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Friday, September 8, 2023
Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)
Jacqueline "Jackie" Garrison Pitcock passed away September 1, 2023. Memorial service will be held Friday, September 8, 2023 at 10 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Graham. For those attending the appropriate attire should be bright and cheerful!
Jackie was born November 14, 1931 to Lucy Jean Pride and Mayor Ferd Erwin "Jack" Garrison in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Paschal High School and the University of Texas where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta. After leaving UT, she worked in her father's dental office in Ft Worth. She met Roy T. Pitcock on a blind date. One of their first dates was to the Brazos Club at the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells. On October 16, 1955 they eloped and married in Corsicana. They were married for 62 years.
Jackie loved being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother, not only to her own children but also to neighbors Kelley and Shannon.
She is remembered as a true lady; elegant and full of charm and beauty. Her warmth and kindness live on in the hearts of those she touched. She cherished time with family and friends. These past few years her weekly dominos group was one of her major highlights. Although she sometimes forgot the rules, she always enjoyed the company and had a great time. She also loved her Sunday school class and tried always to be there, even though she was usually late! Her life's journey was one of love, strength, and grace. Her love and wisdom are carried on by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was a "Jackie of all trades..." She loved painting, dancing, meeting new people, snow skiing with her children and grandchildren, listening to her big band music or just sitting on the patio watching the birds and working in her yard. And if you knew Jackie, you know she had beautiful flowers. She once took flying lessons for a while, but was only interested in knowing how to land. She earned a real estate license and she also worked in retail because she loved the people and the clothes. She even formed a company so that she could buy wholesale at Dallas Market. Tennis was another favorite pastime of Jackie's and she tried to play a little golf. Even at ninety, she still asked about going out to play.
Each time she had a graduating senior, she would cook breakfast for that entire graduation class.
All that experience prepped her for the decades to follow when she would open up her home to host Thanksgiving to a house full of family and friends. At one time she served 74 guests for that special holiday.
Even as dementia invaded her life, she still held a smile and wanted to make sure you were taken care of. It was important to her that everyone knew they were always invited over for a visit and a swim....
"Come on up the drive to my back door not the front door" she'd say.
Preceded in death by her husband, Roy T, her parents Jean and Jack, sister Lucy Jean Hudson, brother Ferd Erwin "Buddy" Garrison, sisters-in-law Ann Garrison and Bobby Ruth Pitcock, brothers- in-law Louis Pitcock, Jr. and J. Duff Pitcock.
Survived by her son Roy T. Pitcock, Jr., daughters Lindy Williams and husband Ron, Melissa Pitcock, Allison Adams and husband Bill, grandchildren Jeffery Eubank and wife Megan, Ryan Eubank and wife Melissa, Bailey Palmer and husband Ty, Jordan Lambert and husband Alex, great grandchildren Hailey Kay Eubank, Thomas Eubank, Ben Eubank, Lily Eubank, Hamlin Eubank, Braxton Palmer, and soon to arrive Talan Palmer, sister-in-law Mary Pitcock, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Very special thanks and hugs to Sara Reger for her years of care, attentiveness, patience and laughing with our mother; Seniorly Yours, Holy Savior Hospice and to the "angels" at Colonial Gardens for their tender loving care in her final stage of life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Virginia's House, PO Box 155 Graham, Texas 76450, Meals on Wheels, 825 Fairview Street, Graham, Texas 76450, the Graham Hospital Foundation, PO Box 1390 Graham, TX 76450 or a charity of your choice.
To Everyone Here: Smile & Be Happy!