Jacque Lee Porter Owens, 76, of Wills Point, went to be with her blessed Lord, and mother and daughter, father and brother on February 6, 2020, in Tyler.
A celebration of her life will be on March 20th at 12:00 pm outside at her home. Anyone who knew her is welcome to come.
Jacque was born Sept.9, 1943, in Dallas, Texas to Matilda Christine Beaumert Porter and Cape Jasmine (Jack) Porter. Jacque also had a brother, Leroy Don Parker who was killed in WWII on the Island of Saipan when she was 3 months old, they never met. Jacque grew up in Urbandale, a suburb of Dallas where she spent most of her young adult life. She held a variety of jobs during her lifetime, a dancer, photographer, apartment manager, waitress, truck driver, and a family owned herb farm, but she would say her greatest accomplishment was to be the best Nana ever. Jacque loved her grandchildren and her kitty cats. She was a dedicated animal owner all her life, mostly cats or dogs, but an occasional bird, turtle or mouse were her pets too. Jacque loved being outside in nature and saw the beauty in the smallest or most ordinary things, as well as the grand sunsets or sunrises that were a gift from her Lord each day. She was a nurturer and could make anything grow and bloom. Jacque had many hobbies mostly crafty ones such as crochet, oil painting, and decorative painting with the beauty that came out of her fingertips.
Many people in East Texas met her, but did not get to know anything of her except that she walked up to them in Walmart or Dollar General and told them that she was going to give them a brand new washer & dryer, then she would hand them a tiny baggie with a metal washer and a tiny clothes pin in it…most everyone would laugh and tell her that she had made their day by giving them a chuckle. She would then pass them a paper clipped little bundle of meme jokes she had printed off of Facebook or a little hand written note telling them to have a great day. Jacque just loved to bring a little bit of joy to everyone’s life even if it was only for a minute. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Canton and had many friends in her Sunday School Class. As a child she received many perfect attendance awards from her church, First Baptist Church of Urbandale where her mother was the Sunday School Teacher. Her father was an inventor and piano and organ repairman and she spent many hours playing in the church pipe rooms in churches all over Texas when she went to work with her Dad.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Cape Jasmine (Jack) Porter & Matilda Christine Beaumert Porter, her brother, LeRoy Don Parker, her daughter, Jennifer Dell Dodson and her grandson, Casey Christopher Dodson.
Jacque is survived by her husband, James Douglas Owens, Sr. of Wills Point and her daughter, Julie & Gary Myers and her grandchildren, Jennifer Noel, Jacob Wyatt & Joshua Colt Myers of Wills Point, Steven and Heidi Owens of Germany and their children, Steve, Melanie, Mark & Kevin and their spouses & children, and her cousin, Glorianna Jonas and her children and grandchildren.
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