Antwanette Michelle Jacobs was born June 20, 1980 in Harlem Hospital in New York City. She graduated from James Monroe High School of Bronx, NY. She continued her education in Jerrious Culinary Arts in Durham, NC. Antwanette loved watching cooking shows with her daughter Alazay and they were competitive cooks and posted dishes on Facebook. Antwanette was an exceptionally good cook specializing in lasagna, oxtails, and spicy jerk chicken. She was a Diva who can sport any hair piece and hairdo and had the most beautiful smile.
Antwanette was employed as a Carrier Technician with the United States Postal Service for approximately 8 years. She started as temp and gained permanent status, was coached into being a shop steward in the Union. She worked through her physical, mental, and emotional pain to support her family and until her untimely death. Antwanette was a strong, giving, loving mother to her own children and the children of others.
Antwanette was preceded in death by her sister Twanya and her brother Virgil.
She leaves to cherish her memories a mother, Shirley Jacobs (Roanoke Rapids, NC), a father, William Christian (Hampton, Va.), her oldest daughter, Alazay Naomi Pokorny-Scott (Jerrious Scott), Janiya Elaine Jones (father Jason Jones), and her baby Lilly Mae Boone (father Michael K. Boone and partner of 8 years), a brother Darryl Stephenson (Bronx, NY), grandson-Jayden Anthony Monroe, granddaughter- Iris Athena Scott, and new granddaughter on the way hopefully August 29, 2020. There’s “Pop” Roosevelt Jones (surrogate father), Son-in-law Jerrious Scott, (Godparents) Columbus & Mary Clark, a host of postal co-workers that she tortured, yet loved, friends, relatives (aunts, cousins), and acquaintances.
Lilly (baby girl): My mother was sweet, kind, and I loved her very much.
Janiya (middle daughter): Mom was kind, caring, and only wanted the best for us no matter how much she was hurting.
Alazay (oldest daughter): My mother had the biggest heart even when it did not seem like it. She made a way to give her children’s and grandchildren whatever they needed no matter what.
Mama: Antwanette was and will always be my baby girl. She had a heart of gold in spite of her hard exterior which was a way of keeping people at bay. No words can express how I truly feel about her except I will always love and miss her until we meet in Heaven. You knew when Antwanette loved and cared about you for it was genuine and lasted forever.
Mike (partner): She could be gruff and even obnoxious; she was the best and loving friend you could ever have. If she were about you, there is nothing she would not do for you. I love her and I am going to miss her.
Da’Jon Monroe: Always such a joy to be around no mater what mood I was in. You made me laugh and joke with you. Loved and missed by many. Love Always!
Jason Jones: Full of life with a heart of gold. Would give you her last. She was the mother of my kids, my ex-wife, but more importantly, she was still my friend. I love you Penny.
Roosevelt Jones: My awesome daughter who called me “Pop” and I called her short stuff. Thank You for being in my life for 24 years. Love you always.
Kana Daniel shares:
Lord I lift my hands to the hills from where cometh my health, my help from the Lord Who made The Heavens and the Earth. Antwanette “Toni” Jacobs, I loved you. I prayed for you. I missed you. I called you . I thought about you, I talked about you, I cried with you. I learned from you. I cursed you. I love you more….You were one of the realest people I knew, never held your tongue and protected me from being stupid. I can wish That I did more…./ I can ask for a second chance to see you, be there for you but it will never be…and we all have to move on… But God has his plan and sometimes his plan is not our plan… Girl, I love you and I love you more. May you rest in Peace and sing songs of happiness. Forever will I never ever forget you Antwanette Toni Jacobs.
Many Thanks to all who contributed to Antwanette’s happiness, peace of mind, comfort, and provided guidance and even constructive criticism. Thanks to all who helped her children, family members and her mother in preparing Antwanette’s journey home.
God Bless all of you with all my heart and Love.
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