of Little Rock, AR
March 1, 1949 - January 11, 2022
Jacqulin ("Jackie") Ann Dicus, age 72, of Little Rock, AR transitioned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Jackie was born on March 1, 1949 to the late Herschel Forrest Jackson and Mary Anna Allman Jackson. She is survived by her children Tony Allman Dicus and Ashley Renee' Dicus. Sisters, Janet Gail Winkler (Francis), Brenda Joy Swindell (Raymond) and nephews Matthew Stephen Winkler and James Raymond Swindell. Jackie graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1967. She completed 2 years of business school before starting her career in 1970. Her career began with the Arkansas State Bank Department. She was hired by Commissioner Harvey Adams, as a secretary. During Jackie's twenty-eight years with the Bank Department, she served under five different Banking Commissioners. She retired in March 1998 as the Director of Administrative Services. Jackie was also a member of Parkway Place Baptist Church, where she loved worshiping with her church family. Jackie's most fulfilling role started in 1976, when Tony was born, and then soon following, the birth of Ashley in 1981. Jackie was a solid and supportive foundation in her children's lives. She loved being a mother. Jackie wanted her children to know they were always supported, loved and cherished. As a mom, she enjoyed volunteering at school events, driving them to summer camp, and never missed watching their ice-skating practices or competitions. She felt sports would give her children life skills. Hard work, practice and determination is something you can carry with you forever. She also ensured that her children had an educational foundation, but reserved time for fun with friends as well. In addition to being a great mom, Jackie was a great aunt. She had two lively nephews that kept her on her toes. Always spoiling them and doing all the things aunts are supposed to do. Whether it be giving them their first taco or teaching them the phrase "God Bless America", Jackie was there for anything they needed.In her spare time, she enjoyed various hobbies. Traveling to the beach or the lake in Hot Springs. If there was sand, sun and water she was happy. Jackie showed her family and friends love by cooking and baking. Big meals for the family, cookies, cakes, or her infamous "Red Jell-O". She enrolled in Wilton's cake decorating course and surprised her family and friends with her beautifully decorated works of art. Jackie was just a master in the kitchen. Of all the hobbies that Jackie had, the most favorite one would have to be reading any biography that she could get her hands on. The number of biographies that were read over her lifetime may never be known; however, she could read through them faster than a newspaper on a Sunday morning.Through the later part of her life, Jackie dealt with chronic illness. There were many ups and downs, successes and setbacks during this time. No matter the battle that was being faced, Jackie handled them all with strength, grace and the support of her faith and family. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me"
Tony,We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know we are keeping you in our prayers and that we are always here for you. All our love, The Dillows
Dear Tony and Ashley,I’m very sorry to hear about your mom’spassing.She was a sweet lady who alwaysput y’all first. Praying for both of you at this time. Let me know if I can help in any way!Love,Susan Ogburn / former teacher
Tony, Sadie, and Family,I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this great loss you all are going through. Tony, I didn't get the chance to meet your mom but from what I've heard reading these comments I know she was a lovely lady. She raised an amazing son and I am sure she is SO proud of you and all your accomplishments. I know she is thankful all the times you visited her and attended church service with her at her nursing home. I am positive she cherishes the moments and memories of you two going to movies and going out to eat spending quality time together and face timing when Covid started. I am also sure you will cherish all these memories and moments you had with your mom too. Your mom is looking over you and your family and is happy the happiest she has ever been in heaven not in pain anymore. She is in God's home and she is also home. Love always, your second family in North Dakota The Imslands
Tony I'm so sorry for your loss of your mom. We are all thinking of you if you need anything please let us know all our love and all our prayers . All Our LoveRoy, Judy,Pat,David,Ron,John,Joey,Nikki,David,
Tony, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. I know how much you loved her and fought as hard as you could to make sure she had the proper care, things she needed, and to know that she was loved and not alone. May you find comfort and peace knowing she is no longer suffering. You and your family are in my prayers
Tony I am truly so sorry. I know you loved your Mother very much. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love from Arguello family.
Ashley, I’m so very sorry of your Mother’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and was loved and admired by many. You were an excellent daughter that took the best care of your Mother. I’ve never seen anyone fight for and make sure your Mother had the best care possible, like you did. She was one of the strongest women I have ever known. I know she is at peace now and with our heavenly Father. I will pray for you and your family during these hard times for healing and comfort. I’m here for you always.
Jackie took care of all the young examiners that entered their careers with the State Bank Department. She guided us in many ways and made sure we knew our way around. She ran that office and made sure we had what we needed. She was invaluable.
Tony and Ashley, I am so sorry of the passing of your precious mom. I send my love, sympathy, and prayers.
Ashley I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your magnificent mother! She was one of a kind. Always loved the stories you told me about her. I know how much you fought for her and the long talks y’all had every night on your way to work. It was an honor working with you. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Grieving the loss of a truly incredible person. Jackie was the kind of person that was fun to be around. She had a great sense of humor and she was also kind. She would always go out of her way to help others and fiercely advocated for those she loved. She was a hard worker and she did everything to make sure her children would succeed. She was incredibly proud of both of her children’s accomplishments. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know Jackie. She will be deeply missed.
