Linda F Blair

Linda F Blair

Linda F. Blair, known to friends and family as Faye, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 74 at the time of her death.

Faye was born December 07, 1945 to Floy and Henry Ward in Jacksonville, Florida.

She was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School.

She was enjoyed a long and successful career in insurance, mainly in health benefits processing.

She retired from Florida Rock industries as the manager of their health benefits department.

She was an active member at the First Baptist Church in downtown Jacksonville for decades and was known for her strong Christian faith.

She loved to travel, she particularly loved to visit the Blue Ridge mountains and view its beautiful smoky mountains and waterfalls. Bird watching and flower identification were also a favorite pastime.  She traveled extensively over North America, including Canada and Alaska, with Raye, her loving daughter and faithful traveling companion. Their adventures, and misadventures, are legend to family and friends

She also enjoyed Chickenfoot, a fast-paced game played with dominoes, with a close group of friends.

She was known for her green thumb and love of all green things, particularly flowers.

She was an avid animal lover, and in her later years she loved nothing more than to sit in her chair and share the company of one of her several cats, one or more could invariably be found sleeping happily in her lap, or curled up next to her.

She is preceded in death by her parents Floy and Henry, her sister Sarah Leggett, and her brothers Henry and Jack Ward, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She leaves behind her loving children Edward and Raye Blair, as well as her daughter-in-law Melanie, her granddaughter Ashley Feeley (Josh), and a great-grandson, Joshua Feeley.

She also leaves behind her oldest and dearest friend, also named Faye, as well as her trusted and faithful caregiver, Marie, who cared for her like family for many years.

She loved life and all of the adventures she shared with her family and friends, and she will be missed in a way beyond words. But we take solace in the fact that she is now home with the Lord, no longer in pain, free to walk and run in heaven with all the joy and wonder that it promises.

Donations to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Visitation will be Monday May 4th at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel from 1:00 to 1:30p with internment at 1:30p. Unfortunately, due to social distancing restrictions placed by the current COVID-19 situation, the graveside ceremony will be for immediate family and friends only.

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