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Mrs. Jacqueline Joyce (Brown) Elmore

January 27, 1951 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 68)


Adams announces the passing of Mrs. Jacqueline Brown Elmore, 68, who transitioned on Friday, October 18, 2019 after a lengthy cancer battle.

Adams announces the Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Jacqueline Joyce Brown Elmore which will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church located  1003 E. Victory Drive; Fr. Brett Brannen, Officiant.

Omega-Omega services will be held at 9:30 A.M., Saturday at the church prior to the Mass of Christian Burial Rites. 

Interment: Rites of Christian Burial will be held at the Catholic Cemetery located 1720 Wheaton St. Savannah, GA 31401. 



Jacqueline Joyce Brown was born on January 27, 1951 in Burton, SC. She was the first child of John and Gertrude Brown. Jacqueline was educated in the Beaufort County public school system, graduating from Robert Smalls High School in 1969. She attended Johnson C. Smith University and graduated from Savannah State College (now University). 


She met and married the love of her life, Norman B. Elmore, Jr., who preceded her in death in 1991. Jacqueline enjoyed a career as an educator, sharing her love of children and scholastic achievements in classrooms at Most Pure Heart of Mary, St. Peter’s and St. James Catholic schools. She eventually left the classroom to work for Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority, as she was passionate about being a part of its collaborative effort to enable children to become self-sustaining adults. Her work continued outside of Savannah, and as a part of local community initiatives, all with the same aim of advocating for children who, through no fault of their own, did not have access to the things most take for granted.


Jacqueline was dedicated to making her community a better place to live, and she demonstrated such through her efforts as a devoted member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She loved the sense of sisterhood, and sought to advance initiatives involving social action, supporting local youth, and general acts of kindness. She enjoyed traveling, photography, reading, and bringing people together for the better. But most of all, she loved God and her family.

Jacqueline was also preceded in death by her sister, Meredith Marie Brown and her father, John Brown.  She leaves to mourn her children, son Damon Elmore and daughter Meredith Elmore; her grandchildren, Noah Lloyd, Simone Elmore, and Ava Elmore; her mother, Gertrude Brown of Burton, SC; a brother, Jerl (Darlene) Brown of Camp Spring, MD; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and  a number of other close family members and devoted friends including a sister-in-law Clara Elmore Bain; dear cousins Kenneth Doe and Constance (Wilbert) Washington and devoted friends Lula Baker, Kimberly Newbill, Myra Pope, and Barbara Reid.

Jacqueline was a peaceful woman of God. She never hesitated to lend her talents, time, or uncanny diplomatic manner to make a difference in the many lives she touched. She was truly one of a kind, and anyone who knew her was likely enriched by having her in their lives. 

In Lieu of Flowers Please Make Donations to Children's Defense Fund; 202-662-3654  |  840 First St NE #300, Washington, DC 20002  |  Tax ID Number: 52-0895622


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October 25, 2019

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Adams Funeral Services, Inc.
510 Stephenson Avenue
Savannah, GA 31405

Mass of Christian Burial
October 26, 2019

10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
1003 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31405

Rite of Christian Burial
October 26, 2019

12:00 PM
Catholic Cemetery
1720 Wheaton Street
Savannah, GA 31404


Children's Defense Fund
840 First St NE #300, Washington DC 20002
Tel: 1-202-662-3654

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