Jacqueline Lennette Scott Crowder, age 89, of Silver Spring, MD, passed away on May 15, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
She was educated in the public school system of Maryland and the District of Columbia, achieving outstanding scholastic awards. After high school, she became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Miner Teachers College in 1965 and went on to earn a Master of Teaching from Trinity College in 1971, and a Bachelor of Science and Nursing from Howard University in 1978, where she was awarded a National Science Foundation grant.
Jackie was a dedicated nurse and teacher. Jackie worked at the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) as the primary clinical nurse unit coordinator. Later, she became lead teacher for the District of Columbia Public School Nursing Program Post-Secondary Education. Jackie was lauded by her peers and received myriad awards during her career.
Jackie believed in the power of service, acting as a Docent at the National Museum of Health and Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, among many other volunteer work.
For the past thirty years Jackie has been a faithful member of the Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Jackie was a lover of travel, photography and gardening.
She is survived by her loving husband, James L. Crowder; three sisters, Mignon Palmer-Flack Hale, DorothyRaye Still Scott, and Dr. Mary Scott Gaskins (Dr. Melvin); three brothers, Robert Alexander Scott, Sr. (Patricia), Lawrence Henry Scott, Jr. (Lawita), and Dr. Rudolph Thomas Scott, Sr.; an adoring aunt, Bernice Wright; first cousins Aaron Wright, Jr., Alexander Datcher Wright, Kay Wright Johnson: stepsons, Daryl Crowder (Joey), Adrian Crowder and Thomas Chambers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends.
To know Jackie was to love her and to feel blessed to have been a part of her life. She remains an inspiration to many and will forever be remembered as the Joyous, Ageless, Courageous, Quintessential, Unique, Elegant, Lovely, Intellectual, Nobel, Excellent woman she was.
The family will receive friends for a Wake at 9:30 am until Service at 11:00 on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Takoma Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6951 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. Interment is Private. Live Streaming will be available at https://youtu.be/n38j5WgIE1E. Services entrusted to John T. Rhines Funeral Home.
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