OBITUARY

Jacquelyn Estelle (Vickers) Thrasher

November 24, 1946October 10, 2020

On October 10, 2020, Jacquelyn Estelle Thrasher (nee Vickers), beloved wife, sister, aunt, and teacher, was called home to our Lord. Jackie, as she was known to all, is survived by Lavell Thrasher, her husband of 52 years, her sister Evelyn Alice Marvin, two brothers Charles and Michael Vickers, and many nieces and nephews. Born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 24, 1946, her family ultimately settled in Huntsville, Alabama in 1957. In 1968 she graduated cum laude with a degree of Fine Arts from Florence State University. Upon settling in Cullman, Alabama, Jackie embarked on an exceptional 38 year career as an educator, 34 of which were with the Cullman City School system where she was once honored as Elementary Teacher of the Year. Her greatest achievement was her impact on hundreds of students. Many of them have spoken of Jackie motivating them to achieve their best, and how years later they would trace their personal achievements back to the inspiration they found in her. As impressive as her accomplishments were, the most notable thing about Jackie was her faith in Christ. She was unhesitant in giving all credit for her many gifts to God, and it was His light shining through her that enabled her to inspire those around her. She remained active in the church until shortly before her passing. Jackie was a master gardener and enjoyed sharing fruits of her labor with others. She led the ladies ensemble at First Baptist Church, played 1st chair clarinet in the Cullman Community Band, was a member of Cullman Women Sing. Jackie was a gifted and spiritual person. She lived life to the fullest and viewed each day as an opportunity to do a good deed, inspiring those around her to also live life to its fullest potential. She was a pearl of great value, a child of God, and will be missed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately there will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on October 13, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Cullman, 501 2nd Avenue SW Cullman, Alabama. Funeral Service will be livestreamed at https://www.cullmanfbc.com/

  • FAMILY

  • Lavell Thrasher, Husband of 52 years
  • Evelyn Alice Marvin, Sister
  • Charles Vickers, Brother
  • Michael Vickers, Brother
  • A host of, Nieces and nephews

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Services

  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Memories

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Kay Milligan

October 13, 2020

I have just learned Heaven gained another precious soul💛
My life path crossed Jackie & Lavells several years back when I lived in Cullman.
You don't say one name without the other- it's always ... Jackie & Lavelle!
They mentored, loved, and watched out for me as dear as they only could & just as they would anyone.
Jackie was always leaving me little business card size encouragement sayings with cute little bunnies or baby faced animals on them. I kept a few as they were good memories. One said- here's your hug! It was special because she & I both are huggers.
Lavell and Jackie never gave up on me or anyone... as I struggled as a single parent with health issues trying to get a degree... I never felt judged, or weak in their presence.
They lived how they believed & God was given the Glory! I am only one of many that benefited from watching them both individually & as a couple💕
Sleep in Peace Jackie & I love you! I am praying for you Lavell and know you are God's strong servant and you will continue to shine His Light! Love, Kay

edward fricke

October 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers for you and your family.

Sandra Blisard

October 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you Lovell. Jackie was the kindest and sweetest person we have ever met. She will be greatly missed by so many.

Martha Morgan

October 12, 2020

Lavell, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your sweet & precious Jackie! She was an elegant, classy & inspirational lady who will always be loved & missed by so many. I will be praying for your peace during this difficult time. Your former co-worker & friend, Martha

Fayra Thrasher

October 11, 2020

YOU HAVE OUR PRAYERS, Waylon and Fayra Thrasher

Kathy Thrasher

October 11, 2020

So sorry. We are praying for you all. Love, Red Thrasher family

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