Jacquelyn “Jackie” Gabriel
The angelic hosts came for Jacquelyn Gabriel, 49, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at the East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield, among loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St in Teague. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. in Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, 360 Church St. in Fairfield. Rev. O.L. Leveston, pastor, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Fairfield, will serve as eulogist and Rev. Cleo High, pastor, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Mexia, will officiate. Interment will follow at New Zion Cemetery, 371 FM 1580 in Fairfield.
Jacquelyn Venise Craig Gabriel, known as “Jackie,” was the second child born to Jack and Barbara Craig on Dec. 29, 1964 in Mexia. Jackie confessed her life to Christ at an early age at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized by the late Rev. Troy Sparks.
Jackie graduated from Mexia High School in 1983 and received an LVN certification from Navarro School of Nursing in 1984. Jackie worked for Mexia State Supported Living Center as an LVN and later UTMB in Teague, and was employed at Teague Nursing Home until her health failed.
Jackie met and married Aubrey Gabriel Sr. in Fairfield, and to this union one child was born: Aubrey Gabriel Jr. She also had her first-born, Chauncey Moore Jr.
Upon marrying Aubrey Gabriel Sr., she later moved her membership to New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Fairfield, and was a faithful member and served as an usher.
Jackie, whose favorite color was pink, was a dedicated mother and wife who enjoyed spending quality time with her family. She loved reading, especially romance novels, cooking, and watching sports. She was a “Texas” fan and loved the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Dallas Mavericks.
Preceding her in death are her paternal grandparents, Algie and Cora Lee Craig; and maternal grandmother, Willie Mae Kirven.
Jackie will be missed by all. Those she leaves to cherish her memory are: her husband, Aubrey Gabriel Sr. of Fairfield; her sons, Chauncey Moore Jr. and Aubrey Gabriel Jr., both of Fairfield; her granddaughter, Chyreva “Re Re” of Palestine; her parents, Jack and Barbara Craig of Mexia; three sisters, Kathy Dawkins and husband Tommie; Batrina Gillespie and husband Lloyd; Toby Craig and Ira, all of Mexia; her father-in-law and mother-in law, Elawrence and Wanda Gabriel of Fairfield; two special cousin/ sisters, Benita Bennett and Pleshia Haynes; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home is serving the family of Jacquelyn Craig Gabriel. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.