Jacquelyn Denton

Jacquelyn Dame "Jackie" Denton (Dame)

Thursday, December 13th, 1951 - Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Jacquelyn Dame Denton (Jackie), age 67, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2019 at her home in Salem.
Jackie is preceded in death by her father, James Knox Dame (Jack) and mother Kathleen Kinsley Dame, and her beloved black lab Dixie-Belle. She is survived by her son, Benjamin Knox Denton (B.K.) and girlfriend Jessica Butner, brother Benjamin Buckley Dame (Buck) and wife Mary, and brother James Knox Dame, II (Bo) and wife Heather. Also surviving are nephew Gregory James Dame and niece Rachel Marie Dame, and numerous friends and healthcare providers who have become friends.
A native of Salem, Virginia, Jackie attended Duke University where she trained in Radiation Oncology, and went on to work for 30 years at various hospitals in Radiation Oncology and hospital administration. Jackie was a wife, mother, friend, and care-taker, but most of all, she was an inspiration to every person she came in contact with. She always faced adversity and trials with a smile and determination.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at John M. Oakey and Son funeral home in Salem. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Salem, with Reverend Michael Houff officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Virginia-Maryland Labrador Rescue Organization by visiting, or to the Charles O. Stickler Transplant Center, University of Virginia Health System attention Transplant Administrator, PO Box 800265 Charlottesville, Virginia 22908.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 19th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, July 19th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 10:00am
    First United Methodist Church
    125 West Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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    Rev. Michael Houff
  • Interment

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 |
    Saturday, July 20th, 2019
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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May your heart and soul find peace and comfort and loving memories to hold in your heart. Much love. Jay and Ginger
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Posted at 04:34pm
Please accept my most sincere sympathy for the death of your loved one. We can find comfort in the word of God because it assures us that "there is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15). God promises to give life back to millions of people who have died, and he desires to do so very soon. We know this from what a servant of God from the past, Job, asked God: “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service (death) until my relief comes. You (Jehovah) will call, and I (Job) will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands." (Job 14:14, 15) God is longing to give life back to those who have died. Perhaps these words do not calm your pain but we are certain that God will resurrect all those who demonstrate faith in the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ. Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you the hope and strength to keep going until all of God’s promises are fulfilled. May these words bring you and your family much comfort from Jehovah God, the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4).

Ellen Taylor Valentine Posted at 09:37pm

I grew up with Jackie from the time we were in kindergarten, all through high school. Our families also went to the same church, United Methodist Church in Salem. I guess I can say we spent our formative years in each others lives, as well as with other friends we attended school and church with. Jackie was a loving, dear woman. I feel fortunate to have had her in my life.

Thomas Sample Posted at 07:37am

My condolences to the Dame family. God Bless. Thomas S Sample

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