Donald Paul Jacobs, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC-CMC, 27, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, April 3, 2012 at his home in Mt. Juliet, TN.
Donny was a critical care nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN working in the Cardio-Vascular Intensive Care Unit. He was scheduled to graduate in August with a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program with an Intensivist Care Focus.
Donny was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1985 and his love of science was evident at an early age. His love of travel took him many places. He traveled to Mexico on two mission trips while a student at Bob Jones Academy, during college he spent two months working at a clinic in Kenya, he vacationed in Alaska and after graduating with a BSN from Bob Jones University, Donny spent one year at the Shanghi Institute of Health Sciences in China teaching nursing students.
Donny's love of his Savior manifested itself in service to Him and in service to others. God used Donny's love of science and his love of people as he worked in the nursing profession. All who knew Donny witnessed a young man who used his gifts and love of science, travel, education, and his Savior in service to others.
He is survived by his loving family, his parents, Don and Tammie Jacobs; his sister, Catherine Jacobs; his brother, Allen Jacobs; nephews, Michael and Dillon Jacobs, all of Greenville; maternal grandmother, Peggy Thorsell of Pittsburg, TX; paternal grandparents, Don and Elaine Jacobs of Lincoln Park, MI; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
A service to celebrate Donny's life will be 2pm Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Morningside Baptist Church with Pastor Tony Miller officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. The burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bob Jones University, 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29614-0001. Please notate the "Nursing Division" on the memo line.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mackeymortuary.com
The Mackey Mortuary.