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Ralph Jacox, Jr.  “Jake”
VIEWING: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time:  1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
SERVICE: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time:  12:00 Noon at North View Baptist Church
21273 Highway Forty-seven, South Hill, VA 23970
Rev. Robert Faulcon, Pastor
INTERMENT: Crestview Memorial Park
18599 Highway One, North, LaCrosse, VA 23950

MR. RALPH JACOX, JR. age 67 and affectionately call “Jake,” departed this life August 1, 2017 in VCU-Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill, VA.  He was born June 9, 1950 to the late Jennie Phillips Jacox and the late Ralph Jacox, Sr.  

He was also preceded in death by a son, Jermaine.

At an early age Jake was baptized at North View Baptist Church and later joined Loan Oak Baptist Church, Chase City, VA.  He attended the Mecklenburg County Public Schools.  He later graduated from Southside Vocational School in welding.

Afterwards Jake moved to Richmond, VA where he was employed as a welder and later became Deputy Sheriff of Richmond.  Jake became a fireman working for Engine #23 of Richmond until his retirement.

He was married to Vermelle Johnson; to this union they were blessed with one child.

Jake was a member of the “All of Us” Motorcycle Club for many years and he sang with the Jacox Sisters and Company until his demise.

Jake and Vermelle moved back to South Hill, VA in 1996 where he reaffirmed his membership with North View Baptist Church.  He worked for Patients Transportation Service.  He was an avid Redskins fan.

Jake leaves to mourn his wife, Vermelle J. Jacox of the home; three children-Ralph(Stephanie) Jacox, III, Raleigh, NC; Raven Boyd, Philadelphia, PA, and Robert Bullock, Richmond, VA; three step-children- Deborah Johnson, Richmond, VA; Celeste Davis, Oklahoma City, OK, and Tangla Johnson, Richmond, VA; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; two sisters- Betty Jacox-Carter and Margaret J. Raines, Baskerville, VA; one brother- Roy “Bill” Minor, Silver Springs, MD; one adopted brother- George Pete; three adopted sisters- Sylvia McCoy, Yvonne “Boobie” Dortch, and Marsha H. Hawkins; seven aunts- Mary Pulliam, Mattie Keith, Laura Williams, Margaret Phillips, Geraldine, Bernadine, and Joan Jacox; devoted friends- Larry Russell, Johnnie Neblett, Isaac Jackson, and Raymond Powell, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.

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  • Thursday, August 03, 2017
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  • Friday, August 04, 2017
    My deepest sympathy to each of you for your loss. Deep sorrow fills your hearts at this time. May you find comfort and strength in Almighty God. He is the giver of life. It saddened him when we shed tears of sorrow. Through his Word he gives us comfort and hope for those who have fallen asleep in death. John 6:40 John 11:11,43,44 Psalms 37:29
    ~ Annette   Toledo
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
    I'm truly sorry to hear about your recent loss. It is a very difficult time; but I hope you can find some comfort in the words of Nahum 1:7 which reads: "Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him." Yes, we can totally rely on our Loving God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29, Isaiah 55:11). Then death will be gone forever (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:3,4) Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez