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401 N. William Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919) 947-1600
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Dorothy Jacobs

Dorothy Louise Jacobs (Harper )

Saturday, June 3rd, 1944 - Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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Mrs. Dorothy Louise Harper Jacobs, 75, of Goldsboro, received her rest on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the Vidant Hospice House of Greenville, NC.

Dorothy Louise (Harper) Jacobs, 75 years old, of Goldsboro, North Carolina was born to the late Carl B. Teachy and Rosalee Harper on June 3, 1944. She was reared by her grandmother and survived insurmountable calamity and despair through her deep relationship with Christ. This fortress of a woman was married to the late Charles Jacobs on September 6, 1964, and they were blessed with six, beautiful children. After working for 20 years, she retired from O’Berry Treatment Center as a Healthcare Technician in 1996.

Forty years ago, when her first granddaughter, Donisha McClain, was born, she was too fly to be called grandma, so from then on, we called her “Boochie”. She received a special name because she was truly an extraordinary woman to her family and community. Her home was always welcome to everyone without a call. You might just walk in on her playing her favorite arcade game, Ms. Pac-Man, or bonding with other family members and close friends. She decorated her home with pictures of absolutely everyone. It was no secret that she was proud of her family. The highlight of family gatherings included her famous banana pudding, love for getting down on the dance floor, and keeping it real.

Memories of her love, strength, and commitment to our family and close friends will live on forever. On October 1, 2019, she passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Greenville Inpatient Hospice House. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband, Charles Jacobs, and loving daughter, Beverly Hawkins, in 2008.

Dorothy is survived by five children and one God child: Charles Jacobs Jr., of White Plains, Maryland; Charlenna (Edmund) Bennet-Carter, of Goldsboro, North Carolina; Nina Jacobs, of Raeford, North Carolina; Antoinette Ward, of Goldsboro, North Carolina; Maurice (Shonise) Jacobs, of Goldsboro, North Carolina; Thaddeus “Teddy” Best, of Goldsboro, North Carolina. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services of Love & Compassionate Care have been entrusted to Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Greenleaf Christian Church
    2110 N. William St.
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Greenleaf Christian Church
    2110 N. William St.
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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  • Interment

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 |
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019
    Wayne Memorial Park - North
    1191 Old Grantham Rd
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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Melvin Davis

Posted at 03:14pm
To the Jacobs family, my sincerest condolences to you on the passing of your mother. My heartfelt prayers for each of you during this time of bereavement. Your mother was a beautiful lady and she'll truly missed. She will live on through each of you and your memories.

Glenda White

Posted at 01:19am
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Elder Glenda C. White

Janet Barnes

Posted at 08:58pm
To the Jacob Family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Dot was a wonderful and extra ordinary person. She was also an avid bowler.
Please know that you all are in my prayers. You all are very special to me as I taught everyone of you except Beverly .Love you all!

Janet D. Barnes

Yolanda Windley Coleman

Posted at 06:38pm
Mrs. Bennett-Carter and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Know that God is an ever present help in the time of need.
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