July 1949 – March 2019_x000D_
“I have fought the good fight. I gave it all I had and more. I can’t say I did it gracefully or courageously or bravely. I had times of feeling sorry for myself and times of anger. Feeling furious that the cancer could not be beat.
God graciously gave me three years cancer-free after my first bout but that just wasn’t long enough. I have so much to do and the time to do it was cut short and taken away before I was able to do it all. I am thankful for the time I have had though. I am thankful for all of my family, my friends, and my co-workers. Thankful for Jesus Christ hearing my cry and saving my soul from eternal damnation. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” He said He was going back to Heaven to prepare a place for me to spend eternity with Him. Eternity is a long time. I want to spend eternity with my family and friends. I can only hope that the love I have for them and the amazing love of God will draw them to Himself so we can spend eternity together in Heaven.”
Jackie was married in 1972 to Larry Ray Gossett for 47 years. They had four boys Johnny Ray Gossett, Wesley Wayne Gossett, Aaron Coberley and Troy Dunbar; four grandsons James, Seth, Johnny Jr. and Michael and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Merced Cowboy Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Please share your sweet memories on this website.
Dane & Mary Kelley saysMarch 30, 2019 at 4:43 pm
Jackie a wife, mother, grandmother and sister, so many hats and you wore them well. Jackie was not only our sister by blood but also our sister in Christ. That gives us the assurance that we will see her again. She learned early in life how to care for her siblings. We have many precious memories of her including the one when Larry and Jackie gave us a tour of San Francisco. We will miss her laughter, the smile on her face, her quick wit and the love she had for people. Jackie fought a hard fight. Her life on earth was cut short but she touched so many lives during that time. She is sitting at the feet of Jesus with no more pain. If you don’t know our Savior, I encourage you to reach out to someone before it is too late so we all can sit at His feet as a family. May you Rest In Peace until we meet again. We love and miss you.
Your brother and sister, Dane and Mary Kelley