Mary E. “Sissy” Jacobs, 79, of Princeton, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016 at the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton.

She was born in Huntington, WV on July 3, 1936 to the late Emery C. and Mabel Ann (Carpenter) Johnson.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Princeton since 1975. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Princeton. She loved to camp and fish, and Jeff Gordon and NASCAR racing. 

“Sissy” is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ed Jacobs; 3 children, Mark (Cathy) Fleming of Patoka, Kenneth Jacobs of Princeton and Sandy (Randy) Patton of Birmingham, AL; 9 grandchildren, Blake (Camie) Fleming, Nick Fleming, Shari Goodson, Aaron Jacobs, Jacob Kissinger, Aaron and Emily Shultz, Miranda Davidson and Colton Patton; 8 great grandchildren, Levi and Liam Fleming, Landon Beadles, Keydren Jacobs, Rex Goodson, Emmitt Kissinger, Alyssa and Avery Davidson; 2 sisters, Margie Cooper of Wilmington, NC and “Tootie” Chambers of Jacksonville, FL. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jack Fleming; a daughter, Patricia Shultz; a granddaughter, Heather Kissinger; 3 great grandchildren, Layne and Layton Fleming and Ava Davidson; 4 brothers, Wylie, Bobby, Eldon and Carl Johnson. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Mark Massaro officiating. Burial will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Colvin Funeral Home.