Jacqueline Oberfrank
Wednesday
1
July

Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Kelley Funeral Home
125 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, New Jersey, United States
Wednesday
1
July

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Kelley Funeral Home
125 Pitman Ave.
Pitman, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Jacqueline Y. Oberfrank

Jacqueline "Jackie" McMurrian Oberfrank, born October 4, 1935 in Southern Georgia to Mendon and Clara McMurrian, went home to be with the Lord on June 23, 2020 with family by her side. Jackie leaves behind her loving husband of 53 years, Eugene Oberfrank, Jr. An unlikely match from the beginning, meeting through a Catholic dating service, you couldn't find 2 more opposite people; but opposites attract and their hearts were a perfect match. Jackie loved him dearly but was tired of picking up after him. From the beginning of their marriage she told him she wasn't his mother and to put his "stuff" away. She learned to look past those jackets sitting on chairs and smiled anyway (maybe gritting her teeth) and loved him regardless of those things. Jackie and Gene spent many years camping, going to almost every state in the continental United States. Even until just a few years ago they enjoyed time in their camper in Spruce Pine, NC. She leaves behind three sisters, Satyra Askeland (Chris), Joyce Pawley (George), and Mandy Fish (Charles), and she joined her sister Rita Kay Warren in heaven. Jackie had 4 children: Jamey Walker (Phil) her oldest (some may be surprised to read this). Jamey was given up for adoption at birth and to Jackie's delight they were reunited about 14 years ago. Jackie was so happy to meet her daughter and to know she had a wonderful Christian family. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Heather Walker and Tyler Walker, and two great grandchildren, Emma and Milo. Eugene Mendon Oberfrank (Kelly), her favorite son. He blessed her with her first two grandchildren Olivia and Caleb. Jackie loved her son dearly and even sent a care list to his wife when they married giving her instructions on how best to care for him. Marya Oberfrank, her trouble child, but the child she ultimately would pray with and share their love of Jesus with. Jackie was so proud of her daughter and her accomplishments. One of the biggest is handing over the reins for family dinners and being able to sit at the head of the table and enjoy a fabulous meal. Satyra Oberfrank, her stubborn strong-willed daughter. Jackie was so proud to see her daughter take on the traits of being a giver, something Jackie spent her entire life doing. "Faith without service" (James 2, 14-17) could be the best way to describe Jackie. She never met a stranger and there was always a seat at her table. When Jackie heard someone needed food she didn't just call a charity, Jackie went to the supermarket, bought bags of food, delivered it, then called whomever could help long term. When Jackie went blind and was unable to drive she had Gene drop her off at the Pitman Manor where she visited with the residents there and shared the Word of God, even at one point having a resident tell her "isn't it time someone visits you?" She was a part of numerous organizations and community groups, some of which were groups she founded, so many groups it would fill a page. Jackie loved the theater, quilting, knitting, reading, and doing crossword puzzles (in pen of course). She quilted blankets for babies in need, made stockings for every niece, nephew, and family friend who had a child. The world would be better place if everyone lived their lives like Jackie did, inclusive of everyone, caring for everyone, never complaining, giving to others with no expectation of anything in return all while doing it with a smile on her face. Memorial service will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, July 1. Visitation will be from 9 to 11AM in the KELLEY FUNERAL HOME, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com . In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to either of these charities: Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund (PO Box 195, Pitman, NJ 08071) - www.gchero.org Or She Has a Name: Seeds of Hope Ministry (1700 S. Broadway, Camden, NJ 08104) - www.seedsofhopeministries.networkforgood.com
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