June Joaquin-Jacobs

Obituary of June D. Joaquin-Jacobs

 

 

June Delores Jacobs-Joaquin, age 85 of Washington, DC daughter of the late Aaron and Edna Thomas preceded her in death. June was also preceded in death by her

ex-husband, Norman Joaquin, brothers Joseph, Aaron,

Julius, Marvin Thomas, and sons Neal, Norman Jr., and Mark Joaquin. She was born in Washington, DC on September 16, 1936, and transitioned peacefully on April 15, 2022 at George Washington University Hospital.

June received her formal education in Washington, DC and worked for the District of Columbia Government Public School System serving children and families. She also

simultaneously worked for the District of Columbia cab

service while raising her family. After raising her family with over 30 years of government service, June retired and

ventured into her own transportation business. June

accomplished many milestones as a pioneering

Afro-American woman in a male-dominated industry by

becoming one of the first Afro-American women to own and operate a transportation business in the District of

Columbia.

June loved people, had a servant’s heart and was a pillar in the community for over 50 years as she built long-lasting

relationships with people of all kinds. She never

discriminated against individuals no matter their

background and treated everyone with love, respect, and a helping hand. She opened her home to countless

individuals who needed a place to stay many years. Long after retirement, June started another career working with the government contracted healthcare system which

provided assistance to others in the healthcare field from all walks of life including Infants, Toddlers, Generations X and Z, Millennials, and Baby Boomers. More recently, June helped others by delivering food to the needy during the

pandemic.

In addition to loving people, June loved to shop or “piddle around” as she would call it. Her favorite stores

included: Macy’s, JCPenney, Hecht’s and Sears where she would often pick up something for herself and others. She also loved to travel with friends and family to various

museums, community events, landmarks, countries, etc. June also loved gardening and had a beautiful collection of

 

 

house plants. Oftentimes, when you came to visit, she would give you something to take home from her various collections of items she kept at home. June was a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to everyone that knew her. She was loved by everyone that came in contact with her. June had a special relationship with her cousin/friend

Evelyn Boseman from Florida who she often talked to from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. (Who does that? They did!). She

also spent countless time speaking with cousins Isabelle and Phyllis of Prince Frederick, MD. June was an

outstanding member of Galilee Baptist Church where she was under the leadership of Reverend, Dr. Lloyd T. McGriff. June's infectious laugh, long conversations, and kindred spirit made her one of a kind.

June leaves behind to cherish her memory to her children Lewis Goins (Nikki), Takwana Ross Culbreath/Twitty (Miss Ann) (Ronald), Barbara, Gail, Brian(Abiola), Rosemary, Jacqueline (Remmington), Marilyn, Christopher, Roxanne, and Nigel (Jasmanie) Joaquin. She is also survived by her two sisters Adrienne Baylor, (John) Sharon Jackson, and two brothers Robin Wright, Gary Lee Thomas, Sr. and her forever sister- in- laws. Some of her grandchildren are

Stephen, Alyssa, and Autumn. Her great-grandchildren

include Jermyh, Shyheim, Renae, Stephen Jr., King, and one year old Seven. June was also a grandmother to an

additional 40 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. June is also survived by God-Children Debbie Washington, Timothy Edwards, Tonya, and Malik McGill and a host of many cousins, nieces, nephews, and countless long-time

neighborhood friends. She also leaves a number of

devoted friends including Mary Thomas, Pat Barnes, Pearl Miller, Charles Donald, Paul Smallwood, Evelyn Mann, Nellie Cary and many other friends that she truly cherished. June was also a proud member of the Sister Group for many years and established a number of friendships within the group as well.

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