November 2, 1929 ~ November 16, 2012

Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Biltmore Forest, NC

Jacqueline L. Alexander, 83 of Asheville, died November 16 at her home in Biltmore Forest. She was preceded in death by her mother, Flora Cole and her father, Frank Link as well as her sister, Margaret Marsh and brother, Joseph Link. A graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School, she was a successful business woman and real estate agent who worked alongside her late husband, Perry M. Alexander, Jr. on several projects including the Tunnel Road Shopping Center. She is survived by her daughters Pamela Roberts of Atlanta and Cynthia Winkenwerder of Asheville as well as her son-in-law John G. Winkenwerder of Asheville. She was especially proud of her three grandchildren, John G. Winkenwerder Jr., Joseph F. Winkenwerder and Katherine M. Winkenwerder. She was also important to her many nieces and nephews who considered her a second mother. A world traveler who loved people, she enjoyed cooking great meals for friends and family. She was a person of integrity and honesty and mentored many who sought her help. In later years, she was surrounded by kind and devoted caregivers during a long period of declining health. She will be missed by all who knew her. Her service will be at 11:00am, Monday, November 19 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, 72 Long Shoals Road, Arden. The family will be receiving friends prior to the service beginning at 10:00am. Graveside rites will be held after the service at the First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa / Piney Grove Cemetery. Donations can be made in her honor to CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. It was a pleasure and honor to have been close to this Beautiful Lady for more than 20 years! She was a wonderful client but most importantly one of my best friends! I will miss our weekly visits, but knowing she is at peace is a comfort to me. My thoughts and prayers are with Pam, Cindy, John, John Jr, Joe, and Katherine. May God Bless you all and help comfort your hearts. Jackie is not someone who could ever be replaced, but truly left her mark in this world and has left me with many fond, happy, and joyful memories that I will cherish forever! Goodbye for now my Dear Sweet Jackie, rest in peace knowing you were loved by me and so many others!

  2. Having known our Dear Lady Jacqueline since I was a youngster, playing around on Meadowbrook with Pamela, Cindy and our neighborhood kids, I know my my life has been made richer and more full by her loving friendship! Not just a wonderful Mother to my friends, but also an elegant Lady who would always warmly welcome us into gathering in her gracious home. Even as adults, the gang was always welcome and received as family and the more who came, the happier she was!

    God Rest Her Soul and comfort Pamela, Cynthia, John, John Jr, Joe, and Katherine.
    LOVE, David

  3. My sincere condolences to the family at the passing of Ms. Jackie. She was truly a very special person; and I know she will be missed my many.
    Thank God for the peace that she has deserved for sometime. No more pain…….wonderful!!

    I will always consider it an honor and a privilege knowing her for what time I did. She was a delightful woman.

  4. Miss Jackie: Thank you so much for 6.5 years I was able to be with you. You always had a kind word, you always listened and never judged me. I remember the day you asked who I considered my best friend, and I said you . And you then ask me what you could do for her best friend and I said Pray. You were always in tune to my life. I loved when you would talk about the places you visited. and one day you said you could have known me years ago, we would have had a good time. I will miss our talks. Thank you for telling me that you loved me. I needed that. I will always believe you were my second Mother. I will see you on the streets of gold on the other side where the Roses never fade. Love you glo

  5. Jackie delighted many of her friends with elegant entertaining and laughter. Phil and Baxter always looked forward to an evening at Jackie’s. Treasured friendships with a one of a kind lady will never be forgoten. She will be missed. Linda

  6. Dear Pam, Cindy & John,
    Your mother touched so many lives & we are so much richer from her loving touch. I have such fond memories of sitting in your kitchen sharing laughter, stories, cookies & much love. I wish I could be there today as you celebrate her life. I know that she deserves her place in Heaven & will continue to smile upon us from above.
    With loving memories,
    Susan Luther Walker-West

  7. Dear Pam,Cindy,John and children
    My love and prayers to all of you. Jackie was the best. She taught me so much and the love and respect she and my grandmother had for each other was great. I am honored to have known her. she will always be in my heart. Love Kim Linville

  8. To Pam, Cindy and the rest of Jackie’s family. Jackie was a dear friend, adviser,confidant and wonderful mother who I will miss more than you know. She was a grand lady who loved life and living it. Her laugh will always be cherished and remembered.


  9. We graduated from Lee Edwards with Jackie, and the loss of any classmate diminishes us all. She was a cherished member of the Class of 1948. Our prayers and sympathy are with her family.

  10. It was such a treat to visit with Jackie (and Pam, Tom, and David H.) some years back during one of our Lee Edwards reunions. Jackie was so vivacious and fun. All who knew her are filled with wonderful memories. Love to you all.

  11. It has been years since I have seen Jackie (or Pam), but I have fond memories of a dear lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s Word where he promises soon to ‘swallow up death forever and…wipe the tears from all faces.’ (Isaiah 25:8)

  13. Miss Jacki … you are missed very much! You were a beautiful lady inside and out. You taught me the southern way of life with all of your graciousness. You said to me ‘you must always love yourself!’ You told me, ‘you know when you love somebody, and I love you!’ She said she was a pretty good judge of character. Jacki, you gave compliments to people and you were a treasure to have known and to have had the opportunity to have met you and worked for you. I will never forget you! See you ‘again’…Love to you!
    And my condolences to all of your nice family that I had the opportunity to meet! Love you, Donna

  14. I am not sure who will read this five months later, as I did not know she had passed away. I serviced her home for 13 years with Terminix. She and I always had a very open conversation each time I was there. I have been out of work due to an accident, but am suppose to return soon. I wish I could tell her so much more as she always told me just enough that our friendship grew to be more than most could understand. Her roses, pink in color, talking about life, sharing silence sometimes. I am sad that I did not know she passed, as I would like to have finished our conversation that we started. I guess that I shall figure out the rest of the story. Thank you Jackie for your time on this earth and your friendship. We will finish that story when I see you in Heaven. Louis Chasteen. The hole in the closet foor beside the vent will always be our secret. May the family find peace and comfort.


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