A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 15 for Marilyn Q. Jacobson, a founding member and lay leader of St. John XXIII University Parish and Catholic Center, who died Nov. 4.
Father Eric Andrews, CSP, president of the Paulist Fathers, was the Mass celebrant, with Father Bob O’Donnell, CSP, concelebrating.
Mrs. Jacobson was a career educator, having taught English and history at the high school level. She also was a teacher of English at the University of Tennessee and Knoxville College. She served as a school board member on the Knoxville Board of Education for several years.
She was a devoted wife for 46 years to Dr. Harry C. Jacobson and was a committed mother to Cmdr. Kara Dallman, U.S. Navy (Ret.); Dr. Stephen Jacobson; Paula Jacobson; and Dr. Aubrie Nagy; a devoted mother-in-law to Capt. Peter Dallman, U.S. Navy (Ret); Juli Jacobson; and Zoltan Nagy; and was a proud grandmother to Hannah and Andrew Dallman; Ryan, Carina, and Neil Jacobson; and Elizabeth Nagy.
She will be best remembered for the countless hours she volunteered at various organizations in the community, including the Ladies of Charity, League of Women Voters, parent-teacher associations, and the Knoxville Board of Education.
She was also active at St. John XXIII, where she was a founding member and served as a reader, eucharistic minister, CCD teacher, confirmation leader, confirmation sponsor, pre-Cana facilitator, and mother to anyone who needed one.
The family requests that donations can be made in Mrs. Jacobson’s honor to the Paulist Fathers through St. John XXIII University Parish, 1710 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN 37916 or www.paulist.org/give.