Jackie Thompson Teague

jackie teague

April 18, 1954 ~ July 26, 2023

Born in: Guilford County, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville – Jackie Thompson Teague, 69, of Asheville, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

Born in Guilford County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Louise Nobbs Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her twin brother, Larry Thompson as well as her life partner, André Teague.

In her early life, Jackie was an upholstery salesperson for Culp Upholstery Fabrics. She went on to become the founder of Design Avenue Home Furnishings in Fletcher. She also was an accomplished oil painter and a cherished member of the Mountain Shag Club, enjoying dancing in both Asheville and North Myrtle Beach. Jackie was a devout mother who loved sharing her life with her daughter.

Jackie is survived by her daughter, best friend and soulmate, Morgan Teague as well as a nephew, Daniel Thompson (Diane) and their children, Lawrence and Penelope Thompson.

A Celebration of Jackie’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service.

Her family graciously ask that in lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Jackie’s memory to either Camp Kemo Program of Prisma Children’s Hospital or to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.


Celebration of Life: August 1, 2023 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Morgan, I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. I feel so honored to have met both you and your mother and the fact that we share a mutual friend in Asheville gave us a special bond. Please know that I am here for you. I will always be and I am only a phone call away. 843-267-5781

  2. Dear Morgan,
    I have a visual of the two you dancing together at FH a few weeks ago. You cant replace those
    Your Mother was always so kind to me. Just a genuine, sweet highly respected lady.
    I am shocked as we all are. She will be missed by so many. God hold you and wrap His arms around you. I can’t imagine how devastating this is for you and your family. She truly was a beautiful soul inside and out.
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Colette Webster

  3. Morgan
    I’m holding both of you in my heart. I’m so sorry for youe loss. I loved seeing you and Jackie every week at Shag and always getting the warmest greeting from your mom. She will truly be missed. Know you are loved and we’re all just a phone call away.

  4. Morgan I am so sorry for you loss. Jackie was a special person that made me feel special. She always had a big smile on her face. We loved each other in that special way. Morgan if there is anything that I can do for you please feel free to let me know. I love you Morgan.

  5. Morgan, I am shocked and saddened to hear about your Mom. She was so gracious and I considered her the absolute best Southern lady. We here at the beach will miss her beautiful smile and love of this dance. Prayers to you and may God continue to hold you close. Much love Sally and Larry Edwards

  6. Sending lots of love your way. So deeply sorry for your loss, Morgan. There was never any doubt how much your mom loved you. She will be missed. Prayers for peace.

  7. Lynn and I, along with all your Cottage neighbors, are shocked an saddened by the news of Jackie’s passing. She was beautiful inside and out, and such a vibrant lady. May God continue to strengthen and comfort you in this difficult time. We send our love and prayers to you Morgan❤️

  8. Morgan, I am so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Such a lovely lady gone too soon. Prayers for you and your family.

  9. So saddened to learn of Jackie’s passing. Such a beutiful lady – in and out. She and Andrè were so welcoming when we returned to the mountains. Good memories of both. Sending you a big hug Morgan.

  10. Morgan we are shocked and saddened. Jackie was always a delight to be around. Prayers for comfort and strength in the days ahead.
    Robin and Mark Casey

  11. We are so sad to hear this shocking news. Jackie was so nice and welcoming to us when we visited the Mountain Shag Club dances. We will miss her. RIP

  12. Morgan I am so very sorry to hear this. Your mother was a sweet, kind woman and we will miss her greatly. Prayers and hugs sweetie.

  13. Morgan , am so sorry for the loss and emptiness you must be feeling now . Your Mom and Best Friend was a friend to so many people , that you must know the world grieves with you and today her wonderful smile is just making Heaven a lot brighter !!

  14. Morgan, I am so sorry I am in shock. Your mother and I were always trying to get together when I was in town and I just am devastated. I did not get to see her one last time she was a ray of happiness.

  15. Morgan….in talking about your Mom….she was always smiling and so full of energy!
    There must be a need for a new ANGEL! This is a sad loss. My condolences.

  16. Morgan we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a beautiful and friendly lady. We enjoyed watching you two dance. She will be missed by many of us in the shag world.

  17. Morgan,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom. A beautiful and gracious lady. 🙏
    Mark and Betty Trexlet

  18. We are stunned beyond words and feel your sorrow. We will pray for you and be there to comfort you. For the short time we knew Jackie we instantly felt the special light she had inside her. She gave it to you as well. With love. Laura and Joe

  19. So very sorry and devastated to hear this news .Just know I am praying for comfort for all of you ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹

  20. Morgan, I am so sorry, shocked and devastated at this news. Broken hearted for you. She was so beautiful in every possible way. Will always miss the joy of being around her and especially the fun we had dancing. Praying for you during this most difficult time

  21. I’m so sorry for your loss, Morgan. Jackie was always so bright and friendly and outgoing. She will be missed. Will be praying for God to comfort you during this difficult time.

