She was a 1954 graduate of Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia and moved to Elyria after graduating. She worked as a clerk at Convenient Food Mart in Elyria for 25 years. She enjoyed crafts and was a member of Community United Methodist Church, Elyria.
Jackie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Hollis H. Higginbotham; son, Timothy (Esther) Higginbotham of Elyria; grandsons, Lee Higginbotham of North Carolina, Jason Higginbotham of Hawaii, Jess Cathey of Cleveland, Micky, Bobby and Nancy Higginbotham; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Wright of Chicopee, Massachusetts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey D. and Margaret (nee Harvey) Wright.