Graveside services for Jeanette Childs Tucker, 71, of Maple, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, December 7, at Morton Memorial Cemetery with Jesse Hodge of Whiteface officiating.
She passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Library of Legacies, an assisted living facility in Littlefield.
Jeanette was born March 29, 1949, in Lubbock, to L.B. and Minnie Cox Childs.
She married John Tucker October 3, 1984, in Maple.
Jeanette was an only child, but had several cousins on both sides of the family, of whom she was very close to.
She was the youngest of the group and the older girls looked after her like a younger sister.
Jeanette grew up in Morton and graduated from Morton High School.
Some of her fondest memories in school were being a cheerleader for all of the sports teams.
Upon graduation, she attended South Plains Junior College and was on the cheerleading squad there as well.
After marrying John, they made their home in the Maple community.
Jeanette was very creative and enjoyed decorating and making yard art out of old farm equipment.
She was an avid collector of bird houses, and always on the lookout for a new one, knowing that one could never have too many.
Jeanette loved to write cards for any occasion, and had the loveliest handwriting. She actually wrote what was on her heart in detail at any time. Her cards had to be perfect or she would just start a new one. The postal service will miss her business.
Jeanette was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila; and her parents.
Jeanette is survived by her husband, John.
The family suggests memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church, 419 West Taylor, Morton, Texas, 79346, or the Christian Childrens Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, New Mexico, 88130.
Online condolences may be made at www.ellisfuneral homes.com.