Jacquelyn M. “Jackie” (Mitchell) Gibilisco

Jacquelyn M. “Jackie” (Mitchell) Gibilisco

September 29, 1971 – August 20, 2018

Beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, godmother, friend . . . She was preceded in death by her parents, Phil Mitchell, and Mary Pat and Steve Piechota. She is survived by her husband, Michael Gibilisco; sister, Jennifer Mitchell; nephew, Haydon Kepler; mother-in-law, Cindy Goodin (Mike); sister-in-law, Jeri Ann Gibilisco (Dustin Miller); brother-in-law, Nathan Gibilisco (Caroline); and numerous family members and countless friends.

Jackie was born in Omaha, the first child of Phil and Mary Pat. She grew up in Omaha and attended St. James School and Millard North High School.  Jackie spent her early adult life enjoying the freedoms of being single, making friends who would become lifelong companions and loyal to the end.

In 2003, she left the single life behind when she met Mike. Jackie married Mike on September 25, 2004. They loved taking road trips and vacations together. They shared a lot of mutual interests, while simultaneously disagreeing about nearly all of their favorite sports teams. But no matter what, they had each other through everything. And although not a “dog” person when they got married, Jackie quickly fell in love with their first dog, Dudley and their second dog, Chance.

Jackie had a kind and beautiful soul—a friend to so many, an enemy to no one. She could brighten your whole day with her laugh or her amazing smile. She never laid her burdens on others but was quick to help anyone with theirs. Once she met you, she knew you well and was always more interested in hearing about you than talking about herself. She had many passions (her family and friends, the Cubs, Huskers and Seahawks, Softball and Music of all kinds), but she never cared more about anything than children. She loved all the kids in her life and would have dropped everything for any of them at any time. Her dream was to work with kids, in any capacity.

Please don’t grieve long for her. She wouldn’t want it that way. Her heart was filled with love and hope because of the people around her and she was always ready to share it. So, take that love and hope and hold it in your hearts. Or better yet, continue sharing it with all those you love. She recently spoke of how happy and content she had become in the last year. In her work, her home and her family she was finding peace and joy.


The family will receive friends on Friday, August 24th from 5pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES on Saturday, August 25th at 12noon at the West Center Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer or Camp CoHoLo.




  • Keith and Deb Findeis Posted August 21, 2018 5:59 am

    Amazing woman, too soon. God Bless.

  • Sherry Wotherspoon Posted August 21, 2018 9:19 am

    When her mom passed, always told her she was my third daughter. Biggest heart. Will be missed by so many. My heart aches for Mike and her family. Rest easy, sweet girl.

  • Carol Robertson Posted August 21, 2018 11:31 am

    Jackie was an amazing woman. I worked with her for the past year and I never once heard her say a negative thing about anyone. She was a great co-worker who taught me much about how to treat others! May God be wrapping his loving arms wrapped around her and may her family find peace in knowing she has gone home to someone who loves her more so much more than they do. Rest in Peace my friend!

  • Lanny Hicks Posted August 21, 2018 11:34 am

    So sorry for your families loss. Reading the comments it seems she was a wonderful lady with a big heart.

  • Denise Burns Posted August 21, 2018 12:24 pm

    Oh Jackie, you were always able to make me smile and laugh even on very sad days. I loved your big heart and that wonderful laugh. My prayers are with your family and friends. You will be missed my sweet friend.

  • Bob &Joann Nemechek Posted August 21, 2018 12:26 pm

    Our prayers are with you Mike. She was a blast to be around. So glad tina and Jason introduced us to you both.

  • Heather Briggs Posted August 21, 2018 12:51 pm

    My heart is broken. Jackie was an amazing woman and friend. God Bless-please take care of this Angel.

  • Philip Gallagher Posted August 21, 2018 2:11 pm

    My heart is too, broken from the loss of Jackie, we worked together since February. She was the bedrock of our department and meant so much to everyone at the firm. She was filled with love everyday she came into work. Her love of Cubs baseball was unmatched and I am so blessed to have known such an amazing person.

  • Julia Relford Posted August 21, 2018 2:21 pm

    For the short time I’ve known Jackie, she made a big impact on my life. She was so positive and simply outgoing, I feel truly blessed to have crossed paths with her, she will be missed.

  • Amey Horse Looking Posted August 21, 2018 3:05 pm

    Jackie’s was always Radiant, Kind, Welcoming and Supportive. She said what she thought and what she felt and stood up for what was right. Amazing sense of humor…. I was always laughing when she was around. Never one to judge another, but just accept you as you are..! Always listening, pushing a positive outlook and being that cheerleader when you needed it. I saw her do this for many others including myself as well….. What an Outstanding Lady…! I will miss you my friend.

