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Dorothy Gertrude Jacks, 80, of Owings died Aug. 25, 2012, at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick.
She was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Calvert County to the late William and Ruth Thomas.
She was the fourth of 17 children. She was educated in the Calvert County school system. She was devoted to her family. Her kindness was extended to all she could assist. Often, she was known for giving to others, even if it meant she would go without. She loved having family gatherings, where she was known to cook her famous crab cakes, sweet potato pies and seafood salad. She also loved writing poems, coloring, softball and playing the slots. Her favorite color was red.
She loved her family and friends, but more importantly, her first love and passion was for the Lord Jesus Christ. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, where she was very active until her illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Harvey and Bertie Booth; brothers, Robert, Donald, James and George Thomas; and wonderful friend, Blanche Ward.
She is survived by her sisters, Vernice Custard, Mary Green, Corrine Reed, Beatrice Riggs, Valeria Mason and Cynthia Jones; brothers, Everett, William “Duck,” Earldee and Vincent Thomas; brothers-in-law, Sidney Jones and Arthur Riggs; sister-in-law, Mary Thomas; children, James Jacks Jr., Ruth Neal, Thomas Jacks, Brenda Buck, Carter Jacks, Balena Mackall, Hernanda Jacks, Ingeborg Jacks-Curtis, Deley Jacks and Lezshell Jacks; sons-in-law, James Neal, William Buck, Alexander Mackall and Randy Curtis; daughters-in-law, Essie Jacks, Amber Jacks and Nina Jacks; grandchildren, Lawerence, Lavina, Antoine and Isha, Weldon and Zeisha, Brian, Tania, Dale, Margo, Joan, Jonathan, Crystal, Jamal, Jessica, Cedric, Jason and Pam, Lezshell, Tyler, Tayden, Travis, Tinesha, Chikita, Crystal C., Jaden, Maya, Delijah and Berna; great-grandchildren, Devin, Antoine Jr., Jazmin, Weldon Jr., Dondre, Patrina, Kededria, William, Brittany, Brashuna, Desmond, Ciara, Jordon, Johanah, Josiah, Jazlyn, Lilyana, Kristiani, Brielle, Zion and Latajah; great-great-granddaughter, Amaya; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service was held Aug. 31 at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church in Sunderland, with the Rev. Roosevelt Oliver officiating.
Interment was at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Sunderland.
Pallbearers were Vincent Thomas, Alexander Mackall, Jason Mackall, Terrence Oliver, Vaughn Thomas and James Rawlings.
Honorary pallbearers were Weldon Randall, Travis Wilkerson, McDaniel Alvin Thomas, Anitino Thomas and Randy Curtis.
Arrangements were provided by Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick.