Jacalyn Jacci M. McMillian Hawkins-Gilbert

July 1, 1954October 24, 2010

Jacalyn was born July 1, 1954 in Bartow, Florida and passed away October 24, 2010. She was a lifelong resident of Florida and loved living in Palm Beach County. Jacalyn graduated from Jupiter High School in 1972 and from there went to Palm Beach Atlantic University where she received a bachelor's degree in teaching. She later earned a Master's degree in Supervision and Instruction. Jacci worked for 31 years in the Palm Beach County School District, being a teacher and administrator from Pre-Kindergarten to Middle school. She was passionately dedicated to her job and expected as much from herself as she did from others. Jacalyn loved to go fishing, on calm days. She also wanted to be outside riding bikes, going to the park with the grandkids and spending time at the beach. She predeceases her loving parents, Arthur and Barbara McMillan of Naples, FL. She leaves behind her loving husband, Timothy Gilbert, two wonderful devoted children Christopher Hawkins and Kathryn Tromblay, two step-children, Thomas and Erin Gilbert, brothers, Mark and Matt and sister Susan. She will be missed as well by her many nieces and nephews whom she adored. Above all she loved her grandchildren, Lily, Charles and Nathan Hawkins. They gave her a deep feeling of joy and fulfillment that will endure forever. Visitation will be Friday afternoon from 5 to 7 PM at Howard Price Funeral Home in North Palm Beach. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at Howard Price Funeral Home with a private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to the American Lung Association


  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 30, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, October 29, 2010

Jacalyn Jacci M. McMillian Hawkins-Gilbert

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Susie Miller

October 20, 2011

Its been a year now and I still miss you more then ever. You were the strong one. I could always go to you and you had all the right answers. I need you more then ever! Why did you have to leave so soon? I know God needed you more then me, but it doesn't make it any easier. Love you tons, Susie

Mary Beth Story

November 14, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Tim,and family. Time, your beliefs, and wonderful memories will ease your heart, and in its place will grow a sense of courage as you remember Jacci for the wonderful woman she became.

Susan Brandt

November 4, 2010

We knew her as Jacci, the sweet, beautiful blonde girl in High School. Always with a smile on her face and an eagerness for life in our then small town of Jupiter. She will always be remebered for me, that way. My deepest sympathies go out to her children, family and loved ones. God Bless.

John King

October 31, 2010

I remember Jacci as a student in Jr. High all the way through Jupiter High. I remember her as a great student, musician, and band majorette. With all my sympathy.

October 31, 2010

My prayers and condolences to Mrs. Gilbert's husband and family, whom she spoke about often. She was professional in her work and had high expectations for herself and her students. I am saddened by her untimely passing. Sonia Kevill - Teacher

Mickey McRoberts

October 29, 2010

There was a time when we thought life would go on forever, Tim. Remember? is only a blink. Peace to you and your family.

S Colon

October 29, 2010

The memory of those who know the one who said that He is the way, the truth and the life will live forever. I am glad I have met you, work with and for you. See you one day.
S Colon, a teacher from Roosevelt Middle school

Katie Tromblay

October 29, 2010

I love you Mom. I am so thankful for all the you have done for me and will always remember all the great memories we shared.

Katie Tromblay

October 29, 2010

I love you Mom. I am so thankful for all that you have done for me and will always remember all the happy times we shared.

Kathy Nooe

October 29, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in this precious family.