Remembering Deaconess Jacobs...
They have no mouth, but seem to speak, A thousand words so mild and meek.
They have no eyes , but seem to see, And bury thoughts into me.
They have no ears, but seem to hear, All my cries, my every tear.
They have no arms, but seem to pat, When with worries my heart is fat.
They have no feet, but seem to walk, Along with me in my dreams and talk.
They, I know, are the flowers so nice, That spread their fragrance a million miles.
Grow a few and then you’ll know, How your life is fresh and new.
With a smile so broad, I thank my God, Whose work to imagine is really too hard.
Today, we pause to pay tribute to the memory of Alean Boone Jacobs, who was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was one who loved her family with all her heart, and not only nurtured her family, but enriched the lives of many.
On Monday, August 15, 1927, Alean was born in Murfreesboro, North Carolina to the parentage of the late Lewis and Annie Boone. She was the youngest of nine children. Alean finished school in Northampton County, then furthered her education at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, receiving a Bachelors’ Degree in Education. Alean did not stop there, she attended North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, pursuing a Master’s degree in Education.
As life progressed, Alean met and married the love of her life, the late George Wallace Jacobs, who retired as a principal with the Northampton County Public School System.
Alean retired from Northampton County Public Schools, after teaching for 35 years. She loved children and teaching and wanted her students to succeed in life, believing education would assist them with their success. Her favorite quote, “If I Could Help Someone as I Travel Along, Then My Living Shall Not Be in Vain”.
Alean was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Seaboard, North Carolina. It was there that her love for God was deepened and spiritual gifts nurtured. While on her spiritual journey Alean was consecrated as a Deaconess. She held this consecration in very high regard, as she was often called upon for guidance and wisdom. Alean also served as a member of the choir.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? She is worth far more than rubies” (Proverbs 31:10). Alean’s qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husband, foresight, encouragement, care for others, concern for the poor and love for her family, all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth. Yes, Alean was the epitome of “A Virtuous Woman”. She was the matriarch of her family and was respected as such. The values and principles that she instilled will be a permanent impression in the hearts of all she touched.
Alean was a member of several organizations: Worthy Matron of Delta Chapter #621 Order of Eastern Star Seaboard, North Carolina (51 years), District Deputy Grand Matron of District #11 OES, Founder and organizer of Roanoke Chowan Assembly #276 Order of the Golden Circle Rich Square, North Carolina, Rofelt Pasha Court #108 Daughter of Isis Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Charter Member of Tri-City Chums Incorporated, North Carolina NEA(before retirement), and a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
“Upon life’s journey, we are given opportunities to plant seeds of goodness, seeds of kindness, and seeds of blessings that bestow our hearts, our work, and our being. For those that sow the fields with loving generosity, so shall they reap the abundant harvest of eternal life.” Alean Boone Jacobs, age 93, passed away peacefully November 25, 2020 at Vidant North Hospital in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: a stepson, Ronald Wallace Jacobs.
“The clock of life is wound but once, And no one has the power, To tell just where the hands will stop, At late or early hour. To lose ones wealth is sad indeed, To lose one’s health is more, To lose one’s soul is such a loss, As no one can restore. The present only is our own, Live, love, toil with a will, Place no faith in tomorrow, For the clock may then be still.” We, who are bound by treasured ties of affection and love to embrace the memories of time passed: her stepdaughter, Mercedes Jacobs Bowman of Durham, North Carolina; grandchildren, Renee McAllister, Lori McAllister Williams, Michael (Anna), Tanesha Williams Jones (Christian), Phillip Williams, Nicole Bowman Thompson Johnson, Leon (Marc), Amber Thompson and David Noah Thompson; three daughters-at-heart, Bettye Underdue of Henrico, North Carolina, Rosa Goode of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and Shirley Kwasikpui of Seaboard, North Carolina and one sister, Christine B. Clark of Murfreesboro, North Carolina.
Alean helped in rearing and educating three nieces, Queen M. Jackson of Winchester, Virginia, Tammy B. Fleetwood of Murfreesboro, North Carolina and Tyeisha C. Amos of Newport News, Virginia; one godson, Alexander Peebles of Garysburg, North Carolina; one goddaughter, Shirley Lassiter Boone of Washington, DC; nephew, Albert Boone (Armintha); a dear friend since high school, Mrs. Maggie Boone of Greensboro, North Carolina; other close friends, Rosa Bell of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Mrs. Virginia Lassiter of Greteana, Virginia, Geneva Branch of Rich Square and Clarece Holley of Ahoskie, North Carolina; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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