Linda Jewell

Linda Jewell

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.

6 Comments

  • Jennifer Peaco Posted January 30, 2020 5:57 pm

    My mother was a beautiful woman inside and out. Her strength is awe-inspiring and she will greatly be missed. Love you Momma!

  • Louis Naranjo Posted January 30, 2020 6:33 pm

    Linda, I will miss your contagious humor and beautiful heart and soul you had. I will always be grateful for your hospitality when we needed to move from New York to Jacksonville. You made us feel at home and provided much needed help when we most needed. Linda was so much fun to be with as she loved to make you laugh with her funny faces or great sense of humor and she can also made some great Cuban or Italian food. Linda you will always be remembered for making this world as beautiful as you were RIP. Love you Lou and Kathy.

  • Brenda Carr Posted January 31, 2020 11:26 pm

    A huge piece of my heart is in heaven with you Linda. We met only recently but I felt as if we had been sisters our entire lives. I was so blessed to have known you and to LOVE you! I will see you soon Darlin, we have many more laughs to share my dearest friend. God gained one heck of a precious angel! Tears I shed because I loved you so. Thanks for blessing me with your beautiful friendship and your family as well . We have grown to love them all as our own family. Love Gentle Ben and Brenda
    Some people look for a beautiful; others make a place beautiful

  • kathy naranjo Posted February 1, 2020 12:31 pm

    What can I say. There is a lot to be said about my sister Suebee [her nickname we gave her]. She was a caring person. She was a great cook and loved to cook for people. She made us laugh so much. Trish and Jennifer have been blessed to have her qualities. She always loved to talk about things happening globally. She had some phenomenal dreams that she always shared. I will forever miss her and love her.

  • Darlene Bailey Posted February 12, 2020 10:45 pm

    Linda and I met a little more than a year ago, but I feel like I have lost a life long friend. We shared so much laughter and a few tears along the way. Her family was so very important to her, as she spoke about each of them frequently. It was so nice to meet her daughters that brightened her day each time they visited her
    . Marty her sister was such a blessing in so many ways. I will forever miss Linda’s beautiful soul.
    Fly high my angel till we meet again. Your friend, Darlene.

  • Robert F Jewell Posted December 2, 2020 10:30 am

    I am John Lewis Jewell son.
    I remember aunt Linda back in 1966?. She was young pretty and very kind to me. God hold you Linda. Bobby

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