Thomasina Jacobs


Thomasina Elaine Jacobs was born on April 5, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio to Thomas E. and Ellen E. Jacobs. She transitioned into eternal rest on November 23, 2021 with her son by her side after a long heroic battle with cancer.

Thomasina attended and graduated from Linden McKinley High School as the official “Panther” mascot in 1968. She continued her education at Kent State University pursuing a major in Communications. After returning to Columbus to assist her father as the Office Manager for Jacobs & Sons Moving and Storage, she accepted employment at the Franklin County Welfare Department as a Counselor/Social Worker. In 1979, she made a career change and became a Peace Officer graduating from the Columbus Police Academy; she faithfully served and protected her community in various jobs throughout her career until she gracefully retired in 2009. After retirement from Columbus Division of Police, she regained employment with her cousin Todd Wilson as Safety Officer at Accelerated Laboratory Logistics, which was originally founded by her grandfather Clarence A. Jacobs in 1921.

Thomasina was affectionately known as “Thommie” by all of her friends and family. She started a photography business as a ministry of love and friendly gesture to a few close friends. before long she was making calendars and photo albums for anyone who asked, and her work was always professional and creative. She loved putting a smile on the faces of parents when they saw the finished masterpiece from their children’s photos; it was always a surprise when you laid eyes on the finished product.

Preceded in transition by her great-grandparents: John H. and Mary M. Jacobs; grandparents: Clarence A. Jacobs and Margaret Johnson; parents: Thomas E. and Ellen E. Jacobs and Brother Whitney Sessoms.

She leaves to cherish her memory Son: Kalomo Kibwe Yero Sr; Sisters: Angela (Phillip) Metoyer, Doretha Sessoms, Crystal Hall-Boyce; Brother: Roger (Kaitlyn) Jacobs all of Columbus Ohio, Grandchildren: T’Myra Turner, Brooklyn Jacobs, Darrion Holland, Michael Pegues III, and Kalomo Jacobs II; Great-grandchildren: A’Mira Turner, Theori Jacobs, Malachi James, and Jackson Gray. Special Cousins: Cynthia, Todd, Brett, and Jacob Wilson; Uncle: Jim Jacobs; Aunt: Eleanor Warfield (who is celebrating 100 years of life); Sisters-In-Love: Jean Holmes Hairston, Jan Roberts, Belle Gibbs-Hillman, Donna Alexander, and Melanie Wood; God-daughter Mary Ann Battle and a host of family and friends whose lives she touched.

Thommie dedicated her life’s energy to God, family, and community, which continues through the donation of herself to science to further serve humanity.

Visitation 1:00pm and Memorial Service 2:00pm Saturday, December 18, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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  1. I’m sorry to hear of Thomasinas passing. I worked around her on CPD and remembered this feisty little lady giving it to a bus driver once. Ever since that incident, I had nothing but respect for this fire cracker. I know she’s keeping things straight in heaven.
    I pray His comfort will surround her family.

  2. Thomasina was a special and loving lady and friend, and I am thankful that I was able to spend time with her recently. She will be sadly missed by so many people. Rest In Peace, Tommy

  3. So sorry to received the news of a work acquaintance. Thomasina was one of the most positive individuals I’ve ever known with a lot of love to share. I still grin about her reaction in the office she shared with a coworker in narcotics that became a taxidermy display overnight. I know she is watching over the family and smiling from above.

  4. So sorry to hear of Thomasinas passing, she used to get a kick out of me calling her Thumbolina, prayers to the family and many friends

  5. George and Robyn Hahnert

    Thomasina was a wonderful person, a dedicated police officer and a dear friend. We worked many cases with Tommie when she was with the Narcotics Bureau. She was a joy to be around. Thomas — you were the light of her life. She spoke of you often. You have our deepest sympathies.

  6. Mary Kerins and Gary Diehl

    We are so sorry to hear of Tomasinas passing. At CPD she was more than a coworker, she was a partner and a friend from our early days in Narcotics. We have much to thank her for, especially for loaning her flashlight to Gary. We will miss her great attitude and smile. She will truly be with the angels.

  7. Michael Manley, CPD Ret.

    This old world has lost a good one to heavens gain. You will be missed. R.I.P. Tommy.

  8. Sending love, peace and strength during this difficult time.

  9. Thomasina was such a loving and caring person. She helped me out several times when we worked together. My heart is sad but I will see her again!

  10. So sorry to hear of Thomasina’s passing. May God be with her and her family at this hour of need.

  11. I am very sorry to hear of Tommie’s passing. My husband Mike Blake worked with her at airport narcotics team. He spoke of her often and i think they really enjoyed working together. Mike passed away over 12 yrs ago. My heart is with you and your family at this sad time.

    • Christ Holzhauser CPD retired

      Prayers for Tommie’s family and all of her many other friends. Loved Tommie like a sister. Such a wonderful lady. Her smile, laugh and giggle were unique to her and genuine. RIP Tommie

  12. Andrea (A.J.) Barrett - CPD

    Thomasina was one of a kind. There was nobody like her. Her laugh was infectious and I never saw her without a smile on her face and encouragement on her lips. Prayfully she is on a fast track to Heaven to brighten up the area. May loved ones be comforted, knowing that she loved you with her whole heart.

  13. In loving memory of Thomasina, beautiful soul.
    So glad my family has the memories of the wonderful photos and calendars she created for us over the years.

  14. She was just a. great person , and well respected by everyone . Prayers for the family. Rich Kaylor Ret. C.P.D.

    • Marilyn A little

      My prayers to the family for your loss. But she’s truly a loss to us all. Ms. Thomasina always had kind and encouraging words. You took pride in your work, and it was a job well done! R.I.H
      Marilyn Venable, Ret. C.P.D.

  15. Julian Theado Retired

    Really nice person and Officer Thomasina . You will be missed by everyone! So sorry. ❤️

  16. Thomas & Family – Tommie was truly a lovely person and partner on the Police Dept. In Narcotics, we relied heavily on all of our partners and Tommie was one of those trusted people. She spoke of you many times Thomas and how proud of your growth physically and mentally. You should be so very proud of her great stature even though she was vertically challenged as she always told me. Thomisana is now in Heaven overlooking us all, I hope anyways. Rest In Peace my old friend and partner.

  17. I will always remember her smile and great attitude. She always had a good word and made me feel special every time she and I crossed paths. I know she entered heaven with a smile on her face and I am sure that she is looking down on her friends and family and watching over them. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. David Watkins, Retired CPD

  18. Jean Holmes Hairston

    Tommie you’re the most loving person I ever met. I thank God for making me your friend. So giving and friendly to everyone you met. A dedicated Police Officer who loved her job. My heart is with Big Mo (who you loved with all your heart) and the rest of your family.

  19. Roger Jon Porterfield

    As many have already said; Thomasina was a special person. She always had a smile and a kind word. I worked with her at C.P.D. and truly appreciated her friendship. I send my deepest condolences to her family.

    Roger J. Porterfield
    Mount Vernon, Ohio

  20. Sending healing prayers for the family. Thomasina was a great person and a wonderful friend. She and I worked together at Accelerated. She was such a bright spot in everyone’s lives. We used our magic wands in the office to calm everyone. I know she is dancing with the angels.

  21. Her smile was always a bright spot no matter the circumstances we were in. I enjoyed many cases working with her in Narcotics Bureau. Thanks for all you did at CPD and prayers for your family.
    Ellie Wilhelm

  22. My deepest condolences to the family and friends and work family of this HERO ❤️❤️❤️

  23. The Smoot family like to send heart felt condolences and sympathy prayers to Thomasina Jacobs family..

  24. I am so sorry to hear about Thomasina I will surely miss her he was a very pretty and beautiful person inside now I wish that I could have known her better you already know that if you need anything let me know anything at all I love you guys Rusty

  25. The news of Thomasina’s passing hit me hard. She was a friend, a coworker, a dedicated and very hard working officer. She took me under her wing in narcotics and made sure I didn’t get into too much trouble. I remember her smiles her laughs and her heart. I’ll truly miss you Momasina. REst in peace.

  26. Rest in Heaven “Mom”. It has taken me awhile to accept that you are gone. God gives me comfort in knowing that you are no longer in pain. You fought a good fight until the very end. Rest in the Lord’s arms. My prayers to Mo, Lil Mo, Roger and the rest of the Jacobs family. Please let me know if you need anything at all.

    John 16:22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

  27. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May lord blessings continue to flow during this difficult time…✝️

    Tom & Kim Perry

  28. Thomasina was a special person. She always had a smile and kind word every time I saw her. My deepest sympathies to her family.

  29. Donna M. Alexander

    To The Family of My “Big Sister” Thomasina,

    Big Mo, Little Mo, Roger and the Jacob’s Family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am sending my heartfelt condolences to all of you during this time of sorrow.

    My “Big Sister” Thomasina was a very special woman, both in her career and by the life she lived. She inspired and touched every life that she made contact with. She will be missed by many, for her love, kindhearted spirit and smile.

    Thomasina will always be with us. First in her lifetime, but most importantly always in our hearts. God promises He will keep her in perfect peace. God promises He will give all of you the strength and comfort needed to persevere.

    Overflowing love and blessings to all of you.

  30. Tommie was my classmate in the 58th academy, and she was a good friend and a good officer….prayers for her family….

  31. Thomasina’s light shone for everyone in a profession that can be very dark. She was one of kind at CPD.

    Her family and friends have my sympathy and my prayers.

  32. I was so sad to learn of Thomasina’s passing. She was the light and smile in every room she passed through. She now lights up heaven. Our CPD Ladies Luncheon Group will miss her positive presence. Rest In Peace.

  33. Bobbi Routt Hoersdig.

    Thomasina ( she was known as Elaine to us) was my friend at Linden McKinley High school. We graduated in 1968. She was the mascot for our football and basketball teams and looked adorable in her Panther costume. I remember her sweet smile, rosy cheeks and wonderful personality. When she smiled at you, you knew it was sincere. She will be a ray of sunshine in the hereafter just as she was here on earth. RIP dear Elaine.

  34. I remember Thomasina as Elaine. We were in the same high school graduating class. Though we never encountered one another beyond high school, I remember Elaine as being very bright, friendly, warm, and forever smiling.

    I offer my condolences to you, Family. I pray God will comfort you during this sorrowful time. May God keep you and bless you.

  35. I was very saddened to hear of Thommie’s illness and passing. She was such a gifted and generous person who was a wonderful friend throughout our school days, when she was known as Elaine. Also during the time we were neighbors when both of our sons were babies, and during our times working on the Columbus Police Department. You will be greatly missed.

  36. We were super saddened to hear about Thommie’s passing! she was well loved over here at Gentle Family Dental Care! Loved seeing that lady come through the door!
    Thomasina, you will be greatly missed! rest easy and cancer free darling!

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