  22. Dear Morgan,
    Your Mother and I were friends during high school and GTI and stayed in touch for a short time thereafter. We made a lot of fond memories during those years. She was always kind, loving, a devoted friend and a blessing.
    I grieve with all Jackie’s loved ones in her passing. However, please be comforted knowing that she is with our Lord Jesus and that Heaven rejoiced to welcome her.

  23. Nothing we can say at this time will ease your pain..Please know you all are in our prayers.We only knew Jackie for a short period of time,but she left a lasting impression in our hearts..Her smile was priceless!

  24. I always thought of Jackie in school of a pretty cheerleader but what’s more was she was sweet & friendly & soft spoken. I’m sure she will be missed because just receiving this email I miss her instantly & prayers up for her family & friend’s loss 🙏

  25. Dearest Morgan~
    Although I’ve been away from AVL since 2018; this sad news about your mom has hit all her friends very hard. We are devastated for you, her beloved daughter.
    I’ve read every condolence here & on social media.
    Your dear Mother was indeed one in a million. Loving, talented, kind, delightful, & full of God’s Grace.
    It’s not often that a soul as special as your Mom touches so many In positive ways.
    Celebrate her always.
    She is smiling on you all the time ~ your soulmate & gracious friend to all.
    Connie Hipwell Vlahoulis

  26. We are very saddened and shocked to see this. I did not Jackie for long but such a pleasure to talk to and dance with. The family is in our prayers.

  27. Morgan, please accept our sincere condolences. George and I were devastated at the news of Jackie’s passing. We were customers of your Mom for years and I can’t think of a time when meeting at the store that we didn’t have a great time. Her eyes were always filled with life along with her beautiful smile, especially when she spoke of retiring and spending more time with you. She was the perfect example of a life well lived. God bless you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  28. Prayers going up for you Morgan. Your mom always had a big smile and welcoming words for me at Beach Night. She will be so missed by all who knew her. May God comfort you.

  29. Jackie was a beautiful and talented lady who will be greatly missed.
    I am very saddened today.

  30. Morgan, such a shock and heartbreak to hear about Jackie. I had just danced with her recently. She was so wonderful and fun to dance with, always laughing. I will miss her and most of all miss you and her together sharing such great times. Deepest sympathies…

    Frank Harmon

  31. Morgan, we know words can’t help but we want to say how very sorry we are to hear of your mother’s passing. We are in shock and remembering seeing both of you at the last Beach Night. She danced with Ray and I talked and laughed with you both. She was always such a joy to be with and her smile will always be in our hearts.

    • I am so sorry for your loss, Morgan. I am thinking about you and praying for you to feel comfort and peace.
      Love, Rebecca (Wilcox) Stevens

  32. Morgan, how did this happen? I am stunned and saddened. Jackie and I were hall mates
    at Biltmore Park and shared many early morning walks with much laughter and joyous
    times at 131.

    We have been out of touch lately and I am saddened by the fact that I may not see her again. Morgan,
    do hope you are doing well in your career & life and of course you will miss your friend and mother beyond

    Linda Snelson Mackintosh

  33. We are so sorry to hear about Jackie. We graduated together Class of 72 and also bought fabric from Culp while we were in the furniture business. Jackie was the sweetest person and enjoyed knowing her. Our prayers are with you all.

  34. Morgan, McKinnon and I are shocked to hear of the sudden passing of your beautiful Mom. We are sending you so much love and will be there Tuesday. Your beautiful Mom was one of a kind and a pleasure to call friend. With much much love- Mrs. Galloway

  35. Morgan so sorry for your loss.. I was so shocked as I know you were. Such a lovely lady and always smiling. Let me know if I can help in any way .. Prayers for you as you and your family.

  36. Morgan,

    Our deepest condolences. Your Mom was a precious lady. She designed and furnished every room in our home – we loved going to her store as she always met us at the door with a beautiful smile and with such grace. I remember meeting you at the store one Saturday – you were studying and hanging out with your Mom and you both told me all about “shag dancing” which I had never heard of. Your love for others and each other was such a gift. I am praying for you both.

    With love, Lee and Dave Shampang

  37. Sweet Morgan,
    Andy and I are so very saddened to hear about Jackie. She was such a gracious, lovely beautiful lady and our club will never be the same. Our hearts ache for you and for Jackie we continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
    With love,
    Andy and Claudia Field

  38. Dear Morgan, your Mother is a truly beautiful, extraordinary soul. She brought light into the lives of everyone she ever came into contact with. I know you are in deep sorrow, and my heart breaks for you. Grief is so hard. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers, always. All my love to you, dear girl. You are your Mother’s great pride and joy!

