Jacqueline Ann Jackson, who was born Jacqueline Ann Cook to her parents Samuel Elijah Cook and Hester Virginia Washington on Sept. 28, 1934 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Brooklyn N.Y.; passed away on March 11, 2016 in Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Fla.
Jackie, as she was known to her friends and family, graduated from Eastern District High School in Brooklyn, in 1952 and continued her education at Bethel School of Practical Nursing, also in Brooklyn where she became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1954. In the late 1980s Jacqueline also attended Rappahannock Community College where she earned her AA degree in Business.
Jackie lived most of her life in Gloucester, Va., but was an avid world traveler and had a list of countries under her belt that included: Belgium, Amsterdam, Mexico, Jamaica and St. Maarten, to name a few.
Jackie was married and divorced twice to both Phil Goode and George Jackson. She had no children.
She is survived by her big brother, Kenneth Eugene Cook of Brooklyn, and her baby sister, Shirley Louise Clarence, also of Brooklyn. She also leaves behind three nephews, Dr. Kenneth S. Cook of Nashville, Tenn., Dr. Howard P. Cook of Bowie, Md., and Robert Henry Clarence of Silver Spring, Md., and one niece, Valerie I. Jacques, RN, BSN, of Auburndale, Fla., and was preceded in death by one niece, Andrea Denise Clarence of Brooklyn. Jacqueline is also survived by a large number of cousins, in-laws, great-nieces and -nephews and friends from all around the country.
She lived her last few years in Winter Haven, Fla. at the Episcopal-Catholic Apartments where she enjoyed picnics, potlucks, casino cruises and was loved and cherished by many.