Mary Emily Jacobs, 87, of Pinehurst, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at her residence in Pinehurst, NC.

Mary was born December 7, 1933 in Rainsboro, Ohio to Homer and Caryl Cummings Shoemaker.  She grew up in Hillsboro, Ohio and graduated from Marshall High School and attended Wilmington College where she met and married her loving husband of 68 years, Eugene W. Jacobs.  They resided in Cincinnati, Ohio area where she managed her own property insurance company until her retirement in 1997 when they moved to Pinehurst, North Carolina.  They have been faithful members of Yates- Thagard Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Joni (Richard) Grzenda, Judith (Robert) Williams, Dr. Gary (Cindy) Jacobs, and Dr. James (Kimberly) Jacobs; her siblings, Dorothy Roasa, and Homer Shoemaker, Jr. 

She was preceded in death by her brother Tom Shoemaker.

Mary is also survived by her grandchildren Jacob (Becky) Grzenda, Emilee (Brad) Holtgraver, Sara (Daniel) Bryant, Elisa (Drew) Hester, Ashley (Jon) Payne, Daniel Jacobs, Josiah Jacobs, Isaac Jacobs, Amy (Jason) Harper, and Steve Jacobs; 10 great-grandchildren, and three additional great-grandchildren expected in 2021.   

A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church, a funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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