Jacalyn B. Kinney

Jul 11, 2018
Jacalyn Kinney

Warren — After a courageous four-year battle fighting stage-four breast cancer and eventually passing from liver cancer, Jacalyn Betty "Jackie" Kinney, 62, passed away July 5, 2018, at Sussman House in Rockport, surrounded by her two daughters, Heidi and Holly.

Jackie was born March 21, 1956, to James and Geraldine (Jerry) Kinney. As a little girl, Jackie helped on her parents’ chicken farm.

Jackie had many passions in her life, which included taking care of her mother, Jerry Kinney, until she passed away June 2, 2013. Also her Harley Davidson motorcycle she named Purrfec, which she rode often with her best friend, Heidi Stevens. Jackie enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters, Emma Lou and Brooke Lyn, whom she loved so much.

Jackie was a big fan of the Medomak Valley boys basketball team, she didn’t miss a game and would even travel to see them play. She loved being with her family and friends and playing Scrabble with her daughters and granddaughters. Jackie’s pride and joy was her granddaughter, Emma Lou, whom she enjoyed watching achieve her goals. Jackie loved spending time with her cats, Oddee and Ozzie, who never left her side through her battle.

Jackie fought her battle with cancer for four years with numerous trips to the cancer center in Topsham, as well as the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She always had her first-born daughter, Heidi, by her side. Jackie would often stop on the way or on the way back from her appointments and visit with Melissa Bryant, which she enjoyed doing and Melissa was always happy to see Jackie. Jackie also enjoyed spending time with her longtime friends, Vicki Gower and Mark Johnson of Thomaston.

She was predeceased by her parents, James E. and Jerry Kinney, her brother Jimmy, her sister Jean Overlock, her nephew John Lord and her best friend, Marlene Bean.

Jackie is survived by her daughters, Heidi White of Waldoboro and her companion, Dana Smith Jr. of Rockport, Holly Bryant of Augusta, her husband, Antonio Bryant, of Virginia Beach, Va.; her adopted daughter, Dorcey Cleveland, and husband Randy of Harrison; her granddaughters, Emma Hooper of Waldoboro, Brooke Bryant of Brunswick; her adopted granddaughters, Piper and Peyton Cleveland of Harrison and Kaysee Leary of Thomaston; her sisters, Janice Overlock and husband Albert of Warren, Joyce Campbell of Warren, Janet Dyer-Perry of Warren, Judy Lord and husband John of Mears, Va., Julie Kinney of Rockland; and brother Joel Kinney and wife Kathy of Waldoboro; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her best friend she called “Sista,” Heidi Stevens, and her husband, David Hooper, of Rockland.

A celebration of life will be held for Jackie Friday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at the Warren Congregational Church, 252 Main St., Warren, followed by a gathering downstairs. Jackie’s daughters are asking family and friends to wear orange and black or red, white and blue or motorcycle gear in memory of their mother.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jackie’s name to the Jackie’s Fund account set up at the Midcoast Credit Union to help with the cost of funeral expenses.

Arrangements are with Hall’s of Waldoboro. To extend online condolences, visit her book of memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary Lowell | Jul 11, 2018 20:11

Dear Jackie's daughters, Deepest sympathy to you and your families for the passing of your Mom. I have only known her for a few years, but I found her delightful, strong and determined - she spoke of you both often with pride. Cherish the memories - they will sustain you during the dark days. Rest, Jackie.

Mary Lowell


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