Services

Funeral Service

Sat. Mar. 6, 2021
11:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Sugar Land)

602 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land , TX 77478.

Interment

Sat. Mar. 6, 2021
1:00 pm

Glenwood Cemetery

2525 Washington Avenue
Houston , TX 77007.
Sat. Mar. 6, 2021
11:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Sugar Land)
602 Eldridge Rd
Sugar Land , TX 77478.
Sat. Mar. 6, 2021
1:00 pm
Glenwood Cemetery
2525 Washington Avenue
Houston , TX 77007.
In Memory of
Jacob John Hoffman "Jake"
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With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son and brother, Jacob John Hoffman. Jacob passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday February 16, 2021, at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX, from complications of leukemia. Jacob was eleven years old and in the sixth grade at Sartartia Middle School.

Jacob went by a variety of nicknames, including Jake, Jakey, and Jay-bob. He is survived by a loving family: his parents, David Deane Hoffman and Doris Mirian Hoffman; brothers, Michael Deane Hoffman and Noah Alexander Hoffman; sisters, Rebecca Alexandra Hoffman and Hannah Joy Hoffman; grandmother, Judith Patricia Hoffman; great-grandmother, Dorothy Aileen Abrams; step-grandmother, Jean Elizabeth Hoffman; uncle, Pedro Raimundo Soares de Souza; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, great-aunts, and great-uncles. 

Jacob was born in Reno, NV on May 8, 2009.  Jacob’s mother always said that he was her best Mother’s Day gift. Jacob loved his mother in return. He would often have a snack, a coke, and a sweet note ready for her when she would come home from work. 

Jacob also loved his “mutt,” Elvis, who Jake had begged for on his fourth birthday. Jake loved the Reno-Sparks area. It was his hometown and he often reminisced about it. He loved exploring the high deserts and mountains of Nevada. He had a special place in his heart for Lake Tahoe. Jake was also a pool and waterpark fanatic. He would spend hours playing in the sun and water. 

Jacob was a huge foodie and had a passion for cooking. He loved to invent meals or turn his three-minute Ramen into something gourmet. Sometimes the results were positively inedible, but for the most part we had a little Bobby Flay in our home. From burgers to burritos to sushi, he found joy in preparing and critiquing different foods.

Jacob was an all-American boy who loved his Brazilian heritage. As passionately as he loved the United States, he loved Brazil too. He loved visiting Brazil and his family members there, during the summers, and as you could probably guess… he was always excited to eat some authentic Brazilian food.

Jacob was the biggest sports fan. Jacob played lacrosse and baseball, and he always enjoyed getting out and being active. He rooted loyally for the Dodgers, and got to see them win the World Series only a few short months ago. He also loved the Colts. He was so happy to watch Tom Brady win the super bowl again. He decided to root for Tom, once he realized his team was out of the running. Jake made a makeshift Buccaneers jersey out of a garbage bag and red marker, and when the game was finally called, he shouted gleefully and ripped the jersey off his chest. We are grateful for all the little things that brought him joy in his last few months of life.

Jake often said that when he was older, he wanted to serve a mission, go to college, have a family, and either be an engineer or a YouTuber. We are sure that, as Jake passed into the afterlife, his dachshund, Dixie, was waiting to greet him. We know he was also welcomed into the light by his grandmother, Joice Soares de Souza; grandfather, Jack Hoffman; great-grandparents, Edmea Soares de Souza; Cristovam Colombo de Souza; John Abrams; Jack and Martha Hoffman; and his Aunt Gorete Soares de Souza. We know he isn’t alone. Jacob will be loved and missed by his family, relatives, and friends. He will be forever in our hearts and we will carry on his memory by trying new foods, savoring our meals, loving our dogs, enjoying the sunshine, going on new adventures, and singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” as loudly as we can, at all future baseball games. May God hold him in his arms until we meet again. We miss and love you.
 
The funeral is scheduled for Saturday March 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (602 Eldridge Rd,  Sugar Land, TX  77478). Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery (2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX. 77007).
 

Thank you for visiting this memorial web page.   Please sign the online guest book to let the family know you were here thinking of them.

Tributes

Message from
Pedro Souza
Wed, 02/24/2021

Dear Nephew, I pray to God that your spirit may be at peace, and that the suffering of those who have been weeping for your absence will lessen.
Your memory will never be replaced, the longing for you will never be quenched, but I hope that in time we will remember you only with affection and longing.
In my dreams Jake, I continue to hug you, kiss your beautiful young face and tell you that I love you, that you are my beautiful nephew and that you will always be in my heart and in my thoughts. Until our reunion.

Message from
Naomi Melo
Wed, 02/24/2021

My heart is heavy. From the moment I met you, your star was bright and now that you've risen to the heavens, your bright star will shine upon us forever.

Rest in peace sweet Jake

Message from
Steff Lima de Souza
Wed, 02/24/2021

We will always love you , Jake.

Message from
Marisa Knudson e Rudá Martins
Wed, 02/24/2021

Família Hoffman!
Lembramos da alegria do Jake, quando nos visitou no Brasil. Estamos muito tristes mas sabemos que o Senhor é que comanda as nossas vidas. O Jake cumpriu a missão dele aqui. Estamos orando para que o Senhor conforte vocês. Amamos vocês

Message from
Islena Keyes
Fri, 02/26/2021

I remembered our good times at six flags with your mom! I always admired your sweet heart. Heaven has gain one more sweet angel. ❤️

Message from
Islena Keyes
Fri, 02/26/2021

I remembered our good times at six flags with your mom! I always admired your sweet heart. Heaven has gain one more sweet angel. ❤️

Message from
Dalcimar
Sat, 02/27/2021

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