Jacqueline "Jacqui" Watkins, age 61 of Beverly Hills, FL, passed peacefully away Saturday evening, November 13, 2021, at her home with both her family and a hospice nurse by her side. Jacqui was predeceased by her mother, Cecile Meyers, father Maurice Giroux, brother David Giroux and stepfather, John Meyers, Sr.
She is survived by her husband, John Schaeffer, son Matthew Watkins and wife Jamie, brother Dr. Robert Giroux and wife Katherine, sister Margaret "Peggy" Dewey, brother Fredd Giroux and wife Sharon, twin sister Kathy Ableman and several nieces and nephews.
Jacqui was born on July 8, 1960, in Troy, NY and moved to Beverly Hills, Florida in 2004. She earned an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice and was the proud owner-operator of Meyers & Wheelers Locksmith, LLC, for the past 15 years. Jacqui assisted her step father, John C. Meyers, Sr. for many years and then, upon his retirement, acquired the business. Jacqui then purchased Wheelers Locksmith in 2014 and combined both businesses to create Meyers & Wheelers Locksmith, LLC, serving Citrus County and surrounding areas.
When meeting Jacqui you knew she had a sincere dedication to her business providing "peace of mind" with children and adult safety and home protection. She received "Best of the Best" and "Honorary Mention" (Chronicle sponsored) several times and was very proud to have been selected each time. She was a chamber member and an active member in the Citrus Business Network, a life member of the Inverness Lion's Club and a very involved Realtor's Association of Citrus County (RACC) business partner.
A Celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Jacqui's family asks that due to her passions for local charities that all gift considerations be made in Jacqui's name to either the Inverness Lion's Club or a local charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hooperfuneralhome.com.