“When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them but to live with the love they left behind,” ~ Snoopy
Jacqueline (Jacque) Osborne Stone, age 88, of Bassett Virginia passed away on December 30, 2021. Jacque was born on July 7, 1933 to the late Wilson Buchanan Osborne and the late Ivan Beatrice Bullock Osborne. She was married to the late Elwood Norman Stone for 66 years. She is survived by her daughter Kimberly Stone Glass (Robert) of Ruckersville, Virginia.
Jacque is also survived by her sisters Nancy Osborne Martin (the late Bobby), Patsy Osborne, and sister-in-law, Peggy Jordan (the late Frank). She has three grandchildren: Matthew Helms of Richmond, Virginia, Ashton Bratton (Drew) of Roanoke, Virginia, and Sarah Helms-Smith of Richmond, Virginia. She has four great-grandchildren: Kyle Bratton, Chase Bratton, Alaina Bratton, and Amara Salavaggione. Nieces: Jane Osborne Ramsey (Spencer), Sandra Greeson (Tim), Carol Ellis (Brian), Michelle Campbell (the late Scott). Nephews: Lee Martin (Amy), Harold Martin (Lela), and Randy Martin (Barbara). Jacque has many great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, late Wilson Buchanan Osborne and the late Ivan Beatrice Bullock Osborne, her brother Billy Osborne (the late Mary Jane) and sister-in-law, Betty Carol Martin (the late Harold)
Jacque was the 1952 senior class treasurer at Clinton High School in Clinton, North Carolina. Upon graduation, she attended and graduated from Perry Business School. She became an executive secretary for Bassett Furniture Industries for 35 years. Later, she became a buyer for Lwood’s Inc, and an executive administrator for the Anne S. Chatham Company. She worked full – time until she was 82 years old and never wanted to retire.
In Clinton, Jacque attended, and was baptized at Rowan Baptist Church. When she married Elwood, she became a member of Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church. She often sent her famous pound cake to the gatherings there. Jacque loved God and had a strong prayer relationship with him.
Jacque is best known for acts of kindness, supportive nature, and spreading love to others. No words can describe how intense these acts were demonstrated. She was the matriarch of her family and made sure that she had annual holiday get-togethers. She loved to give gifts to others and shopped for special items that they would cherish.
Jacque loved to bowl and play bridge and cherished each and every member of her clubs. She even bowled in a league until she was 83 years old.
If you knew Jacque, you would know of her love for Myrtle Beach and her home there. She was blessed with great South Carolina neighbors with whom she maintained friendships until the end of her life.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations given to the Bassett Rescue Squad or the Bassett Fire Department.
A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2021 at Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. and will be officiated by Reverend Susan Spangenberg. An entombment will follow at Henry Memorial Park.
Jacque’s family would like to thank the Bassett community and the Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church family for the extended acts of love and kindness during her final years.
Collins Funeral Home in Bassett is serving the Stone Family. To express online condolences, please visit www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.