Obituary: Delia Jacobs, 57

Obituary: Delia Jacobs, 57

Delia Harris Jacobs of Clayton died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the age of 57.

Delia Harris Jacobs
Delia Harris Jacobs

Delia was born in Jacksonville, Fla., but was always a Georgia peach. She was the daughter of Gary C. Harris of Clayton and the late Charity Delores Harris of Marietta.

Delia loved life and doing for others. She was a truly righteous person through her many acts of kindness to others and expecting absolutely nothing in return. She provided meals and company to elderly neighbors and would always help anyone while putting her own needs second. Married to Charles Brian Jacobs for over 25 years, she was a nurturing and loving wife.

Before marrying Charles, Delia was a mortgage loan broker and then for many years assisted Charles with their family business in a real-estate-related profession. Delia and Charles were an inseparable business team, and, regardless of the adversity, they remained madly in love.  Later in life, Delia and Charles moved from their home in Lawrenceville to Clayton to care for her father and assist in his legal practice and assist her stepmother, Teresa Harris Felt, as a paralegal.

In addition to her husband, father and stepmother, Delia is survived by her loving son, Brian E. Royston of Atlanta, and his fiancée, Alexandra Mastin, and by two brothers, Cain V. Harris of Cumming and Cleveland A. Harris of Clayton. She is also survived by adoring nieces and nephews and her mother-in-law, Katherine “Kitty” Jacobs of Atlanta, who was always a role model to Delia and one whom Delia loved dearly.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Beck Funeral Home. A celebration-of-life service will follow at 2 in the Chapel of Beck Funeral Home.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Harris Jacobs Dream Run, c/o Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

Beck Funeral Home in Clayton is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online memorial register book is available at

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