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Jacqueline Lee ‘Jaci’ Jones, 76, embraced life with passion and purpose

Jacqueline Lee 'Jaci' Jones
Jacqueline Lee ‘Jaci’ Jones

LELAND — Jacqueline Lee “Jaci” Jones, 76, passed peacefully Sunday, June 2, 2019. She was born Dec. 8, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Vern F. Mohney and M. Naoma Mohney (Moore).

Jaci graduated from Hopewell Township High School, La Roche College and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She spent her long career protecting neglected and abused children in Summit County, Ohio, and New Hanover County.

Jaci embraced life with passion and purpose. She was smart, sassy, spirited and beautiful and would always tell it like it is. She loved her family fiercely and was immensely proud of her daughters and granddaughters. Given the slightest opportunity, she would tell you all about them. She was the best big sis a brother could have. She was a fun, loving and bossy wife. She never met a stranger and loved talking to and taking care of everyone she met.

Jaci will be remembered for her huge generous heart, beautiful smile and fabulous laugh.

She is survived by her husband, Richard (Rick) Sawicky of Leland; daughters, Deborah Jones and Darla Parsons (Peter) of Wilmington; granddaughters, Sarah Parsons of New York, New York, and Laura Boggs (Kody) of Wilmington; brother, Vern Mohney of Oviedo, Florida; nephew, Todd Mohney (Kristin); great-nephew, Colton of Kissimmee, Florida; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Donna Mohney; and beloved dogs, Shamrock, Laddie, Abbi Rose and Ollie.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 5, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make memorial contributions to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Share online condolences with the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

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