Jacqueline Hamby Whitcher Johnson died peacefully in her sleep at the Retreat in Monticello on August 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Emily Hamby, late husband, Jim Whitcher, and late husband, Philip E. Johnson, Sr.
Jackie grew up in rural Newton County in the Alcovy area. As a student, she began work at the cotton mill at Covington Mill. She completed her education at the Emory University Academy in Oxford.
She began a career in bookkeeping and accounting with the Hartford Insurance Co., in Atlanta, and later as the financial comptroller of the Roy D. Warren Real Estate and Insurance Co. of Atlanta. She completed her working career as the account executive for the Southeastern region of U.S. Steel Agri-Chemical Division in Atlanta. Jackie was known as a lover of animals, of people, of laughter and fun.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by son, Philip E. Johnson, Jr., and wife, Anita, of Covington; grandchildren, Meridith and Eddie Johnson of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Philip and Leah Johnson of Newborn, Jonathan Oravec of Roswell, and Benjamin Oravec of Covington; great-grandchildren, Maryhazel Johnson and Spooner Philip Johnson; brothers, Knox and Pat Hamby, and Wayne and Mary Hamby; as well as several nieces and nephews.