Jacobson, Rena (Sussman) 75 of Tampa died January 1, 2021 from complications of COVID-19. Rena was born in La Junta, Colorado and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved with her family to Tampa after graduating high school where she met and married her husband, Stephen. Rena kept busy with work, raising their daughter Rebecca, and supporting a wide variety of charitable causes. She will, however, be best remembered for her incomparable hospitality, phenomenal desserts, love of the theater, passion for travel, and keen aesthetic sense. She will be missed but could never be forgotten. Because of the ongoing pandemic, there will be no memorial or visitation at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in Rena’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.