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Jack Gabriel

Jun 07, 1950 - Nov 30, 2023

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Jacksonville, FL

"Jack Joseph Gabriel, son of Joseph George Gabriel and Mary Naim Gabriel, was born in Baghdad, Iraq on June 7, 1950, and passed into the eternal life in the hope of the Lord on November 30, 2023 at the age of 73. Raised in a close-knit Catholic family, Jack was the eldest of his siblings, with four other brothers and a sister. Reared and educated at the American Jesuit run Baghdad College, Jack was a professional civil engineer who designed bridges and complex transportation systems all over the...Read More

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Marie

Aug 31, 1971 - Jan 31, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

Marie went to be with the Lord at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.Shepassed peacefully at Baptist Hospital South. She was born in Jeremie, Haiti to TerciliaLouis and Almontus Paul. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Ambroise Robertand Daughter Ambroisiana Robert, and Brothers Pierre Louis, and Jean-Marie Charlesand Grandson, Claudy Dorcal. Marie is Survived by her sons Claude Dorcal, Jr andPaolino Amador Robert (Hilda Zabala), and her daughter Darling Robert (John Latimer),her seven Grandchildren : Adriana Zabala, John Latimer, Jr, Stacy Dorcal, DuonovanSoljour, Jamie Soljour, Diego Zabala, Adrian Zabala, and her two Great-Grandchildren:Jayven Latimer and Sofi Zabala, her two nephews :Junior Louis and Christela Louis.Marie was a fulltime homemaker most of her life and became a caterer after herhusband died in 1988. Marie came to United States in January 1, 2016. She loved theLord, accepted Christ, and got baptized at Salem/seven days Adventist Church shortlyafter coming to United States. Her last 8 years was spent in Jacksonville, Fl close to herdaughter Darling who has been her primary care giver. Marie loved going to church andtelling funny stories about her past, showing pictures of her young age. Also, sheenjoyed socializing with family and friends.

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Herman H. Wax

Apr 24, 1930 - Feb 25, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

Herman H. Wax, age 93, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Community Hospice at McGraw Center. He was born April 24, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York to Joseph and Fay (Edelman) Wax. Herman is survived by his 3 daughters, Marla Sheree Westberg (Ronald), Jodi Lynn Tippett (Thomas) and Lisa Anne Sturm (Jacob); grandchildren, Samuel Stein, Jared Stein, Hannah Sturm and Alison Tippett; great-granddaughter, Sofie Bea Stein. He is preceded in death by wife, Sondra Renee Wax; sister, Marlene Kirson and parents. A graveside service for Herman will be held Monday, February 26, 2024 at 2:30 PM in Lakeside Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Home, 10301 NW 25th Street, Miami, Florida 33172. Arrangements by Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels, 17250 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160. (A Dignity Memorial Chapel) Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He guideth me in straight paths for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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Leila Crews Miller

Sep 14, 1932 - Feb 06, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

"Leila Crews Miller, born on September 14,1932 in Macclenny, Fl, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024. She is survived by her loving children Billy (Karen) Miller, Isabelle (Ralph) Clark, Robert (Janet) Miller, and Randy (Beth) Miller; 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Leila was predeceased in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Walter R. Miller Jr; her parents Nettie and Lee Ander Crews, and 8 brothers and sisters. Leila was a member of East Pointe Church for the last 27 years. She was known for her homemade biscuits and sausage gravy. Leila had a passion for missions and loved running the East Pointe Cafe at church to raise money to support the mission field. Leila’s favorite pastimes were working in her yard, bird watching and having family gatherings so she could enjoy time with her children and grandchildren. Flowers are welcome; contributions may be made to East Pointe Church Missions or Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in memory of Leila C. Miller."

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Nancy T. Payne

Apr 26, 1945 - Feb 09, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

"Nancy T. Payne, 78, of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully at her home with her children by her side. She was born in Jacksonville, FL to Edward Andrew Rogers and Dora Elizabeth Lunsford on April 26, 1945. She was a wonderful person, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many. She was and will continue to be loved by all. She was a loving wife to her husband, Norman Payne, of 40 years who preceded her on June 6, 2021. She was a loving and caring mother to six children (David “Andy” Adams, William “Billy” Henderson, Dora White, Walter “Eddie” Adams, Wendell “Scotty” Henderson, and George “Randy” Henderson), a grandmother to thirteen grandchildren, and a great grandmother to numerous great grandchildren. She was the secretary and treasurer at the Lion’s Club and was a member of the Moose Lodge. She volunteered her time at local food shelters. You could find her at the bingo hall, playing slots at the internet café, traveling the road in the semi-truck with her husband, playing puzzle games, or at home watching her favorite tv shows with her animals cuddled at her side. She enjoyed retirement and lived a simple life to the fullest. She had the biggest heart for animals. She adopted many dogs and would make her home theirs. She is survived by her fur-babies Izzy and Rusty. A viewing service will be held on February 11, 2024 at 1pm for immediate family. A burial service will take place for Nancy and her husband Norman on February 26, 2024 at 2 pm for family and friends. As an expression of sympathy, monetary donations may be made to Canine Companions in loving memory of Nancy T. Payne by using the following link: https://p2p.onecause.com/tributegift/donate."

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John Raymond Janson

Sep 16, 1948 - Feb 07, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

"John Raymond Janson, age 75 died on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. John was born on September 16, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from High School in 1966, and from the University of South Florida in 1971. He was employed by the Federal Government for 32 years. He is survived by his children, Cheryl Janson, Alexander Janson, and Matthew Robinson. John was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Marie Janson. The family would like to express their appreciation to Heartland Hospice, especially to Fr. Philip Mayer and Maria Guerrier-Cherfils, RN. A special thanks to Michele Crygier Janson. A funeral Mass will be held at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Internment immediately following, within the San Juan Del Rio Catholic Columbarium."