    My deepest condolences and I pray for Grace and Peace for the family during this time.

  • Renee Korner Rivera Posted August 21, 2018 3:37 pm

    I absolutely adored Jackie from the day I met her, 20-plus years ago. She was SO funny… had the best laugh… possessed such a genuine kindness… and was simply a helpful and generous soul. I will miss her dearly. Prayers of comfort for Mike, and everyone else who loved her.

  • Tera Albert Posted August 21, 2018 4:49 pm

    Jackie was an amazing person who touched the lives of everyone around her. Her laugh and positive attitude along with how kind and caring she was made her such an amazing person. I will always cherish the friendship we have had over the last 12 years. It was one of a kind. You will be missed my dear friend. You are gone, but will never be forgotten.

  • Ray Skelton Posted August 21, 2018 4:53 pm

    Jackie was an amazing and very kind woman who was taken too soon. I’m so sorry for your families loss.

  • Jill Recker Posted August 21, 2018 4:59 pm

    I had the privilege of being Jackie’s friend for many years. Jackie was & always will be one most kind people I’ve ever known. Jackie’s laugh & smile automatically made you happy the second you saw her. She’s the type of friend that no matter what was going on in her life, she was there for you. Over the past several years, I didn’t get to spend as much time with Jackie as I would have liked but I will forever be grateful that we were able to spend a lot of time together a day before she went to Heaven. When we were “catching up” we didn’t miss a beat. That was Jackie – always with a kind word, a sarcastic joke, anything to make you smile. She was a friend who really listened. Jackie didn’t talk about herself a lot because she was always concerned about you. I love you Jackie. You will always be in my heart, prayers, & memories.

  • Patti Allen Posted August 21, 2018 5:08 pm

    Jackie, You will truly be missed by all. Your way with words that made it impossible to have a bad day when you were around. Always smiling! Your way of taking others under your wing and making them feel like family. You were one of a kind! We all know that all in heaven with you will all smile and laugh now that you are there with them. As all that were blessed to have you in their lives here have whenever you were near! As hard as It may be for everyone that was close to Jackie to fight back the tears you know she wouldn’t want any one to be sad. I can hear her now cracking a joke and saying it will be okay

  • Jerry Tomasek Posted August 21, 2018 5:15 pm

    So many memories with our gang of friends Camping, tubing Niobrara river Softball, the smack down, birthday’s and just the parties. You were always happy and made the room fun, There is now a hole in our world that will have our hearts aching for your presents. You are loved and we will be missed by us all. Many prayers on your journey to the next life.

  • Michelle Williams Posted August 21, 2018 5:16 pm

    My heart is broken. Jackie was a wonderful light in this world and to anyone who was lucky enough to cross her path, they will forever be changed. Her smile, sense of humor and amazing capacity to love will be missed by all. Gone too soon but will never be forgotten. Love you mama! Prayers and hugs for Mike and to the many family and friends around her. This is a tough one to take but we will forever have an angel on our side. Rest in eternal peace Jackie, HE is getting one of the best!

  • Rusty John Thomas Posted August 21, 2018 5:47 pm

    So sorry, Jackie was one of my absolute favorite people. She was always so much fun. Will never forget ‘Firetruck’ yells from Jackie at softball.

  • Jessie Christensen Posted August 21, 2018 7:45 pm

    Thoughts and prayers with your family! Jackie you truly knew how to make anyone and everyone smile around you. We reference you and talk about you on a weekely basis because of your amazing spirit and light you brought to every situation. It was a blessing being on your team and knowing you. Thank you for coming into my life!

  • Aaron and NaMee De La Cruz and family Posted August 21, 2018 8:01 pm

    Our family’s prayers are with yours. “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to confort others in any sort of trial with the same comfort that we receive from God.

  • Thomas Linden Posted August 21, 2018 8:20 pm

    Jackie was “One In A Million” and we are all better for knowing her…Rest peacefully my friend, you were loved.

  • Douglas Lederer Posted August 21, 2018 9:38 pm

    Jackie was one of the first people, I met when I started my job. She was instantly a friend , a mentor and someone who could brighten the gloomiest of days. I made a point of always saying hi on my way in and bye on my way out. I will miss her every day, and think of her often (and I might even quietly cheer for the Cubs except when they play the cardinals -sorry Jackie).

