Jackie Closson

April 11, 1937 - April 4, 2009

Jackie Closson age 71, of Plano, Texas passed away on April 4, 2009. She was born on April 11, 1937 in Severy, Kansas to Harry and Florence (Wilson) Simons. Jackie was raised in Kelso, Washington where she graduated from Kelso High School in 1955. On June 15, 1957 she married David Charles Closson in Kelso, Washington. She worked for MCI for 17 years. Prior to that she worked for Rockwell International. She was of the Christian faith. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Graef and husband David of Rockwall, Texas; Shellie Closson of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Heather Grace and husband Brian, Jackie Martin and husband Greg, Dakota Closson, Jerika Robinson and Jenny Robinson; great-grandchildren, Ashlee, Tiffany, Gracie, Emma, Sophie, Maddy and Gabby; sister, Mary Dyrland of Longview, Washington and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives some of whom live in Longview, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Closson; grandson, Mikey Nabor; brother, Joe Simons. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2009 in the Chapel at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, with Pastor Ken Westerman officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Memorials Would you like to say a few words? Click Here +

I can't believe been a long time since I saw you when I was 2 years old and I miss you so much and love you always and please hug Mikey for me and I always remember when always went to your house when I was born to 2 years old that last time I saw you and I never knew you die but when I was 7 years old I was wondering where is my grandma Jackie till I knew you died so you are safe in heaven not deal in pain no more and so you will always protect me from heaven and please I need hear you talk and I am dealing with the pain I know try make me feel happy and I hope you amazing birthday on April 11 we will miss you and Mikey and grandpa David fly high angel emma martin , March 26, 2021 Mom, today your best friend Kay McKenzie went home to be with her Lord. I hope you and dad, (David Charles Closson), and Jack and Kay McKenzie are having a blast in Heaven together. P.S., please hug Mikey for me. Love always, Diane Diane Graef, September 27, 2017 Jackie was my manager at MCI for several years; she was wonderful to work with and always pleasant but demanded things be done right (as they should). She usually had a smile and something nice to say to everyone... I can honestly say she taught me how to work without it being a job, if you know what I mean... Unfortunately I left MCI in 1998 and lost contact with virtually everyone I knew including Jackie, but she still remains in my thoughts to this day. RIP JC! Harold Ritchie, May 1, 2017 Mom, I am thinking of you and remembering the wonderful times we had - from moving around the world together as a military family (how about those hula lessons you gave in Hawaii? Or the "sun" tea you shared with Kay at the kitchen table in Maryland) to the times we shared as adults, as friends, playing Trivial Pursuit-you and Dolly winning every time. I love you now and forever. Diane Graef, April 7, 2017 I am her granddaughter and miss her terribly. She always made me feel welcomed.
Tiffany Martin, February 22, 2017 My memories of her are when one of my sisters had a party right when we got to her house she said hi to me and i felt welcomed. Then i would play piano and i just loved her pool. When we went swiming she would sit out on the porch and watched us while my cousin dekota played with us . And we ate cake and opened the presents then we went home. Yesterday at the veiwing when i looked at her i felt pain but i knew she is happy in heaven. _Ashlee _ one of the grandaugter of Jackie collison. Ashlee Christine Martin, April 8, 2009 Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead!" - I Peter 1:6 Judy Kriss, April 7, 2009 I will always remember the stories I have heard from daughter Diane regarding her mother. She will be sorely missed by her family on this earth but will now be reunited with her loving husband and grandson Mikey. Dannette Lorenz-Johnson, April 7, 2009 Diane, Remember the good times you shared with your mother. Remember her love for you and how much you could depend on her. Remember what an awesome mom she was when you were growing up. Remember the time you spent with her last summer in Galveston. Most of all, remember that you will see her again. One day, she will be standing at the door to Heaven with open arms welcoming you home. As she waits for you, she will be lifting you, David, your children, and grandchildren up in prayer as she always has. Take care and may the Lord bless you and keep you. Lisa Turner, April 7, 2009 When she would babysit me, she would always bring Fritos bean dip and Tostitos chips. When I was being a bratty teenager she still would want me to play cards with my grandpa and her...I always ended up having a blast. Swimming in her pool and saying "Look what I can do Grandma...look Grandma, look Grandma, look Grandma!" over and over again. (How annoying I must have been) When I had needed a shoulder to cry on, she would comfort me. When I wanted to talk to someone, she was always there to listen. I was lucky to have her as my Grandma..I hope someday to be a Grandma like her. Jackie Michelle Martin, April 5, 2009