Nelly Jacobs, 64, of Columbia, Tenn., and formerly of Constantine and White Pigeon, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia after a one-year illness.
She was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Lede, Belgium, a daughter of Joseph and Irma (DeSmit) D’Haese. She had lived for 17 years in Columbia, Tenn., coming from Constantine.
On April 30, 1966, she married Larry C. Jacobs in White Pigeon.
She worked in trailer factories and at General Motors as an inspector.
She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Pigeon. She enjoyed collecting dolls, Hummel figurines, fishing, horses, reading and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her husband, Larry C. Jacobs of Columbia, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Brooke Ashley Jacobs of Elkhart, Ind., and Zachery Scott Jacobs of Union; a great-grandson, Landon Jacobs; two sisters, Maria D’Haese of Sturgis and Marie (Ted) Hillard of White Pigeon; a brother, Frank D’Haese of Three Rivers; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Roger D’Haese; and a son, Scotty Douglas Jacobs on June 14, 2008.
Visitation will take place 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Pigeon, with the Rev. Robert Moss officiating. Burial will follow in White Pigeon Township Cemetery in White Pigeon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.