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Jacqueline "Jackie" Christian

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Troy-Jacqueline L. Christian “Jackie”, 69 passed away on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born and raised in Troy she was the daughter of the late John F. Manning and Anna Conroy Manning.

Jackie was a hairdresser for many years and she owned and operated RAVE Hair & Tan Boutique. She worked as the front end Supervisor at the Evergreen Commons Nursing Home in East Greenbush.

Jackie is survived by her loving children Athena Christian of Troy and Robert Christian Jr. of Troy, her grandchildren Cheyenne Yoxall, Joelle Masher and Cody Cameron, her great grandson Kiernan Gilbert-Yoxall, her sister Maryann and her husband Donald Page of Sebastian, Fl., she is also survived by her extended family and close friends. Jackie was predeceased by her brother Peter Manning.

Funeral mass will be 9:30am on Saturday, May 20th at St. Michael Church 175 Williams Road, Troy, NY 12180. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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This is a great loss for Jackie's children and family...and for all of us too. Jackie was an incredibly talented and spiritual woman. She amazed me with her creativity and her endlessly active mind. She was knowledgeable and well-versed in some many areas. And a generous and helpful friend. Once, I had to assist a client with a last-minute staging of their home. For flowers, they only had some dusty old plastic things and there was no time to dash out for fresh. I called Jackie for help. She was there in minutes, washed off the flowers, and created a stunning arrangement in no time. I was amazed. It was beautiful! Funny, now I always think of Jackie when I see plastic flowers. She'd certainly laugh to hear that. I loved Jackie. She was true and good to the core. And once last comment. Jackie could dance. I never saw anyone who could pick up on a beat like Jackie. Truly. We spent many a late night out dancing and having a ball. We loved to watch her dance and she knew that I tried to imitate her style. She told me, "Laurie, dance from your knees." Knees? I'd never heard of such a thing. But , I guess that was the secret to her style. I'll miss her forever. A dear friend.

Laurie Leckonby May 18 2017 12:00 AM

To Jackie's family, my deepest sympathies to you all. I went to CCHS with Jackie and worked our first job together at Montgomery Ward. We had many laughs on the rides to work in her big Buick. Saw her again as our classmates celebrated our 45th class reunion that she attended with her cousin Bill at Lanthier's. May she rest in peace now ad watch over her family from a better place.

Sandy McMeel Westhead May 18 2017 12:00 AM

Athena, Robert and Family, We are in shock and are sending you our deepest condolences to you. Jackie was such an incredible, fun-loving, caring and inspirational friend. Unfortunately, the last time I spoke to her was when Kevin passed away. May your memories be held in your hearts always. May Jackie be at peace and surrounded with the love she always gave to all.

Pam Schell Murphy & Shelby Murhphy May 1 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jacqueline Christian

Pam Schell Murphy and Shelby Murphy May 1 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to Athena and Robert. Many memories come to mind, the times she made us laugh and cry at camp, Sunday drives to Vermont and of course Sneaky Pete's. She will certainly be missed but remain forever in our hearts. Love, strength and peace to her children and family.

Dennis Vautrin Apr 30 2017 12:00 AM