Bonita Marcum Jacobs

2/1/1956 - 6/6/2024

Bonita Marcum Jacobs

2/1/1956 - 6/6/2024


Bonita Marcum Jacobs passed away, Thursday, June 6, 2024.  She was born February 1, 1956 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Bonita retired in 2013 after 27 years as a Deputy Clerk for the Jefferson County Court system.  She enjoyed reading, singing, cooking, shopping, watching westerns, lunch with the Bitties Club from district court and absolutely loved going to the beach.  Most knew her by Bonita but some called her Momma Jo, Joey, and Ganny. 

She is preceded in death by her father, William Marcum and mother, Mary Hampton Marcum. 

She is survived by her husband Donald Jacobs; three children Christina Paris Hamilton, Traci Paris-Seidl (Billy) and Dalton Washle; her siblings Barbara Staley and Dana Elliott; her grandchildren Austin Paris, Seth Hamilton and Madilyn Hamilton; her aunt Patti Burke and uncle Bobby Hampton, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who loved her and will miss her dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held 5:00-8:00pm, Friday, June 14, 2024 at the Hurstbourne Ridge Neighborhood Clubhouse, 3623 Hurstbourne Ridge Boulevard, Louisville, Kentucky 40299. Burial will be private at Louisville Memorial Gardens East.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the following organizations “In Memory of Bonita Marcum Jacobs”:

Talbot House Louisville (

Kentucky Humane Society (
Friends of Metro Animal Services Louisville (

Condolences (2)

Marcella Wilson

I had the pleasure of meeting Bonita through the doctors office. I work for. I always looked forward to her visits because I knew that we both work on it end up getting in trouble from us enjoying each other‘s company. I am going to truly miss seeing her face.!

mary still

I hate this so much. Bonita was just a lovely lady. Always so ready to let you spill your heart out and she would listen. We didn’t talk often but when she answered she would say “Of course I know who this is”. Bonita, I know you’re in a heavenly place. And I know who you are listening to now. Rest softly sweet lady…..