Jackie Morris was born in Bulwell Nottingham, to Alice and Cyril Littlewood, with an older brother called Ray.
Her father was a coal miner for 50 years and Jackie is proud of coming from a hard-working, working-class family and of having spent most of her life in Bulwell.
Jackie went to school at Quarry Road, Coventry Road and Blenheim Girl’s school.
She started work at fifteen but at seventeen had open-heart surgery, becoming only the 33rd person to receive the operation at the Sheffield Hospital.
Jackie married and moved to London where her daughter Michelle was born. She then moved to Great Yarmouth where she owned a guest house and worked in a hospital during the winter months. Jackie had her second child Andrew here.
Jackie returned to Bulwell in 1971 and worked as a nurse at the City and Highbury Hospitals.
Jackie met her present husband Andy in 1979, soon after they both became Christians and worshipped at St John the Divine in Bulwell. They married in 1983.
As part of their Christian journey, Jackie and Andy both trained at St John’s Theological College in Bramcote. Jackie is licensed as a reader in the Anglican Church and is trained, and has worked, as a youth worker.
Jackie has served as an Executive Assistant; worked with the Fire Authority; is on the Licensing Committee; the Corporate Parenting Board and has served as Area Committee Chair. She is passionate about the River Leen and Bulwell Bogs and was a founder member of the Friends of Bulwell Bogs.
Jackie was the Sheriff of Nottingham from May 2014 to May 2015 and the Lord Mayor of Nottingham from May 2015 to May 2016. The Sheriff’s Consort is her husband, the Reverend Andy Morris.