Jacqueline Davis

Print Obituary
Jacqueline “Jackie” Therese Davis, nee Viviano, 60, of Belleville, Ill., born December 11, 1956, in Belleville, Illinois, slipped into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on September 26, 2017, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, surrounded by her beloved family.

Jackie was a life-long member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.  In her younger years, Jackie worked at Viviano’s Italian Restaurant, helping alongside family members from 1975 until 2001.  Jackie was a special-needs individual who recently resided at a group home for the developmentally challenged in Smithton, Ill.

Jackie was a wonderful and loving daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister; one who never failed to show concern and love towards others.  She frequently made her family and friends smile with her sweet, unique sense of honesty and humor, and her innocence seldom failed to touch people’s hearts in an extraordinary way.  Jackie was the first to step up to lead the family in saying grace before meals, especially at special family get-togethers.  She loved to spend time watching “The Sound of Music,” “Wizard of Oz,” and “The Three Stooges” with her family.  She waited in anticipation each weekday for her favorite TV show, “The Price is Right.”  Jackie’s much-loved pastime was cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, which she did faithfully and enthusiastically.  Visiting with her daughter, Beth, and grandchildren, Alex and Alyssa, when they were in town, made her especially happy.

Jackie was preceded in death by her father, John P. Viviano; a sister, Joyce Ellen Viviano; and her grandparents, Joseph and Serafina LoGrasso and Pietro and Rosalia Viviano.

Surviving are her mother, Justine, nee LoGrasso, Viviano, of Belleville, IL;
a daughter, Elizabeth Davis of Marseilles, IL;
two grandchildren; Alexander and Alyssa;
six siblings, John Viviano (Barbara) of O’Fallon, IL, Joanna Viviano of O’Fallon, IL, Jeannette V. Linck of Belleville, IL, Jerome Viviano (My) of Cary, NC., James Viviano of Belleville, IL, and Joseph Viviano of Belleville, IL;
an aunt and uncle, Pete and Catherine LoGrasso of St. Charles, MO;
many nieces and nephews;
and a special friend, James McFadden of Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, in the form of Masses, or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., and again from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the funeral home.  A recitation of the rosary by St. Teresa’s Legion of Mary and the Third Order of the Secular Franciscans will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. James Thomas officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


6 Comments on Jacqueline Davis

Kathy Peters said : Guest Report Oct 05, 2017 at 8:52 PM

Dear Joanna, just wanted to express my condolences at the loss of your beloved Sister, Jackie. God Bless you and your entire family. You are in my prayers, Kathy Peters

  • Maryville
  • IL
Gregory Voss said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2017 at 8:37 PM

Dear Mrs. Viviano, Joanna, John, Elizabeth, Alex, Alyssa and the Viviano family, I am most sorry for your terrible loss of your daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. Now, though, you can pray to her. She will never leave you, I know. Without doubt, Jackie is most grateful to her family for making her life so warm with the greatest love and meaning. She blesses you lavishly for that, just as you poured your love upon her. I am very sorry I did not get to the church service for Jackie. Unfortunately a nurse had made a doctor's appointment for me earlier in the morning, and the visit lasted longer than I hoped.. I truly wanted to be there with you and even had my jacket and tie on, but I did not want to distract from the reverence of the liturgy by coming in the side door with my scooter ten minutes late.. God bless Jackie and her loving family. Greg Voss

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Rick and Deb Breeze said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Our hearts go out to the family. Prayers continue for your strength during this sad time, and lasting memories of your loved one. Sincerely, Rick and Deb

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
lynne kauffman-suggs said : Guest Report Oct 03, 2017 at 2:46 PM

I known jackie through belleville east high school she was a year behind me and she was okay as a friend . we went to a prom in 1975 together and did a tap dance that was practice at the old gym we did great and sorry she will be miss and god bless her . sorry for your family loss lynne kauffmann-suggs

  • wood river
  • ill
Gina Bennett said : Guest Report Sep 29, 2017 at 10:54 PM

I have so many wonderful memories Jackie with our sweet cousin Rosann from when she was a teenager,. Soon a beautiful bride , mother and grandmother ! However never did I see Jackie show more grace and poise and graciousness then these last weeks of her life. I will miss her ! Special prayers for her mom , daughter , brothers and sisters who faithfully were at her side.

  • St.Paul
  • Missouri
Elizabeth Davis said : Guest Report Sep 28, 2017 at 10:21 PM

I'm saddened by my mom's passing. I hated to see her suffer for so long. Much love that she's no longer in pain her daughter and grandchildren Alex and Alyssa.

  • Marseilles
  • IL

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.