Jacquelyn Yvonne Waits


Jacquelyn Yvonne Waits, 56, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Funeral Service: 11AM Thursday, August 26 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Wednesday, August 25 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Jeffie and Sallie Snell, Willie and Myrtle Moore, and John and Elizabeth Tucker; five uncles; three aunts; special cousins, Brenda Johnson, and Theresa Dobbins;  sister-in-law, Lisa Waits.

Survivors include her children, Rameshea Brandon, Jakayla Waits, and Roderick Waits, Jr.; parents, Claude and Joyce Tucker; father, Jack Majors; grandchildren, Shamya, Ashton, Kamyon, and JaQuin; dedicated aunts, JoAnne Johnson (Charles), and Shelia Waits (Willie); dedicated cousins, Robert Drakes, III., Sharon Snell, and David Guinyard; dedicated friends, Sidonia King, Darniece Brown, and Cristilyn Henderson; and many other loving relatives.

Pallbearers will be Roderick Waits, Jr., Robert Drakes, III., David Guinyard, and Robert Drakes, IV., Charles Johnson, III., and Michael Foster; honorary Pallbearers are David Snell, Charles Johnson, Jr., Roderick Waits, Sr., Keith Walton, Daryl Whitaker, Rashad King, Joshua Snell, Darrell Ervin, II., DaMarea Ervin, Calvin Hamilton, Darrell Sadler, and Arron Brandon.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Hillcrest Medical ICU Staff, especially James Harris, and her amazing physician, Dr. William Mark Hinds.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Such a loss, a beautiful, caring person. I will always remember her laugh and the years we worked together fondly.

  2. Lashanda Tucker

    Sending hugs and prayers to you all. Jackie was so special to me. I love you cousin and you will forever be in my heart. Missing you already 😢😢😢😢

  3. Jacquie had the best smile and laugh, and often had us laughing with her. We were so blessed to call her our friend. She loved her family so much and was proud of her children beyond words. Our hearts are with you all during this time. I know she is watching over you all now.

  4. Jacquie was always the brightest spot, she lit up every room she was in. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to know her. My deepest condolences to her loving family, you were her heart and we all felt we knew you through her.

  5. Micheal Antwan Foster

    love you auntie its gone be different without you here. I’ll always remember the times we had never a bad moment love ya watch over the fam


    My Ms. Jacquie, such a sweet and humble soul. Our birthdays is a day apart, she’s definitely someone special to me and will forever live within my heart. Such a blessing to know her. I will continue to keep in touch and pray for the entire family. I love you guys as much as I loved your mom.

  7. Jacquie was a Beautiful person inside and out. I worked with her and I can’t remember a time when she wasn’t smiling. My heart goes out the family. This was a great loss.

  8. To Joyce and the Children and Grand kids I Loved Jacquie such a beautiful soul always sweqet young lady she will be truly be missed for her smile and beautiful Spirit Love you Jackie Rest In Heavenly Peace. Love you Joyce Jo Anne Shelia Mama God give yall comfort 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  9. Patricia Burkley

    My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Jackie was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed.
    Jackie, is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.
    Rest in Heaven😇

    Patricia & Ladson Burkley, Waco, Texas
    Shirley & Roland Martin, San Francisco, CA
    Ruby Gray, San Francisco, CA
    Mary & Earl Neubin, Oakland, CA
    Bridgette, Sheree, Chanille ( Ernestine’s granddaughters) San Jose, CA

    We all are praying for the entire family for comfort, strength and peace during this hard time.

  10. What a heart breaking loss, My condlences to her entire family. My words of encouragent. Be strong, the world is weeping with you. We are carrying your pain and sorror. Although we know that this is all of our destiny. When it’s our time, it’s hard to cope. Crying for a day – Joy comes tomorrow. Love you all, May your memories and that beautiful smile of her substain you.

  11. Mae Miles and Family

    My Deepest Condolences to the family.

  12. Beverly & Willie Jefferson

    We express our deepest condolences for your loss and pray that The Lord will look upon your family and bring you peace.

  13. Rev. Jacoby & Mrs. Tanya Kemp

    Jackie was always full of life, caring and devoted to her family & friends. Always willing to lend a helping hand, great advice & a warm smile. Know that our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences are with you all.

  14. Such a wonderful heart. She brought joy just by being near. So grateful I got to meet her. Sending much love to her precious loved ones. The Family of Joyce McMillan

  15. Joyce and Claude I love this entire family more than you can imagine. I will miss Jackie and her beautiful smile! God bless you all.

