Audrey Jeanne Jacobs

May 31, 1944January 19, 2022
Obituary of Audrey Jeanne Jacobs
Audrey “Jeanne” Jacobs, 77 years of age, peacefully passed away Wednesday January 19, 2022 at Cambridge Court in Mesquite, Texas with her family by her side. Jeanne was born May 31, 1944 in Borger, Texas to Emma Eloise Price Jacobs and Cecil Aurelious Jacobs. Jeanne was an avid learner and came from a family dedicated to teaching. She was always learning something new. She graduated from Borger High School in 1962 and then went on to receive a B.S. in Education from Texas Tech University, a Masters of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University, and an Educational Diagnostician Certification from Texas A&M, Commerce. She was an avid writer, writing short stories and poems many times to honor someone special such as her children’s bus driver. She was the author of “A Holiday Book of Cooking for Kids”, and “American Potpourri-One Family’s Journey Through America’s History.”. A book about food, family, heroism and above all else, patriotism. A book that she spent eight years researching and perfecting. Jeanne was a Texan and an American through and through. She was a poll watcher, a devoted Republican and a passionate voter, even demanding to vote during a major illness. She found great joy-and-passion for the simple things in life such as connecting with total strangers, making enormous and impactful differences in her community, and doing so all while unknowingly leaving an indelible mark on all those around her. She loved the minute details of nature, having a particular fondness and love for all flowers. The lily and orchid being two of her favorites. Jeanne enjoyed spending countless hours gardening and taking care of her plants; she found immense pride in cooking and baking, constantly searching for a new, and always fancy, recipe. Thus again bringing others together and leaving that permanent mark on many lives the world-over. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Eloise Jacobs, her infant brother, William Brace Jacobs and her infant granddaughter, McKenna Taite Gassett. Jeanne leaves to cherish her loving memory: son and daughter in law, Quentin & Vangee Gray of Macau; daughter, Samantha Gassett of Rowlett TX; grandson’s Keegan & Kallen Gassett of Rowlett, TX; granddaughter, Kiera Gray of Macau; sister and brother in law, Susan & Phil Harriss of GA, nieces and nephews: Steven & Kim Harriss of FL, Todd & Mackenzie Harriss of Plano TX; Courtney & Bryan Bailey of GA as well as four great nieces, Paige Harriss of FL, Audrey, Ember and Brook Bailey. A plethora of other friends and family who will remember her for all that she was. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Jacobs family.

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