Bernadette Genevieve Jacobs-Powers
August 7, 1923 – December 9, 2018
Bernadette G (nee Hudon) Jacobs-Powers, "Mema" age 95 of Merrionette Park, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Born August 7, 1923 to the late Leona and Clarence Hudon. She and her sisters, the late Leona and Annette, were raised by her grandparents Rose and Leo Hudon, affectionately known as Memere` and Pepere`. She will tell you how grateful she was to have them in her life after losing her mother at age 3. Merci, Mim and Pip. Beloved wife of the late Edward Powers, of 22 years who passed away on November 3, 2018. She and Ed were partners in life, she was the Ginger to his Fred, and it is no wonder that she followed him so soon, a true love story. She was also the loving wife of the late Thomas Jacobs, Sr. with whom she had 3 wonderful children, Leona "Nonnie" (Gary) Robles, Thomas (Maria) Jacobs, Jr., and the late Denis Jacobs, loving daughter-in-law Emily Jacobs and her husband, Dennis Dickson. She was Mema to her devoted family. Mema of 8 Jacobs grandchildren, Ronald (Renee) Bigeck, Lisa (Tom) Molnar, Michelle (Todd) Barrett, Madeline Jacobs, Jessica (Christopher) Sides, Denis Jacobs Jr., Joanna (Michael) Slawson and the late Catrina Rose Gomez and great-grandmother of 11. She was family to the Powers children, 10 Powers grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Fond Aunt and friend of many. Mema etched an everlasting impression upon every person she met...she was loved by all. Visitation will be Friday, December 14, 2018 from 3:00-9:00 pm at Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home (10727 S. Pulaski Road; Chicago, IL 60655). Morning prayers will be Saturday at 10:15 am at the funeral home, going DIRECTLY to St. Christina Catholic Church (3342 W. 111th St.; Chicago, IL 60655) for 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial. She will be laid to rest at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Evergreen Park.
- Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 15, 2018
- Burial Saturday, December 15, 2018