Jacquelin L. Gray, 89, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, March 20, 1932, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Dammert Geriatric Center in Belleville, IL.
Jackie worked as a Broker for Niemeyer Insurance. She lived with Polio but it never kept her from living a full life, surrounded by good friends and family. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents: J.D. and Claudia, nee White, Gray
- Steven Schmulbach
- Suzanne Tipton Davis
Surviving are her:
- Linda Schmulbach
- Clifford Tipton
- Marilyn (Steven) Tipton Keyes
- Larry Bernard
Special Thanks: Very special thank you to all that cared for Jackie for the last 20 years at Shrine of the Lady of the Snow Retirement Facility.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
Funeral: Private family services with Pastor Brian Robison officiating and burial at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL.
In memory of a truly great friend and member of get-together through all the wonderful years. You will be missed, Jackie.
With much love,
My lovely cousin Jackie was an inspiration my whole life. She was the most positive person I ever knew despite tremendous physical burdens
and having financial responsibility for herself and her mother after her father died at an early age. She was gracious, generous and caring. I will miss her
Jackie was a good friend of my mother’s, Rosie Steward, who was also a member of the famous Get-To-Gether bunch. Sometimes fondly referred to as the dirty dozen. These women supported each other through it all. Jackie’s strong spirit and beautiful smile will be remembered. Sorry for your loss.
Rest in peace, Jackie. You and GTG were my siblings and my aunts. I suspect the laughter volume in heaven just went up a notch this week.
RIP Jackie. I’m sisters with Mary Kay Svoboda and Marcia Steward (above). Not much more can be said about this remarkable lady. Thank you for sharing that picture Ms. Keyes.
I have very fond memories of Jackie at our Presbyterian church. She was always a cheerful servant who served our church. Peace to you.
Jackie was a close friend of my Mom, June Johnson for seventy years, and fellow member of the get-together group.
I loved the stories Jackie would share about my Mom and the rest of GTG.
Jackie had a beautiful smile, memorable sense of humor, and she gave great hugs.
Jackie was a dear friend. She always sent birthday cards to me, my children and grandchildren. I will miss our long conversations (mostly after work) and will think of her on Friday evenings while having our martini.
Jackie was an inspiration to all she encountered. I grew up watching her from a distance with fellow church members that were all my idols. May she rest in peace with all the saints of the church.
Jackie has always been a part of my family. She and my dad went to school together. She and my mom worked together for many years. The two of them were close friends.
I miss her smile. We will all miss her presence.
The FUPC Deacons send their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Jackie Gray. She has been a part of our Deacon Care List for several years, and it was such an honor to send her cards every month, so she would know that she was still remembered and loved in our church. May she Rest In Peace in everlasting life with Jesus Christ.