Jackie Lee Day
January 30, 1944 – November 13, 2020
Jackie Lee Day, age 76, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on November 13, 2020. She was born in 1944 in Danese, West Virginia to Jack Greer and Emma Avis. She graduated from Meadow Bridge High School and then attended Beckley College and Bluefield College where she majored in English and Business. Over her long working career, Jackie worked as a secretary, medical stenographer, administrative assistant with several companies and the federal government. Her most recent employment, prior to retiring in 2005, was teaching in the Cobb County School District.
In her spare time, she enjoyed playing tennis, spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was also an avid traveler and her favorite location was Italy with Venice serving as her favorite city. She knew the city quite well and could navigate along the canal ways and always stayed on her favorite island – Lido Island. She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Avis; father, Jack Greer; beloved sister, Judy Neely; brothers Roger Avis and Stuart Avis and sister Lisa Rookstool.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Michael Day, three sons: Dr. Greg Ewing of Marietta, GA; Brandon Day, Esq., Marietta, GA; Kevin Ewing of Beckley, WV; and one daughter: Dr. Shannon Turnbull and her husband Austin Turnbull, Pensacola, FL; two grandchildren: Marshall Ewing and Daya Ewing, of Beckley & Fayetteville, WV; daughter-in-law, Sherri Reece of Fayetteville, WV; two first cousins whom she also considered sisters: Carol Jones of Acworth, GA and Brenda Pomeroy of New Oxford, PA; her childhood friend of 70 years, Jeanie Barnett Walker of Spotsylvania, VA; as well as several nieces and nephews.
An outside memorial service and internment will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Georgia Memorial Park located at 2000 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta, GA 30060.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Jackie’s name to the American Kidney Foundation.
- American Kidney Foundation
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Jackie Lee Day
November 18, 2020
To the family of Mr. Day and mother of Dr. Greg Ewing:
While I never met Mrs. Day I heard so much about her through a mutual friend named James Sheppard. She was a very comforting person who seemed to be everyone's rock. I was blessed to photograph her dog named Wendy when she and Mr. Day went on holidays and my friend watched this very special furry member of their family.
While I was unable to attend her service this morning I want to thank her for giving birth to her son Greg Ewing who hired and gave me a chance to work as a Spanish Interpreter and later as a Spanish Teacher for Cobb County Schools. Now I work in the same capacity as a Spanish Teacher for the City Schools of Decatur.
May your mother, Greg, Mrs. Jackie Lee rest in peace.
Your mother is in a much better place and now can be in the company of Wendy.
November 16, 2020
I always enjoyed talking with Jackie and loved spending time with her when she was at Lassiter. She was ALWAYS so upbeat and cheerful and her smile would brighten any room she walked into. She was a special person and I am so fortunate to have known her. She will be greatly missed. May God be with your family during this time and know that we are all thinking of you during this time of sadness.
With our most heartfelt sympathy,
Vicki, Manny and Curt Campos
Natalie and Paul Sprenkle
November 15, 2020
Jackie and Mike were our next door neighbors in Bayswater. The first day we moved in, Jackie came over with a plate of chocolate chip cookies. Our daughters were the same age and in the same school. We all became immediate friends. Whenever anything broke in their house, Jackie would call my husband to come and fix it. We shared a lot of good times and one very fond memory was her awesome homemade margaritas.
You will be missed sweet lady!
November 14, 2020
Remember so many happy times playing tennis with Jackie
Super bowl parties at her house
Such a happy lady to be around
November 14, 2020
Vikki and I extend our deepest condolences to the family....Mark and Vikki Werbalowsky