  16. Chyles Washington

    I went to school with Roderick and Jakayla and I am so sorry about the passing of y’all’s mom. I remember seeing her at our school at Connally a few times and Jakayla looks just like her. I am definitely praying for you guy’s strength during this difficult time. My sister works on the ICU floor at BSW. Lord, just strengthen Ms. Jacquelyn’s family right now in Your Son Jesus’ Name, amen.

  17. My Condolence to the family you are in my prayers

  18. Lakeisha Mccreary

    My condolences for ur lost she was always happy and had a very beautiful smile.

  19. Evangelist Emma Thompson Cox

    Mr. and Mrs. Tucker, my deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow, earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal,my prayers are sent up that God may give you strength,
    Joyce, my friend and classmate, know that I am here for you! God will take care of you..

  20. Joyce and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mom told me she fought hard. Praying for peace and comfort.
    Diane Rogers (Martha Lou’s daughter)

  21. I met Jacque while our children were attending Connally school. Her smile would light up a room and she had a beautiful spirit. She and I hit it off the first day we met. We had one thing in common and that was we didn’t play about our children. She was a super mom to her children.. I didn’t get to see Jacque much after our children graduated but when I did see her it was like old times again. We were a tight-nitted group of parents, friends and big time supporters of our children. Renee Cooper, Nona King, Susan Thames and DeLisa Burnell , Antoinette MCutcheon and Wanda King. Rest in paradise sweet princess and we will see each other in heaven.
    Wanda King
    John King, Jr
    John King,III

  22. My heart grieves along with the Tucker and Waits Family. May GID strengthen all of you ad you face the days to come. She is in heaven with Jesus and all her family members. I LOVE YOU JACQUIE!! You will forever be in my heart!! Joyce you and Claude raised an excellent Lady!! Jakaya, Ramesha, Roderick,Jr you were blessed to have the Best of the Best for a Mother. Prayers and Love to all of you and the family.🙏🙏🙏💖💔

  23. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. May God comfort and strengthen the family doing this difficult time.

  24. Conesha Hicks and Family❤️

    You will forever be in my heart Mama Jackie❤️ I love you forever and continuous prayers Remeshea, Jakayla, and Roderick…forever love!

  25. Joyce and family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jacquie, I remember her as little girl when you all lived in Calif. You have my love, prayers and deepest sympathy ….

  26. Pastor Larrye D. Weaver II

    Jackie will be greatly missed. You have my condolences. Blessings and love!

  27. Gloria Powell-Wells

    Joyce and Claude Lee, I’m so heart broken to hear that my little sister Jackie has passed. God had other plans for her. Please know that I love you and will continue to keep you in my heart and in my prayers.

  28. Joe and Jackie Standifer

    Love and prayers goes out to the entire family. RIP Jackie Bear.

  29. It is with heartfelt sympathy I send my condolences to the entire family and extended family! My last conversation with her was in April 2020, as we planned to meet for dinner and begin shenanigans in the Metroplex. May your memories make you smile, and God’s comfort cover you to face tomorrow!

    Humbly and prayerfully sent,

    Wanda Thompson-Brooks

  30. To Ramesha, Jakayla and Roderick,
    I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I do know she loved you all very much and I know how much you loved her.
    Please know you have many people lifting you up in the days ahead.
    Thinking of each of you
    Sherry Beheler

  31. Susan and Nichole Thames

    To this bereaved family, my adopted family, due to the relationships formed initially when our kids attended school together. What an instant connection that continued even after our kids graduated and we moved in various directions. From our sisterhood dinners, our family gatherings, our holiday celebrations together, our shopping trips, video calls, daily text threads and our just because Zoom calls, I am thankful to have these precious memories and hearing the words, “Lil Sis” from Jacquie with her special laugh immediately after.

    “Peace I leave with you; my Peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27

    We are in continued prayer for God’s strength and comfort and know that as always, we are here for you.

    Love you beyond words,

    Susan and Nichole Thames

  32. Jacquie you will truly be missed by me and my kids. You knew my kids ever since they were babies. I want to say to the kids, Be strong and know that your beautiful mother is watching over you from above. You all will be in our hearts and prayers. We Love You!!

    Anita Walker
    Angelica “Angel” Black and James “Bubba” Black, III

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