Our beloved Jacqueline Yvonne Dunaway was born in Pensacola, Florida on August 13, 1952 to Cicro Dunaway Sr. and Essie Lois Dunaway. She was the fourth of ten siblings of the Dunaway Family. In June of 1956, the family moved to San Diego, California where Jackie attended Dewey Elementary, Collier Jr. High and graduated from Point Loma High with the “Class of 1969”. She continued her education at City College and San Diego State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
One of Jackie’s first job was with Channel 10 News. After graduating from SDSU, she started her life-long career with SAIC as a Data Control Analysis, where she retired in 2007 after more than 30 years of exemplary service.
Jackie loved to shop, travel, have family gatherings which included playing cards such as spades, pity-pat, and tonk. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed hanging out with her sisters and many friends at Dad’s Place, Oasis Night Club, Black and Tan, Black Sabbath, Oceanview Park, Round Table, Dolphin Inn, Elks Lodge and The No Name.
Jackie’s heavenly entrance was on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cicro Dunaway Sr. and Essie Lois Dunaway; sisters: Andrea Dunaway, Angela Epperly and Sharon Dunaway; brothers: Fredrick, Kenneth and Cicro Dunaway Jr.; nephew, Darrell Jackson; grandson, Andre Mims; aunt, Pauline Green; best friends: Cynthia Hinds–Malory and Lenore Thomas.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children: Quentin Mims, Melvin Beaty Jr., Larry Willis Jr., Joanna Hamilton and son-in-law, Jimmy Hamilton; grand-children: Shanarra, Quentin Jr., Ashley, Dominique, Melvin III, Shamiya, Lil Melvin, Darrell, Aliyah, Deshawn, Kaden, Jakai and Karson; 7 Great grands: sisters: Rosilyn Davis, Miachell Dunaway, Leticia Dunaway, Linda Faye Sterling-Joyce, and Michelle Allen; special nephew Else Lee and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; Uncle Clyde Harris; Cousin Jeffery Harris; goddaughter, Camiessa “Camarasha” Stuart and a host of other family and friends.
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