December 8, 1942 – June 2, 2019
Jacqueline Lee (Jaci) Jones,76, of Leland NC passed peacefully on June 2, 2019. She was born on December 8, 1942 in Pittsburgh PA, the daughter of the late Vern F Mohney and M. Naoma Mohney (Moore).
Jaci graduated from Hopewell Township High School, La Roche College and earned a Masters’ Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She spent her long career protecting neglected and abused children in Summit County OH and New Hanover County NC
Jaci embraced life with passion and purpose. She was smart, sassy, spirited and beautiful and would always tell it like it is. She loved her family fiercely and was immensely proud of her daughters and granddaughters. Given the slightest opportunity she would tell you all about them. She was the best Big Sis a brother could have. She was a fun, loving, and bossy wife. She never met a stranger and loved talking to and taking care of everyone she met.
Jaci will be remembered for her huge generous heart, beautiful smile and fabulous laugh.
She is survived by her husband, Richard (Rick) Sawicky of Leland, NC; her daughters, Deborah Jones and Darla Parsons(Peter) of Wilmington NC; her granddaughters Sarah Parsons of New York City, NY and Laura Boggs (Kody) of Wilmington, NC; brother Vern Mohney (Oviedo FL), nephew Todd Mohney(Kristin) and great nephew Colton of Kissimmee FL; and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her sister in law, Donna Mohney and her beloved dogs Shamrock, Laddie, Abbi Rose and Ollie.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on July 5, 2019 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make memorial contributions to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
Celebration of Life
Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service
3915 Oleander Drive
June 8, 2019
Rick and family,
I met JJ many years ago at AssistedCare. She made a huge impact on me when I met her and she continued being a special friend. I love you JJ and I know that you are up there in heaven watching over your loving family as an angel of God. I hope that Rick and your daughters and grandchildren know that she is loved and will be missed forever. RIP my first friend🙏❤️🙏❤️
June 7, 2019
The early days of Magnolia Greens were highlighted by the golf picnics where Janey and I enjoyed conversing with Jaci. Her lively wit and spunky character were always enjoyable.
Bob & Janey McCoy
June 6, 2019
This message is for her husband Rick.
Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Bob and Pamela