Of Far Hills, NJ, went home to be with our LORD God Almighty on December 6th, 2021.
Born July 14th, 1945, in Boston Massachusetts to William Johnson Irwin & Helen Elsie Fay Irwin
She graduated from Bentley College of Accounting & Finance in 1967 where she met her husband, Leslie Jacobs.
She spent time working as a Tax Accountant until her calling as a mother filled her with the lives of her children Leslie Jacobs Jr, William Jacobs (passed in childbirth), William J Jacobs, and Jason B. Jacobs. Years later, the love blossomed anew with the blessed coming of her grandchildren each in their turn...Caitlin Elaine, Liam Johnston, Kieran Henry, Connor, Lea Raquel, and Jason Jr.
She was the last surviving member of her birth family, predeceased by her incredible parents and loving younger sister Ann Leibowitz who was the absolute best Aunt her kids could ask for – The Irwins...a clan marked by principle, love, helpfulness, and generosity of spirit.
Barbara will be remembered most for her fierce and unyielding dedication to family. Living a life of kindness, filled with oceans of LOVE and compassion. She worked hard to teach her children the value of striving to do good, to be encouraged in challenging times, and to be honest in all situations.
For those seeing this in days yet to come and may wish to know a bit more... Mum was a planner of childhood adventures, principled, tough, hardworking, self-sacrificing, resilient, beautiful, kind, bright, encouraging, shy, forgiving, long-suffering, warm and a giver of great hugs! She is a servant, follower, and student of the MOST HIGH. She would encourage you to personally read straight through the WORD of TRUTH, taking a chapter or two each day, hold fast to Its promises and wait patiently for God to guide and teach you!
She ran the race and fought the good fight... tirelessly with fortitude and diligence. She has now entered into paradise and for that, we are eternally grateful. May your manner of life serve as a shining example and sweet inspiration to us and all future generations. To say you were special would somehow lack the depth of its truth. We love you always bamamah! Rejoice for all eternity. Until we meet again, we miss you!