"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." (II Timothy 4:7)
Mrs. Lila Barnes Jacobs, age 94, of 1901 Elton Drive, Goldsboro, North Carolina departed her earthly life, peacefully, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at her residence.
Lila was born in Wayne County, NC on November 15, 1918, to the late Mr. & Mrs. John and Sallie Johnson Barnes.
She received her education in the public schools of Wayne County.
Mrs. Jacobs’ life work included employment with the O‘Berry Center and Goldsboro Country Club in Goldsboro, NC.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Loron Jacobs and her eldest son, Ralph E. Barnes.
Funeral Service will be conducted Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly, 211 West Hooks River Road, Goldsboro, NC. Apostle Dennis R. Jacobs will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery, 4125 Hwy 117 North, Goldsboro, NC.
Also, a public viewing will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013, at McIntyre Funeral Home, 900 South George Street, Goldsboro, NC from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The family will be present at McIntyre Funeral Home from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. to receive friends and other family members.
Mrs. Jacobs leaves to cherish her loving and precious memories: eight children; Sallie M. Lewis (Bobby); Hugh V. Jacobs (June) of Harrisburg, NC; Apostle Dennis R. Jacobs (Ravonda); Rose Mary Sherard (Thedwood); Brenda K. Reid (Wiley); Linda F. Bowman (Marvin); Chester L. Jacobs (O’Reta) of San Diego, CA; and Michael L. Jacobs; 22 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
The family will assemble on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the residence of Mrs. Lila Jacobs, 1901 Elton Drive, Goldsboro, North Carolina one-hour prior to the funeral at 9:55 a.m. in preparation for the funeral procession.
Cards, love-grams and condolences may be faxed to McIntyre Funeral Home and Florist at 919 731-4338.
Flowers may be sent to McIntyre Funeral Home and Florist, 900 S. George St., Goldsboro, NC.