May 22, 1935 - April 11, 2021
Clarke – Jacqueline Wilkins Clarke, age 85, passed from this world on April 11, 2021. She was the widow of John L. Clarke and the daughter of Carlton B. and Gladys Odom Wilkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Rich; and son, David E. Tew. Jacqueline is survived by her children, Dennis C. Tew, Douglas M. Tew, (MD) and Anne M. Kennedy; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Jackie was a caregiver all of her life, starting with her first patient, a neighborhood dog whose tail she splinted at age 10 and carried through a career as a registered nurse since 1955. She had four children in a span of 5 years and from that point, she nurtured, provided for, sacrificed for, and kept as her primary concern the health and well-being of her children. She was blessed with a second marriage to a wonderful, loving, and generous, John Clarke, and spent the later independent years of her life near the beach. She made lemonade of lemons that fell in her path, she was habitually optimistic, she spoke truth to power, and she provided an example of resiliency, integrity, and personal responsibility to her children. She projected a reverence for life, a core belief in the value of education and the basic good of humankind. She was known for small acts of generosity handing out quarters to small children and peppermints to fellow shoppers during her later life. She maintained a trunk full of contingencies including bottles water and a floating noodle or life preserver for the chance encounter of a floundering stranger in a pond or river. To the care givers in her final years of life she would flash a big toothy smile and at times a foreboding brow and piercing glare. Her family is grateful for the care and consideration she received at the Penney Retirement Community in the final years of her life. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES at Beaches Memorial Park, 1500 Main Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. (904) 249-1166. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Clarke – Jacqueline Wilkins Clarke, age 85, passed from this world on April 11, 2021. She was the widow of John L. Clarke and the daughter of Carlton B. and Gladys Odom Wilkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda... View Obituary & Service Information
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