A Memorial service for Melissa Jacobs will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 22 at the Greater Powerhouse COGIC.

A Memorial service for Melissa Jacobs will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 22 at the Greater Powerhouse COGIC.

Superintendent Alex J. Smith will officiate.

Melissa Lashahn Jacobs was born January 2, 1976 to Ellie Jacobs and Benjamin Jacobs in Meridian, Mississippi. Melissa was a quiet and humble person. She attended the Helena-West Helena School District. She had a zeal for learning.

She was an honor graduate in the Central High School Class of 1994. She attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in political science. Melissa was also accepted into the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Her husband, Robert Manning, preceded Melissa in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving and devoted mother, Ellie Jacobs; a cousin (Maine) John Henry O'neal III, whom was like a brother to her; an aunt, Regener Boards whom Melissa grew up around in her early adolescent years; aunts, Minnie Rose Dentmond of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Doris Dentmond of Fort Smith and Kathleen Randall of Nashville, Tennessee; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, classmates and friends.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook at:www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com.