Franklin J. Jacobs
The amazing life of Franklin Jerome Jacobs is chronicled here as a true testament of the life, love and loss we all share. His life’s footprint will live on forever as we mourn the loss and rejoice in the Lord, in that he was a powerful component of our lives.
He was born in Blackshear on June 4, 1950 to the late Eddie and Doris Jacobs. He was one of three children and accepted Christ at an early age. Receiving his early education in the Georgia school system, he and his family relocated to Jacksonville, Fla. where he resided until his passing.
He was a faithful servant of the Lord, giving his very best to God’s service. He was ordained as a deacon at Greater New Mount Lilla Missionary Baptist Church under the pastoral guidance of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Norris. He continued his service to the Lord through love and fellowship in various capacities.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Following his military service , he was an independent bus contractor for the Duval County School System before establishing Jacobs Transportation, Inc. from which he retired.
He transitioned from this life on Saturday (June 13, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross. He was preceded in death by both parents, his sister, Arlinda Adams, his brother, Eddie Jerome Jacobs, and his wife, Jennifer Jacobs.
He leaves to cherish and rejoice in his memory three daughters, Sonya Rogers (Lathen), of Elkridge, Md., Shauntakia Jacobs and Lyntrell Jacobs, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; one step-daughter, Alisha Fleming; and two step-sons, Daryl Collier and Jerry Smith (Latheria), all of Jacksonville, Fla.; five granddaughters, Akilah Rogers, Asha Rogers, My’Ajanae Gibson, A’yari Senior, Brai Robinson; one grandson, Adrian Senior; an aunt, Ida Bell Chatfield, of Jacksonville; and devoted friends who were like brothers and sisters to him, Lewis J. Harris (Gwendolyn), Russell Tyson (Deborah), all of Atlanta, and William Jacobs (Faye), of Blackshear; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be this evening from 6 until 8 at Scott’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 420 Highway Ave., Blackshear.
Further visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4 to 7 at Holmes, Glover and Solomon Funeral Home, 4334 Brentwood Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla.
The funeral will be held Friday at St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 2119 Rowe Ave., Jacksonville, beginning at 10 a.m.
Interment will be in the National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, with military honors.
Local arrangements are entrusted to Jacobs Funeral Home of Blackshear with Holmes, Glover & Solomon Funeral Home serving in Jacksonville, Fla.
Glenda Tuten, 67, of Blackshear, died Tuesday evening (June 16, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear.
Betty Joyce Harn
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Betty Joyce Manning Peacock Falaney Harn, 77, was held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Officiating were the Rev. Buddy Griner and the Rev. Kenneth Kicklighter.
Interment was held at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Active pallbearers were Keith Holcomb, Michael Holcomb, Daniel Holcomb, Zachary Duckett, Ross DeJaynes and Steven Moyer.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Eastern Star.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.