Linda Sue Jewell
June 25, 1956 – January 27, 2020
Linda was born, raised and passed away in Jacksonville, Florida surrounded by family and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Fred and Oline Jewell, her brothers: James, Robert, Kurt, Billy and Jerry; her sisters: Frances, Betty, Liz and Theresa. She is survived by her siblings: John, Barbara, Freddy, Mary, Martha (Tim Byous), Kathy (Louie Naranjo) and Ben (Rita Love-Jewell); her children: Jason, Jennifer (Troy Peaco) and Patricia; her grandchildren: Tyler, Britney (Dustin Freeman), Taylyn, C.J, Aubrey, Shelby, Wyatt, Gavin, Christian and Aviana ; her great grandchildren: Dawson, Georgia, Kingsley, Delilah, Eaden and Olton.
Linda loved her family and Jesus with all her heart. She was the life of any gathering with her infectious personality, humor and laugh. Her inability to keep a straight face even at serious moments was a family trait and would immediately have the room in stitches. She was a free spirit with a touch of child – like mischievousness mixed with southern “holy roller”. She had a southern charm about her and her hospitality reached many. She welcomed any into her home and made them feel welcomed, she approached homeless and prayed with them and actually listened to them, she gave anything she had to give to others even if it was at her own expense.
She was a strong woman who raised her three children as a single mother. Though her means were small, she gifted them with a home full of love. She sacrificed so much for her children with no complaints and never blaming anyone for her circumstance. She kept the Lord in her home and instilled that into her children. Family, Faith, Fun and Love are the only words to describe her as a mother.
In the last few years of her life, even after being diagnosed with last stage COPD and Ovarian Cancer, she cared for her two sisters, Betty and Theresa. She was their nurse, their friend, their sister and the one who did what she had to do in order to make sure they were comfortable up to their last days. She loved all of her siblings with all her heart. In her last year, she gained two new soul sisters in Darlene and Brenda. They cared for her above and beyond their job duties, so it was no surprise that Linda waited until they both arrived when she took her last breaths. There is no amount of appreciation that can be given to them for the amount of love and care they showed her throughout her time with Vitas Hospice.
Linda never wanted anyone to make a fuss when she died. She asked for a simple service. So, in honoring her wishes, only a small graveside service and no reception will be held. She did not want people to grieve for her soul is now dancing freely with Jesus.
Flowers or cards can be sent to main office of Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory at 4535 Main St Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 353-3649.