CLEVELAND - Georgia Jacqueline Bramlett Fuqua, age 87, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS.
Visitation will be held Thursday April 21, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday April 22, 2016 in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Drew Cemetery. Reverend Jimmy Breland and Reverend Milton Burd will officiate the services.
Jackie was born on December 29, 1928 to M. J. "Jack" and Leona (Campbell) Bramlett in Drew, MS. She was a graduate of Drew High School and attended Mississippi State College for Women and Delta State University. She married Floyd Fuqua on August 25, 1947 and moved to Rosedale, MS where they raised their children and were active members of First Baptist Church. Jackie retired after 30 years of service to Mississippi Power & Light Company. She then worked for B & W Monument. Jackie, for many years enjoyed volunteering for community organizations such as the Auxiliary at Bolivar Medical Center, where she had served as treasurer of the gift shop. She also volunteered as an ambassador for the Bologna Preforming Arts Center. Jackie enjoyed working in her yard, reading and working jigsaw puzzles with Darlene. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cleveland, MS and a Matron for the Order of the Eastern Star. The family wishes to express special thanks to neighbors, Kenny and Becky Carpenter, and companion, Darlene Castle Estes, for the devoted care and attention given to their mom's needs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 66 years Floyd Edgar Fuqua, Jr., sister, Lorene Laws Gregory, daughter, Jacqueline Dawn Fuqua and a grandson, James Wesley "Wes" Fuqua.
She is survived by daughter, Paula F. (Mike) Thompson of Gunnison, MS, son, Floyd Edgar "Ed"(Shelia) Fuqua, III of Clarksdale, MS, daughter, Paige F. Steen of Pocahontas, MS, grandson, Michael "Mat" (Rachel) Thompson, III of Austin, TX, granddaughter, Dawn Thompson of Brandon, MS, grandson, Floyd Edgar "Chip" (Amy) Fuqua, IV of Birmingham, AL, granddaughter, Georgia S. (Anthony) Hartigan of Flowood, MS, three great grandsons, Liam Thompson of Austin, TX, Marcus Thompson of Austin, TX, Floyd "Edgar" Fuqua, V of Birmingham, AL and a great grandchild, expected baby Hartigan of Flowood, MS. She also leaves her canine companion, Dottie.
Pallbearers are Mike Thompson, Randy Hales, Michael "Mat" Thompson, Kenny Carpenter, William Carpenter and James Lunford. Honorary pallbearer is Chip Fuqua.
Memorials may be made to The Baptist Children's Village, P O Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027 or First Baptist Church 101 N. Bolivar, Cleveland, MS 38732-0027.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net