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JACQUELINE MOSKAL NULL

June 24, 2018 GMT

JACQUELINE MOSKAL NULL. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 2, 1961. Journeyed home on June 17, 2018. (Resided in Atlanta, Georgia.) Our beloved Jackie passed away peacefully on June 17, 2018, surrounded by her loving family after a valiant, nine-year battle with ovarian cancer. The daughter of Mary Ann and Jack Moskal, Jackie was born on May 2, 1961, four minutes before her twin brother, Jon (a fact she never let him forget!). She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, with four siblings and a large extended family. Satisfying her attraction to sun and surf, Jackie began her college career at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. She completed her B.A. degree in Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Returning to the sunshine, Jackie moved to Atlanta after graduation and was joined shortly thereafter by her brother, Jon, and sisters, Patti and Gina. While enjoying a successful career in business, Jackie met Greg, and they were married on November 4, 1989. After her son, Clayton, was born in 1996, Jackie retired from Citizens & Southern Bank. Over time, Jackie and Greg welcomed Porter and daughters Evan and Ellie to the family. Jackie had many interests, but none greater than her family. Simply put, there has never been a better mother. After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2009, Jackie approached her diagnosis with extraordinary determination, uniquely combining the best of conventional and alternative therapies. Jackie was the most intensely private person we have ever known and as protective of a mother that has walked the face of the earth. For the last nine years, she managed her disease with such grace that, until the very end, her family and closest friends were unaware of the gravity of her health issues. Jackie simply refused to let her kids be defined or affected in any way by the burden of having a mother bearing a disease that has no known cure. This magnificent wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend had a deep-seated spirituality that transcended orthodoxy. Her Italian tenacity was tempered by a preternatural peacefulness that radiated from her core. Jackie’s uncommon spirit was apparent from the most casual of encounters. Better than anyone we have known, she understood, practiced and lived the profound truth that we control our thoughts, and our thoughts control everything. To understand Jackie you must know that she was an intrepid traveler. As soon as school was out, often on the very day, she would whisk her children (and on occasion, her husband!) off to a beach somewhere on the planet for the balance of the summer, away from most distractions of our times, to just be, and teach by example. My, what we learned. Jackie is survived by her husband, Greg, and their children, Clayton, Evan, Porter and Ellie. Her parents, Mary Ann and Jack Moskal. Siblings, Patti Thomas (John), Jon Moskal (Donna), Michael Moskal (Jackie) and Gina Cote (Marc). Twelve nieces and nephews, and a host of loving cousins, aunt, uncles and friends, all of whom will miss her beautiful spirit. A private family burial was to be held at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, June 23, followed by a reception that afternoon from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Null’s residence located at 1645 Powers Ridge Place, Sandy Springs. Everyone was warmly encouraged to attend the reception. A Celebration of Jackie’s Life in the best Catholic tradition will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you may choose to make a contribution to (a) the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation — Samsky Advance Heart Failure Center, 2100 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30309 (or you may go to give.piedmont.org and follow the prompts to navigate to the Samsky and honorarium drop downs), or (b) Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School — Cross Country Program, 805 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta, GA 30327, Attn: Michele Duncan. So that we may properly express our gratitude, please be sure to indicate that any contribution is made in Jackie’s memory. Condolences can be left for the family at www.GeorgiaFuneralCare.com.