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Jackie Sparks, 67, died Friday, October 12, 2012, at her residence. The family will receive friends tonight from 5 to 7 in the Welcome Center at Hartselle First Methodist Church with Peck Funeral Home directing.
She was born July 28, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Marge and Tom Howard. Jackie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved sitting on her porch watching hummingbirds and planting sunflowers with her grandsons. Jackie was extremely funny, unselfish, kind and saw the best in every person she met. Her love and generosity will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Doug Sparks; son, Tom Sparks and his wife, Leeann, of Hartselle; daughter, Hollie Trenary and her husband, Nick, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sister, Sandy Ames and her husband, Lauren, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and grandchildren, Harrison Sparks (8), Luke Sparks (4), Ethan Trenary (6) and Tess Trenary (2).
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of the Valley.
Published in the Decatur Daily on Oct. 13, 2012