  39. Always a cheerful and wonderful woman who I knew 45 years ago. Brings back so many great memories. Rest in Peace.

  40. Morgan,
    I was deeply saddened to hear about the sudden loss of your mom. Jackie was such a beautiful person, inside and out, with an infectious and welcoming smile. I always enjoyed watching the special bond you two had, and know there are so many precious memories for you to treasure. While they can not erase the pain and sorrow you are feeling now, I hope they will bring you some comfort in the days and years to come. She will always remain in your heart.
    With my deepest condolences…

  41. Morgan our prayers and sincere sympathy are with you and all your family as you face the tragic loss of your Mom,Best Friend and soulmate. We loved Jackie and remember fondly the times we saw you together walking the park! Her love of life we will cherish in our hearts as we struggle with the deep sadness we feel with her sudden passing.

  42. Morgan, I am shocked and unbelievably sad. I am so sorry for your loss…..I loved being with your Mum, we had plenty of great fun. If you ever need anything, just ask.

  43. Morgan: So sorry about your mom, we went to school and had several classes together. You’re in our prayers.

  44. Morgan, you and your mom had such a beautiful bond. You will still hold on to that bond in your heart and memories of her❤️ Praying God will hold you tight and provide the comfort only he can at this very sad time in your life🙏🙏

  45. So sorry for your loss Morgan. Teresa and I were friends of Jackie when she lived in High Point.

  46. Dear Morgan – You have my heartfelt sympathies. Jackie was such a bright light in every room. She shined in so many ways: artistically, socially, dancing and enjoying life. Watching you two dance together was inspiring. May the memories of all the wonderful times you shared sustain you through this difficult time. Jackie will be missed by many.

  47. Morgan I am saddened by the news of your Sweet Mother! She was so
    precious and very helpful to us, as we were customers of her store. Sending prayers and peace to you all🙏🏼

  48. Morgan i hope i get to see you tomorrow, you were your mom and dads love of their life… David got to run into Jackie a couple times in Asheville, Jackie was a very special friend to SO many of us in Cornelius NC❤️❤️❤️

  49. Dear Morgan,
    Please know I am here for you. I am so heartbroken, and can’t imagine the loss you feel. Jackie was such a beautiful lady inside and out. Please call me any time 704-202-4971.
    Love you, Ginger

  50. Morgan,
    We are so sad to hear about the loss of your beautiful Mom. We knew Jackie while living in the Peninsula and she was such a sweet and kind woman. I have so many good memories of our art classes with Manny and our mornings running from the Cannon School bus stop. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  51. Morgan, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jackie was a dynamo in everything she did…including being a mother. Though we lost touch years ago, I still have so many fond memories of her. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  52. Morgan,

    I am so sad to hear this news this morning ! The love and soul connection you both had together was incredible and will remain forever! Jackie was such a bright giving friend to so many…..she will be truly missed. I have such fond memories of her. My thoughts are with you!

  53. Morgan…. We are so sorry to hear about your mom… We live down a few units from your mom.. We are so sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing… We are thinking of you and your family during this time… Angela and Bryan

  54. Morgan, I was saddened to read of your Mom’s passing. She was always so upbeat and nice. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Riley sends her deepest condolences too.

  55. Morgan,
    I was so sorry to learn about your mom’s passing. She was a very special and sweet person. I recall a very special dinner which the three of us had at the Grove Park Inn several years ago, and recall our mutual love of horses.
    Blessings and prayers to you,
    Bill Millis

  56. Talented artist,we cherish her sketch of our son and daughter . A team player at culp ,very savvy!
    A special lady !!!
    Jackie will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to have known her !
    Allen Kearns

  57. Morgan:
    It’s been said that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience…
    Jackie has been freed from the cocoon of earthy life- transformed into a beautiful butterfly beyond this dimension. Her soul lives on, and so do your many memories of her.
    The mother/daughter relationship you shared was so special! But the umbilical connection transcends time, and will always remain.
    The best way to honor your mom is to live life fully going forward. Keep on dancing!
    May God bless you with His perfect peace always. Heartfelt condolences.

  58. Morgan, I was so sad to hear of the passing of your mother. We have some great memories we all made together don’t we? I will really miss Jackie, and I think of her often. She was such a wonderful mother to you and I know you will miss her deeply. I am sending you love, prayers, and strength.

  59. Morgan, I am heartbroken to hear about Jackie’s passing. I have many fond memories of your mother from when we were growing up, she was always so kind and welcoming and so fun to be around. You both had such a special mother/daughter relationship that I know will never leave you. Sending you lots of love. Lauren (Hunstad) Conners

  60. Morgan, I am so grateful that your mom loved Lawrence and Penny as her own. They will miss her so. And thank you for loving them also. My heart knows that your loss will take a long time to heal. May you be blessed by the many happy memories that you carry with you.

    May God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine on you and give you peace.

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