Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Theobald Almero Jacobs
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Theobald Almero Jacobs
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
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Language: English
Creator: Estate of Theobald Almero Jacobs
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Subject: Jacobs, Theobald Almero
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300190
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
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March 11, 1913- June 8, 1995

Viewing
John Thomas Funeral Home
Friday, June 16, 1995...8:00 a.m. 9:00 am.

Nisky Moravian Church
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Service
10:00 a.m.

Interment
Western Cemetery #2


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As we mourn the passing of T. Almero Jacobs, husband, father,
brother, relative and friend, we reflect on his eighty-two years of life.
"Mero" and "Jakey" as he was known to many, was born March 11,
1913 to Issac "Bo" and Natalia Jacobs on the Neltjberg Estate in St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands. Almero and his eight siblings were raised
on the estate. As a young boy, Almero worked as a masonry appren-
tice under Weymouth Rhymer, Luther Meyers and his uncle George
Moolenaar. It was from these men that his life long career as a ma-
son was shaped and developed.

The Moravian Church played a significant part in Almero's life.
It was there that his faith was nurtured and it was there he met the
late Cecile Mitchell whom he married in 1943. That happy union of
thirty-eight years produced four children: Courtney, Carol, Cordell
and Cleve. In 1949 they moved to New York where he was em-
ployed as a brick mason for eight years. Upon returning to St. Tho-
mas in 1955, he started his own business as a licensed contractor.
Many homes throughout the island of St. Thomas stand as a land-
mark of the pride and dignity which he had in his work. After Hurri-
cane Hugo in September 1989. he visited each of the buildings he
constructed and found them to be structurally intact.

Almero had a history with the Government. He worked as a
mason for the Public Work's Department prior to moving to the United
States and in later years when there was a slow down in his business
he worked as a Construction Supervisor.

Almero was an avid sportsman. As a boy he played cricket and
as baseball became popular in the islands, he became a strong Dodger
fan. He spent many hours alone and with friends listening to and
watching Dodger baseball. At times when he traveled to visit his






sons who resided in California, an attendance to a Dodger game was
always a treat. Almero also loved horses. Many will remember that
he owned a few race horses which raced at the Sugar Estate race-
track. In later years, he enjoyed many races at Clinton Phipps Race-
track with his friend, Mr. Niles. Almero traveled extensively through-
out Europe, Asia and many islands throughout the Caribbean.

Many will remember T. Almero Jacobs as a kind, calm, caring and
charitable man who was devoted to his family. He loved and was
loved by his five children, Janet Jacobs his first child, and the four
from his first marriage mentioned earlier. He also loved and was
loved by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren with whom he
spent many tender and cherished moments. Always with a helping
hand, Mero was counted on to support his brother, sisters and other
relatives.

In his years of retirement, he shared many happy years with his lov-
ing wife Lucy and stepdaughter Hylene. Lucy will miss her devoted
companion but will treasure the memories they shared.

T. Almero Jacobs was loved and respected by many. He has left for
his family, friends, and loved ones a legacy of caring, kindness and
family devotion.







W ife ............................................................................... Lucy V. Jacobs

Children ..................................... Janet Jacobs / Courtney Jacobs, Sr/
Cordell Jacobs, Sr. / Carol Jacobs-Parra / Cleve Jacobs, Sr.

Step-daughter ................................................................ Hylene M ahusay

Grandchildren .................................. Maurice Jones / Carlotta Williams /
Patricia Santiago / Monique Jacobs / Celeste Jacobs /
Ebonique Jacobs / Courtney Jacobs, Jr. / Jenelle Jacobs /
Jasmine Jacobs / 'icia Veraart /Cosette Parra / Marcel Parra /
Cordell Jacobs, Jr. / Daren Jacobs / Coujoe Jacobs /
Dion Jacobs / Cleve Andre Jacobs, Jr.
Great-Grandchildren................... LaQuanda Norman / Tiffany Williams /
David Williams / Jessica Santiago,
DeDhawn Boyd / Mauricio Wesley Jones / Marquel Moore

Brother.............................................................................. Leroy Jacobs

Sisters ............................ Ursula Krigger / Una Davis / Gismonda Hassel

