Bennie Jacobs


Bennie Allen Jacobs Jr. went home to be with the Lord September 20, 2017 surrounded by his family and very close friends.

Bennie was formerly employed by Kroger, Panaca, held various factory jobs but mostly enjoyed landscaping. He took pride in his work. Bennie had a pleasing personality, a gift for gab. Thought he would be a comedian first and then a rapper. Never a singer… even though he would try. He played little league football for the Columbus Fire Fighters and attended Linden McKinley High School. He never met a stranger and had a great love for his family. You knew you were family when you saw that smile followed by a “what’s buzzin cuzzin, Come hug my neck” and then would pull you in for that hug. He loved his children so much. He was a stay at home dad most of the times, he was even a pretty good cook. He found comfort in the Bible and believed children should go to school and get a education and go to church. Bennie was always supportive of his nieces and nephews and kids with everything they were involved in. He will be truly missed. In his last hours, Bennies body had been through too much. God had called his son home.

He is preceded in death by grandparents Betty and Chester L. Eiland Sr., Maggie and John (Betty JO) Jacobs, infant nephew Kendrick McGee.

He leaves to cherish his memory with parents Karen Jacobs and Bennie (Tareen) Jacobs Sr., sons Kyvion, Eli, Kaden Jacobs, daughter Kaiya Jacobs, special daughter Mykiaya Jacobs, brothers John, Bobby, Justin Bailey and JaQuine Williams, sisters Nikki Long, Ebony Jacobs, Uniqua Bailey, Latonya Collier, Latasha Tucker-Weiler and Yolanda (Edward) Bradley, God parents Chanel and Michael (Deborah) Eiland, nieces Jasmine Purvis, Malia Wade, nephews Jashawn Boswell, Donte Carmichael, life time best friend William and Maurice Persons, Kenneth (Tiffany) Moore, Jason Cosby, Ohmane (Meme) Hugh, Donte Bradford, Rob Holland, Robert Purvis, Chris Peoples and Maurice Wade. Former wife Khalfa Cockran, Mothers to his children Cassandra Ellison and Chantia Pace, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00am Funeral 11:00am Monday October 2, 2017 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery


Condolence Messages

  1. To the family of Bennie, you have my condolences in your loss. When someone you love dies, it is like losing an irreplaceable rare-precious jewel. God had to endure the pain of His son’s agonizing death and so he knows how you feel! Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” May you rely on God’s promise that Bennie will live again!

  2. I am praying that God will continue to bless us!

  3. Calvin & Angie Jacobs

    Rest In Heaven Cuzzin. You will be missed.

  4. Kendric R Mcgee

    I love each of you!

  5. Tonja huge and family

    Gone but never forgotten but truly missed you got your wings and I’m going to continue to pray for the strength of your family

  6. Jada Ellison & Family

    Bennie J, Never Wanted To Say Goodbye This Way But GOD Has Other Plans For You You Will Always Be In My Heart And You Will Never Be Forgotten,Love Ya Son You Rest In Peace Now, We’re going to miss you

  7. Farrah richardson

    My heart goes out to The family at this difficult time.

  8. Vincent Thompson

    bennie you are in God’s hands .but you will all ways be my heart .I will miss your smile the most. I will carry that with me TILL I see you again . You rest now much love .UNCLE vinny

  9. Man its token me three days to even be able to wrap my mind around the fact ur gone! I still will never say goodbye cause I know you will always live within our family’s hearts. I have been a part of your family 20+ years we grew up together you were my ace, your sister my bestrfreind your family is my family. My heart is broken and will never be repaired I’m soon sorry I couldn’t be there to see you off but I need you to know I will never let go of all our numerous memory’s Bennie j agler rd has lost another main root to our foundation and a part of my heart has died with you I love you till we meet again a1 homie for life. BG

  10. Frankie Jenkins

    I miss you Bennie, theres not a day i think about you all the time. P.s. your friend Frankie J.

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