Jackie Williams, 73, of Lenoir and formerly of Morganton, ascended into her heavenly kingdom on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Jackie was born in McDowell County, NC on November 22, 1950. She was the daughter of the late James Cecil Hawkins and Edith Marie Carpenter Page. She lived and loved “big” throughout her life. Her legacy is one of service and love. Jackie shared this love and her light to many, but particularly to those who were often not capable of returning gratitude. She loved adventures, reading, treasure hunting, laughing, and most importantly sharing her time and treasures with her family and with those she barely knew.
In addition to her parents, Jackie has also joined her husband, Norman Ernest Williams, sister, Charlotte Ann Hawkins-Carpenter, brother-in-law Bruce Icard, and niece, Amanda Carswell Owen in her eternal kingdom.
Left behind to carry on her tradition of spreading light and love are, Andy Williams (Heather Woody), Bryan Williams (Betty), Kristy Bromley (Curt), and Jeremy Williams (Crystal); grandchildren, Caimen, Malaki, Jax, Justin, Amber, Brianna, Tyler, Lakyn, Waylen, Triston, Layla, and Landon; great-grandchildren, Paxton, Bella, Carter, Fynleigh, and Travis; sisters, Evelyn Carswell (Rocky), Kay Icard, and Carron Suddreth (Doug) and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Lane Hamby officiating. Burial will follow at Laurel Haven Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers may be contributed or donations to Koinonia Activity Fund in Lenoir, NC.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Carron, I am sad to hear about your sister. I just saw the FB post. I will be praying for you and your family and lifting you up for strength from The Spirit and for comfort that only God can provide. Beyond human comprehension. I still cherish fond Yadkin memories. Would love to visit sometime. Love, Virginia Kaye Allen
Alma Jackie you went on to see Jesus by yourself. Of course so many that you love are waiting on you. Please give them love from me. I cannot imagine not being able to call and talk to you, it’s hard already and I just seem to have a little trouble letting go. Maybe you could ask God to help me with letting go of people I love. I ask him often. But now you’re on the inside. You don’t have any more worries or concerns about anything. I will see you soon. Please tell all ou family I love them and please squeeze my baby for me. Love you forever. sister. Little Bit
Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time!! May God wrap his loving arms around all the family!! Love and hugs!!🙏❤️🙏
I'll always remember her as sweet little Jackie. She was a special lady with a sweet and loving nature. In peace with Jesus
Our love and prayers for all you family and friends.
Your life was a blessing. Your memory a treasure. Forever in our hearts.
Jackie you were the best I'm gonna miss our talks an laughter. Now you there with Uncle Norman an Mom an Dad an Grandma .Spread yo ur wings an fly .Love you Jackie.