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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011
Friends, colleagues remember Jodi Campbell
By ALAN RIQUELMY
Friends and colleagues of a Columbus woman who fell to her death from a Panama City Beach, Fla., balcony remember her as someone who gave sound advice and never judged others.
Jodi Campbell, 52, died late Friday after she fell from a fourth floor balcony at Dunes of Panama Vacation Rentals, authorities said. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the death accidental.
Nellie Frields, who rented from Campbell, stood outside her friend’s Columbus massage therapy business on 12th Street Monday morning.
“She was always kind of like a surrogate mom,” Frields said.“She always gave me great advice. She was always very sweet and insightful -- nonjudgmental. She was a super-gifted massage therapist.
“She always remembered my birthday,” Frields added.“She would always call me when I needed her.”
David McMillen, the landlord of Campbell’s business, said he’d known Campbell “forever.”
“Jodi was a great person,” he added.“I think the best thing is what (Frields) said -- she was very non-judgemental.”
Campbell exercised often, studiously watched what she ate and was often seen biking around Lakebottom Park, Frields said.
Caroline Quintard Duckham, who went to Columbus High School with Campbell, called her friend “a successful, wonderful person.”
“She was a dear friend -- the best,” Duckham said.“It’s kind of hard to talk about.”
A condominium security guard found Campbell lying between some air-conditioning units behind one of the complex’s buildings.
Medical personnel were called, and Campbell was pronounced dead at 10:07 p.m. CDT Friday, reports state.
Ruth Corley, public information officer with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, said the case is closed. She called the death “a very sad accident.”