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Mary Theresa “Tinie” Jacobs


Mary Theresa Jacobs, 81 of Mechanicsville, MD, affectionately known as “Tinie”, peacefully transitioned from this life into eternal rest on June 18, 2023, at her home in Mechanicsville, MD surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on November 30, 1941, in Oraville, MD to the late Paul Lawrence Yorkshire and Mary Agnes Yorkshire.

Tinie grew up in Mechanicsville, MD and only finished the 9th grade.  She had to leave school to help on the family farm.  Although she did not complete her formal education, she was very smart. She was an avid reader, great at math and was determined that her children would complete their high school education. She was united in marriage to the late John Wesley Jacobs. Tinie was a homemaker most of her life.  However, she did work at the Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home as a laundry aide, for awhile.  

Tinie was the matriarch of the family.  She believed that family should stick together no matter what.  Her door was always open to everybody. She took people into her home who did not have a place to stay, and she would feed all who were hungry.  She would take the shirt off her back just so that someone would be clothed.  Tinie’s house was small, but it was the home everyone loved to come to and hang out, no doubt it was due to the love and affection she would shower upon you when you were there.  She had several best friends, two of which were her sisters, Vivian and Peggy; her first cousins, Bernice King and Ann Briscoe, who was her ride or die, John Briscoe, and her friends, Mary Owens and Mary Helen Nelson, who she considered family.

Tinie loved listening to gospel music and going to gospel programs.  She enjoyed dancing and family gatherings. Tinie loved hearing about her children and grandchildren’s good success and would share it proudly everywhere she went. She loved eating at the Golden Corral with her best friends and daughter.   She also loved to go shopping with her sisters and enjoyed driving her best friends and her daughter around.

Tinie was a beautiful person, inside and out. She was a person of integrity.  You could confide in her and she would not tell a soul. She was thought of as a second mother to many.  Tinie was a strong woman of faith.  She trusted in God no matter what situation or circumstance she faced.  She would kneel to pray every night before she went to bed and sometimes you would catch her doing it in the daytime too.  She was quick to tell you to trust God and to pray about your needs and concerns.  Tinie was truly a servant of the Lord. She would drive for people who couldn’t drive themselves.  Tinie was kindhearted, loving, caring, selfless and giving.  She counted it a blessing to be able to give to others more so than to receive. She did not forget a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion, not just for those in her immediate family, but those of other relatives and friends.  She loved giving Hallmark cards to people and undoubtedly that card would be perfectly curtailed for its recipient.

Tinie was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Lawrence Yorkshire and Mary Agnes Yorkshire; stepfather, James Yorkshire; husband, John Wesley Jacobs; sister, Vivian Yorkshire Bonds; grandchildren, Melissa Smith and Natasha McCray and great grandson, Mercardo Jones.

Tinie leaves to cherish her memories her children, Cynthia McCray, Patricia Yorkshire, Jacqueline Somerville (Michael), Trudie Lynch, John Jacobs, Jr. (Adriana); nephew, Tyrone Yorkshire; stepdaughter, Mary Ann Milburn (James); along with grandson, Marc “TJ” Carter (Lindsay); great- granddaughter, Anesha Yorkshire; cousin, Judy Medley Johnson (Chris), all of whom she helped to raise.  She also leaves to cherish her memories, sisters, Peggy Yorkshire-Herbert (Jimmy) and Clara Tyson; special niece, Shavone Murphy (Jason); grandchildren, Yvette Yorkshire, Davisha Wade, Taquita Brooks, John “JR” Jacobs, Demetrius Jacobs, Zekiha Jacobs, Lauren Jacobs, Jamesha Milburn, Taylor Martin, Tyra Johnson, Tristan Jones, Michael Somerville, II, and Nicholas Somerville; sister- in- law, Catherine Richardson (Samuel); brother- in -law, James Bonds; uncle Sam Yorkshire; a special cousin, Joseph Medley; Goddaughters, Diane Harris and Barbara Ann Berry, 20 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, other nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends and a companion sent by God, Desales Woodland.

Family and friends will unite on Friday, June 30, 2023 for visitation from 9:30 am – 11:00 am; Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 28297 Old Village Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.  Interment will be private.

Livestream – Go to Immaculate Conception Church website- icchurchmd.org – Click at the top online mass/meetings. Then click mass online. 

