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Old Field Cemetery
Tuesday January 12th, 2021

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Jackie Brown

Jacqualyn “Jackie” Wood Brown, age 82 of Cope Creek Road, Sylva, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, January 7, 2021.  She was born March 31, 1938 to the late Dell H. and Cora (Lowe) Wood.

A lifelong resident of Jackson County, Jackie was a member of the Balsam Grove Freewill Baptist Church, where she grew up in the Caney Fork community.   She is lovingly remembered for “having raised half of Jackson County”, during the more than thirty years that she operated her daycare.  Jackie’s strength and spirit inspired countless others that she generously cared for across generations.

Preceding her in death were husband, Clarence Ray Brown, brother Bill Wood and sister Hilda Fisher.   Jackie is survived by daughter Sharon (Michael) Montague and son Michael (Pam) Brown, all of Sylva.  She spoke proudly of her grandchildren Brody (Morgan) Montague, Cassie (Andre) Pugliese-Carter, and Michael, Michelle, and Terry Brown. Two sisters, Joyce (Carl) Adams and Priscilla “Sally” (Gene) Brown survive, along with brother, Cooter Woods. Her beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and their spouses also survive.

The family will honor Jackie’s life with a Graveside Service at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Old Field Cemetery, Cope Creek Road, Sylva, NC.  The Reverends Avery Brown and Carl Adams will preside. Masks and social distancing will be necessary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scotts Creek Baptist Church, PO Box 55, Sylva, NC 28779. Please memo to: Old Field Cemetery Fund. The family also wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Vero Health and Rehab of Sylva.  

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is supporting the family during this time.  

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Karen Harris Swicegood Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Brown

Karen Harris Swicegood Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM

Jackie was such a sweet lady. She always had a smile for you. She had a huge heart and was always so kind to everyone. She will be greatly missed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Misty Shuler Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

Jackie will be missed beyond words... Love always, David & Roxanne Green

Roxanne Green Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of the passing of Jackie. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless.

Doyle Alexander Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

Ms jackie was an angel who cared for everyone from her roommates to staff. Everyday I had to stop and see her and everyday I ended with "Jackie Brown I love you!" And she would yell back I love you too!

Marcie Shaw Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

We are so saddened to learn of Jackies passing but know its a glorious homecoming in Heaven. My Mom, Ethel Osborne, was Jackies roommate for a while and they were like teenagers, laughing, having girl talks at 2am when neither could sleep, reminiscing life and discussing solutions to solve world problems. We will miss her but will see her again someday! Prayers to her family. Ethel Osborne & Leshia Lee

Leshia Lee Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for Jackies family and friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Jackie. She was a caring and lovely lady.

Barbara North Klein Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Brown

Barbara North Klein Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

My Condolences to the family and friends. May God Bless You! Jimmy Ashe and Family

Jimmy Ashe Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

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