Jacqueline Joyce “Jackie” Freeman of Jefferson City, MO formerly from St. James, MO passed away May 14, 2021, at the Villa Marie Nursing Home in Jefferson City, MO.
Jackie was born June 19, 1939, in Illinois the daughter of the late Arthur Donald and Opal Irene Milligan Freeman.
She was united in marriage to Robert Allen Duckworth Sr. He passed away April 10, 1970, from injuries from an auto accident.
Survivors are one son, Robert Allen Duckworth Sr. and his wife Claudine of Fredericksburg, VA. Daughters: Debra Kay Disser of Holt Sumitt, MO, Denise Diane Anders of Holt Sumitt, MO, Donna SueAnn Duckworth of Cherokee Village, Arkansas. She further survived by 10 grandchildren: Julie Adams, Bryan Disser, Jessica Jackson, Robert Duckworth III, Tyler Duckworth, Jonathan Johnson, Jennifer Dudenhoeffer, Jeriod Duckworth, Anthony DiSalvatore, Brandon DiSalvatore, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Jackie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter Deanea Joyce Johnson, one brother Wilber Freeman and two sisters, Cloe Ann Wood and Shirley Freeman.
Jackie was a Registered Nurse and worked in many local Hospitals and Nursing Homes. She was a very strong lady. After her husband was killed in an auto accident, she raised 5 children on her own. She had many hobbies and had a great love for dogs. Her greatest love was her family. She loved her kids and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All of the grand children and great grandchildren have special memories of the time they spent with their grandma. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Jackie will lie in state at 10 a.m. Monday May 17th, 2021 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday May 17th, 2021 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, with Alan Wynn officiating. Pallbearers will be Brian Disser, Jeriod Duckworth, Brandon DiSalvatore, Dominic Adams, Blake Anders Morton and Brennin Anders Morton. Burial will be beside Robert Allan Duckworth Sr., at the St. James Cemetery.
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All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO.
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