Lavenia B. Jacobs
The first of five children born to the late Stephen and Estella Keels Bryant, was born July 9, 1931 in Bloomington, Indiana. She received her elementary education in the Indianapolis Public School System, John Hope School #26 and Graduated from Crispus Attucks High School Class Of 1942. She continued her educational pursuits by attending Central Business College and later in life graduated with honors from Mid America College of Funeral Service in 1985, and Pledged PI Sigma Eta Lambda-Kappa Chapter.
Lavenia professed a hope in Christ at the age of eleven years old at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Later in her Christian Journey she became member of Mt. Paran Missionary Baptist Church and was a member for 52 years. In most recent years she returned back to Allen Chapel A.M.E. She served faithfully, humbly, lovingly and unselfishly exemplifying her gifts and her God given talents. She was a member of the Baptist Ministers wives, sang with the church choir, served on the Missionary Board, Class Leader and The Boosters Sunday School Class. Lavenia loved singing "To the Lord" and that she did for over 70 years in the Indianapolis community.
Lavenia united in marriage to the late Rev. Plummer David Jacobs, Sr. on April 19, 1954. From their union the Lord gave Rev. & Mrs. Jacobs two devoted children; Estella Louise and Plummer David Jacobs, Jr. and together they made a wonderful, warm and caring home for their children. After the passing of the late Rev. Plummer Jacobs, Lavenia and her sister in law the late Mrs. Jessie Jacobs co-owned and operated Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home . In 1980 she became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Later in life she decided to go her own way and parted from Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home and Founded Lavenia's Home For Funerals on October 21, 1986 serving her community with pride and compassion with her daughter, son and cousin along side her.
Lavenia touched the lives of many people, young and old. She belonged to many organizations, Pride of The West Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Rahab Court, Heroines of Jericho, Jolly 14 Birthday and Savings Club, Household of Ruth. She was Soloist for radio and a recording artist. Hosting a program called "Lavenia Sings" on Channel WHMB-TV, directed Greater Zion Easter And Christmas Hours for 17 years on Channel 6-TVand special guest on other television programs local and WKZO-TV in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She rendered many gospel recitals at many churches.
Lavenia Bryant Jacobs entered into Eternity and made her transition to her new home on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the age of 80 years old. She leaves to celebrate her home going and to cherish her loving memory her loving daughter, Estella Louise Jacobs "Stella" and loving and devoted son, Plummer David Jacobs, Jr. "Buddy, " (Sandra); 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, sister, Lois B. White; special cousin, Audrey A. Hudson; A host of nieces and nephews; first cousins and cousins. The Bryant, Jacobs, Washington, Pepper, Richardson, Holsey, Bunch, Jones, Hill, Warren, Keels, Hendrix, Gabriel and Sanders Families, many other relatives and friends.
Family will receive guests during visitation on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Lavenia, Smith and Summers Home for Funerals. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. in Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 629 East 11th Street on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Additional calling will be from Noon to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Statesboro, GA. Final arrangements were entrusted to Lavenia, Smith and Summers Home for Funerals .Read More