Betty S. Jacobs Hoffman passed away March 16, 2020. She was a magnificent mother, grandmother and sister.
She was born August 4, 1938, in Jamaica, N.Y. to Gertrude and Sidney Spero, now deceased. She attended Boston University, where she met her husband Bo Jacobs, now deceased. She raised two daughters, was officer of Temple Beth El Sisterhood, continued her studies in interior design and owned Stitches ‘n’ Stuff, a needlepoint shop in Knoxville.
In her day, she was an avid mahjong and tennis player, Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader, and PTA and homeowners’ association officer. She was a realtor with Harry Norman Realtors in Atlanta and part-owner of Partyrama. In 1994, she married Jason Hoffman, now deceased, and was happily married to him for 13 years.
Betty is survived by daughters Robin Jacobs Nelson and Judi Jacobs; son-in-law, Morgan Shallcross; grandchildren Aaron Nelson (Joe Johnson) and Jessica Nelson ( Dan Banks); brother Michael Spero (Kimber); and niece Susan Spero Lane.
The graveside service was private. There will be a memorial service for Betty Hoffman at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia, BrightFocus Foundation (for macular degeneration) or a charity of your choice.