Jacqueline Page Alston
November 6, 1924 – July 7, 2018
Jacqueline Page Alston passed away July 7th, 2018, in her Tampa, FL home of 69 years. She was born on November 6th, 1924 in Hensley, AR to James and Nellie Page. Jacqueline is survived by her loving children, Janice Alston Wallace, Brad Alston (Winkie); 6 grandchildren, Page (Sam), John (Michelle), Alston (Chad), Sara (Charlie), Savannah (Brayden), Hadley (Kevin); and 17 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her three sisters, brother, and grandson James O. Alston IV.
The family will be holding a private service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your church of choice or to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa.
Jacqueline Page Alston
July 28, 2018
I just learned of Jackie's passing tonight. God speed, Jackie. Without knowing you had gone, I made my grandchildren chicken and yellow rice this evening, a recipe, one of many, that is still, typed by your hand, in my recipe box. You taught me the delights of a pristinely clean house, and the joy of the color turquoise. We shared fancy dinners in St Pete after shopping in resale stores, still my favorite thing. You bought me beautiful clothes. You kept baby Hadley overnight and delighted in her. You were good to me, generous, and kind, even after I was no longer an "Alston'. And, oh my, what a beautiful, blue eyed blonde you were. Thank you, dear one, for the indelible imprint you made in my life. You will not be forgotten. I am sad to hear this news. Love to you all.
July 24, 2018
Many, many memories. I love "Who's On First" and it was one of the first children's books MaryAlice received when she was born. I love the comedy routine, but it means even more because Nana introduced it to me. She recorded it off of a radio program and onto a cassette to play for me because she thought I might enjoy it. She was right! She did many special "little" things for me during my life. She also helped me in some big ways. She helped shaped who I am as a man. She also was a wonderful cook who spoiled all of her grandchildren with homemade cookies, delicious black beans and rice, chicken and yellow rice and probably the best spaghetti and meatballs ever. The recipe continues to delight our family just as it did when she made it, when my mom makes it, when I made it for Michelle when we were dating and I have since made it for our baby girl. Please take a moment to share your memory with us.