Obituary for Jackqueline Louise Heath

Jackqueline “Jackie” Louise Williams Heath age 76, passed away in Asheville on October 10, 2017. The Celebration of Life ceremony will be held Saturday at 2 pm in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.>She was born on December 15, 1940 the third of four children to Myrtle Louise Horton Williams Tripp and Elmer Jackson Williams who preceded her in death. Her husband Malcolm Earl Heath, preceded her death in 1987. Surviving are her two children, Mrs. Sandra Williams LoCastro 56, from Asheville NC and husband Paul Thomas LoCastro and Elmer Eugene (Gene) Heath, 53, from Wilson NC and wife Tina Heath. Also surviving are her sisters Shirley Ann Harris of Greenville, Betty Cox of Greenville and husband Jerry Cox, Sister Corrine Williams Tillman preceded her in death, grandson’s Zachary Heath, Malcolm Heath, Shawn Honeycutt and granddaughters, Ashleigh Marie LoCastro and Brittney Leigh O’Neal and three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her four legged grandbabies Isa, Tasha, Aspen, Thor and Shi, whom she enjoyed babysitting.
Jackie grew up in the Greenville NC and Farmville NC area for many years and enjoyed dancing, music and especially some “Elvis”. She also loved church and loved religious singing groups. Even when unable to attend church she loved getting their cassettes or CD’s of the service and music. She also loved some good country food, especially fried potatoes, hot sauce, black-eyed peas, tacos and collards and fruits.
She moved with her husband to Asheville NC in 1985, into Asheville Terrace Apartments. She quickly became involved in the Tornado’s (the Fun Group) and served several positions within the club. She called out Bingo and purchased prizes for the club. She really loved Bingo, cards, puzzle books, and was a match to anyone with memory games. She also went on trips with the Terrace to lots of the scenic areas of Asheville and surrounding areas. She called Asheville Terrace her “home.”
She loved all people. She never had harsh words to say about anyone, which was such a lovely trait about her. Everyone who met her immediately fell in love with her. She loved to talk and especially about her family and growing up. Her family was her “happy place.”
She will be truly missed, but we know she has a special place in heaven for angels.
Visitation will be held at Wilkerson Funeral Home, 2100 E. Fifth St., Greenville NC on Saturday, October 14th from 1 – 2 pm and other times at 1028 Vicksburg Drive, Winterville NC.

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