Patricia Rutledge Jacobus

December 22, 1929April 14, 2018

Patricia (Pat) R. Jacobus died peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Tallahassee at the age of 88, after a brief illness.

Pat is survived by her son Dean Perkins and his wife Dianne, by her daughter Diane Jacobson and her husband Tom, and by her daughter-in-law Maria Perkins; by grandchildren Nicholas and Kelly Jacobson and Ian Perkins, all of Tallahassee; and her grandchildren Matthew and Stephanie Perkins of Groveland, Florida, and 5 great-grandchildren. Pat is preceded in death by her husband Robert Jacobus and her son Drew Perkins.

Born on December 22, 1929 in Hendersonville, N.C. to Leander Calvin and Katherine S. Ledbetter, she was then raised in Jacksonville, FL. Pat graduated from Florida State University in 1951 with a Bachelor’s in Education and later, a Master’s in Education from the Univ. of South Florida. For over 35 years, Patricia was an Elementary School teacher in Huntsville, Alabama and then Largo, Florida before retiring in Tallahassee.

She was active in her church and with the Tallahassee Garden Club. Pat had a “green thumb” and could grow anything. She also loved reading, traveling and being active in her community.

A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Episcopal Church of the Advent on Piedmont Drive in Tallahassee. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Patricia’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Tallahassee Garden Club, Sabal Palm Chapter (507 N Calhoun St, Tallahassee, FL 32301).


  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2018

Patricia Rutledge Jacobus

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