Mimi was the second of three daughters born in Villa Rica to Olena Spearman and Joe Stanley Skinner. She graduated from the Villa Rica High School in 1944. She immediately joined the Cadet Nurses Corps. She did her basic training at Mt. Saint Agnes Jr. College and earned her nursing degree at St. Joseph’s Infirmary in Atlanta. There she worked for a short time with her best friend, Daisy (Mills) Watkins. Later she went into pediatric Nursing at the old Heneritta Egleston Hospital in Atlanta. Later she went into practice with Dr. Sandra Matthews. She worked a short time at Piedmont Hospital before marrying Bill Jacobus and moving to Raleigh, N.C. She retired from Wake Medical Center. She returned to Villa Rica in 1972.
She is survived by one sister, Margaret (Magi) Skinner Villa Rica; four nephews, Terry and Lynn Brown, Melbourne, Fla., T.L. Brown, Miami, Fla., Rev. Justin and Jill Richards, Bowdon; John Richards, Villa Rica; four nieces, Gail and Gary Samples, Marietta, Debra and Eddie Bradley, Temple, Elizabeth Bradley, Temple, Jaime and Michael Best, Villa Rica; also several great-nieces and nephews, Sidney, Carson, and Caleb Richards, Noah Best; several uncles, and her beloved cat “Pookie.”
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Carrol Jacobus on December 17, 2012, and one sister, Elsie Funfar.
Mrs. Jacobus appreciated the wonderful Ladies of “Heaven Sent,” especially Danielle.
Mimi was a wonderful daughter, wife, sister and aunt. She was full of life and opinions and loved by family and friends alike and will be greatly missed.
By Mrs. Jacobus’ request, no service is planned. The family wants her to be remembered as the funny, wonderful person that they all depended on.
J. Collins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Villa Rica.