Apex Funeral Home


Jocelyn Rebekah Jacobs

November 11, 1986March 27, 2021
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Jocelyn Rebekah Jacobs, 34, passed away on March 27, 2021, at her home in Apex, NC. She was born in Charlotte, NC, to Russell “Jake” Jacobs, Jr. and Melinda Jacobs Shook on November 11, 1986.

First and foremost, Jocelyn was dedicated to being the best, loving, and caring mother to her son, Joey. She embraced her ever-growing relationships with God and her family. She constantly strived for happiness and had the unique ability for making people laugh in her own special way. You could always find her spending time with Joey or watching Disney movies with her sisters, Jasmine and Joelle. She loved taking care of people, especially her Grandmary, for whom she was caretaker for over a year. Jocelyn was artistic in every way, passionate about anything related to music, sketching and drawing, sign language, and DIY home decor. She also enjoyed spending time outside reading scripture and journaling, whether at the beach, mountains, or in the countryside.

Jocelyn is survived by a host of loving relatives: son Joseph Anthony Cahill, Jr; mother Melinda, father Russell, and stepfather James Burney Shook; siblings Jasmine Christina Jacobs McAndrew (Daniel), Joshua Daniel, Joelle Elise, Jennah Marie, Jordyn Timothy, Jeremy Kane, and Josiah Thomas; grandfather Russell Jacobs Sr.; nieces and nephews Cameron James Jacobs, Wyatt Jake McAndrew, Avery Dawn McAndrew, Savannah Jo McAndrew, and baby McAndrew due in July; and an abundance of loving cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. She is preceded in death by grandparents Patricia Jacobs, Gary Joe Johnson, Johannah JayDee Johnson, Edward Andrew Shook, Jr., and Mary Burney Shook.

A celebration of life will be held at Apex Funeral Home on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM with a visitation to follow from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Due to current covid restrictions, everyone will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing when possible. For those that cannot attend or wish to view from home, a livestream of the service will be on Apex Funeral Home's business page and can be found using the join livestream link below.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family would appreciate donations to her son Joey’s gofundme. (

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10 April

Memorial Service

3:00 pm

Apex Funeral Home

550 W. Williams Street
Apex, North Carolina

Visitation to Follow


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Dee Lang

April 8, 2021

I remember when I first met Jocelyn. I was in Harris Teeter buying a few things when Jocelyn checked out her groceries next to me. She looked and me and said "thank you for your service!" I humbly told her thanks and went along my way. Low and behold I went to meet Burney at the pub, and who walked in was Jocelyn! We joked about that and every time I seen her she just have the biggest happy meal smile on her face! Always positive, and had a heart of gold! This world is only somewhere we are passing through, and Jocelyn you have served your job here on Earth. God needs you now and we will hold it here until we meet again. You've impacted many and for that your memory will forever be implanted in our thoughts! Rest in Peace lil lady!

Courtney Rudder

April 5, 2021

She would walk through our door with a beaming smile, lots of loving to share and a big “Hey! Court and Dave!” Jocelyn has left our world much too early but her special beauty, spark and ultra huge heart will live on with us forever.

Keri. (Jeri) Marinaccio

April 4, 2021

I love you❤️

Terri and Dave (aka Gma and Gpa) Ball

April 3, 2021

Our hearts are heavy on losing such a sweet , kind and loving soul. We came to know Jocelyn and her son and family thru Sparks many years ago. Jocelyn so beautiful and her smile and laugh so contagious. I thought of her like one of my own, we shared many stories of our lives and she sure was the best mommy to her sweet son Joey. He will always have his guardian angel watching over him. Rest In Peace love, we love you!

Jenny Axline

April 2, 2021

I knew Jocelyn in middle school but got close with her when I married Josh. She was the most loving and devoted mom. I was so scared to have a baby at 22 but she was always there with advice and support. She was the strongest woman I’ve ever known.

When I became a single mom, she was there for me and Cameron every step of the way. She encouraged me and lead by example.. she made being a mom look easy. She was the BEST mom!! Her love for Joey and her family was immeasurable. She will forever be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her!

Miles Whaley-Ashford

April 2, 2021

Jocelyn, if I ever needed to describe you to anyone, the words would be warm-hearted! We met each other while employed with First Citizens Bank but our work-friendship carried over well past the job. She would continuously send to me hilarious messages especially when she’s been made aware that I wasn’t having the best day. A lot of our conversations were about her wishes for her sons future, he meant the world to her. I pray for strength for her son through this difficult time and the rest of the family as well! 💙

Shana Scott

April 1, 2021

My heart is broken for the family. I came to know Jocelyn, Joelle and Burney through our local pub. Anyone who has been to Rudy’s knows that it is truly like the tv show “Cheers” where everybody knows your name.

I have so many fond memories of Jocelyn and her light was undeniable. She had a smile that would light up the room. I especially loved how she loved her family so fiercely, something that I relate to as well!

I enjoyed her stories of Joey and it was evident that he was her world. We spent good times on the patio just talking about anything and everything! She will be so missed by all of our friends.

Julie Lanto

March 31, 2021

I met Jocelyn through work, I was her supervisor. In the short time have seen Jocelyn growth. She often spoke of her father, who gave her the work ethic that she was so proud of, She spoke of Joey, the love of her life. How brite, loving and special he is. I often tell my team how much I love them and truly feel blessed to have them on my team. Jocelyn will be missed by us all. She will be the angel on our shoulder when we need that boost. My heart and prayers go out to her family, I can not imagine your pain of saying goodbye to this very special person.

Chiyanna Williams

March 31, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss and I pray peace and comfort over you. Jocelyn and I met at First Citizens , and she would always help me if I had any questions about work. We didn’t talk everyday , but when we did talk it was nothing but good laughs. We recently went through training together last week and we have gotten closer . We talked everyday in training. Friday before we got off she said she was gonna enjoy her weekend. This hurts my heart for you all her family , her son and I am deeply saddened we can’t have our conversations anymore. She is forever with us ❤️

Katesta Dinkins

March 31, 2021

I want to start by saying how sorry I am for you losing such a huge part of your heart. Jocelyn and I met at First Citizens and from the 1st time we met we have been best friends. She has been my sister. I haven't had a day that has gone by that I haven't spoken with her whether it was on snapchat, text, work or call. She and I have been making plans for me and my boys to visit and for her and Joey to visit me. The last talk she and I had was Friday when her and Joey found a 4-leaf clover and I told her that they were lucky people. She is and has always been special and my heart hurts from her loss. My heart hurts for your loss, it hurts for Joey bc he loss his mom and it hurts bc no one can enjoy the joy that she brings when she is around. I miss her. Again, I am so sorry and I am praying for you and your family always.