MACON, GA. Jacob Ballard Vickers, 36, of Macon, Ga., lost his fierce battle with cancer, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. He was born in Statesville, the son of Jimmy and Lisa Merry Vickers. He moved to Macon, Ga., at the age of 15, where he soon graduated from Westside High School, in 2001. Jacob was an avid hunter, loved most all sports, but FSU above all others, and was a demonstrator for Big Green Egg smokers, as they got their start. He and his wife of five years, Betsy, were regular attendees of Ingleside Baptist Church. Jacob was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron Vickers, in July 2019. Left to cherish his memory and carry his legacy are his wife, Betsy Rodgers Vickers; their son, Preston Tate Vickers; parents, Jimmy and Lisa Vickers; brothers, Zachary Goodman, Elijah Vickers; paternal grandmother, Olivia Vickers; maternal grandfather, Ted Merry; two nieces; one nephew; and a tremendous host of friends. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m., at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street in Macon, Ga., with Dr. Mark Hudgins officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home beginning at 1:30 p.m., prior to the service. Jacob's family encourages casual dress for his life celebration, or FSU attire. The family asks those who wish to make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org; or Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Rd., Macon, GA 31210. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, Macon, GA, has charge of arrangements. Visit www.snowscs.com to express condolences.
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