Jackie Charlene Edwards, 64, of State College, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Born July 12, 1956, in Henderson, KY, she was the daughter of the late Patsy Cates and sister of Marla Book.
Jackie is survived by her husband David Robert Laing, married July 3, 2010 and her beloved daughter, Jimmi (Neici) Edwards-Lawler and her husband Patrick.
Amongst her greatest loves are her grandson Killian Inhoof (son of the late Lee Edwards), great granddaughter Riley Inhoof, granddaughters Madison and Emily Lawler, best friend through life, Pamela Jenkins, and her precious dog Sunny.
Jackie was preceded in death by two children; Lee Edwards, deceased May 2, 2000, and Shawna O'Connor, deceased July 29, 1992, as well as her late husband Jerry Edwards, deceased June 15, 2014.
Jackie worked as a manager of the Penn State Book Store at the Nittany Lion Inn for 18 years before her retirement in 2016.
She loved being surrounded by her family, friends and acquaintances she met throughout the years. Jackie celebrated and lived life to the fullest.
There will be a celebration of life at the convenience of the family that will be announced at a later date.
Burial will be in Boalsburg Cemetery alongside her children Lee and Shawna.
Memorial contributions may be directed to American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org/donate.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.