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Jacqueline E. Jacobs (Everington)

June 17, 1923 — September 19, 2015

Jacqueline E. Jacobs, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Charleston, S.C. on September 19, 2015 surrounded by her family. Jackie was born to the late James and Agnes Everington in Wilkinsburg Pennsylvania on June 17, 1923. She survived one Brother, Ronald Everington. She was married to the late Harold W. Jacobs for 67 years. Jacqueline is survived by her 3 children, Patricia Lipe, Janet Bex, & James Jacobs, all of Charleston, 7 grand children and 6 Great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Bishop Gadsden Chapel, James Island, S.C. at 2:00 pm on Saturday September 26. Jacqueline grew up in Hartsville, S.C. and attended Coker College where she graduated in 1944. She then joined the Marine Crops in May of 1944 and served until 1946. It was during this time that she met her future husband Harold, who was in the Navy. Jacqueline began teaching high school Biology, while raising three small children, in 1956 while her husband was attending Law school in Columbia S.C. In 1960 She Began working on her Masters and Doctoral Degree in Biology at the University of South Carolina. Shortly after graduation Jacqueline spent several years working with South Carolina Educational Television developing educational programs for the public school system. In 1974 Mrs. Jacobs joined the South Carolina Wildlife Federation where she devoted her energy to the conservation of wildlife in South Carolina, which was very dear to her. She served as Executive Director of that organization until 1983. She was honored for her work there with The Order of the Palmetto, given by Governor Riley. Mrs. Jacobs was also active in her and church, serving in the choir of Saint Michael's and all Angels Episcopal Church in Columbia S.C. Jackie was passionate about her needle work and earned her Master Craftsman certificate from the Embroiders Guild of America in 1994. She created countless beautiful works until her passing. In 2003 Jackie and Harold moved to the Bishop Gadsden community in Charleston where she resided until her passing. They became members of Grace Episcopal Church and loved their retirement, family, and friends. Mrs. Jacobs was a loving wife, mother, friend and roll model and will live on in the hearts of those who knew her. *In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Bishop Gadsden Residents’ Fund.
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