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Ronnie Lee Jacobs, Sr.

August 17, 1966 - September 13, 2021

Ronnie Lee Jacobs, Sr., 55, went to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on September 13, 2021. Ronnie was born on August 17, 1966 in Salisbury, Maryland  to Larry and Diane Jacobs.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Bonnie on March 18,1986. He was a Devoted Husband, Loving Father & Awesome Grandpa!

Ronnie was an Assistant Superintendent in the Operations Storm Water Inspections and Spill Response Division. That was only one of the positions that he held with the City of Virginia Beach since he started his career with Public Works, in March of 1988.

He was a dedicated basketball coach for many years for The Beach Breakers, Greenbrier Christian School & Churchland High School.

He served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher & worked with the Wednesday Children’s Ministry at Tidewater Baptist Church. He loved his Saviour, & church family dearly

He enjoyed Coaching basketball, fishing, traveling, chasing waterfalls with his beloved wife & most of all spending time with his precious family!

He was loved by everyone who knew him and will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 35 years, Bonnie Jacobs; 4 children, Krystina Cromwell, Christopher Cromwell (Rachel), Ronnie Jacobs, Jr  (Barbara) and Robert Jacobs (Allison).

11 grandchildren, Kailie, Michael, Luke, Juliet, Madeline, Andrew, Brandon, Cameron, Isabella, Robert Jacobs II, & Abraham.

Parents, Larry and Diane Jacobs. 5 Brothers, Anthony Jacobs, , Maurice Jacobs (Laura) , Aaron Jacobs (Jetaime), Shawn Harris (Neki), and William Smith. 4 Sisters, Andrea Jacobs, Latrice Grimes, Kimberly Harris, and Nalani Smith;

Honorary Daughter Lauren Carozzoni

Honorary granddaughters Krystiana, Brielle, Penelope & Sadie.

Honorary Son Ryan Thomas.

Special friends Pastor Chuck Pearson, Pastor David Gibson and a host of other family, church family, co-workers & friends.

The family will receive friends from 12-2pm at Tidewater Baptist Church (1316 Campostella Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320) on Monday, September 20, Funeral service will begin at 2pm with burial immediately following at Bruce-Whitehurst Family Cemetery (5509 Fitztown Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457). Pastor Chuck Pearson will be officiating services.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, September 20, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Tidewater Baptist Church

1316 Campostella Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Service Information

Date: Monday, September 20, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Tidewater Baptist Church

1316 Campostella Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, September 20, 2021

Time: 3:30 pm


Bruce-Whitehurst Family Cemetery

5509 Fitztown Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457

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