Grace Elizabeth Jacks

September 3, 1937 - January 8, 2022

Grace Elizabeth Jacks of Carrollton, Texas, went to be with her Lord Jesus on January 8, 2022, at the age of 84. She was born on September 3, 1937, to Adam and Elizabeth (Wagner) Brockel in Lemmon, South Dakota.  Grace’s grandparents, Fred and Fredrika (Bastian) Wagner, were proud immigrants from Odessa, Russia, first settling in Hague, North Dakota.

Grace grew up on a farm and attended school in Bison, South Dakota.  On June 25, 1982, she married Simmie M. Jacks in San Antonio, Texas.  They were married 34 years. Grace loved to sing, needlepoint, travel, play card games and dominos with family and friends. 

She was a member of Parkway Hills Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, a dedicated Christian, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister.

Grace is survived by her daughters, Melody McNulty and husband, Gregory of Millersville, Maryland and Betty Jo Cook and husband, Richard of Orlando, Florida; son, David Eickelman and wife, Dominique of Rowlett, Texas; grandchildren, Brittany Dewhurst and husband, Peter, Matthew Cook and wife, Marilyn, Ashley Eickelman, and Jason Eickelman; great-grandchildren, Beatrice Dewhurst, Aurelia Dewhurst, and Zoie Cook; sister, Judy Hawley and husband, Kermit of Kingwood, West Virginia; and a host of other loving family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Grace was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Delores Kaubisch and Ruth Brockel, South Dakota.

Our family wishes to recognize the loving caregivers at Sonoma House in Carrollton, Texas and Holding Hands Hospice in Dallas, Texas. Thank you for taking care of “Miss Grace”. 

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 14, 2022 at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  The family will receive family and friends during a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013 prior to the graveside service.

The family request memorial donations to be made in Grace’s honor to Holding Hands Hospice, 8111 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, Dallas, Texas, 95251.

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Melody, Betty Jo, David and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom! She was such a kind and generous lady. My condolences to you all.
Cathy Brockel Durkin, January 14, 2022 My Dearest Nanny, Thank you for being the most wonderful grandmother. Thank you for having the patience to teach me to bake. One of my fondest memories is me sat on the kitchen counter and you slathering my hands in oil to knead the dough and form the perfect biscuit. So many of my childhood memories took place at your house and namely around the kitchen table. Whether it was a holiday meal, serving breakfast to the masses or late-night games of spades, it was always a place filled with belly laughs and hugs. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there to hold your hand in those final days. I hope you slipped peacefully into a slumber and awoke at the gates of heaven to be greeted by your savior, Jesus Christ, and the love of your life, Papa Jacks. Oh, what a beautiful sight. Holding you dearly in my heart and cherishing all our memories. Love you xxxx Brittany Dewhurst, January 13, 2022 Betty, so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will be with you through this difficult time. Our Deepest Sympathy,
Sandra & Warren Emerson, January 11, 2022 Gracie was the "Best Sister" in the world! Always there for us even though we were miles apart. Always loving and kind. Lots of fun through the years. We will miss her more than we can even put into words. All our love! Judy & Kermit, January 11, 2022