Jacqueline "Jackie"'s Story
Funeral services for Jackie Burnett will be held on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Chaplain Bill Holcomb officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 beginning at noon until 6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment will be held at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Online condolences for Jackies family may be left at www.reedculver.com.
Pallbearers for Jackie include Dusty Sears, Ron Kessler, Conner Kessler, Brent Hutchins, Scott Hutchins, and Charles Hix.
Jacqueline Truman Hix-Burnett, or Jackie to her many family and friends, was born on October 13th, 1925 in Tahlequah, OK, the daughter of Arthur Bryan Ott and Lillian Mae Madole-Hix. She was born in Steeley Hollow and raised on Swannanoa Ranch with her brothers and sister, Joe, Bartow, Bobby, Tom, Gary, and Berniece. Upon completing school, she fell in love and married Joseph Perry Burnett, or JP to his family and friends. JP was serving in the US Army during WWII, fighting in the Normandy invasion, receiving the Purple Heart. They exchanged their vows on May 6th, 1943 in Tahlequah, OK. Together, they raised two daughters and one son, and enjoyed the journey of life for 62 years. Jackie was the best wife, mother, grandmother and friend, there were none better. She never sat idly by, but was always cooking something wonderful to eat. Her meals were made available to anyone that came to the door on Sunday, or needed a helping hand. She raised large vegetable gardens, canning what she produced to feed her family. She also enjoyed flowers, and planted them in her yard. A country girl at heart, Jackie loved the chance to rest in the quiet and quilt, she made hundreds of them to keep her family and any one in need warm. She was a member of the Womens Extension Club, and her recipes were featured in two of the hard bound volumn cookbooks. JP served as the minister of Grandview Baptist Church and Jackie stood by him in every sense of the word. She supported his efforts and fed his flock. She was gifted with handiwork of any kind and could crochet or embroidery about anything. She was happiest when surrounded by her family, any chance to gather her brothers and sister and children around her and she was happy. Jackie also worked as a beautician at Go Ye Village when it first opened its doors, making sure all of her friends looked their very best. She was strong willed and passionate in her beliefs, ready to face any challenges that came her way. JP passed from this life in 2005, and Jackie continued supporting the family she loved with her smile and her presence. A Baptist by faith, Jackie was called to her Eternal rest on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 in Tahlequah, OK. She was 91 years old. She leaves a legacy of love and hard work that her family will never forget.
Jackie is preceded in death by her mother, father, her husband JP, three brothers, Joe and his wife Roberta Hix, Bartow and wife Wanda Hix, Bobby Hix and sister, Berniece Hix-Smith and husband Gilbert.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Judy Sears and husband Jess of Branson, MO, Donna Hutchins and husband Alan of Muskogee, OK, and Roger Burnett of Rose, OK. She also leaves her brothers, Tom Hix and wife Laura and Gary and wife Mary Hix all of Tahlequah, OK and one sister in law, Reba Hix of Tahlequah.
Jackie lives on in her five grandchildren, Kris Sears Kessler and husband Ron of Reed Springs, MO, Dustin Matthew Sears of Cape Fair, MO, Jonathan Cody Sears of Grand Junction, CO, Brent Alan Hutchins and wife Lisa of Broken Arrow, OK, and Scott Landon Hutchins of Checotah, OK. She leaves seven great grandchildren, Dr. Melanie Joanne Kessler of Cortez, CO, Josey Ann Kessler of Reed Springs, MO, Eric Conner Kessler of Reed Springs, MO, Landon Alan Hutchins USMC in San Diego, CA, William Caleb Hutchins, Hannah Beth Hutchins and Grace Elizabeth Hutchins all of Broken Arrow, OK, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones too numerous to mention.
Published on July 17, 2017