Mary “Jackie” Jacqueline Rounsaville Richmond, 70, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016, at her home in Denver, NC, as a result of complications from a long fight with cancer.
Jackie was born in Baton Rouge, LA, to Henry and Georgia Rounsaville and married the love of her life, Don Richmond, on August 7, 1965.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Carmen Malacari on April 23, 2016 at 11:00, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Denver, NC. The family with receive guests at the church at 10:00 am with a reception to be held immediately thereafter.
Jackie was the founder and president of Carolina Bottled Water in Gastonia, NC and was nominated for the Gaston Chamber Small Business Woman of the year in 1995. She was an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Jackie was known by those that met her to be one of the kindest people to have ever graced their lives. She was ever thoughtful of others and derived sincere joy in being of help or support to those around her.
Jackie is survived by her husband of fifty years, Donald Joseph Richmond, her son David Hunter Richmond, daughter, Rebecca Lynn Cunningham, her husband, Patrick Thomas Cunningham and their children, Gavin, Cullen and Ashford.
She is also survived by her brother, Henry and his wife Patricia, her niece, Gayle Porrier, and nephew, Milton “Sonny” Porrier
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Juanita Porrier
Arrangements provided by Good Samaritan Funeral Home, of Denver,NC.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Jackie.
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand, in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.