Jackie Lynn Rucker Ottey, 60, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Saturday, June 08, 2024, at her residence.

She was born August 19, 1963, in Hot Springs, Virginia, the daughter of the late John Curtis Rucker, Sr. and Eva Marie Keyser Rucker.

Jackie was a Chef at the Omni Homestead Resort. It was here that she met her husband Roderick Christopher Ottey. They were married on September 14, 2013, and shared 11 beautiful years together.

Jackie loved to go camping and spend time with her grandchildren. They were one of her greatest joys. She enjoyed shopping and swimming. Her hobby was “design on a dime”, frequently requesting the help of her children, Ryan and Heather to get it done! She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

In addition to her husband, Roderick, she is survived by two children, Ryan William Ryder & Fiancé Tabitha Jack of Hot Springs, Heather Elaine Ryder of Millboro, Virginia; stepchildren, Sir Desmond Hunter Christopher Ottey and Cyaní Sarai Ottey both of Covington, Virginia;  grandchildren, Hunter Ryder & girlfriend Kelsie Morris of Hot Springs, Nathan Hunt, Brenden Ryder, Reagan Ryder all of Hot Springs, Rosser Dewayne Ryder of Millboro; two brothers, John “Johnnie” Curtis Rucker, Jr. & wife Terry of New Hampshire, Teddy Lee Rucker & wife Gloria of Hot Springs; a sister, Donna Marie Weaver & husband Robbie of Hot Springs; and Nieces and Nephews, Mackenzie Lauren Weaver of Richmond, Virginia, Taylor Nichole Weaver of Hot Springs, Johanna “Jodi” Mae Rucker of Burnsville, Virginia, and Charles William Rucker of Burnsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Radcliffe Vernon who passed away November 10, 2007, a special aunt, Phyllis Keyser Rucker, and a nephew, Aaron Rucker.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 13, 2024, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Gram, officiating; assisted by Pastor Joanna Ottey Birchett, Pastor Shannon McCubbins, Pastor Joyce Ryder, and Ms. Taylor Weaver. Interment will be in Union Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Hunter Ryder, Rosser Ryder, Darrell McCulley, Danny Lindsay, Ryan Ailstock, & Corey Clark.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Crusade c/o Jimbo Tennant, 21793 Mt. Valley Road, Millboro, Virginia 24460 or the Doris L. Via Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 174, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.






  1. Condolences to the family. RIP

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I’m keeping the whole family in my prayers.

    • Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for the family. Such sweet person.

    • condolences to the family

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Our hearts are saddened by your loss, and our thoughts are with you. Deep condolences to the family. RIP!

  5. My thoughts and prayers for all their family and friends. Praying for God’s peace and comfort over each of you.

  6. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at the passing of Jackie.
    I always enjoyed talking with and enjoyed her wonderful laugh.

  7. So sorry for your loss. I have you all in my prayers!

  8. So very sorry,she was such a delight !

  9. My prayers go out to all the family. Jackie was a good friend and I will miss her.
    Rest in peace.

  10. Clyde and I are so sorry for your grief, thoughts and prayers are for you and your family

    • My deepest condolences to the family and friends rip

  11. So sorry to hear of her passing. Such a sweet person and good friend love to all the family. God be with them and heal them..

  12. Roderick and family,

    Jackie was a wonderful person with a beautiful smile. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. My deepest condolences to the family and friends rip


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