Jacqueline E. Smith, known to all as “Jackie,” was a woman of strong faith. She was Christ-centered in every aspect of her life. Jacqueline (Jackie) Eda Wheeler Smith was born September 4, 1942 in Racine, WI. She went home to be with the Lord on November 21, 2018.
Jackie graduated high school and went on to business college before marrying her soul mate, Rod Smith, on June 1, 1963. They enjoyed 55 years of a marriage based on Christ. Rod & Jackie are a tribute to what most of us want in life – to find that one true love and have it last a lifetime.
In 1965 they moved to Tulsa and started a family, eventually having three children. Jackie took on the most important role of her life as a mother, and stayed home to raise their kids. Over the years her job as mother extended well beyond her family, as she was always willing to help other kids, families, her community and her church. Her strong Christian faith and big heart endured her to many people as she would take the time to listen and pray with them. Jackie was an amazing and gracious woman who was beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. (Continue Reading)
So adored by her family – She lived fully, she loved whole-heartedly and she laughed often. Her laugh would lift the spirit of everyone around her. Her driving force in life was her faith, family, friends and her country. Her mission was to lead as many people as possible to the Lord, which she did countless times. As many people can attest, you couldn’t say “no” to Jackie. She is known to all as one of the strongest women with the sweetest and biggest heart who always had a way of making everyone feel very special.
Her generosity grew out of her love for Christ and she always wanted what was best for everyone. Her compassion for the Lord and for people was truly heartwarming.
As a family we could not think of a better way to honor her than to provide scholarships for young people to assist in their goal of obtaining a quality education. For this reason, we created the Jackie E. Smith Foundation
If our mom were/was here, she would say to each applicant, “Be courageous and have confidence in all that you do. Be kind to everyone. Be true to yourself. Follow your dreams and know that God is with you on this journey through life. Stay focused on your goals and passionate about your faith and you will go far in life.”