Norma Jacqueline Bice

July 13, 1932March 9, 2019

Norma Jacqueline Bice

Jackie Bice passed away Saturday March 9, 2019 at the age of 86.

She was born in Chilton County, Alabama in 1932, to Leta and Norman Smitherman, and lived in Alabama most of her life. In 2008, she moved to Williamsburg, Virginia to be near her children.

A very proud graduate with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from Auburn University, she taught school for 30 years. Because of her love for the “little ones”, she always taught first grade and kindergarten.

Jackie was a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church. She enjoyed her association with friends in Williamsburg and continued to keep in contact with her many friends and relatives in Alabama.

Jackie is survived by her husband of 65 wonderful years, Winston Bice; her children: Tim Bice (Judy) and Teresa Gillem (Jennings). She was most proud to be “Mema” to Kate Bucheit (John), Wes Gillem (Meg), Becca Bice, Austin Gillem, Matthew Gillem and to her great grandchild, Grace Gillem, She was looking forward to another great grandchild in June, Baby Bucheit. In addition to family are the many friends she had throughout her life. She was deeply loved by all and will be sorely missed.

Funeral Service plans will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Harbor located at 1 Our Children’s Highway, Alexander City, Alabama 35010 (a resort place for children terminally ill with cancer), or to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent in c/o Teresa Gillem, 67 Carriage Hill Drive, Poquoson, VA 23662.


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Norma Jacqueline Bice

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Joy and Harrell Sinclair

March 15, 2019

We had the joy of living in both Andalusia and Dothan with Jackie and Winston. They built a lovely house in Dothan, moving in before all the last details were completed, one of which was a balcony on second level. The church secretary, a single lady, came for a tour. Arriving at the room where the balcony would be added, she took note of the door which would lead to it. She then noted that this would be a great place to add a balcony. When Jackie and Winston shared this, we enjoyed a hearty laugh with them then, and I have giggled every time I have remembered it since! A really good place for a balcony indeed! Winston, Teresa, Tim and family, we share your sorrow. I will miss my periodic fun phone chats with my friend, Jackie.