Two charmers
Jacqueline "Jaja" F. Allan-Meadows
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 3, 1926
  • Place of birth:
    Tarbes, France
  • Date of passing: Jan 12, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Midlothian, Virginia, United States
Jacqueline lives on through us.

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Jacqueline "Jaja" Allan-Meadows.  We will remember her forever. Please enjoy viewing some classic "Jaja Moments" through our family photos and leave a message if you have one you remember fondly as well. We thank you for your love and support.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 17th at 10am at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. A recepetion will immediately follow the service at the church.

Address: 8901 Winterpock Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832
(804) 639-6712

Contact Suzan Marshall at

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jean Vergès on 3rd April 2015

"1938; l'Alsace - vacances cousins-cousines
1938; Alsace (in France) holidays with cousins

1945; Paris - La piscine Deligny, les GI et le charme de la grande cousine
1945; Paris - the American soldiers (GI) charmed by the oldest cousin at Deligny swimmingpool

Années 50, naissance de Suzy et affection profonde avec Anny, mon épouse
The 50's, Suzy's birth and deep frienship with my wife, Anny

1991; Aide de Bruno, mon fils, à Bethesda (à côté de Washington) puis, rencontre à Virginia Beach
1991:Efficient help for my son Bruno, during his one-year stay in Bethesda, and wonderful meeting with Jaja in Virginia Beach

1997; Jaja nous rend visite une semaine chez ma fille Odile à Dallas
1997; Jaja visits us in our daughter Odile's home in Dallas

2001;Jaja nous reçoit chez elle en Virginie
2001; Jaja welcomes us in Virginia

Que de souvenirs, d'affection partagée, de rires, de prières ferventes pour toute la famille.....Merci Jacqueline pour ta joie de vivre, ton dynamisme et notre constante union par dessus l'Atlantique: Jacqueline-Anny-Jean

So many wonderful memories, reciprocal affection, moments of fun, prayers for the family...Thank you so much, Jacqueline, for your "joie de vivre", your postive spirit, and our permanent link over the Atlantic Ocean: Jacqueline-Anny-Jean"

This tribute was added by Susan Durnwirth on 12th January 2015

"Beautiful lady inside and out.  Her radiant smile could light up a room.  I feel blessed to have known her."

This tribute was added by Gary Garcia on 18th January 2014

"We will miss Jacqueline a lot. We only knew her a short time when we met her at St. Gabriel's Church and she was always full of happiness. We liked when she would share stories of her life as she lived it to the fullest.  Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.  RIP Jacqueline!

The Garcia's - Gary, Francine,  Andrew and Chris"

This tribute was added by Ron Gebhardt on 18th January 2014

"We will miss "Jackie" as we knew her, my wife Donna and I shared her passion for bridge.  Although we didn't play together often they were always memorable experiences.  Her friendliness and smile will be missed.  Our condolences for your loss as well as ours.
Ron & Donna Gebhardt"

This tribute was added by Dotsie Williams on 17th January 2014

"What a beautiful and intelligent woman!!!!  How so very fortunate I was to meet her and enjoy her company. Our thoughts are with the Family at this time. Dotsie Williams"

This tribute was added by Robin Smith on 17th January 2014

"Jackie was so easy to befriend when my family and I first moved to Virginia and joined St. Gabriel's Parish.  I will miss her greatly!  She inspired me with her faith and ability to live life without sweating the small stuff and finding joy in everything. I only hope to aspire to her level of goodness.  She will not be forgotten!  
With love,

This tribute was added by Judy Radford on 16th January 2014

"What a breath of fresh air from a lovely lady when Jacke blessed us with her presence. I will miss Jackie's words of wisdom and everending conversations that always left us with laughter and tears.  May you rest in peace and join all the angels in heaven."

This tribute was added by kelly stitzer on 16th January 2014

"I enjoyed the many hours we spent together as I helped her around the house.  We had a lot of laughs together. Although I worked for Mrs. Meadows I considered her a true friend. I am thankful to have known her. She always made me eat chocolate pudding before I left. I will miss her."

This tribute was added by kathy akridge on 16th January 2014

"We are so sorry for your loss.  JaJa was a close friend of our family.  We will always "Cherish" the fond memories we had together.  She will be dearly missed.  Hugs to you and the family!"

This tribute was added by Susan Durnwirth on 15th January 2014

"Jaja was a unique and compassionate soul who left us all better people for having known her. She was a special friend who touched our families life deeply at a time when we were at our lowest point due to illness. She prayed for us, comforted us and assured us that we were in good hands. She was loving mother and adoring grandmother. Cheers to the beautiful life she lived!"

This tribute was added by Jaime Small on 15th January 2014

"I remember going to the beach with Lindsay's family when we were in college.  Jaja insisted we had croissants for breakfast every morning, which were my favorite.  We played cards, read, and hung out around the beach house.  She was full of life and fun."

This tribute was added by Lee Cheyne on 15th January 2014

"I'll never forget the first time that I met Jaja, I went out to dinner with Lindsay and her family and was seated to Jaja's left at the dinner table.  Throughout the dinner she charmed me with stories and jokes spoken with her wonderful French accent just loud enough for me to hear and just quiet enough that nobody else at the table could participate.  If I wasn't mistaken I might say that my new girlfriends grandmother was flirting with me, and this was even before she walked out of the restaurant with no assistance but then needed my arm to guide her out to her car!

That was Jaja, full of energy, mischief, wit, and life for 87 amazing years.  As the matriarch of Lindsay's family I am truly lucky to have become a part of it and to have spent time with Jaja over these last few years.  Her memory lives on through her daughter and grandchildren and everyone she came in contact with who surely has a story similar to mine that brightened their life.  

Vous avez été l'un d'un genre Jaja, vous serez adoré et manqués toujours!"

This tribute was added by Lauren Quesenberry on 15th January 2014

"Lindsay- we were never fortunate enough to meet Jaja, but we know she was an amazing woman, and she was so well loved by her family. We know you will always miss her dearly, but her legacy and spirit will live on in you and your family. Our hearts are with you.
Much Love, Chris, Lauren, and Addi xoxo"

This tribute was added by Wanda Bolda on 15th January 2014

"JaJa could light up a room with her vibrant personality and uplifting spirit.  She will be truly missed by her many friends and family.  She was  a very special person who loved and was loved by those she touched."

This tribute was added by Janet Taylor on 15th January 2014

"Lindsay, we were sorry to hear of your Grandmothers passing.  We were never fortunate enough to meet Jaja, but she looks like someone who truly enjoyed life!  What a smile!  Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.  We love you!
Love, Janet and Sheila"

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