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Jacqueline Symons

October 19, 1949 ~ July 12, 2021 (age 71)


Our beloved Jacqueline (Jackie) Symons left us peacefully on July 12, 2021 surrounded by her family and overlooking her treasured pine filled backyard with a hint of the Grass River. 

Jackie was born 10-19-1949 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Mary Louise and Jack Wildman.  Jackie is a graduate of Cody High School, where she and her friends were lucky to be entertained by the artists from Motown such as Stevie Wonder, Supremes and Temptations.

Jackie later relocated to Northern Michigan, where as a child she had grown up visiting her great-grand parent’s resort on Lake Bellaire, “Fisherman’s Paradise; and her grand-parent’s turkey farm.   She reconnected with a childhood friend, John Symons, and they married in 1981, making this upcoming October their 40th anniversary.  Jackie and John were pillars of the community through Jackie’s work at the Northern Clipper for over 25-years, and John’s volunteerism at the fire department. Jackie loved being outdoors working in her garden, boating, walking, cross-country skiing and especially, sharing these experiences with friends and family.

Jackie was preceded by her mother Mary Louise Wildman; father Jack Wildman and sister Linda Warton.  She is survived by her husband John Symons, brother Doug (Jackie) Wildman, survived by children David (Mary) Head; daughter Cherri Head (Luis); Troy (Stephanie) Symons; Leroy (Shannon) Symons, grandchildren Megan; Jorden; Tyler, Zackary, Werner; Madison; Justin, Ashlyn, Joshua.  She is also survived by sister-in-law Marcy Wildman.

She loved you all. 

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.   Funeral services will be on Friday, July 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church with visitation also beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of services.   In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Bellaire Food Pantry PO BOX 252, Bellaire, MI 49615. 

Arrangements have been handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign her online guestbook

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July 15, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bellaire Chapel
106 South Bridge Street
Bellaire, MI 49615

Funeral Service
July 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Bellaire Community United Methodist Church
401 N. Bridge Street
Bellaire, MI 49615

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