This will not be a traditional obituary but instead a remembrance and tribute to my mother for me and all who knew her.
My mother Anna Jacobs was and will forever be my mother, my little lady, my sugar dumpling as I referred to her so lovingly. Although my mother’s life was marred by difficulty and fraught with struggle, every day she rose and faced life with a will to protect and provide for her one and only child, me, her daughter. I was for my mother her one constant, her guardian, and her protector throughout her life in both good and bad times. Life may have been unkind to my dear mother, but she rose and fought every step of the way and showed me what it means to be a survivor. On December 10, 2020, my sweet mother relinquished her fight and transcended to a place where struggle and pain do not exist.
To my dear, sweet, and beautiful mother, please know I love you so much and I absolutely believe you loved me with all your heart. I now understand you did the best you could with the little help and resources you had. I know your life was hard and difficult, yet you always kept me close to you, you instilled in me the value of education, you taught me a strong work ethic, and most importantly, I learned my will and resilience from you. I thank you for this, Mommy.
It was wonderful to spend these final months together with you and hear you say how much you loved me. Please know I did my absolute best for you since I was able to; I protected you as best I could, and I tried to limit your pain and suffering throughout your life and as your life came to an end. Now you are free of physical pain and mental turmoil. You are now with your dear Jesus, who you called on many times in your 77 years.
Enjoy your new life. I wish we could have done it together, but you travel the world now: Go to Paris, France, Go to London, England. Go to Africa, New York, and wherever your heart desires. You are free my love. You are free now. And when I see you, again tell me about all your adventures and boyfriends. Most importantly, my dear mother, laugh, smile, and dance as I have seen you do so many times before.
To those who knew my dear mother, remember the joy she brought when she reminisced of days long ago, remember when she responded “super good” to something you said, remember her contagious laugh, remember her humor, remember her singing, and remember that most radiant smile she wore and most importantly, remember how she touched your life in such a beautiful way and know she loved you too.
If you would like to honor my lovely mother with flowers, please send to her resting place, Forest Lawn Cemetery, 10977 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75378. Her burial and remembrance will be held on December 15, 2020.
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