Eric Bradford Jacobs Sr.


Eric Bradford Jacobs Sr., was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania September 10, 1956 to Ruby and Edward Jacobs.


He enlisted into the Air Force as a young man, traveled and even settled down in Texas for several years before returning to Philadelphia and attending cosmetology school, knowing the importance of a trade.


He later moved to Columbus Ohio where he worked for Children’s Hospital and later ARC Industries and Walmart before he became ill. But even faced with the grave news of his illness Eric never missed a beat. Enjoying traveling, fishing, good music and spending time with family. Eric was a hardworking man with a zest for life and was loved and respected by many.


He is preceded in death by his mother and father.


Eric is survived by his Wife Carolyn Jacobs, his Daughter Stephanie Jacobs, his Sons Eric Jacobs Jr, Emmanuel Jacobs, his Stepdaughters Stephanie and Amber Otey, Stepson Stacy Johnson, Grandchildren Angeline, Karizma, Tae’sia, Telyna, Aleigha, Jasmine, and Aaliyah, Gavin,  Tyrese, Taylor, Triniti Tania, Marquee, Amber, Amari and  Baylen, Great Granddaughter Mahagani, Brothers Edwards and Anthony and Sisters, Beulah, Eunice, and Sharon, Uncle Frank, and a host of extended family in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio.






Private Visitation 6:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 7:00 PM Friday, April 9, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).


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Condolence Messages

  1. Growing up, I never looked at Eric as a Cousin. But my “Big Cousin” like a “Big Brother”. I always looked at him as, ” He is so cool”. (Like one of the Jackson 5 or something). I will remember all of the fun times, his crazy stories and all of the dancing. I am glad that our last conversation was powerful and meaningful. Thanks for being that Black King , Strong Brother that the world needs.

    Family —- love strong and continue to support each other and love one another. Carolyn, thank you for making my cousin’s final years happy ones. Thank you or joining out Family. Bonnie, thank you also for good times, Manny, Eric, Stacy (Huuuuuugs). The Philly Family sends lot’s of hugs.

  2. Love and Prayers to Family and Friends ,May God give you Comfort and Healing at this sad time for loss of your loved . Condolence and Prayers

  3. Carol Richardson

    Manny, Eric Jr., Bonnie, and Family. I am at a lost for words. But y’all know.
    Condolences to you all.
    Love Aunt Carol

  4. Carolyn, you and your family have our deepest sympathies. May he rest in eternal peace
    Monica, Doug, and Cameron

  5. Dear Family,
    Chuck & I (Gwen) send you our deepest sympathy and condolences. Eric will definitely be missed from our lives as well, but we will ponder on the fun loving memories that were created over the many years with him and the family. May the God of comfort continue to strengthen you all.
    Love you all,
    Chuck & Gwen Gamble

  6. Angela Newman

    I am so sorry for you loss. Mr. Eric was always so full of life when ever I saw him. You all are in my thoughts always.

    Ms. Colorado

  7. Sharon Scales

    To EJ, Tony, Mike, Eunice, Beulah, and Sharon
    Our prayers are with you in your time of bereavement. May the love of God, and family friends strengthen and keep you. …Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. PS. 30:5
    Love your sisters Sharon, Margaret and Cheryl

  8. Cheryl Johnson

    I am at a lost for words. I can not express what my heart is feeling right now. I remember Eric as we were growing up. Laughing, joking, talking, dancing, stealing cha-cha steps from each other. Those were the days. God has given us memories to help our hearts to heal from the sorrow we feel. May the Lord bless and keep you and comfort you during this difficult time. May the Lord turn your tears of sadness into tears of joy, exchange beauty for ashes and give you a garment of praise and turn your mourning into dancing as you remember Eric. Peace to the family.
    With much love
    Cheryl A Johnson

  9. We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for your family. May your memories console you and may God sustain you, with his precious promises to someday soon reunite us with our love ones. Truly sorry for your loss.

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