Ms. Tricia Jacob, 52, of Uvalde, Texas, passed away peacefully on Nov. 10, 2018, following a long illness. Ms. Jacob was born Nov. 12, 1965, in Nassawadox, to Patricia and William Custis Jacob Jr.
She spent her childhood attending school in Uvalde and her summers in Onancock, where all her relatives lived. She graduated from Uvalde High School in 1984. Following high school, she attended and graduated from Trinity University, in San Antonio, with a degree in elementary education. After graduation, she became a classroom teacher at Northside ISD, in San Antonio, until her early retirement in 2016. Ms. Jacob had a passion for children and took a special interest in her kindergarten and first grade classes.
Ms. Jacob touched the lives of everyone she encountered. Suffering from a long list of illnesses from her late teenage years until her death, she has been described as one who never complained, regardless of the circumstances, and always had a positive attitude; one that never had a cross word with anyone; one that always put herself second; one that was a loyal and true friend; but most of all, she was described as one of the sweetest, kindest people anyone ever encountered. Although she will be missed by friends and family, Ms. Jacob’s deep faith and the assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ is comforting to all who loved her and knew her.
The youngest of three children, she is survived by her mother, Patricia Jacob, of Uvalde; her brother, William Custis Jacob III, also of Uvalde; her sister, Karla Jacob Davis and husband, John Allen “Jad” Davis, of Midland, Texas; their three children, John Jacob Davis and wife, Elizabeth, Kyle Allen Davis and wife, Chelsea, and Kali Ann Davis, all of Midland; as well as her five great-nieces and nephews, Case, Emma, Bradford, Campbell and Annie.
Ms. Jacob was preceded in death by her father, William Custis Jacob Jr.; her paternal grandparents, William Custis Jacob and Margaret Wescott Jacob; and her maternal grandparents, Karl Kappes and Mildred Kappes, all from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Ms. Jacob will be missed by her family and friends and all those she touched during her precious life.
A Celebration of Life service was held at the First Baptist Church of Uvalde on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Interment will be held at the Edgehill Cemetery in Accomac, on Sunday Nov. 18, 2018, at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037 (www.lupus.org) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org).
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com
Local arrangements were made by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home