Bonita “Bonnie” Jean Nottingham

September 29, 1938 - March 1, 2021

Bonita “Bonnie” Jean Nottingham, 82, a resident of Lee County, FL since 1945, formerly of Columbus, OH, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 in North Fort Myers. She was born September 29, 1938, to Harold and Olive Hager, now deceased.

Bonnie was a devoted wife and a loving mother to four children, but she was also the neighborhood Mom, the Little League Mom, the Pop Warner Mom, the funny sister, the cool aunt, grandma… and the list goes on. She had an enormous heart; she always went that extra mile for people. Every kid in the neighborhood knew if you heard her 6 o’clock dinner whistle it meant it was dinnertime at the Nottingham’s, and there was always room at the table. She was a safe harbor in countless lives, the heart of her family. Bonnie inspired generations of children with her kindness and encouragement, she just made you want to be a better person. Her intelligence and easy laugh made her friends easily, but it was her beautiful spirit that kept those friends for a lifetime. Bonnie loved her siblings; they were her first friends, and they were her best friends. She cherished every one of her nieces and nephews and their children. The lessons she has taught through being a lifetime living example of strength, kindness and generosity will be passed down for generations.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, James Nottingham, Sr. of North Fort Myers; children, Jim Nottingham of North Fort Myers, Mark Nottingham (Teresa) of Cape Coral, FL, Dale Nottingham (Jayne) of TN, and Valarie Storm of FL; two siblings, David Hager of TN, and Karen Liles (Edward) of FL; seven grandchildren, Clinton, Johnny, Tara, Cody, Brittany, Shelby and Mason; great grandchildren, Carter, and Bradley; several nieces and nephews; as well as Mitzi the Chihuahua.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her siblings, Jack Hager, Judy Sibley, and Nancy Madden.

Service details are pending. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Bonita “Bonnie” Jean Nottingham are suggested to “Backing up Carter” at or mail checks to 1316 Thompson St, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Kenneth Mc Stravic Mar 4, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    With deepest sympathy and many prayers. Ken McStravic and Ron and Julie Weller

  2. Cindy Petty Hawkins Mar 4, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Dearest Nottingham Family,

    Please know we are thinking of each of you and sending our love and condolences for the loss of your sweet mom. Her Obituary is so beautifully written and reflects on all the love, support and contributions she offered to so many. Even though many years have passed, she’s always remained close in our hearts!
    I’m sorry we can’t be with you to offer our love and support during this time, but are with you in spirit.

    All our love,
    Cindy and David Hawkins
    & Jamie and Bo Petty

  3. Suzanne Buehner Mar 4, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    I sure knew Bonnie–she was a fun, creative lady- I worked with her for years at SunTrust, formerly Flagship/Peoples Bank in North Ft Myers. So sorry to all her family. My condolences to you all.

  4. Bob and Sharon Cross Mar 4, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Mrs. Nottingham will always hold a special place in our hearts. So happy we were able to visit with her the last time we were in North Fort Myers. Praying for the entire family.

    Bob and Sharon Cross

  5. Ann Blum- Wminstead Mar 4, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    My heart is broken at the loss of this sweet lady .
    Her parents took care of my children when they were little,
    She was always so sweet .
    RIP sweet lady!You will surely be missed.
    Prayers for the family !🌹💔

  6. Crystal McMillan Mar 4, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. We worked together in banking for many years! We recently talked and caught up on friends, family and coworkers. My sympathies to the family! God Bless!!

  7. Shonda Mar 4, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    This is truly a loss for all that knew her. She raised four awesome children and I will forever be thankful for her kindness and loving support. Bonnie was a true gem and her laugh could make anyone smile. Rest in Peace sweet Bonita, you were as beautiful as your name suggests.

  8. Norita and John Moss Mar 5, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Rest well old friend Praying for Leroy and family 😔😔😔❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏

  9. Nanci Posey Mar 5, 2021 at 11:33 am

    My oldest and best friend…I will miss our long phone visits. We never ran out of things to talk about.

  10. Dale (Berner) Drake Mar 5, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Sorry for the lost, Bonnie was the best.

  11. Dale (Berner) Drake Mar 5, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Prayers going out to all family and friends.

  12. Norma Griner Mar 5, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Leroy so sorry for your loss. Have you and family in prayers. Lean on the Lord and he will be by you and the family.

  13. Shirley Roberts Mar 5, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Praying for the Nottingham family to have peace during this difficult time and to fell the comfort that only the Lord can give. She was a lovely person and will be remembered with love.

  14. Andrea G. Gugliuzza Mar 5, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Such a beautiful lady. Thinking of you Jimmy and the family. Continued prayers for comfort at this time . Much love, Joe and Andrea

  15. Kim Mckeown Mar 6, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    I always liked your mom. I’ll never forget eating her fresh pancakes with Lami Pie…..

  16. Barbara Cochran Francis Mar 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    You will be missed by lots of people especially by your family and friends .

  17. Bill & Effie Braisted Mar 12, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Leroy, our sympathy to you and your family. God surely smiled on the Nottingham family when you were blessed with a wonderful woman like Bonnie.

  18. Jennifer and Paul Williams Mar 13, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Our hearts go out to you all, Prayers and blessings. May her memories help you all get through this sad time. regards Jennifer and Paul

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