Jaquese Jacobs of Paterson, NJ, gave us 32 years of his awesomeness before going home to be with the lord on February 12th, 2019. Born to the late Brian White and Sonya Jacobs, Jaquese affectionately known as Jaq, has always been described as a kind spirit, with a heart of gold and a very direct manner.
He was educated in the Paterson Public School system, attending Public School #13, HARP Academy and went on to attend Passaic County Community College.
Working as a sales associate for Toys’R’Us and in the process of starting his own catering company, Jaquese had the ability to reach people and make everyone smile and feel comfortable in his presence. He loved sports, the cooking channel, singing, cooking, and joking with his friends and family, as well as playing video games and cards. He was also active in the theater department in college where he loved participating in plays.
He is preceded in death by his brother Justin Jacobs, father Brian White, grandfather James Jacobs, cousin and god sister Tiana Stringfellow, uncle and god father Michael Stringfellow, cousin Jermaine Dewitt, aunts Kimberly Ellis, Carol Williams, Dawn Price; uncles Richard Stringfellow and Howard Jack Stringfellow; and great-grandparents Olive and Howard Stringfellow.
He leaves to cherish his memory, loving mother Sonya Jacobs, siblings Christian Jacobs, Jakera Jacobs and Ca’Ron Jacobs; maternal grandmother Kathleen Jacobs; paternal grandmother Joan White; aunts and uncles Twanda Jacobs, Tonya Jacobs-Shabazz (Salaam Shabazz), Noel Jacobs, Cuaya Jacobs-Mann (Frank Mann), Muaya Jacobs, Consuela King, Terri Fleetwood, Dion Fleetwood (Michelle Fleetwood), Laura Hyatt and Carolyn Jean Jacobs; aunt and god-mother Christina Stringfellow; great grandmother Dorothy Jacobs; niece Jordyn Jacobs-Lee; god children Leilani Leach, Serenity Alyssa Leach and Kyler Leach; 28 loving and devoted first cousins, special brothers Taaj Shabazz, Troy Brown, Quamir Jacobs, Siquon Wilder, Larry Fields, Jacquis Cunningham, and Jakari Lee, as well as a host of other loving relatives and devoted friends, especially the stoop kidz and the cypher.