Jean Barrineau Jacobi
Jean Barrineau Jacobi, 83, a resident of Azalea Trace Life Care Community, died Sunday, September 1, 2013.
Norma Jean Barrineau, born March 23, 1930, grew up in Barrineau Park, a farming community founded by her grandfather in Escambia County, FL. She graduated from Tate High School and then Florida State University. She began her teaching career in music education. After marrying Al Jacobi on Thanksgiving Day, 1951, and starting a family, she found her vocational ministry as a kindergarten teacher at Episcopal Day School and later taught in the Escambia County Public School System. She retired from Cordova Park Elementary School in 1996 after 37 years of teaching. She also served as school librarian at EDS and taught music at school, church, and in her home. She served in many different capacities through Gadsden Street United Methodist Church. She was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Kappa Delta Pi, and Escambia Retired Educators Association. She volunteered for many years with the West Florida Memory Disorders Clinic and Pensacola Habitat for Humanity where she established a children's library. She was a gracious hostess and found purpose and meaning as a loving caregiver for many of her extended family, neighbors, and friends.
Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Avera Jacobi; father, W.C. "Teddy" Barrineau, Jr.; mother, Reba Powell Barrineau; and brother, William Merwyn Barrineau.
Survivors include daughter Donna Jacobi Pruett (Jack), sons Bill (Stacy), Neil (Kim), and Lee (Nancy); grandchildren Melanie, Al (Jamie), Tim (Anna), Ryan, Daniel (Mallory), Josh (Ashley), Sara (Paige), and Lindsey; five great-grandchildren; and seven cousins, including Bill MacKay with whom she enjoyed traveling and attending local concerts.
Services will be held Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 11am at Gadsden Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Ellisor and Rev. Steve Winton officiating. Burial will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, and at the church one hour prior to the worship service.
Active Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews John Jacobi, David Jacobi, and Jack Randall. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Jim Robinson Sunday School Class.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gadsden Street United Methodist Church, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, or Alzheimer's Family Services.
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