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Robelia “Bea” Jacobs

After a courageous battle with lung cancer, Mrs. Robelia “Bea” Strate Jacobs, 76, went home to be with her Lord on May 30, 2021.

Robelia, lovingly referred to as Bea, was born to Mr. Stephen Joseph Strate and Dr. Rose Strate on Aug. 21, 1944, and was a life-long resident of Bogalusa. Bea graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1961 and went on to attend the University of Mississippi and Louisiana State University. In 1963, Bea married Dr. James W. Jacobs and together they owned Jacobs Chiropractic Clinic from 1963 until 2008. Bea truly enjoyed the fellowship of posting for her Facebook Coffee Club. Bea was also a member of the Ladies of M.A.S.H. since 1982. Bea was a life long member of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa.

Bea is survived by her daughter, Stephenie J. (James H. Jr.) Stillwell; son, James W. Jacobs Jr. (Lina Rodriquez); and grandsons, James H. Stillwell III and Jacob B. Stillwell.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James W. Jacobs; and her parents, Stephen Joseph Strate and Rose Stupka Strate.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 4, from 10 a.m. until time for the services at 2 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, with Entombment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Adams officiating.

The family greatly appreciates and thanks the many friends who had her in their prayers. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to First Baptist Church of Bogalusa.