Candace Lee Jacques, age 74, a resident of Grafton and a former resident of Philippi, passed away Sunday May 16, 2021 in the WV Hospice Caring Facility in Elkins. Candace was born January 30, 1947 in Philippi, a daughter of the late Herman and Jeanne (Stemm) Poling. Candace was united in marriage on August 25, 1966 to Sersario Jacques Jr. who preceded her in death March 20, 2018. Surviving is-
Daughter, Flora Jeanne (Jacques) Phillips of Philippi
Son, Matt Jacques of Grafton
Brother, William “Bucky” Poling and wife Mary of Tacy Community
Grandchildren, Brittany Jacques and Logan Phillips
Candace was also preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Dawn Jacques. She retired from Barbour County Schools with over 30 years as a teacher. Candace was a member of the Barbour County Association of Retired School Employees, the Barbour County Education Association of Education, and St. Elizabeth and St Augustine Catholic Churches. She loved to read and do nettle point, she adored her grandchildren especially the time she spent with them.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Wednesday May 19, from 1-8 pm. On Thursday May 20, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 pm at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Fr. Sebastian as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.