January 10, 1956 - August 5, 2020
Jaclyn "Jackie" Smyth-Lockridge was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 1956 to parents Willie and Pauline Hunter. However, in July 1996, Jackie was united in marriage to her caring husband, Sylvester Lockridge, who he affectionately called – ‘Jackie Dear’ - who was the love of his life! Jackie graduated from Fenger High School and Harold Washington College, receiving a degree as an X-ray Technician. She worked at Roseland Hospital doing what she loved until she was forced to early retirement because of a serious back injury at work. She had an appreciation for science and the medical field which fostered her being a fan of all those CSI shows. She also was an avid reader and comedian in her own right. She took a special role in her grandsons’ lives, saying, that "they were the boys I never had". They had a strong, unbreakable bond and she affectionately referred to them as ‘Baby Huey’ and ‘Mare Bear’, whom she deeply desired that they serve Jehovah, also! Jackie, also, was a food aficionado, simply put, if you knew Jackie you knew she loved her food! She loved all music including country and classical. She was self-taught on a guitar and a keyboard. She dedicated her life to Jehovah in 1981. She, especially, loved being a ‘witness of Jehovah’ and found it to be natural because she had a ‘gift of gab’ when it came to starting conversations. She truly loved Jehovah and regardless of her multiple health issues, she always tried to serve Jehovah by giving Him her best. Her kind Christ-like spirit was similar to the widow giving her contributions in the temple, as referenced by Jesus. She wasn't materially rich but would offer her last to help her fellow brother or sister. She was naturally selfless, humble and forgiving. Her personality was rich with kindness and non-judgmental, she just wanted to be of service and help as much as she could even when she could not afford to do so. She had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off of her own back. She, rarely, complained and was honestly, just that nice of a person. She was the persona of a "Mr. Nice Guy/Woman"! In the early morning hour of Wednesday, August 5, 2020, Jackie fell asleep in death. Jackie was preceded in death by her father Willie Hunter and her beloved daughter April Smyth. Jackie is survived by her caring husband Sylvester Lockridge; her devoted mother Pauline Hunter; her ‘loved’ daughter Christine Smyth; her step daughter Rebecca Tremble; grandchildren Hughson and Maracle Gillett, Monika, Mya, Malikhi, and Robyn Tremble; her great granddaughter Dakota Aaliyah Dominique Moran; siblings Calvin Trotter, Shirley Trotter, Patricia (Larry) Pearman, Rocky Hunter and Debbie (Herbie) Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Her infectious smile and humble spirit will be greatly missed!!!
Jaclyn "Jackie" Smyth-Lockridge was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 1956 to parents Willie and Pauline Hunter. However, in July 1996, Jackie was united in marriage to her caring husband, Sylvester Lockridge, who he affectionately... View Obituary & Service Information
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