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Jackie Louise Icenhower

Jackie Louise Icenhower, age 57, of Texarkana, Texas, died
Monday, December 21, 2020, in Christus St. Michaels, Texarkana,

Jackie was born February 6, 1963, in Mena, Arkansas to MC
Frachiseur and Rena Reid Frachiseur. She graduated from Gillham
High School and met her husband and high school sweetheart, Kenneth, while attending Holly Grove Baptist, in Grannis, Arkansas, where his father was the pastor. They were married for thirty-eight joyful years.

Jackie earned her bachelor’s degree from then East Texas State University before obtaining her master’s degree from Texas Women’s University. She taught English for many years at local schools including NAI, Arkansas High School and Redwater High School. For the last fifteen years, she served as the director for the Atlanta Public Library, Atlanta, Texas.

Jackie was involved in many civic groups including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Atlanta Rotary Club. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines women’s singing group of Four States Fusion and absolutely loved family vacations at her favorite beach in Dauphin Island, Alabama.

An accomplished seamstress, Jackie who was known as “Sugar” to her granddaughters, had already begun teaching them to quilt and sew. She made many beautiful quilts through the years which are now treasures for her family. Along with quilting, she enjoyed needlework, tatting, and crocheting as well.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, David Frachiseur.

Survivors include her loving husband, Kenneth Icenhower of Texarkana; her children, Jeri Ward and her husband, Jerry of Paris, Texas, Reid Icenhower and Molly Icenhower both of Texarkana; two granddaughters, Ella Ward and Audrey Ward of Paris, Texas; five siblings and their spouses, Kathy Weston and husband Jim of Sidney, Arkansas, Richard Frachiseur and wife Anetta of Grannis, Arkansas, Gwen Lavender of Texarkana, Arkansas, Bonita Smith and husband Walter of De Queen, Arkansas and Roberta Youngblood and husband Terry of Watson, Oklahoma and sister-in-law Elizabeth Frachiseur of Grannis; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Viewing will be from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, Monday, December 28, 2020, at Holly Grove Cemetery, 950 Frachiseur Road, Grannis, Arkansas. 

Graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm with Rev. Joe Owens and Rev. Micah Mauldin officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home, Wake Village, TX.

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