On November 10, 2023, surrounded by her loving family, Carol “Jackie” J. Munday peacefully passed away at her home in Leland, North Carolina at the age of 81. Born on August 26, 1942, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Jackie lived a life filled with love, strength, and inspiration.
Jackie faced many challenges during her lifetime, but she approached each one with unwavering faith, determination and a courageous spirit. For ten years, she fought a valiant battle against cancer, demonstrating immense resilience and inspiring all who knew her. Despite the hardships she faced, Jackie remained an eternal optimist, always finding joy in the simple pleasures of life.
A woman of many talents, Jackie spent a significant portion of her professional career as a legal secretary in Washington, D.C. Her exceptional skills and dedication to her work earned her the respect and admiration of colleagues and clients alike. Yet, her most cherished role was that of a devoted mother to her three children, Pamela, Deborah, and Dennis. She poured her heart and soul into raising them, instilling in them the values of faith, love, kindness, and perseverance.
Jackie’s interests extended far beyond her professional and familial responsibilities. She had a profound passion for sports, particularly soccer and basketball, and even took on the role of coaching in her community. She was a founding member of The Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS). She was the mom everyone wished they had. As a fervent Redskins football fan, she would enthusiastically cheer for her favorite team during every game. Jackie also found great delight in going shopping and sharing lunch with her treasured friends, creating memories that will be cherished forever.
Her unwavering faith in God held a special place in Jackie’s heart. She found solace and strength in the Lord’s word, drawing inspiration from it throughout her life. Today, her family takes comfort in knowing that she is with Him, at peace in His loving embrace.
Jackie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herbert L. Munday. She leaves behind a legacy of love and beautiful memories for her surviving family, including her daughters Pamela Reed Thompson (Bill) and Deborah Reed (Dean Byrd), her son Dennis G. Reed, Jr. (Roxy), and her grandsons Dennis G. Reed III, Jack G. Reed, and Austin Byrd. Additionally, she shared a special bond with her very dear daughter, Victoria Oxendine.
A celebration of Jackie’s extraordinary life will be held at a later date, where family and friends will gather to honor her memory and share stories of her remarkable journey.
Jackie J. Munday’s spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her unwavering strength, infectious laughter, and unwavering faith will continue to inspire all who were touched by her presence. May she rest in eternal peace, knowing that she made a lasting impact on the lives of many.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to either The Wilmington North Carolina American Cancer Society or The Novant Zimmer Cancer Center (Novant Health Foundation) to support low-income cancer patients at the link below at “Memorial Gifts and Donations”.
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Services in care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099