In Loving Memory

Mildred Hand Jacobs, d. January 16, 2016



In Loving Memory

April 20, 1925 – January 16, 2016

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Spanish Fort, AL

Mildred Hand Jacobs, age 90, passed peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, AL. She was born and raised in Birmingham, AL to Lois and Dr. Thomas Hand. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama. She was married to Dr. Moody Jacobs for 54 years before his passing in 2001.

She is survived by her three children, Leigh (Monty) Perry, Glen (Sandy) Jacobs, Laura (Bill) Brown; five grandchildren, Andrew and Alan Perry, Brian and Benjamin Jacobs, Seth Brown; and one great grandchild, Kyleigh Jacobs; one sister, Ruth Gibbs and many nieces and nephews.

She raised her family in Decatur, AL for 45 years. She was a member of the Medical Auxiliary in Decatur, Central Baptist Church and later Oak Park Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. She lived at Westminster Retirement Village in Spanish Fort, AL for the last ten years where she made many friends who were so dear to her. She was a gift from God to all who knew her and we will sorely miss her.

Any gifts or donations should be sent to Child Evangelism Fellowship, or Edwin Hodges Ministries, Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.


  1. Steve Puckett

    Dear Leigh, Glen, Laura and family,
    Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers as we offer our sincere condolences. Nothing in this world can replace the love of a mother. We lost our mother suddenly in May. I know some of the feelings you have today. Mildred Jacobs was such a kindred spirit. She touched many lives and brought smiles to the people around her. I’m grateful to have known her. My mother loved her dearly. I think she and her friends had visited with your mom a few years ago. Your mom was one of those family friends that never left us. We always remembered her and her spirit. Mother spoke of her often. We are truly saddened by her passing but blessed to know she ran a good race and represented her faith in many ways. She is at home now and with the One she so proudly served. It is our prayer that God truly bless you during this time and grant you peace. You as her children have done well in taking care of her to the end. I know she would want the very best for you during these days and I know she would smile upon you for staying strong.

    With love and sympathy,
    Steve Puckett

  2. Jo Cook

    I can’t help but imagine the smile on Mildred’s face when she was face to face with the Lord she loved and served so faithfully. I remember her kindness, love of family and love for children and servant heart. She was so faithful and a good friend. She will be missed.

  3. Shelly Hunt

    I went to Sunday school with Mildred at East Pointe Baptist Church and just adored her. She was so witty and fun spirited. We loved to talk about politics. I will miss chatting with her about the upcoming election. I hope her favorite candidate wins!

    You know she is so happy to be with her husband and our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Peace to you all.


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