Anderson, Jacqueline Ann (Scally), Grand Rapids, 85, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 8, 2021 following a brief illness. She's now in Heaven with her Loving Lord and the Blessed Mother, free of all physical limitations. The daughter of John C. & Frances Scally, she attended grade school at St. Alphonsus until the family moved to the south end, then she went to St. Andrew's and proudly graduated from GR Catholic Central in 1953. Jackie was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Jude for many years. Her faith remained strong even as her body gave out. She retired after a long career at Amway with a brief stint at Elk Terra golf course. Jackie was hard working, independent, loyal and always kind regardless of the challenges in her path.
Jacqueline was a devoted daughter, sister and mother, working tirelessly to help family and friends and to maintain a loving home. She was the cool aunt with the fun cars and penchant for board games. She enjoyed camping, gardening and jumping in the car for road trips. Most of all, she loved being a grandmother; she truly lit up when the grandkids / great-grandchildren were around or when she could talk about them.
Just as Jackie loved with all of her heart, she will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Laura (Jamme), her grandchildren Johnathan, Dustin (Sheyenne) and Courtney (Nolan), her great-grandchildren Melony, Elijah, Jayce, Amelia and Logan, her brother John C. Scally Jr (Sylvia) and several nieces, nephews and their families. Her parents, sister and brother -in-law Sandra (James) Doran preceded her in death and were there to greet her to resume their stories and laughter.
A private family service will take place at a later date. Her family wishes to thank West Michigan Hospice for their compassionate care these last few weeks. In lieu of flowers, please hug / call your family often to remind them they are loved. If you want to do more, pay it forward remembering the story of the widow's mite and give to the charity of your choice knowing that Jackie was a kind, thoughtful and generous soul.