Jacquelyn Veneta Harrigan – Wickham passed peacefully in Columbus Ohio on January 16th 2022 at the young age of 55.
Jackie was born on November 20th 1966 to Henry and Venetta Harrigan on St. Croix United States Virgin Islands. She attended Central High School on the island before making her way to her graduate studies at Brown Mackie School of Nursing in Akron, Ohio. Where she obtained her degrees as a License Practical Nurse. Jackie was a long-time resident of Cleveland Ohio. Jackie relocated to Columbus in 2019 after the tragic passing of her beloved son.
Jackie loved spending her time with her loving husband, family and best friend. She was united in Marriage to the love of her life Dexter on June 25 2021.
Jacquelyn is preceded in death by her son Meshach Cornwall of Cleveland Ohio. Her parents Henry and Veneta Harrigan of St. Croix USVI. Grandmother Asselita E. Watts of St. Croix USVI. Brother Nolly King Sr. of Antigua and by her Brother in-law Derek Wickham of New York.
Jackie only son Meshach was born on November 26th 1991 on St. Croix USVI. Meshach passed away on December 17th 2018 in Cleveland Ohio at the age of 27. Meshach was an avid gamer and a connoisseur of beers. He gave his mom a taste of an open mind to trying different things. Encouraging his mom to travel and enjoy her adventures.
Jacquelyn enjoyed spending time at the ocean side. Any chance she got to return home to St. Croix her first place was to the visit the tranquillity of the ocean and bask in the glory of the beauty and sounds of it. Jackie most spectacular viewing was sitting and watching the sun set over the island.
Jackie and her best friend of over 20 years Liz travelled through life together, assisting each other through life’s obstacle and triumphs laughing and smiling through it all. Jackie and Liz were known as Oprah and Gale. Jackie and her sister/cousin Danica spoke daily and shared aspiration of Jackie and Peck returning to St. Croix upon her retirement from nursing.
Jackie enjoyed cooking simple but tasty meals.
She enjoyed dressing in amazing ensemble with matching head dress at times. Jackie took pride and comfort in maintain her gorgeous locks for the many years she grew them out her locks were healthy and waist length making it a loving chore to upkeep.
Jacquelyn is survived by Husband Dexter (Peck) Wickham of Columbus Ohio. Stepson Dexter Jahiem Wickham of St. Croix. Stepdaughters, Renasha Wickham, Lanasha Wickham and Lanyka Benjamin all of Jacksonville, Florida. Step grandsons Zylani and Zy’lique and JJ of Jacksonville, Florida. Parents in -law William and Merlin Wickham of St. Croix USVI. Sister Jean Phillip of Cleveland Ohio. Sister In law Patricia Fleming of New York. Brother Henry Harrigan Jr. of St. Croix USVI.
Brothers’ in -law Sean Wickham of Maryland and Sherwin Wickham of New York. Aunts Iotha Thomas of St. Croix USVI and Avis Ferrance of St. Marteen. Aunt in- law Joell (Estell) Ramie of St. Croix USVI. Uncles Bernard Thoma of Texas Enoch Tomas of Florida and Larkland Thomas of St. Croix USVI. Nieces Olyncia and Latesha King of Antigua. Nephews Shawn (Shantay)Phillip of Cleveland Ohio, Nolly(Kyesha Benjamin) King Jr. of Cleveland Ohio. Great nephew Teyshawn Phillips.
Loving sister cousin Danica David of St. Croix USVI. Cousin Yaminah Gore of Georgia and Warren Ferrance of Virginia.
Best Friend Liz Blakely of Cleveland Ohio. Close family friend Genevieve Cintron of Flint, Michigan. Jamilla Dickerson of Orlando, Florida. Amy (Mareo) Turner of Columbus, Ohio. Laura Cintron of Sanford Florida. Marcel, Lillian and Taina Cintron of Flint Michigan and Ashley Cintron of Jacksonville Florida.
With many other family and friends to numerous to mention.