Son-in-Law ....................................................................... Hamlet Parra

Daughters-in-Law ................................... Lucent Jacobs / Elaine Jacobs /
Aeriaka Jacobs
Former Daughter-in-Law............................ Helen Schulterbrandt-Jacobs

Brothers-in-Law .......................................... Arthur Davis / Emile Hassel

Nephews .................... Alaric Krigger, Ashton Krigger / Ashford Parrot /
Merril Parrot / Adrianne Parrot / Leon Upshaw
Nieces ............................. Janice Krigger, Pamela Davis, Gloria Benjamin

Special Friends ......... John Newton / Dugal Niles / Ebenerzer Callwood /
Bertha C. Boschulte
Special Cousin ..................................................................... Ulla F. Muller

Relatives
Members of the Moolenaar and Richards Families; and
other Relatives and Friends too numerous to mention






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Courtney Jacobs / Cordell Jacobs / Cleve Jacobs / Merill Parrot /Alaric
Krigger / Ashton Krigger / Ashford Parrot / O'Neal Moolenaar

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Eric Smith / Murat Moore / Adrianne Parrot / Keith Moolenaar /
Halvor Moolenaar / Hugo Moolenaar / Michael Veraart / Frank Veraart /
Halvor Moolenaar, Sr. / Lester VanBeverhoudt / Lucien Moolenaar / Earl
Hendrickson / Arthur Jeppesen
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Officiant...................................................... Rev. Walton Frederick
Organist ...................................................................... Tyrone Lans
Organ Prelude
Opening Sentences ...................................................Pages 87-88
Hymn ............................................................. How Great Thou Art
Prayer ............................................................................ Page 88-89
Old Testament Reading Psalm 23
Hymn .............................. There's A Land That Is Fairer Than Day
New Testament Reading Romans 8:28-39
Musical Selection ................................ Ira Meyers & Milo Francis
Eulogy
Hymn ................................................................ Blessed Assurance
Sermon................................................................... Rev. Fredericks
Liturgy Continues .......................................................Pages 89-92
Hymn .................................................................. The Strife Is O'er
Benediction
Organ Recessional









To My Beloved Husband,
It is not easy to lose a loved one whom I dearly loved and cared for very much.
God bless you for everything you have done for me, my daughter and my family.
You may be gone from this life but you will always be in my heart. I love you
and I will miss you very much.
Your loving wife,
Lucy

Daddy Almero,
You were always there when I needed you. Thank you very much for every-
thing you have done for me. I love you and I will miss you very much. May you
rest in peace.
Love always,
Hylee

Daddy
I will always love you and miss you. I cherish the telephone chats we used to
have. May your soul always be in peace. You will always be in my heart.
Love, your daughter
Janet

On behalf of the Jacobs brothers, we are saddened at the passing of our grand-
father. We will always have memories of you cherished in our hearts. Such memo-
ries include going to the beach often. On the way home you would always treat us
to lunch.
Grandfather, you were kind, numerous and loving to us four. We will miss
you. Rest in peace.
Del, Daren, Cojoe & Dion Jacobs

T Our Grandfather:
We will always love you, but we know that Jesus loves you best. We are
going to miss you, but your soul must take its rest.
Love,
Maurice, Patricia & Carotta

Dear Grandfather,
We will always remember the times that we spent with you. You were a good
grandfather to all of us. These pleasant memories will comfort us in times of
sorrow.
Your loving grandchildre
Celte, Ebonlque, Monmqe & Courtney






Grandad,
We have truly been blessed by having you be a part of our daily lives. Your
laughter and never-ending sense of humor will bring a smile to our faces every day
that we remember you. You will be greatly missed by us all.
Until we see you in heaven, you will remain in our hearts.
Your grandchildren
Tiia, Cosette & Marel


To Our Great-grandfather
We didn't know you long but we loved you just the same. Like a favorite
song, your name will be remembered.
Love,
La Quamnd, DeShaun,
Tlifany, Jessica,
David & Wesley


Mero was a very faithful and loving brother who always shared whatever he
had with me. We got along very well. No one could ask for a more giving and
caring brother.
Mero and I talked every day, sometimes twice, three times a day. I will miss
him tremendously. May he rest in peace.
Sula