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  1. Tony Lisanti says:

    To the family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss and although I never met Ms. Jacobs, is know that she must have been a truly remarkable woman based upon all of her wonderful descendants. May the wealth of loving memories sustain you during this difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers.

  2. The Clary Family says:


    Our Love and condolences are with you and your family during these difficult times. We are praying for and your family.

    Love Alway!

    Salone & Tanya Clary

  3. The Clary Family says:


    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Our love, prayers and condolences to you and your family. Your mom was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.

  4. Joyce Thomas says:

    My condolences to the Yorkshire family another beautiful angel gone home may she RIP.

  5. Agatha Adams and Family says:

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing that we share in your grief. Your mom was an amazing person and will be missed by many.



  7. James Chase ( Junbug) says:

    Sending love, prayers and condolence to the family..

  8. Christie Collins says:


    My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family during this most difficult time. Your mother sounded like such an incredible woman, and you most definitely have her beautiful qualities. May God’s comfort and love be with you all.

  9. Patsy & Joe Meredith says:

    Our prayers and condolences go out to the entire family. Tinie was truly a beautiful person. Always willing to help out anybody whether she knew them or not. My heart go out to the family for she will truly be missed. May she continue to rest in sweet peace.

  10. Marc Pirner says:

    Although I never met Mrs. Jacobs, I am proud to call her daughter, Jackie Somerville a friend. Reading about Mrs. Jacobs was really touching, she was genuinely a good soul. It is clear that Mrs. Jacobs had a positive impact on many people, especially her family. I see so much of who Mrs. Jacobs was in Jackie, so many excellent qualities. Your family was fortunate to have her as a matriarch. Wishing the entire family all the best as you heal. – Marc Pirner

    • Nichole Estep-Weems says:

      We are so sorry for the loss of Miss Tinie. I loved seeing her at different events and catching up with her. She always greeted me with a smile! She was gentle but firm and I remember laughing at Tj telling different stories about her and how he was usually getting in trouble for showing off. Miss Tinie was family! We loved her! She will be missed!

  11. Jena Eschenbrenner says:

    Jackie and Family, I’m so sorry for your family’s immense loss. May you all be lifted by your faith in God and the promise of Heaven – your amazing Mom lived a phenomenal life and her spirit will live on in all who knew her – what a gift she’s given you all! Prayers for comfort and peace as you navigate the days ahead – grief will come in waves, and my prayer for you all is that you feel God with you each step of the way. Hugs and prayers!

  12. Stacie says:

    Sending my condolences to the family. May God grant the family peace and healing going forward.
    Stacie Baker

  13. Dr. Jeffrey Grote says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss!

  14. Michelle Barrett says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Jacobs. My thoughts and prayers are with her and the entire family.

  15. Ernest, Martha, Lisa, Darrin, Darrell Carter says:

    To the Family: Our deepest sympathy for your loss and our hearts go out to the family. Our families have been connected for a long time. Throughout this time, we have found Tinie to be a dear and special person in our lives. She was always a gentle, caring person. I know you all will find comfort in knowing that Tinie touched so many lives during her journey on earth. May the good Lord bless and keep you always!

  16. Fred Williams says:

    To the Family of Mary Tinie Jacobs. I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. You have my heartfelt condolences and I wish you courage and peace during this time of mourning.

  17. Lynne Molen says:

    My prayers for Mrs. Jacobs and family. She was an incredible woman from all that I have heard about her and I know she will be greatly missed. For the family, I hope that the many wonderful memories you share will comfort you at this time. Love to all, Lynne Molen

  18. Mr & Mrs Bernard Thomas says:

    To The Family of Mary Tinie Jacobs
    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family. We will miss her very much. She was a very kind and generous and loving person, and would go out of her way to help someone. May she rest in peace, and may God grant the family peace and comfort.

  19. Dinah Bonds says:

    Yorkshire Family sorry for your lost Dinah Bonds

  20. Dinah Bonds says:

    Yorkshire Family sorry for your lost Dinah Bonds Lexington Park.MD .

  21. T. Darlene Yorkshire says:

    To My Family, I was heartbroken hearing that our beloved “Tinie” had gone home to her Lord. She’s weatherd many a storm in this life and been a blessing to so many. Our Lord rescued her from this last storm of her life and she now rests in His perfect peace. Prayers for God’s perfect love and comfort for the family during this time. Love you all, Darlene ✝️

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