ROCK HILL -- Jackie "Nanny" was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, in Rock Hill, S.C.
Jackie was born in Charlotte on April 23, 1940, the daughter of the late Jack and Addie Bogan. She graduated from Central High School in 1958 and married her high school "sweetheart" and love of her life, John Ranson. John and Jackie shared their life and love for one another until his death in 1973. She raised her children, Neal, Debbie and Lisa by herself and did it using the strong will and determination with which God blessed her. Jackie later married Walt Killian from South Carolina where they shared a special life together until his death in 1997.
Jackie is survived by her son, Neal Ranson, stepsons, Jeff Killian and Tim Killian and adopted son, Kevin Dockery; grandchildren, Josh Ranson, Amber and Brandy Lucas, Kalin, Morgan and Lance Killian; "sisters" Jan Anderson and Kathy Koblentz (husband, Jim); and "brother" Frank Mansfield. Jackie is also survived by her many cousins, including Sandra Roberts, Trina Kirby and Ollie Causey; nieces and nephews; her adopted sister, Joyce Leopard; her special friend, Dale Richardson; and her friends of the class of 1958 (Central High). Jackie was preceded in death by her two daughters, Debbie Ranson and Lisa Lucas.
Jackie always had a strong interest in music leading her to become a member of the Charlotte Symphony orchestra playing her bass fiddle. She also enjoyed antiques, flea markets and was a wonderful cook. Her favorite holiday was Christmas with her family. Family closeness was most important to her and she loved to bring her family together as often as possible to "celebrate" any occasion.
She was a devoted and caring wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.
Jackie's life will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 26, 2007, at Steele Creek Church of Charlotte, 1929 W. Arrowood Road, Charlotte, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Charlotte or Hospice of Rock Hill.