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Jacqueline Nielsen Vesper

February 27, 1945 — October 31, 2023

Jacqueline Vesper passed away suddenly on October 31st, 2023. She was born on February 27th, 1945, in Watford, England to the late Elsie May Coffman and William Nielsen. 

Jacqueline came to America when she was 18 months old. It was a part of her life she was extremely proud of. She was a loving wife to the late Phillip Vesper. 

Jacqueline was proud to be a faithful and devoted Christian. She was hardworking throughout her life. Once retired she was able to care for her mother and be able to live life on the lake. When not on the lake, one of her many favorite things to do was spending days with her loving male companion, Denny Taylor. Together they enjoyed shopping, garage sales, flea markets and many other adventures. Jacqueline loved crafting, her creativity was beautiful, and she liked to be unique. She also enjoyed buying plants, gardening, and taking care of her flowers. She enjoyed having the ability to travel at her leisure, she will be missed by many. 

Jacqueline is survived by her daughters, Renee Znaniecki (Dennis) and Guinevere Lucas; grandchildren, Caitlyn Jacqueline Vesper, Lauren Hampson, McKinley Lucas, Ryleigh Lucas, and J.P. Lucas; great-grandchildren, Ellie Joe Hampson and Maddux Hampson; her shadow, Biskit; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her parents and Husband, Jacqueline is preceded in death by Jeff and Buttons, her little shadows.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford. A graveside service will be immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. at Morgan’s Baptist  Church Cemetery with Pastor Stephen Scruggs, Sr. And Deacon Mike Walker officiating. 

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