Jacquelin Ann Parra
Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Friend
Jacquelin Ann Parra, age 75, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, March 11, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jacquelin “Jackie” was born in Dover, New Jersey, on July 8, 1946, to parents, John “Jack” and Virginia Dorothy Bradley. She had four brothers, Raymond, Paul, Peter, and Keith.
In 1963 she met and married her soul mate, Luis “Lou” Parra, who was the love of her life. Together they had an exciting life, blazing new trails across the country before being joined by two daughters.
She was a bookkeeper and office manager. After retirement, she enjoyed spending more time on her many interests and hobbies. She had a passion for quilting. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed watching movies. Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren.
She touched so many lives and was a beautiful, generous, intelligent, wonderful woman. She was the foundation and heart of her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Jackie is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Lou Parra, her daughters, Maryann Parra and Jenni Welch, her son-in-law Roger Welch and her 3 grandchildren, Melody Parra, Allison Welch, and Preston Welch.
She was preceded in death by her father Jack, her mother Virginia and her brothers Peter and Raymond.
A memorial service will be held at the home of Lou and Jackie Parra. The date will be determined at a later time.
It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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Grammie, I miss you every day. And I love all of you.
I am so sorry for the loss Jackie. She was a great lady. 59 years married–you are a lucky guy Lou. I know it is very hard for all of you. Lou, I’m right down the street if you need or want anything. Love and Hugs to you all, Don Drewry
Don, lucky yes and more so blessed. She was the inspiration and purpose to my life. She will always be with me and she’ll never be alone, it was my promise to her.
I feel so empty.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you Lou for you and your family.
It is impossible to describe the greatest woman who ever lived in a few short paragraphs. Mom made me the woman I am today. She was the heart and soul of our family and we will miss her more than any words can ever say.