Estelle Marguerite Fisher Jacobs, 87, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2013.
A native Nashville-ian, Estelle was born to Nettie and Nathan Fisher, of blessed memory, on July 8, 1926. She attended Howard School from grades 1-12, and graduated in 1948 from Vanderbilt University.
Her greatest joys in life were her husband and four children, and being “Grammy” to her eight grandchildren. A gifted lifelong teacher, she was the first teacher at the Akiva School at Congregation Sherith Israel, taught third grade at Burton School, taught creative dramatics, and was a substitute teacher for Metro Nashville Public Schools. For many years, she and Eli owned and operated Zager’s Fine Foods.
She was a voracious reader and scrabble player extraordinaire, and had great talent for gardening and knitting. Her family always loved her tap dance routines, and watching her jitterbug with Eli. Throughout her life she maintained a sharp sense of wit, with sassy comebacks and priceless expressions. The wisdom she imparted to her children and grandchildren, and her unconditional love for her family will remain with them always.
Estelle was preceded in death by her brother, Herbert Fisher. She is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years, Eli West Jacobs; her four children: Norman Jacobs, Shelley Antin (Bob), Robbie Lustig (Ron) and Jan Hoffman (Colman); and her grandchildren: Natalie and Jamie Antin, Brian, Tracey and Andy Lustig, Allyson and Mark Hoffman, and Laura Hoffman Shmerling (Phil).
The family wishes to extend special thanks to her devoted caregivers: Kay Britton, Janet Scurry, Angelina Holliday, Tasha Collins, Keely Hamler, Holly Jones, Denise Carty, Mulu Smith, and all the wonderful staff at Belmont Village Assisted Living in Atlanta.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 1 at The Temple Ohabai Shalom Cemetery in Nashville, Tenn. The family received visitors afterward from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at The Temple, 5015 Harding Rd., Nashville, TN 37205. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either Temple Emanu-El, 1580 Spalding Dr., Atlanta, GA 30350, or to Belmont Village Assisted Living, 5455 Glenridge Dr., Atlanta, GA 30342. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.