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Keith Lee Beckham

Dec 26, 1955 - Feb 18, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

"Keith Lee Beckham passed away unexpectedly February 18, 2024, following surgery. He is survived by his children Carly and Tyler and also his brothers, James Jr. and Michael. His father, James H. Beckham, Sr. and Mother, Evelyn M. Beckham, preceded him in death. Keith was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville and Arlington. Keith will be remembered as a musician. He was a self-taught accomplished guitarist and was the lead role in an Eric Clapton tribute band. He looked and played the role well. He will be missed. Keith\u0027s memorial service may be streamed the day-of on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82721534788"

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Thomas Geoffrey Heekin

Jun 17, 1956 - Feb 13, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

"Thomas Geoffrey Heekin, 67, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at his home in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a devoted and loving husband and father, and is survived by his wife of 33 years, Karen, and his children, Kacey (Sophie), Karly, and Geoffrey (Ella). Geoff’s family was his whole world, bringing incredible joy and fulfillment to his life. Geoff was a retired litigator, a former Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, and an Eagle Scout. A devout lifelong Catholic, Geoff drew profound strength and inspiration from his faith and was well known for his generosity, dependability, and constant willingness to help others. He was a caring brother of eight siblings: Jim (Marty), Charles (Barbara), Rob (Mary Lynn), Michael (Jeanne), David (Claire), Terri (Timothy), Patrick (Lee Ann), and Mark (Jennifer); and a kind uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Although he will be deeply missed, his family is filled with gratitude for the love Geoff shared, the lessons he imparted, and the joy he brought into their lives. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024, at the Church of the Assumption. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America."

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Claudia Rocca

Nov 19, 1955 - Feb 17, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

On February 17, 2024, our sweet Claudia went to be with the Lord. Born on the 19th of November 1955, she was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. She is preceded in death by parents, Gino and Mary Rocca, Brother BG Gaster, and Son Rocky O’steen. Claudia leaves many to grieve her loss; Daughter, Della Heber (David), Son Michael O’Steen (Krystal), Grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many others who love her. Claudia worked for over 30 years at Grinders where she was a proud manager/server and wore many hats. Her coworkers and customers were her family too. Her smile was infectious, and you always got a “God Bless”. Claudia had a way of making you feel seen, heard, and loved. She was always willing to lend an ear or a helping hand. When thinking about Claudia, 2 words come to mind; Love and Light, that is what she was to all. A memorial service will start at 6pm Tuesday February 27th at Chapel Hills Memorial Garden, 850 St Johns Bluff Rd N, Jacksonville, Florida 32225.

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John Daniel Merritt Sr.

May 08, 1935 - Feb 21, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

It is with great sadness that the family of John Daniel Merritt Sr. announces his passing on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, peacefully at home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 9:30 am at the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road in Jacksonville. The family will receive friends starting at 9 am at the funeral home, Interment will be at 11:30 am in the Jacksonville National Cemetery. He is survived by his two daughters Donna Day and her husband Garry; and Vickie Frasier; Six grandchildren, Bruce Day; Hannah Chabot and her husband Samuel; Jennifer Wise-Ferry and her husband John; Jessica Driskell and her husband Brandon; Daniel Sandiford and his wife Tabitha; and David Sandiford; Seven great-grandchildren, Isaac Day; Sarah Day; Dominik Chabot; Leilani Chabot; Caylee Wise; Jace Driskell; and Elijah Driskell; Also many more cousins, nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews and cherished friends. We want to give a special thank you to his nieces Deborah Jenrette; Karen Beckelheimer; and Leila Beckelheimer; and great-niece Heather Miller and her husband Eryck. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years Mary Lou Merritt and their son John D. Merritt Jr. of Jacksonville, FL.; Parents, Tommie and Audrey Merritt of Jacksonville, FL.; Sister, Mary Jo Beckelheimer of Jacksonville, FL.; And nephew David Beckelheimer of Jacksonville, FL. To to the family or in memory of John Daniel Merritt, Sr., please

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James A. Glaze Jr.

Jan 01, 1962 - Feb 15, 2024

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Jacksonville, FL

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James (Jay) A. Glaze Jr., aged 62, of Jacksonville, Florida. Jay passed away on February 15, 2024, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Jay graduated from Orange Park High School in 1980 and embarked on a fulfilling career. Initially, he worked as a tractor-trailer driver for Benton Brothers and Coca-Cola before joining Estes Express Lines in December of 1997. Throughout his tenure, he held various roles, including local pickup and delivery driver, Assistant Manager, and Dispatcher Supervisor. Jay found immense joy in outdoor activities, particularly camping and fishing with his family at Welaka Lodge & Resort and Ginnie Springs. He cherished his childhood and adult vacations spent at his grandparents' house on Clark Hill Lake in South Carolina, where his ashes will be laid to rest. Additionally, Jay was an avid football and NASCAR enthusiast, with a lifelong allegiance to the FSU Seminoles. He is survived by his children, Patrick Glaze and Sara Jones (Ethan); grandchildren, Ava and Brody; parents, James Sr. and Dianne Glaze; sister, Holly Barrale (Thomas); and three nieces. A celebration of Jay's life will take place on March 9th at Cedar Bay Funeral Home, located at 405 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218. Family and friends are welcome to gather at 10 a.m., with services commencing at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests attendees to wear their favorite FSU Seminoles attire and share fond memories of Jay's life. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated doctors and nurses at Shands Hospital in Gainesville for their exceptional care and support during Jay's illness. To to the family or in memory of James A. Glaze, Jr. (Jay), please

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