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Jacqueline Belcher

Jacqueline Faith Hurst Belcher was born on March 13, 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida to Jack Harrison and Ethel Fletcher Hurst and big brother Wilbur.
A member of the Robert E. Lee High School class of 1962, she married her life-long love, Claude Eugene Belcher, Jr. on June 13th,1963.
In July of 1972, Jackie and Claude welcomed their only child, a daughter, Karen Lynn Belcher.
Over the course of the next 14 years,  the family of three lived in four states while Claude served in the US Navy.
Upon retirement from the Navy, they returned to their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
In 1991, their daughter Karen married William Greg James and Jackie and Claude later became grandparents to William Cody and Kasey Blake James.
Jackie was funny, generous, and loved people. She had many friends, that she considered family. She didn’t know a stranger, and made friends everywhere she went, be it in “real life” or online.
She loved football, especially the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Florida State Seminoles (but never, ever, the Florida Gators).
She loved her “fur-babies” Leo and Kiki, and her heart broke a little when she saw a lost or mistreated pet.
She was convinced that her grandchildren were, in fact, perfect. She was incredibly proud of her grandson, Cody, and was sure that her granddaughter, Kasey will grow up to rule the world of fashion.
The last few years of Jackie’s life were spent living with renal disease. While she hated dialysis with a passion, she nevertheless went for her treatments, knowing that it was her hope for health.
On July 22nd, 2018, her frail body decided that she had enough and she slipped away from us.
She left us peacefully, with no pain or fear, with her beloved husband and daughter by her side.
A celebration of Jackie’s life will take place at 2:00 pm, on August 4th, at the home of Vicki and Fritz Parman.
Please contact Karen James at fsukaren72@yahoo.com for directions and for more information.
In lieu of flowers, Jackie’s family asks that you make a donation to “First Coast No More Homeless Pets” on Cassat Avenue in Jacksonville, the National Kidney Foundation, the American Heart Association, or an animal shelter of your choice.
Local arrangements under the direction of Naugle Schnauss Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 8098 Margaret Street. Jacksonville, Florida 32204, 904-683-9288