Jo Anne “Jody” Jacob, 83, of Dumas, died Sunday, October 13, 2013.
Memorial services will be on November 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Jody was born on January 2, 1930 in Perryton to Elmer and Sadie Highfill Smith. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1961 and loved talking to people about the Bible.
She was a beautiful, loving, and generous woman. She enjoyed working in her yard and growing flowers. She was also a collector of Gone With the Wind items, since that was a favorite movie of hers as a young girl.
Everyone loved listening to the stories she told about her life. Whether it was about the tough times during the Great Depression, Dust Bowl Days, and other tragic times or about the happy joyful times, she always told her stories in such an animated way.
She especially loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and enjoyed telling everyone about them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Norman “Jake” Jacob; a daughter, Patricia Donahoo; two sons, Houston Green and Jimmy Donahoo; and three sisters, Bonnie Lockhart, Betty Lewis, and Barbara Cox.
She is survived by two daughters, Bonny Headding and husband Galen of Dumas, Melanie Martin and husband Eric of Spring, TX; a son, Dallas Green and wife Shawna of Dumas; a step-daughter, Karlyn Bryant of The Colony, TX; a brother, John Smith and wife Amy of Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren, Robin Shaver and husband Joseph, Jennifer Headding, Jared Headding, Justin Lightfoot, Dylan Green, and Lauren Green; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 114 Santa Barbara Ave, Dumas, TX 79029 or Dumas Memorial Hospice, 224 E. Second, Dumas, TX 79029