Daddy,
The day you passed, we were to make another of our frequent visits to the
beach. The last time we went, we had a lovely time at our favorite beach, Brewers
Bay. You dived, summeraulted and swam a few lps with the boys and I. I still
remember what you said to me when we came out of the water. "Crdell, your old
dad can still do a t'ing or two. I feel so good."
There are so many great memories for Elaine, the boys and me to treasure.
There are so many for me to treasure, personally. I shall always remember our
frequent man to man talks. Not only were they informative, but they were also
humorous. Most important, those talks were your way to convey your wis-
dom to me. I learned from them respect and decency.
I will continue to treasure your memories and I know they will continue to
influence my life. You were a great dad and it is my declared goal in life to con-
tinue to emulate you.
May you rest in peace.
Love,
Cordel
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A Tribute to a Favorite Cousin


Whenever the name Almero or "Mero", as he was loving called, is mentioned,
I immediately think of the energetic, busy, industrious, diligent and thoughtful
person be was always willing to help.
A real family man who cared deeply for his immediate family as well as other
relatives and friends, Mero woulo make sure to communicate regularly to learn
about conditions in general.
No favor was too big, too difficult, or too costly to grant if requested of him;
and sometimes would surprise you when least expected. He firmly believed that
everyone should have a home and built many of the homes that are seen around.
He used his talent and ability in giving service to many persons.
It is hard to realize that Almero has left so suddenly and will no longer be seen
at his home in Solberg or at Neltjberg, his former home.
Almero, all the family members bid farewell aand will think of you with prayers
and praises and thanksgiving. Rest in eternal peace.
Ula

On behalf of the Turnbull and Warren families, I would like to extend my
deepest sympathy to my brother-in-law, Cordell, his immediate family and the
entire Jacobs' clan on the passing of our dear, Mr. Jacobs. He was a fine man who
was deligent in keeping in touch regularly. Mr. Jacobs will always be remembered
for his many short and sweet conversations by telephone.
May his spirit rest in eternal peace.
Josephine

Dear Family and Friends of T. Almero Jacobs,
I feel honored and humbled to be asked to share a few thoughts with you
about such a special person.
T. Almero Jacobs was a good and kind man. It was my pleasure to know him.
We enjoyed many visits aand phone calls. He was truly a fine person aand I am
deeply saddened by this loss. However, now that he has gone to his heavenly re-
ward we must not feel sad because as Christians we know that Almero is now
happy, free of pain and at peace forever.
Farewell my friend, until we meet again. May the angels lead you to Abraham's
side. May the saints in Heaven come to greet you. May you know eternal joy,
seeing the face of God.
Sincerely,
Deacon, Frank Veraart

I'd like to leave an echo, whispering softly down the ways
Of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave ... when l(fe is done.
-poem by Carol Mirkel







Farewell to my Pal Almero


Theobald Almero Jacobs was affectionately called "Mero" by most persons
who knew him. We became friends sometime during the year 1927 while we were
apprentices of his uncle, Mr. George E. Moolenaar, a master mason. They both
resided at Estate Neltjberg. Their homes eventually became my second home
since I spent many weekends and holidays there. We walked from town, up and
over hills in about one and one half hour until we arrived at Estate Neltjberg. In
those days there were no vehicles nor roads to accommodate vehicles.
We were construction workers and had to work very hard. However, Mero
found time to help his family, relatives and friends while aat the same time build-
ing his own home. When I degan to build my own home, we were able to ex-
change our services as we both aspired similar goals.
He confided in me that he was concerned about pains he had on his left side
and they were similar to those of his mother's who had passed from problems of
her heart. I drove him to and from the Red Cross building, back to his home. The
next day I was informed that he was driven to the emergency room at the hospital
where he passed away.

Farewell, my fondest friend.
On earth we'll meet no more.
I hope to meet you whenever, above,
In that land beyond the skies
From where we'll never part.

Your Faithful Pal,
John C. Newton



To Almero:
May you rest in God's bosom since you are now at peace. You will always be
remembered.
Always,
Leona Christan-McFarlane












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S:l;ay God bless you all
in your every endeavor.


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