Jacqueline Dean (Smith) Cecere

November 5, 1956 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 64)


Jacqueline Dean (Smith) Cecere went home to be with her Lord on December 8, 2020 at the age of 64.

She was preceded in death by her son Jonah Cecere; brother-in-law Anthony Leisring; mother Phyllis Smith; and in-laws Mary and James Cecere. Jacqueline is survived by her husband of 45 years Jim Cecere II; six children, Sarah (Andy) Judd, Jimmy (Jenny) Cecere III, John (Amber) Cecere, Simon (Heather) Cecere, Siana (Corey) Vernot, and Judah Cecere; father, Jack Smith; siblings, Tamara Leisring, Deborah (John) Kelley, and Billy (Peggy) Smith; and ten grandchildren, Will, Wyatt, Nate, Nick, Alli, Charlotte, Andrew, Elijah, Trinity, and Gabrielle.

 Jackie's heart for serving others as the hands and feet of Christ spanned from her hometown of Hamilton, Ohio to a mission field in Africa. She was called “mama” by many and her love, compassion, and no bake cookies will forever remain unparalleled.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:30pm. The family requests that her friends and loved ones join via livestream at Please copy the link and paste to your browser. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Saint Clair Ave Baptist Church at 695 St Clair Ave, Hamilton, OH 45015 to be used in support of mission projects around the world.

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