Dearest Tony, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful Mother.May God wrap his arms around you, and comfort you.You are in our hearts, and prayers.We love you.your North Dakota family.
Jackie was a wonderful daughter, mother and friend. We were friends for 24 years. She was a source of strength and inspiration to me. It was an honor to know her. She will be truly missed. I pray for peace and comfort for her family and friends knowing we will see her again one day.
Tony and AshleyI am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was such a sweet lady and loved helping out at school for the both of you. My sincere condolences. May Gos bless you both during this time Debbie ShearerBaker Elementary
Ashley I’m so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. I didn’t get to spend much time with her but to know you was to know how wonderful your mother was as a person. I got to witness the amazing care you gave your mother. Your endless phone calls to her to make sure she was feeling ok and taken care of. You battled for her more than any person I’ve ever know taking care of another person. The love y’all have for one another was priceless. Her health was taken from her at such an early age and you stepped in and did everything you could. We should all be so lucky to have a child like yourself. I hope you find some healing in the best way possible and remember only the wonderful things you and your mother had together and cherish them always. Jackie was such a wonderful human and God gained a beautiful angel. Peace be with you and your family in this hard time. Much love to you all
Tony, I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know how special you were to her and she to you. May all the beautiful memories stay in your heart until you meet again. She is now in Our Father's loving presence. Peace and much love to you and your family.
Ashley, I’m so sorry for the pain you’re feeling deep inside with your mom’s passing. I won’t forget listening to her recall fond memories of you growing up. I could tell how much she loved you and how proud she was to call you her daughter. And I know you loved her just as much in return - calling daily to check on her and fighting to give her the best care. I hope you can take comfort in knowing you were by her side until the very end doing everything you could to respect her wishes. Rest In Peace, sweet Jackie. You fought one heck of a battle and have inspired me in more ways than one to always keep going no matter what life throws at you.
Jackie and my youngest sister Katie were best friends and Jackie was a frequent visitor at our house. Have a lot of fond memories of her. RIP Jackie! Prayers for your family.
Ashley, I am so very sorry to know of your sweet Mama’s passing. You were her absolute advocate. You had tough decisions to make over many years, but each one was chosen from your heart for Jackie to receive the very best care. You’re tucked in my prayers and forever in my heart. I dearly love you.Lesa
We were childhood friends through high school and Jackie was one of the nicest friends I had. I had enjoyed reconnecting. I’m so sorry for her family. I know you will miss her. Grateful, though, that heaven will heal and comfort her.
It is with great sympathy for the family at this time. I was blessed to have met Jackie some years back but, I got to know her through her sister Brenda. May God welcome her to her heavenly home with open arms. Jackie, you will be missed.
I’m so very sorry to hear about Jackie’s passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood and were playmates ( although I was three years older). But we also went to church together all our growing up years. Prayers for her children and her two sisters as they honor her life and legacy.
Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was so beautiful! She so loved you. She was so proud of you. She made you the beautiful person you are. She fought a long hard fight! She has peace & comfort now & that’s what I pray for you ♥️I love you,Beverly
To the beloved and respected Ms. Dicus it was such a pleasure and honor to met & help take care of you. You will forever be loved and missed!
Brenda and Gail, this makes me sad. Anytime I hear about the loss of a TSBC member it feels like family. Prayers for y’all and for Jackie’s kids.
Oh Jackie you are home with Mary Anna and so many of our other relatives. Gail, Brenda and Ashley she loved y’all so much and know you are glad she is at Peace now and free of pain. She was so strong and I admire that so much even with everything she had wrong with her. God bless and love all of you. ❤️🙏
My Jackie I’m so shattered and hurt behind this…. You fought a very good fight. I remember your face lit up every time I walked in your room, and told you I was your CNA for the day…… Wish I could hear your voice one more time I love you ❤️
I’m so sorry for your lose. She was a great lady and will missed by many.
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.
I grew up with Jackie & went to school and church with her & family. So sorry for your loss of Jackie. She was a nice person. Sending Love to her family. ❤️
I'm stunned and saddened to read this. Jackie, Bill Sheofee and I enjoyed so many good times at Tyler Street! Jackie and I were also cousins (of some number) through her precious mom and my wonderful dad. I grieve with Gail, Brenda, and Jackie's children over her loss.
Jackie was a friend to my Mother @ Chenal and a friend and help to me with the family council. I always admired her attitude and endurance and how her face lit up when her family was visiting. I am thankful for her help , her guidance . And comfort in my Mom’s last days. May she Rest In Peace and be smiling as she did when Elvis came to sing !!! I have a great pic of her at one of Elvis’s performances , that I will treasure! My sympathies to her lovely family. With our deepest regards, Beth & Matthew Lanagan.
Ashley, I was sorry to hear about your mom. You and Tony are in our prayers.
Hope to see ya Friday night, Praying for all of you. Love Ya'll
Gail, Brenda and Ashley,I have each of you in my heart, prayers and thoughts. I wish each of you Peace in knowing that Jackie is now with Gramm and all those she loved. My love to each of you.
Always a friend to me. Always there for me when I had a problem. Grew up together at Tyler Street Baptist. My sympathy to Gail and Brenda. Praying for the family.
I’ll miss you so much Jackie Ann it will not be the same here I’m already missing you love you so much