Jacobs, Virginia Emery Virginia Jacobs died August 20, 2013, after a long and full life. She was born October 28, 1921, in Dallas, the only child of Sid Emery and Eva Sandel Emery. She always took great pride in the fact that her maternal grandmother had been born in the Republic of Texas. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and attended the University of Texas where she met her husband, Edwin Jacobs. They were married fifty-four years until his death in 1995. Virginia was a life-long and active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church and derived much joy and fulfillment through her volunteer activities there. She participated in the Reading Is Fundamental program for over thirty years, going to W.W. Bushman Elementary School to read to youngsters each month. She was also a Meals On Wheels volunteer for many years. A long-time subscriber to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, she had a great love and appreciation for classical music. Virginia had a quick wit and wicked sense of humor, and was a stickler for proper grammar, pronunciation, and manners. She enjoyed a good Tex-Mex meal, watching her Texas Longhorns play football, having a glass of wine with dinner, staying up late watching PBS, and, of course, the companionship of her beloved cats. She maintained a sense of style and grace to the very end. She is survived by her son, Mark, daughter-in-law, Yvonne, and grandson Matthew Jacobs, all of Houston, as well as her wonderful neighbors on Bryn Mawr Drive. The family would like to especially thank Johnnie Shackelford who served as her personal assistant this past year. A memorial service celebrating Virginia's life in words and music will be held Monday, September 23, at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local SPCA or Humane Society, or the
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Published in Dallas Morning News from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22, 2013