Jackie L. Lujan
June 4, 1951 – November 6, 2018
Jackie L. Lujan, 67, Roscoe, passed away at her home the morning of November 6, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was born on June 4, 1951 in Beaumont, Texas the daughter of R.E. O’Bannion and Carolyn Himel. Jackie was a spirited woman full of charisma, love, and passion for life. She was a city girl turned country after marrying her husband Eddie in Cozumel, Mexico on June 17, 1994. She was a woman who knew the keys to life, which are to love your Lord, be strong in your faith, love your family, and to teach others so that you may pass on your knowledge. Jackie spent her life doing what she loved and that was teaching. She taught in public schools for 30 years and spent 7 more years teaching in the prison system. She was always a very thoughtful woman, making sure to help those that needed it the most. Her strong willed nature and ability to be a caregiver in life helped her in the last few years of her life as she fought the good fight against cancer. In her spare time she enjoyed getting on the tractor with Eddie and going around their cotton fields, she also enjoyed taking trips and going on vacations, especially to the beach. She was a woman who has instilled a lot of knowledge to many people throughout her life, and the lessons she taught will live on for years to come through the many lives she has touched. Jackie is survived by her husband Eddie Lujan of Roscoe, her children Derek Moffett and wife Alisha of Forney, Texas and Amy Scott and husband Vance of Flower Mound, Texas, by her step-children Edward Lujan Jr. of Loraine, Beatrice Moore and husband Kyle of Hurst, Gabby Lujan of Sweetwater, and Lisa Jimenez and husband Michael of Sweetwater, by her grandchildren; Ava Scott, Vance Scott, Dustin Campbell, Brooke Moffett, Haley Moore, Lauren Moore, Talan Lujan, Tayden Lujan, Michael Jimenez Jr., Miranda Ruiz, Ellie Ruiz, and Axel Lujan, and by one great-grandchild Everleigh Whitmire. She is also survived by her mother Carolyn McGowan of Tomball and by three brothers Ray O’Bannion and wife Karen of Tomball, Chris O’Bannion and wife Susie of Flower Mound, and Dan O’Bannion and wife Gaby of Tomball, as well as by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. A Mass of Christian burial for Jackie will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10 am at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church in Colorado City with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating, burial will follow in the Loraine Cemetery. The family will be holding a Celebration of Life at Kiker Seale Funeral Home on Friday, November 9th starting at 6pm. Those wishing may share a memory or pay online condolences by visiting www.kikerseale.com
- Celebration of Life Friday, November 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
Jackie L. Lujan
November 10, 2018
How I will miss my special friend Jackie! I will have to admit that the first time I met her when we were both teaching in the prison system, I couldn't believe she was actually a teacher. She was so incredibly light-hearted and funny, and the first thought that popped into her mind came out of her mouth--with absolutely no filter. It didn't take me long, however, to see what an outstanding teacher she truly was! Her students instantly grew to love her and respect her. And, for those of us who taught with her, she made coming to work each day a new adventure!
As I sat in her Celebration of Life Service last night, I couldn't help but think that she couldn't have come up with a more perfect name for that service because Jackie was indeed so full of life, making each one of us who knew her a better person having had her in our lives--even if it was for too short of a time! As an English teacher at the high school for many years, I used to teach The Diary of Anne Frank, the writings of a young Jewish girl who was killed during the Holocaust. In that diary, Anne Frank wrote, "I want to go on living even after my death." As I sat and listened to all the stories told last night by Jackie's friends and family, I couldn't help but think that Jackie is doing just that--she will go on living even after her death. She will continue to live in the precious memories each one of us has of her, and she will continue to live on in the lives of all those students whom she influenced.
Sweet friend, as you faced this battle that you fought so bravely, I was amazed by your strong faith and determination! I will miss your sweet smile and your infectious laugh so very much. Knowing that you are now in heaven makes my thoughts of heaven even more beautiful! Rest in peace, my precious friend!
November 9, 2018
I was blessed to work in the prison system for several years with this beautiful woman. She was such a sweet , funny and caring person. She constantly kept us laughing with her comments and antics. She did not have a filter and you never knew what she was going to say. She was not only my work sister but someone who was truly family. Jackie was one of the sweetest and most sincere women that I have ever met. I remember that my first impression when I met her was that she was someone whose outer beauty was matched by an inner beauty rarely seen in people. She sincerely cared about others and it was impossible to not love her the moment you met her. I will miss you Jackie but I am thankful that you were in my life and I am grateful that you are no longer in pain! With love, Your little brother Steve