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April 20, 1936 ~ August 13, 2022

Lilla Carleen Johnson Jacobs, 86, of Pittsboro, died Saturday, August 13, 2022.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Bynum United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Evan Smith presiding.

Carleen was born in Chatham County on April 20, 1936, to the late Allie Johnson and Effie McDuffie Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Wayne Jacobs, and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Elaine Petty and husband Allen Crittenden of Moravian Falls, Tammie Jacobs Spivey of Goldston, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in Carleen’s memory to CORA Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1326, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312 or Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 204 West Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

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Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Jacobs family.