Jackie Rasnake

March 25, 1935June 5, 2018

Jackie Rasnake, age 83 of Kingsport, entered into eternal peace with her Heavenly Father during the mid- morning hours on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Jackie was born on March 25, 1935 in Sullivan County, TN to Basil and Carrie Cox. In 1954 Jackie married her best friend and love of her life, James Cecil Rasnake. Jackie and Cecil enjoyed a wonderful life together and they were the best of friends.

Jackie loved gardening and working outdoors. She was a devout Christian and she could always be found reading and studying her favorite book of all, the Holy Bible.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, James Cecil Rasnake; and nephew, Tony Lee Rasnake. Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Kathleen Rasnake and husband Benton; special niece and caregiver, Lynda Martin and husband Robert; two great nieces, Jennifer Stacy and husband Josh, and Erica Martin; one special great great nephew, Mason Stacy; and several other loving nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Smoky Mountain Hospice for the care they gave Jackie and the support they gave to the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Smoky Mountain Hospice, located at 106 Ferrell Ave Ste 1, Kingsport, TN 37663, (423) 246-1005.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held at 12:00 pm immediately following the visitation with Chaplain Michael Driver officiating. Jackie will be laid to rest on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Well. Serving as pallbearers will be Jackie’s family and friends.


  • James Cecil Rasnake, Her Loving Husband - deceased
  • Kathleen Rasnake & husband Benton, Sister
  • Lynda Martin & husband Robert, Special Niece & Caregiver
  • Tony Lee Rasnake, Nephew - deceased
  • Other Loving Nieces & Nephews, Several
  • Jennifer Stacy & husband Josh, Erica Martin, Two Great Nieces
  • Mason Stacy, One Great-Great Nephew
  • Basil & Carrie Cox, Parents - deceased

  • Family & Friends

  • Smoky Mountain Hospice (423) 246-1005


  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Interment Friday, June 8, 2018

Jackie Rasnake

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Susie Dolen

June 8, 2018

Dan and I were so sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. We will be working and won't be able to attend the visitation, but we are praying for you, Benton, Linda and the family. We love you

Patricia Cox Hudson

June 7, 2018

Jackie you will be missed by all the cox family especially coming to mamaw and papaw coxs for fourth of july cookout and get togethers love and miss you we will see you again some day until spread your wing and soar like a eagle

Brenda Crawford

June 7, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Brenda Crawford

zelda slemp

June 6, 2018

Jackie was a special neighbor. She will be missed. Kathleen , You and Jackie were so close May God Bless And Comfort You. I will be praying for all the family, If I can help in any way Please call.Love Zelda.

Peg Norris

June 6, 2018

You must know how dear your family has been to the Norris and King family through the years. Our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with each of you.

Peg King Norris

Velma Bragg

June 6, 2018

Extending sympathy to the family. Jackie was a dear friend and I will miss her. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Federico

June 6, 2018

I only knew her through my job at Wal-Mart..but I could tell what a fine Christian woman she was. She had a ery sweet smile. My deepest sympathies to the family.