  • Kathi Wingstad Posted August 22, 2018 6:18 am

    So sorry for your loss

  • Anne Larson Hughes Posted August 22, 2018 7:03 am

    While I haven’t see Jackie in a long time, I was able to talk to her at our 20th class reunion, she was full of life and fun! Prayers for her family and friends during this difficult time. God Bless.

  • Jamison Jones Posted August 22, 2018 7:15 am

    Even though I work for the same company I don’t recall ever meeting Jackie in person. I just wanted to let her family and friends know I’m praying for peace and comfort in this difficult time. God Bless.

  • Allison MacLeod Posted August 22, 2018 7:16 am

    My deepest sympathies to Jackie’s family. She was truly a bright light that is now shining down on us from heaven. You will be missed by all you came in contact with at Securities America. Rest in peace kind, beautiful Jackie.

  • Nathan Bridges Posted August 22, 2018 7:18 am

    I am thankful to have met someone like Jackie. She will be missed and always remembered for her great personality and kindness.

  • Doug Carroll Posted August 22, 2018 8:18 am

    Jackie was a light within the Securities America family. Her love for baseball and the Cubs is what I remember the most about Jackie. She was always there to lighten up the mood, encourage a peer to get better and build their confidence, or just be there to lend an ear for listening. Jackie was a person that was a leader within all that she did and she will truly be missed.

  • Tatiana Hill Posted August 22, 2018 8:33 am

    The most beautiful person I have ever met! Jackie had the most amazing attitude, such incredible energy, and a sassy soul. To say “I worked with her” is such a bland statement. She truly inspired me in so many ways. She would always tell me how much she “Appreciated me”, but in reality, I didn’t appreciate her enough. I will miss showing her pictures of my daughter Ember and her saying “Stahpp, look at her! She is a doll!” We miss you so much Jackie! Much love to your family.

  • Laurie Posted August 22, 2018 12:29 pm

    . I send prayers and loving thoughts to all of Jackie’s family. May God bring to you all his love and healing as only he can.

  • Gregg and Carmen Jones Posted August 22, 2018 2:29 pm

    Jackie was such a great friend. We have so many wonderful memories of our time with her that brings a smile each time. God bless.

  • Wendy kelly keeler Posted August 22, 2018 4:26 pm

    She was my friend. Godspeed jacks

  • Jannelle Davey Posted August 23, 2018 7:58 am

    I have not been with Securities America very long but Jackie left a dent in my world. She made me feel so comfortable and at ease with my job. She was infectious and could brighten the day just with her smile. I am so happy to have known her and will miss her personality and how she could make you laugh till you cried. Thank you Jackie for your advice and knowledge on the job and sharing your loving spirit with everyone that had the privilege of you shining your light on. Rest in Heaven.

  • Craig Vanecek Posted August 23, 2018 9:06 am

    Jackie was a wonderful fun loving person. I will always cheerish my memories of her. We all will miss you. My prayers go out to her family.

  • Louise Cannon Posted August 23, 2018 8:12 pm

    Jackie you were such a special lady. Thank you for always being there for everyone. You always spoke your peace, always gave so much of yourself to your friends and family. You were Aunt Jackie to Garrett and Tess and the best friend and more to Justin and especially Cary. I love you for that and more… You will always be missed and loved deeply. I was blessed to have known you and so glad I got to give you a hug the last time I saw you at the ball game. Thank you for all your jokes and smiles and making everything better whenever you were around. Rest peacefully… Praying for strength and God’s comfort to Mike and all your family and all your very special friends…

  • Paula Tylkowski Posted August 23, 2018 10:31 pm

    My heart is broken. She was my Cubs buddies. She was always a positive shining star. My mentor. I miss her already.

  • Paula Tylkowski Posted August 23, 2018 10:46 pm

    I dont even know what to say. I miss her already. My biggest Cubs buddy. Rest in peace

  • Rhonda Thom Posted August 24, 2018 11:28 am

    We will miss you Jackie!

  • Susan Michalski Posted August 24, 2018 3:21 pm

    She will always be greatly missed and greatly loved. Our prayers are with you Michael and family. Aunt Susie and Uncle Rog

  • Brian Pitts Posted October 2, 2018 11:47 pm

    I just watched the Cubs game and immediately went to Jackie’s page to text her. I had no idea of her loss and am shocked and heartbroken. I met her in 1984 after i moved to Omaha and she made me feel right at home there. She was one of my best friends at Millard N. We still maintained a friendship since then and always talked about the College WS, her Cubs, and my Cardinals and ASU. my condolences to her family, she was a wonderful person.

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