of the way.

  • Candy I’m sorry to hear about Jami I’m praying for your strength. Jr I’m sorry also my prayers are with you and your family. In this time of need . I love u Rose’s daughter Mary Lynn.