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Jon Scott Jacobs
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It is with immense sadness and completely broken hearts that the family of Jon “Scott” Jacobs announce that Scott lost his earthly battle with melanoma cancer on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Suffolk, VA. It is with greater joy that we can confidently state that at this very moment, Scott is with Jesus Christ and his body is now fully healed, cancer forever banished. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Hardy Street Baptist Church from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Scott was born September 16, 1969 in Jackson, MS. His family relocated to Hattiesburg, MS, where he started first grade at Thames Elementary and then graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1987. He received a BS degree from Mississippi State University in Economics and later a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration, also from Mississippi State.
Scott was a brilliant, funny, silly, soft-hearted, loyal, stubborn, loving, compassionate, all-in kind of guy. He was an ardent fan of both college and professional sports. Scott was a Mississippi State Bulldog through and through, inheriting his love of MSU from his father. Some of his happiest days were spent watching the NY Yankees or the Atlanta Braves play ball. He spent years loyally suffering through New Orleans Saints football and was finally rewarded for his faithfulness when they won the Super Bowl in 2010. He agonized over every putt Phil Mickelson attempted and took each errant shot kind of personally.
He was most passionate, however, about his family, particularly his eleven-year-old son Jack. Scott was devoted to Jack, and truly found his purpose in life by being Jack’s dad. There was genuinely nothing Scott wouldn’t have done for his son. In his short time with Jack, Scott laid a powerful foundation of love and faith that will guide Jack throughout his own life. Scott was equipped to be the father Jack needed because he was raised by loving, Christ-filled parents, who laid a similar foundation in him.
In addition to Jack, Scott is survived by his wife, Susan S Jacobs of Suffolk, VA, who adored him; his parents, Charles and Betty Jacobs, of Hattiesburg, MS; his sister Joni Alumbaugh of Brandon, MS; his niece Jordan A. Organ of Houston, TX; his nephew Jacob Alumbaugh of Brandon, MS; his family by marriage: Cindy and Scott Harbison (Covington, LA); Ricky and Jenn Stewart (Biloxi, MS) and John Alumbaugh (Brandon, MS), and three additional precious nephews, Ryan and Hayes Harbison (Covington, LA) and Charlie Stewart (Biloxi, MS).
If Scott were here, he would want to leave you with a few thoughts. First, about melanoma: stay out of the sun or at least use sunscreen. Check your moles for changes in pattern or appearance and have your doctor look at any suspicious ones. If your lesion is malignant, get a second medical opinion, especially if the first opinion doesn’t include seeing an oncologist, no matter how certain they are that the margins are clear. Be aggressive and don’t slip into a false sense of security. Secondly, Scott would want you to know that earthly life, while so precious, is nothing when compared to eternal life with Christ. If you can figure out how to get that relationship straight then everything else will work out. And while you are here on earth, invest yourself fully into the life of at least one other person and give them your absolute best. You won’t ever regret it. Scott did that with both his wife and his son. Lastly, your sweetest days will come and go. You may not even realize they were your sweetest days until much later. Give your best to others and to God every day, being constantly grateful for the beauty, joy and love that come to you. Then, as you reflect on those sweetest of days, you can smile even through tears and know you were blessed.


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Visitation

Wednesday

27

Jun

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hardy Street Baptist Church

1508 Hardy St.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Service

Wednesday

27

Jun

11:30 AM
Hardy Street Baptist Church

1508 Hardy St.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Cemetery

3401 W 7th St.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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