Arlene Jacobson

January 14, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Arlene Jacobson SHIVA & OBITUARY


Arlene Kaye Jacobson
February 22, 1945 – January 14, 2024

Arlene Kaye Jacobson, long-time Atlanta resident, small business owner and yarn artisan, died of a brief illness on January 14, 2024. She was 78 years old.

Arlene was born on February 22, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY, to Esther and Mortie Kaye, both of blessed memory. She later moved to Savannah, GA, where she graduated from H.V. Jenkins High School. Arlene moved to Atlanta shortly thereafter where she met her husband of 50 years, Milton Jacobson, also of blessed memory.

In 1974, she opened her business, Needle Nook Atlanta, and built a following of knitters who have been customers for the 50 years its doors have been open.

Her love of the beach led her to Hilton Head Island every summer, where family gatherings became more prominent as the years went on.

She and her husband were avid shag dancers and members of ShagAtlana. Her personal and professional endeavors resulted in friendships that lasted a lifetime.

Survivors include her daughters Lori (Joel) London and DeAnne (Ken) Jacobson, both of Atlanta; grandchildren Sarah Kaye London and Max London; sister Phyllis Kaye (Stanley) Magrill, sister-in-law Loretta Jacobson; and brother Barry (Cindy) Kaye.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Toco Hills Community Alliance,  A memorial service will be held 11:00 am ET, Wednesday, January 17, at Dressler’s Chapel in Chamblee, GA. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Sign the online guestbook at


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Funeral Service
January 17, 2024

11:00 AM
Dressler's Chapel
3742 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30341

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