Mrs. Jacquelyn “Jackie” Stratton

May 31, 2013

Mrs. Jacquelyn “Jackie” Gaines Stratton, 82, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Elbert Memorial Hospital.

Jackie was born in Elberton on March 8, 1931, to the late James Caswell and Tallie Lee Gaines.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Frank Jefferson Stratton, Jr.; five sisters and two brother.

Jackie is survived by her sons, Roger Stratton and Jeff (Wanda) Stratton; grandchildren: Melissa Stratton, Chad (Emilia) Stratton, Torri Stratton (Josh) Mills, and Whitley Stratton (Justin) Bellew;  great grandchildren: Brady Johnson, Abbey Johnson, Dawson Mills, Hailee Stratton, Emma Stratton, Bryson Mills and Presley Bellew; a sister, Geralydyn “Gerri” Bessinger ; and a brother, Joe W. Gaines. She is also survived by a former daughter-in-law Freda Stratton.

A service to celebrate Jackie’s life will be held Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Hicks Funeral Home with the Reverend Kennith Martin officiating. A time of visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 1016 Ruckersville Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635 or T.J. and Friends Foundation, P. O. Box 6161, Elberton, Georgia  30635.

Inurnment will be held at Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton, Georgia.

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Arrangements for Mrs. Jackie Gaines Stratton are in the care of Hicks Funeral Home of Elberton.