Jackie Johnston was called to her eternal home on January 22, 2023. She was born Jacqueline Elzona Quinton in Booneville, Arkansas, in the home of her parents, Josie Lorene (Boggs) and Jack Leroy Quinton. Jack joined the Navy, and Lorene made her way to Navel housing in Grand Prairie, Texas, when Jackie was an infant. When it was time to move from base housing, Lorene along with Luther (older brother) and Jackie moved to Arlington Texas, where Jackie resided for the majority of her life. Although she did not finish high school, she eventually put herself through key punch (a.k.a. data processing) school. She excelled in key punch school, and after completing her studies, she found employment at LTV. Later, she worked in the data processing department for the City of Arlington. However, Jackie’s real job was being a good mother. As a single mom, she gave more than she had. She sacrificed so much for her children, including her health. She was passionate about motherhood and gave her children the foundation that they needed to succeed. Her children NEVER felt unloved; her love was visible, tangible, and audible. We understood that love can have 2 different descriptions. Tough Love was and is still LOVE. She distributed the kind of love we, as well as others, needed at the time.
Jackie had two children; Vincent Darrell Crabb was born April 16, 1960, and Meloni Rene Bryant was born July 31, 1965. Her children were her purpose and her world. She poured everything into raising them. Later in life, her grandkids rejuvenated her. She was one of the best “Nannies” on the planet. Jackie was extremely proud of her 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Randy and Crystal Crabb, Quinton Crabb, Mashelle and Garry Holveck, Michael and Karen Mills, and Morgan and Courtney Rasco. Life brought even more joy to her heart being able to welcome her 6 earthly great grandchildren, Jaeger and Stella Crabb; Kaylee, Garrhett, and Trace Holveck; Madeline Mills; and Mason and Caden Rasco, and is now united with 2 heavenly granddaughters, Sophia Crabb and Sydney Rasco.
Jackie was the third of 11 kids as well as the oldest girl. Her younger siblings and her children grew up together. Jackie is survived by 3 sisters, Yetta Judd, Bonnie Cantu, and Rapha Sullivan as well as 2 brothers, Ronnie Hubbard and David Hubbard.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers, Billy Don Fitzpatrick, Luther Cooper, Billy Ray Boggs, and Lloyd (Dinky) Hubbard; 1 sister Brenda Nace; and 2 great granddaughters. Jackie completed her journey as a warrior and fighter. She left an incredible legacy. S