Tricia Jacob, 52, of Uvalde, Texas passed away peacefully on November 10, 2018 following a long illness. Tricia was born November 12, 1965 in Nassawadox, Virginia, to Patricia and William Custis Jacob, Jr.
She spent her childhood attending school in Uvalde, and her summers in Onancock, Virginia where all her relatives lived. She graduated from Uvalde High School in 1984. Following high school, she attended and graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a degree in elementary education. Following graduation, she became a classroom teacher at Northside ISD in San Antonio until her early retirement in 2016. Tricia had a passion for children and took a special interest in her kindergarten and first grade classes.
Tricia touched the lives of everyone she encountered. Suffering from a long list of illnesses from her late teenage years until her death, she has been described as one that never complained regardless of the circumstances and always had a positive attitude; one that never had a cross word with anyone; one that always put herself second; one that was a loyal and true friend; but most of all, she was described as one of the sweetest-kindest people anyone ever encountered. Although she will be missed by friends and family, Tricia’s deep faith and the assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ is comforting to all that loved her and knew her.
The youngest of three children, she is survived by her mother, Patricia Jacob, of Uvalde and her brother, William Custis Jacob III also of Uvalde; her sister Karla Jacob Davis and husband, John Allen (Jad) Davis of Midland, Texas; their three children John Jacob Davis and his wife Elizabeth, Kyle Allen Davis and his wife Chelsea, and Kali Ann Davis all of Midland, Texas as well as her five great nieces and nephews Case, Emma, Bradford, Campbell and Annie.
Tricia was preceded in death by her father, William Custis Jacob, Jr., her paternal grandparents, William Custis Jacob and Margaret Wescott Jacob, and her maternal grandparents, Karl Kappes and Mildred Kappes, all from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Tricia will be missed by her family and friends and all those she touched during her precious life. A Celebration of Live Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Uvalde. A graveside service will be held Sunday November 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Edge Hill Cemetery in Accomac, Virginia. Memorials may be directed to Lupus Foundation of America or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Rushing – Estes- Knowles Mortuary of Uvalde, Texas – rekfunerals.com and the Williams Funeral Home, Onancock, Virginia.
Tricia was a beacon of light and hope and a great friend. I am so sorry for your loss.
Laura Lee Lindenborn VaioHouston, TX
John 11: 25-26
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
I assure you, Tricia said Yes! Yes! Rest easy, sweet gal. I never saw you that you didn’t have a smile. To the family, I am so very sorry for this huge loss. May God comfort you with His promises. -Steve and Elisa
Steve and Elisa RankinUvalde, TX
Karla and family, So sorry for your loss.Baby sisters are in our hearts forever💓🙏🏼 Love and prayers, Cheryl, Randy, Shelby and Jenna Sloan
Cheryl SloanUvalde, TX
I had the pleasure of working with Tricia at Boone Elementary. She was a wonderful, loving, and caring friend and educator. She will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace my sweet friend.
Sandra EllingHelotes, TX
I have so many wonderful memories of sweet Tricia. We had such fun together. She was loving and kind, always. Whether here on earth or up in heaven, Tricia has always been an angel.
Brenna BeasleyDriftwood, TX
Please accept our Condolences, Sympathies and Prayers for the Family and Friends of Tricia Jacob during this time of loss.
David & Jo ThompsonPrinceton, TX
So very sorry for your loss, Tricia was a wonderful and sweet woman. My prayers and thoughts are with you all
Dana NunleySabinal, TX
"The fruit that the Spirit produces in a person's life is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."
Could there be a more perfect description of Tricia's character?
Thank you, my sweet friend, for living a life that truly honored our King, Christ Jesus, with such courage and grace. With much love and gratitude, your friend forever, MJ
Mary JuarezSan Antonio, TX
We will miss you Tricia . Thank you for making this old world a better place . We love you , Nancy Nye
Nancy NyeSan Antonio, TX
Dear Jacob family,
I worked with Tricia at Boone Elementary school for several years and socialized with her outside of school on a number of occasions. Since we were "neighbors" (we always joked about that), Tricia even took the time to pick me up for work when I needed a ride. She was a kind, loving person and a wonderful teacher. Tricia will be missed. Rest in peace sweet lady!
Lynette LyssySan Antonio, TX