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In Memory of

Jacqueline Doreen Davidson

November 11, 1926 - September 7, 2017

Obituary


Jacqueline Davidson was born in Houston, Texas on November 11, 1926. She passed away at the age of 90 in Mesquite, Texas on September 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Julius Avery and Mildred Edna Hamilton and her beloved husband of 69+ years, Joseph Weldon.

She is survived by 3 children, Donna and husband Leslie Loftin, Linda and husband Bill Warren, and Paul Davidson and wife Shirley; grandchildren: Anjanette and Jason Murry, Allison Loftin, Ryan and Katie Ford, Mark and Nicole Ford, Mark and Samikarla Warren, Charlotte Fischer, Christopher and...

Jacqueline Davidson was born in Houston, Texas on November 11, 1926. She passed away at the age of 90 in Mesquite, Texas on September 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Julius Avery and Mildred Edna Hamilton and her beloved husband of 69+ years, Joseph Weldon.

She is survived by 3 children, Donna and husband Leslie Loftin, Linda and husband Bill Warren, and Paul Davidson and wife Shirley; grandchildren: Anjanette and Jason Murry, Allison Loftin, Ryan and Katie Ford, Mark and Nicole Ford, Mark and Samikarla Warren, Charlotte Fischer, Christopher and Stephanie Davidson, Shelly Davidson, Tracie and Dustin Gilbert, Jennifer and Jodie Swinner and 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Jerry Hamilton and wife Carolyn.

Jackie was a 1944 graduate of Jeff Davis High School in Houston, Texas. She met the love of her life, Weldon, at Second Christian Church. After Weldon's navy service in WWII, they were married on January 4, 1946. They continued as lifelong members of the church. Jackie was a full-time homemaker caring for and supporting her husband and children in all their endeavors. Jackie was the embodiment of humility and self-sacrifice. She became a caregiver to her in-laws, her parents, her children and her beloved Weldon. When his eyesight failed, he called her "his eyes". Jackie and Weldon were inseparable, and he often told her "you are stronger than you think"! When Weldon could no longer drive, Jackie had the courage and determination to resume the driving.

Throughout the years, Jackie had many interests. She loved to travel with family and friends. She enjoyed music, especially traditional hymns and country music. She created ceramics and dabbled in other types of crafts. She liked card games, especially skip-bo. For several years, she played golf, and she was a fan of the Houston Astros even after moving to Dallas. But her passion was her family. She made sacrifices to make sure they had everything they needed and wanted. Her children always had new clothes and shoes for school and Easter, the most desired Christmas gifts, and parties for church youth. As the children became adults, she continued caring for family in illness and other times as needed. Jackie's sense of fairness was legendary. Her family was often exasperated by her determination to make sure each child and grandchild was treated equally on birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas. Many arguments ensued over splitting expenses to the penny and making every gift exactly equal. She was frugal, always shopping for the least expensive price. She was also a perfectionist. She "second-guessed" every purchase and almost every single purchase decision was returned or exchanged at least once. They always knew to keep every receipt. Her one luxury was her hair salon appointments. She always maintained care for her appearance. Jackie never took credit for any of her life's accomplishments and always thought of others before herself. Even in her last days, she always expressed appreciation for what the nurses and aides did for her. Some of her last comments instructed that her funeral be on a day that was best for everyone.

Jackie was Mom, Mother, Granny, GG and sister. Her legacy to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will be her life of humility, sacrifice, courage and determination.