Obituary of Jackie McClure Argalas
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On the morning of March 23, 2023, Jacquelyn McClure Argalas passed away at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MS. She was 79 years old.
Jackie was born on February 22, 1944 to the late Margaret Crenshaw McClure and James “Jack” Rufus McClure. After graduating from John Rundle High School in Grenada, MS, Jackie attended the University of Mississippi where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education.
A Grenada native, Jackie was a resident of Greenwood until she retired as an elementary teacher. Following retirement, she relocated to Central Florida, where she focused on spending her time with family, friends, and as a volunteer for various organizations. In recent years, Jackie returned to Mississippi to be closer to her children. She resided in Ridgeland with her “best friend,” Poppy, a feisty miniature Pomeranian.
Jackie lived her final years reconnecting with old friends from high school, college, and her time in the Delta. Her days were spent decorating her home, researching her ancestry, frequently joining friends for lunch, and meeting with her bridge club, a group of lively ladies who freely admitted to not completely recalling the rules of the game. As a proud graduate of Ole Miss, Jackie was an avid supporter of Rebel football and enjoyed cheering for the team year after year, all the way through their 2022 season.
In addition to her parents, Jackie was preceded in death by her husbands, James Raymond Morgan and Stephen John Argalas.
Jackie is survived by her sons, Raymond Terence Morgan (Missy) of Madison and Michael McClure Morgan of Franklin, TN, as well as her grandchildren, James Riley Morgan and Erin Elizabeth Morgan, both of Saltillo, MS.
In keeping with her wishes, Jackie’s remains will be cremated and there will be no memorial service. As she has now joined her family and friends who have gone before, Jackie’s passing is a cause for celebration, not mourning.