Jacquelyn Anne Ricks Timms, 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family in Isle of Hope, Georgia on Thursday, June 30th, 2022. She was born in Moultrie, Georgia, on January 4th, 1933. Affectionately known as "Honey," Jackie was a rare beauty, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was the personification of a gracious, cultured, southern lady and she will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
She was raised in Aiken, South Carolina, with her brother Charlie, by her loving mother and father, Ada Vera Ricks and Idus Henry Ricks. She attended the University of South Carolina, where she met the love of her life, Dickey Timms. Dr. Timms’s medical career took them to Charleston and Manhattan, eventually settling in Savannah where Dr. Timms was the first surgical resident at Memorial Medical Center, where the couple made many of their lifelong friends. Jackie and Dickey, known by many as “Honey and Doc,” grew their family in a beautiful home on the river in Isle of Hope. The couple enjoyed many travels across the world over their time together. Alas, nothing brought Honey more joy than being at her home on Isle of Hope, watching the osprey on the river and collecting camellias.
Honey was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dickey W. Timms (Doc), her parents and brother, and is survived by her beloved children Dr. Montgomery Ricks Timms (Rosemary), Tamara Lynn Timms, her grandchildren Jacquelyn Rebecca Timms, Julia Elizabeth Timms, Montgomery Ricks Timms Jr (Page), and Bryce William Davidson Timms, and her great-granddaughter Catherine Decatur Rushin. Beyond her family, Honey was a mother to many, and her calm and peaceful nature brought comfort to all who knew her.
Honey was a devoted member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, where she volunteered at the thrift store. Honey gave her time to numerous other causes over the years, including the 175th celebration of Isle of Hope, Bethesda Academy for Boys, Savannah Country Day School, the Gould Cottage, and the Davenport House.
Her effortless elegance and gentle demeanor led many friends that became like family into her welcoming home, where she also lovingly tended to her adoring grandchildren who grew up next door. Honey was an angler on the rivers of the West, North Carolina, and abroad, as well as a Senior State Champion tennis player. She enjoyed boating with her family through the Bahamas and Intracoastal Waterway, and in her later years, enjoyed the mountains of North Carolina. Even through illness in her later years, her grace and happiness seldom faded.
To honor and celebrate Honey’s full and beautiful life, the family will receive guests at the Timms family home starting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5th. The family expresses deep gratitude to Hospice Savannah, and Handle With Loving Care, for their devoted care.
So sorry for your loss and I'm sure she will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
- Donna Piper, Tybee Island, Georgia
Very lovely, touching memory of a lovely thoughtful person. She exuded sunshine everywhere she went. Sorry for the loss to your family.
- Paul & Karen Yesnosky, Hayesville, NC
Jackie's obituary is a beautiful tribute to her and honors her life as the exceptional southern lady she was. I was part of her tennis life for many years that included our winning several local senior tournaments as well as several State tournaments. Rest in peace Jackie. Marceline Preston
- Marceline Preston , Savannah, Georgia
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful mother Jackie. As our next door neighbor for many years, she was always gracious, warm hearted, and caring to our family. She was an angel in human form.
- Meredith Artley Bettencourt, La Quinta, CA
Jackie was on an opposing team back in team tennis days. She was a truly lovely person both inside and out, with a smile that would light up the courts. It was a pleasure knowing her.
- Linda W. Geriner, Savannah, GEORGIA
So glad I was able to meet Honey when she would come to N.C. with Tami. Always a sweet, gracious lady. Blessings to the family and I know you have many wonderful memories.
- Cathy and Harold Hogan, HAYESVILLE, NC
What a beautiful tribute to an absolute Angel that walked this earth. Prayers for you all!
- JAY J JAYNES, St.Simons Island, Ga
Hi Tami and Family, We just learned today about Miss Honey. We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed her visits on the creek and her sweet smile. Please contact us if we can do anything here as your immediate neighbor and friends.
- Steve and Jan Stackhouse, Hayesville, NC
Ricky and Rosie I am so sorry to hear about Hone’s passing. I hadn’t seen her in years. She was a lovely women just as you described her in the obituary. Peace a love to the entire family. Patti Entrekin
- Patti Entrekin, Savannah, GA