Obituaries 4/30/20


Lester Lorell Eddy
Lester Lorell Eddy, age 92, went to be with the Lord April 21, 2020. He died at his home in the presence of his loving family. He was born to James DeForest Eddy and Cora Lee Burris Eddy on July 28, 1927 in Green Cove Springs, Fl
Lester grew up in Green Cove Springs and moved to the Palatka area later in life where he resided for over 30 years.
His life changed greatly at age 40 when he became a Christian. He and his precious late wife, Mary, were very active in the Lord’s work in churches and in Campers on Mission. In Campers on Mission they worked in Vacation Bible Schools, nursing homes and campgrounds in the Carolinas. It was an exciting time of life for them serving together.
When moving back to Green Cove Springs, they rejoined Hickory Grove Baptist Church. In his younger years he had served Hickory Grove as a Sunday School teacher, Youth Department Director, Sunday School Director, and on various committees. Lester also participated in the Black Creek Baptist Association by teaching in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School clinics during those years.
He loved to plant a garden and did so for many years. At one time he had no way to water the garden so he would get down on his knees when he finished planting and pray for God to bless his garden. Year after year he had lots to share with family and friends. He also loved chocolate and sharing funny jokes and stories with everyone. He loved to keep us entertained. Lester was proud of earning his GED as an adult.
Before retirement from Georgia Pacific in Palatka after 26 years, he also worked at Burlington Mills and A&P Grocery Warehouse. As a teenager he worked various jobs. Having a strong work ethic, he even continued doing his own yard work until age 90.
Lester is predeceased by his beloved wife Mary, his parents, and his son Steve Eddy (Gloria) and by Mary’s children Donna Collins (Tony); Larry Johnston, and grandson Tony Collins, Jr.
Lester is survived by his loving daughters, Maxine Janda (Gene) and Joanne Dales (Howard), Debbie Echols (the late Ray), Teresa Hunter (Wayne), Sheri Crews (Billy); and son, Tommy Johnston (the late Phyllis); grandchildren Dean Janda (Dawn), Troy Janda (Julia), Gina Janda Hackworth (Larry), Dana Dales Moyers and Shannon Dales (Tracy), and Stevie Eddy and Gary Keathley. He and Mary were blessed with a total of 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by nieces Carolyn Roberts and Cathy Roberts and nephew Ronald Roberts (Barbara). A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Sofia Victoria Hall
Sofia Victoria Hall, 5 months old, went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2020.
She was born to Sheila C. Rivera and Adam D. Hall on November 5, 2019 in Jacksonville,
FL. She is survived by her loving parents Sheila C. Rivera and Adam D. Hall; siblings Melany Alicea and David R. Hall; grandparents Randy and Tamara Hall, Enrique Rivera, and Norma Lopez; great grandparents Dare Hall, Hazel Beasley and Luisa Gonzalez; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She will always remain in the loving memories of her family.
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Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Alfred “A.C.” Lee
Alfred “A.C.” Lee, 80 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away Friday afternoon surrounded by family at his home.
Mr. Lee was a third generation to Clay County and graduated from Clay High School. Following his graduation, A.C. joined the U.S. Army and served 3 years throughout the world.
After over 30 years as an engineer, he retired from CSX Railroad. A.C. loved the outdoors, working on his tractors, cowboying his cattle, visiting his cabin in North Carolina, and flying his helicopter. He was a member of Russell Baptist Church and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Lee is survived by his wife of 60 years, Verna Lee; children, Melinda Lee-Williams, Marlene (Carlton) Hickey, and Buddy (Lori) Lee; sister, Betty Jane (John) Wuenschel; four grandchildren, Audrey, Hannah, Maddie and Jesse and two great grandsons, Eli and Carter.
Graveside Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Heritage Section with Rev. Ron Baker officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

Jennifer L. Elich
Jennifer Lynn Elich, 52, of Orange Park, FL., passed away peacefully on April 23, 2020.
She was born in Huntsville, AL. on June 20, 1967 to Robert “Bob” and Margaret “Peggy” Elich.
She was a longtime resident of Orange Park, FL, and graduate of Florida State
College at Jacksonville. Jennifer truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; visiting, playing cards or games, traveling, photography, and spending time with friends and family.
Jennifer had an uncanny ability to reach people in meaningful and positive ways. She was a compassionate person who cared deeply for others and was always there for everyone with her kindness, hospitality, and special smile and laugh. She touched many and will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret “Peggy” Elich.
Jennifer is survived by her father, Robert “Bob” Elich; brother Rob Elich (Robyn); sister Deirdre Craven; cousins; an uncle, Bud and aunt, Becky; and her beloved nephew and nieces, Jeremy Craven, Ashley Elich (Chris), Margaret “Megan” Fortunato (Patrick), and Katie Elich. She is also survived by her longtime friends, the Atchley family.
Jennifer especially enjoyed spending time with her great nephews and nieces, Tyler (April), Carson, Payton, Zeke, Colton, and Aurora. No services will be held, however, memorials may be sent to your preferred charity or Haven Hospice. Jennifer’s Facebook page will remain open and all are welcome to post memories and final words to her there.


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