Olive Jacob 1927 – 2018
Olive Jacob was married to Milton Jacob in Delhi in 1945
She was preceded in death by her husband Milton and her children Usha Robinson, Oliver Jacob (died at only 15 days old) and Ronald Jacob.
She is survived by her children: Asha Brown, Reginald Jacob, Son-in law Ronald Brown and Daughters-in law Roma Jacob and Aruna Jacob. Her 8 grandchildren: Rahab Brown, Isaac Robinson, Shawn Brown, Jona Brown, Rebecca Sethi, Ruben Jacob, Abel Jacob and Enoch Jacob. Her 9 great grandchildren: Tylin Brown, Caliana Brown, Rylie Brown, Angelica Brown, Jonah Brown, Misha Sethi, Ayaan Sethi, Abisha Robinson, and Zion Robinson.
She was introduced to the bible truths by Edna Olive Brown whose son Ronald Brown later married Olive’s daughter Asha. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1971. Although, at first, she faced opposition for her faith she made it a priority to share the Bible truths she had learned with her 4 children. Her diligent efforts later led to her husband attending meetings before his death and all of her children being baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. At the age of 69 and 9 years after the death of her husband she left her home in India and traveled to the U.S. in 1996 to live near her daughter. In time, she obtained employment as a nanny and found a new home in the loving bond of friendships with the brothers and sisters in her Simi Valley congregation. One of her favorite past times was knitting scarves and sweaters for her loved ones and Indian movie night with her Simi Valley sisters. However, above all else her favorite activity was the ministry. Although it became difficult for her in her later years, she was actively engaged in cart witnessing. When she was bedridden she used every opportunity to preach to those who would listen.
She peacefully fell asleep in death on Oct. 9th, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was faithful to the end and had a strong confidence in the resurrection hope. Her last words to her son, who was traveling to see her before her death, were, “Even if I don’t survive until you arrive I will see you in the new world.”