Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Washington Avenue Fellowship Church for Lillie Jacobs, 99, who passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at her home. Pastor Randy Reeves will be officiating. There will be a private family burial at Memory Lawn Memorial Park.
Lillie was born February 26, 1914, in Ione, Arkansas, to Edward F. Lewis and Laura L. Ellington. Her parents preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Dan Jacobs and her daughter, Jody Guevara.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons: Joe Jacobs and Jimmy Jacobs, of Roswell; daughters: Mattie Casillas, of Roswell, Shirlee Lewis, of Oklahoma, and Rhonda Drinnen, of Texas; brothers: Charley Lee Roy Lewis, of Roswell, and Edward M. Lewis, of Oklahoma; sister, Anna Laura Willis, of Oregon; grandchildren: Jessica Smith, Amanda Smith, Suzie Garcia, Daniel Smith, Daniel Joseph Jacobs Jr., Joanna Garcia, Ashley Jacobs, Samuel Jacobs, Nathaniel Jacobs, Joshua Garcia, Madeline Casillas, Joe Jacobs, Danielle Jacobs, Sean Lewis, Isiah Jacobs, Mia Jacobs and Audrey Jacobs. Also surviving her are fifteen great-grandchildren.
Lillie lived in Roswell since 1942. She enjoyed traveling to Oklahoma every summer with the entire family but most of all she loved their camping trips to Capitan Mountains every year.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.