Jacquelien Wren Lawrence van Ness
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Jacquelien Wren Lawrence van Ness
  • October 16, 1940 - September 30, 2017
  • Welsh, Louisiana

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It is with a great sadness and heavy hearts of the loss of Jacqulien Wren Lawrence van Ness. "Jackie" passed away on September 30, 2017 at the age of 76. She was born to Orelien and Dorthy Jelks Lawrence on October 16, 1940 in Iota.

Services will be Tuesday October 3, 2017 at The First Baptist Church in Welsh. Visitation will be from 9:00 am till the time of services at 2 pm. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Jackie was a very active person. She loved being outside in her flower beds, walking and in her young years loved playing tennis, basketball and volley ball. She was also a big supporter and fan of the Welsh Greyhounds. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Welsh for over 60 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband "Joe" van Ness of 56 years; grandson, Jacob van Ness; sisters Betty Mullins, Natalie Johnson, Barbara Jeanise; brother, Preston Lawrence and her parents.

Left to cherish her memories are son, Dwayne van Ness and wife Sonya; daughter, Jill van Ness; grandsons, Ryan van Ness and wife Kristina, Brandon van Ness and wife Mary; granddaughter, Chelsie and husband Will Davidson and Madlyn van Ness; nine great grandchildren and her sister Lottie Touchet, all of Welsh.


The family appreciates the love and dedication of the care givers Peggy LeJeune, Gaylynn Lawrence, Daphne Duplichan, Mandy Boulet, Charlotte Lyons and Betty Comeaux. They also wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Heart of hospice team for their excellent care of Ms. Jackie during her final days.

In Jackie's memory donations can be made to The First Baptist Church of Welsh or the Alzheimer Association.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com