LAUREL SPRINGS - Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" (Haines) Webb, 91, of Laurel Springs, North Carolina, died peacefully Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Hospice Home in Burlington, NC after a short illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Samuel Sidney Webb on December 28, 1996. Mr. Webb was formerly of Alamance and Ashe counties, NC.
Born on Saturday, July 18, 1925, in Crossville, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Ernest Edwin and Elsie Jeanette (Ballenger) Haines.
Jackie graduated high school at the age of 16 and attended Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, where she attained a Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry and biology. She also attended summer sessions at University of Georgia in Athens and Emory University in Atlanta. She worked as a chemist in Atlanta where she met her future husband, (Sam) Sid Webb. They were married April 10, 1948 and moved to Elon College (now Elon), NC where they began their family. Jackie put aside her professional career to raise her five children, but they often teased that she used her chemistry background to perform experiments in the kitchen at mealtime.
After the children were grown, Jackie and Sid moved to Laurel Springs, NC where Jackie became very involved in the community. She was active in the local homemakers club, taught basket weaving classes at the community college, served as an officer of the Peak Creek Ruritan Club, and was very active at her church, Transou United Methodist Church, where she became a lay leader and occasionally preached.
Jackie is survived by five children, Samuel Edwin Webb (Sandra Godwin) of Apex, NC, Sharon Ann Palmer (Craig) of Bonita Springs, FL, David Andrew Webb (Linda Shelton) of Mebane, NC, Donald Evan Webb (Tim Smith) of Durham, NC, and Leslie Alexander Webb (Phyllis Alderman) of Dunedin, FL; two sisters, Jerrilyn Hurst of Mt. Vernon, GA, Janice Brown of Greenville, FL; grandchildren Tia Thomasson, Greg Thomasson, Brian Webb, Evan Webb and Ben Webb and great-grandchildren, Abby and Noah Thomasson; and many beloved nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends in Ashe County who were like family to her.
In addition to her husband, Jackie was preceded in death by three siblings, Mary Ruth Pitts, Jean Fowler, Jo Massey; and four brothers-in-law, Dub Hurst, Hoyt Fowler, Jack Massey and Bobby Brown.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mebane Ridge Assisted Living in Mebane, NC for their loving care of Jackie this past year, as well as the residents who befriended her and made her feel part of the community.
In addition, thanks are extended to the staff at Alamance Regional Medical Center and Alamance-Caswell Hospice Home for the compassionate care they offered in her final days.
Jackie will lie in state at Transou United Methodist Church at 8458 NC Highway 88 East in Laurel Springs, NC from 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a brief graveside service in the church cemetery. Jackie's family will receive friends and family at the Peak Creek Ruritan Community Center at 7062 Highway 88 East in Laurel Springs following the graveside service.
In planning her funeral several years ago, Jackie requested "not many flowers"; instead she asked for donations to Transou United Methodist Church (c/o Mrs. Anna Lee Poe, 116 Hawthorne Lane, Jefferson, NC 28640), the Peak Creek Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund (c/o Bill Henson, 1100 Roe Hunt Road, Laurel Springs, NC 28644) or the charity of your choice
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.
Published by TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, 2017.