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Wesley F. Jacobs, III was the son of the late Wesley F. Jacobs, II and Lois B. Jacobs. He was
born on September 25, 1954, and after a long and courageous battle with cancer; he
departed this life to be with GOD on March 25, 2023.
Wesley graduated from Cape Charles High School in 1972. During his high school years,
he played many sports including basketball and football. After graduation, he received a
scholarship to attend Hampton University to study in the field of mass media. In addition, he
attended the Eastern Shore Community College and earned his certification in drafting. He
then enlisted in the Air Force and was honorably discharged. College friends and family
affectionately called him “Sweet Lurch”, or “Lil Floyd”. Throughout the years, Wesley worked
for Bayshore Concrete, Eastern Shore Railroad, and Bayshore Market.
Wesley accepted Christ at a young age. His religious journey began at First Baptist Churchin Cape Charles, VA where he was baptized. Wesley was an avid reader of the Word and had a
profound gift and passion for music. He would spend hours playing the piano and organ and
singing the songs of Zion. He utilized his musical talent to recreate versions of songs,
such as “Speak to my Heart!” which was one of his favorites. Wesley was a strong believer
in applying his musical gift to uplift the Word of God through song and as part of his
Christian journey, he joined a group called Renewed Faith. His talent and love of music
also earned him the nickname “Mr. Music”. He performed as the musician for several
churches across the Eastern Shore including Capeville Baptist, Macedonia AME Accomac,
Bethel AME Eastville, and Ebenezer AME Capeville, Virginia. At Ebenezer AME Church,
he faithfully served as a Trustee, Vice President of the Local Lay, and Minister of Music.
Additionally, he served as the co-chair of the Regional Lay Organization and the position of
Public Relations of the Connectional Lay. In March 2018, he was named as the Eastern Shore
Region Lay Honoree.
In 2007, to test his acting ability, he performed in the GODSPELL musical play sponsored
by Great Bridge United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. In the musical, he
portrayed the father of the prodigal son while his son Jordan played in a supporting role as
the Prodigal son.
On February 12th, 1983, Wesley and Abra Wescott were joined in matrimony and from this
union came two sons, Wesley Floyd Jacobs, IV and Jordan Walker Jacobs.
Wesley had a heart for people and showed kindness and respect to everyone he met.
Wesley was also the type of person who would not hesitate to offer a hand to those in need. He
was a family-oriented man who enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his
grandchildren who affectionately knew him as “Pop Jake”. Anyone who knew him could
attest to his unique sense of humor, and it was never a dull moment when you were around
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Abra; a daughter, LaKeisha Dickerson
(Kevin) of Newport News, VA; two sons, Wesley Jacobs IV (Tamara) of Akron, OH and Jordan
Jacobs of Akron, OH; 6 grandchildren, Justin White of Brandywine, MD, Xavier and Azariah
Chandler of Newport News, VA, Dustin Portis (Camille) of Denver, CO, Alison Xenn and Alyssa
Joi Jacobs of Akron, OH; 1 brother, Curtis Beech (Merle) of El Sobrante, CA; 4 sisters, Sandra
Baines (William) and Betty Spady (Percy), both of Virginia Beach, VA, Thomasine Jacobs of
Independence, MO, and Crystal Eaton (Dexter) of Chesapeake, VA; one aunt, Vivian Ayres of
Burlington, NJ; 12 nieces and nephews, Wanda Beech, Melissa Beech, Susan Beech-Willis,
Jan Beech, Corey Baines (CA), Michael Baines, Damon Ayers, Dee Bussey (Sedrick), Makeda
Leary, Candace Danahy (Michael), Nichole Jacobs, Lucy Riley (Dana); 3 great nieces and a
host of cousins, godchildren and friends.