Jackie Teeters Stanley
1943 - 2020
April 3, 1943
November 5, 2020
Jackie Teeters Stanley

April 3, 1943 - November 5, 2020

Jackie Teeters Stanley went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 5, 2020. She was diagnosed with esophageal adenocarcinoma in October 2020. She spent her lifetime inspiring her daughters and only grandson to reach for their goals and dreams. She studied the Word of God daily, praying for so many who touched her life. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time for her North Carolina home of family and friends.

Jackie was born in Prattville, AL, daughter of John C. Teeters and Becky G. Teeters, and sister of Johnny Wayne Teeters and Darrell King Teeters of Greensboro, NC. She grew up and raised her own family in NC. It was the love for her daughters, grandson, and only great-grandson that relocated her back to AL, allowing her so much precious time and memories with the ones she loved most.

She is survived by three daughters, one grandson, and one great-grandson. Daughter Donna, and her son Zach and wife Abigail, and their son Gavin of Opelika/Auburn, daughter Debbie of Opelika, and daughter Cissy and husband Mike of Bessemer City, NC.

Jackie was known for her creativity, sewing, cake decorating, hospitality, and enormous giving heart to others. Her ability to envision something fabulous out of nothing was truly admirable. She loved to add special touches to everything from a simple card to one of a kind pageant gowns. Her talents were inspiring to her daughters, who developed their own creative hobbies from watching her. She was a cheerleader at her grandson's ball games and always helping where she could to support him. The joy of her life was spending time with her great-grandson playing playdoh, puzzles, matchbox cars, or revving-up their superhero super powers. She loved to talk and give compliments and never met a stranger. She taught us that somewhere there was always common ground to have a conversation. She was a strong warrior for 17 years through many health obstacles from a failed surgery. Her strength will forever be ingrained in all our lives. Her family is comforted by her daily Bible studying and speaking of truth and salvation. She taught her family to lean into each other and seek God's truth.

Thank you to all those sending cards, phone calls, messages, and gifts of food. You have provided comfort during this time that has been greatly appreciated.

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Published by The Opelika-Auburn News on Nov. 22, 2020.
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Funeral services provided by:
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Jackie will be missed by many, she was a remarkable lady. So kind and had many talents to share with everyone who met her. May God go with her family through this difficult time and give them strength and courage
Barbara Irvin
November 29, 2020
my deepest sympathy to the entire family
Elizabeth Bergman Ritzie.
November 22, 2020
Jackie will forever be in my fondest memories growing up on Greendale Dr. She was like a 2nd mom to me. From dance mom, majorette mom, and just a very special part of my life. Although, I haven´t seen her in person in many years, we had been keeping up through Facebook messaging. It was obvious how much she loved her family and adored her great grandson. My prayers are with you all. Heaven has gained a new angel. Love to all of you. Prayers for peace and comfort, now and in the days to come.
Laura Hunt
November 22, 2020
Donna and Jackie, You mother was one of the kindest and welcoming people we knew. She was always up for a good chit chat, and made us laugh more than once. I know Jonni will find her in heaven and they will laugh while sharing stories. In the meantime we will do the same making sure they live on in our hearts. I am so sad for your family because I know there is a big space that is empty. I am here anytime to lend an ear in a text or phone call. Love you guys my thoughts and daily prayers are with you. Jo Rinker
Jo Rinker
November 22, 2020
Beautiful words for your wonderful Mother. She was truly an encouragement to me. Love and prayers for you all.
Jeannette Gantt
November 22, 2020
I do not know this family but God holds you close. Reading Mrs. Jackie's obituary describes a true child of God. May you be comforted with the peace and strength to know that you all were so very blessed to have such a loving and inspirational woman of God in your life. May God bless you all.
November 22, 2020
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Sometimes we wonder why God needs so many Angels Jackie would want you to be happy for her, no more sickness or pain and she knows you will be together again soon . God bless you All.
Bobby Scearce
November 12, 2020