Catherine Jacob Lawler

Catherine Jacob Lawler, 62, of Newport News, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.  She was born in 1961 in Newport News, Virginia, to Samuel T. Jacob, Jr. and Dora  Lee Jacob. Cathy graduated from Ferguson High School and then started her own cleaning company. She had a great love for animals and had many beloved pets throughout the years.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel T. Jacob, Jr. and Dora Lee Jacob. She is survived by her children Aubry Horne,

Sara Lawler, and Byron Mills;  brothers Michael W. Jacob and Samuel T. Jacob III; niece Lydia Cates; and extended family members.

A graveside service will be held on  Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery, 12750 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. 


  1. Kitty Heffington

    Y’all have my deepest sympathy and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so glad you mentioned Cathy’s love for animals. God Bless all of you.

  2. Tracie Morgan

    My condolences to Ms. Catherine’s family. She was a very nice woman and I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May your cherished memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  3. Pat & Franklin Belote

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cathy is no longer in pain and at peace. May God comfort all of you and may your memories of Cathy bring you comfort.

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