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Celebrating the Life of a Virtuous Woman
Behold children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3
Jacqueline A. Harris Smith was born on December 7, 1953, in Marshall, TX to Johnnie Marie Jackson. She was lovingly adopted by her aunt and uncle, Rev. George, and Mrs. Hattie Lillian King Jackson. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and united with the Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Seymore, TX where she was a faithful member. She moved to Dallas, TX and united with Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Rowlett, TX. Following the will of God, in later years, she joined her husband at East Gate Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor H. D. Reagan.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9
Jacqueline graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, TX. She matriculated to the University of North Texas and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. She furthered her studies at Prairie View A&M University and received Master of Education. Her love for learning led her to a career in education. Jacqueline’s educational career begin in Waxahachie ISD where she served for 27 years. She continued to mold young minds as an early education teacher in Dallas ISD for an additional 10 years. Jackie, as she is affectionally called, knew that her assignment from God was greater than academics. She used her teaching position to serve as a surrogate mother for many of her students, personal mentor to younger teachers and friend to many. After retirement, Jacqueline continued to help children in Dallas ISD by working as a substitute teacher.
Therefore, what God has joined together, let no man separate. Mark 10:9
On August 4, 1979, with joy beyond measure in her heart, she married the love of her life. Jacqueline was a devoted wife to her husband, Mr. Willie Dean Smith for 42 years. Together, they bonded and committed to raising three children. Throughout the years, they made many precious memories with their children and grandchildren.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. I Peter 4:10
Jacqueline was raised in a God-fearing family who taught her the value of serving God and His people. She was totally devoted to the Lord. Her ministry included serving as an Early Childhood Sunday School teacher, a Deaconess, Youth Ministry Director, & member of the Comfort and Care. Additionally, she founded and organized the first Girl Scout Troop at East Gate Missionary Baptist Church. She was a student of the Word of God and a prayer warrior.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15
On October 31, 2022, Jacqueline was called home to be with her Lord. In her earthly journey, she touched the lives of many through prayers, friendships, and fellowships in the Lord. She had a deep love and concern for those who were sick and prayed without ceasing for those in need. She will lovingly be remembered by all whose lives she touched.
Jacqueline now joins the heavenly ranks of those who have preceded her in death: Rev. George Jackson, Jr. (father); Mrs. Hattie Lillian King Jackson (mother); Kenneth W. Harris (brother).
Left to cherish her memories and kind deeds: Husband: Willie Dean Smith; Daughters: Lontinette “Shun” Abamu, & Kimberly Smith; Son: Timothy Smith; Grandchildren: Jacquelynn “Starr” Finch (Broderick); Queen “Alexis” Abamu; Jaxon C. Onyia; Daylon Smith, Derrick Smith, Timothy Smith, Jr. Victoria Smith, Tiesha Smith, Timeaka Smith, & Timesha Smith; Great-grandsons: Bronx Finch and Carter Smith
Siblings: Maydell Jackson, Mayceo Jackson, Jr., Lillian Jones (Milton); Rosiland Johnson, Pamela Dunn (Donald), Patricia Wilson; Adopted Sister: Yvonda Lester; And a host of treasured nieces, nephews, relatives, East Gate Missionary Baptist Church, neighbors and friends.
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