Reneʹe LeVerne Fontaine Jacobik

July 14, 1947 - May 13, 2021

Reneʹe LeVerne Fontaine Jacobik, 73, a resident of Lehigh Acres, FL since 2014, formerly of Bethesda, MD, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021 in Lehigh Acres. She was born July 14, 1947 in Hampton, VA to Lawrence and Alice Fontaine, now deceased.

Renee was of the Lutheran faith and attended Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehigh Acres, FL. She was an avid reader and was especially fond of autobiographies and true crime stories.  She was an unbeatable trivia buff. She believed in sharing her love with homemade gifts and heartfelt gestures, especially those created with a needle. 

She is survived by two loving daughters, Christine Nicholls (Simon) of Caldwell, TX, and Beverly Jacobik (Mike) of Olive Branch, MS; sister, Sharon Jones Versland of Billings, MT; grandchildren, Chelsea Elliott, Andrew Elliott, Kaitlyn Reeves, Dakota Reeves, and Lauren Charves; as well as one great grandchild, Beckett Elliott.

Renee was preceded in death by her wife, Arlene Lopes in 2014; as well as two siblings, Margaret Ann Gengo and David Alan Mitchell. She had many pets and grandpets that have long-awaited her arrival on The Rainbow Bridge.

No formal services are planned at this time.

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


  1. Lois Bowman May 28, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Renee was a good person….we became good friends when she moved to Leigh acres Florida. We shopped together, tried new restaurants,, cooked together and just had coffee every morning . I was very close to Renee and met her when she moved to Florida. I will miss her and the fun we had together!! I will always miss my best friend! May she Rest In Peace!

  2. Traci Martin May 28, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    For over 40 years, I have enjoyed the greatest gift you gave the world – your precious daughters. Thank you for raising strong, resourceful women who love others well. May your life continue through your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

  3. Jon Jacobik May 29, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Those were the days my friend
    We thought they’d never end
    We’d sing and dance forever and a day
    We’d live the life we choose
    We’d fight and never lose
    For we were young and sure to have our way.
    Goodbye my friend RIP

  4. Beth Bowden May 29, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Some good memories:

    Renée loved all things Christmas:

    – making gifts by hand,
    – decorating the house,
    – cooking a feast to feed a crowd,
    – being with family, and
    – leaving the tree up as loooooonnnng as possible

    She wanted Christmas to be special for others.
    She delivered several turkey dinners with all the fixings
    to people who were ill.

    She was very funny and quick with a quip.
    She also was a good Elvis impersonator!

    Renée joined the gospel choir at MCC and related this story.
    In an early practice, they were singing and clapping.
    The director asked them to add in swaying (ala the choir scene from The Preachor’s Wife).
    After they finished the song, a choir member suggested that she should either clap OR sway but not both.

    Renée was so proud of her kids and enjoyed being
    with them whether at CAT or amusement parks.

    Renée enjoyed taking her grandkids to the circus.

  5. Aggie Harrell Sparks May 31, 2021 at 10:04 am

    I never thought that when I reconnected with you and spoke with you, you would pass the next week. So much fun recounting memories from our youth, driving into Potomac in my Studebaker, playing cards until 2am, the cute cheese and mice candle you made for my birthday. And the hundred pots of spaghetti sauce we made for those long nights. I know you are now reunited with Arlene and the many furry pets who preceeded you over the rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. Kevin G. May 31, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    May you rest peacefully in PaPas arms. May his mercy and grace be with you always and may He watch over your family until we meet again.

  7. Lisa Peters Jun 1, 2021 at 10:29 am

    We at Faith Lutheran Church would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Renee. She was an active member helping wherever she could in our ministries. One of her favorite activities was assisting in our food pantry. We would appreciate any family members who can to contact us to see about a celebration of life for Renee. (239) 369-6177.

  8. Deirdre Waigand Jun 1, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Renee was such a wonderful person! We will miss her.

  9. Shirley Blake Jun 1, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Renee was a nice quiet lady, I truely liked her.. we met at Church and we always talked after service, she always talked about how she missed her wife Arlene…She was looking pretty good lately..
    My Condolences are being sent to her family and may she rest in peace..

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