Jewel Chambers Hackett, 90, of Conway, died peacefully on December 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Hackett was born October 29, 1929 to Enos and Linnie Gober Chambers in Monticello. She was a graduate of Drew Central High School where she was a star basketball player. She competed nursing school in Greenville, Mississippi.
She was happily married for 33 years to John T. Hackett until his death in 1981. She worked for Chicot Memorial Hospital and Clinic for many years. She also worked on the farm and was known as the “best tractor driver around.”
She was an avid fisherwoman and spent many hours on Lake Chicot and surrounding areas. She also played softball (third base) for many years and enjoyed league bowling. Although she had a very busy life, her grandchildren always came first. She was a devout Christian and will be missed by all the lives she touched.
Mrs. Hackett moved to Mayflower in 1995 and to Conway in 1998.
She is survived by three daughters, Judy Hackett Green (Bill) of Rogers, Linda Hackett Fairchild (Michael) of Conway and Donna Hackett Clifton (Norman) of Conway; six grandchildren, Rhonda Glover Ridgway of Cabot, John “Tony” Fairchild (Roger) of Grass Valley, California, Jeff Glover (Deja) of Fayetteville, Mickey Fairchild (Tammy) of Lonoke, Natalie Clifton Cates (Bradley) of Conway and Nathan Clifton of Ward; four great-grandchildren, Jackson Ridgway, Jonah Glover, Shea Glover and Olivia Cates; a sister, Glenda Chambers Henry (James) of Wylie, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
Mrs. Hackett was preceded in death by her loving husband, John T. Hackett; her parents Enos and Linnie Gober Chambers; three sisters, Beatrice DeMarco of California, Irma Peterson of California and Edith Swan of Monticello; two brothers, Erston Chambers of Texas and Joe Mac Chambers of Monticello.
Visitation will be held at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, 650 Central Landing Blvd. in Conway on January 3 at 9 a.m. A service will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Portland Cemetery in Portland at at 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association act.alz.org/donate