Vernajean Griffin Babcock

Vernajean Griffin Babcock

     Vernajean Griffin Babcock passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on April 11, 2024. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida on December 19, 1925 to Verna Alexander Griffin and Eugene Washington Griffin. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1944, and she married the love of her life, Walter B. Babcock, Jr. on September 25, 1948.
     Vernajean found immense joy and fulfillment in her marriage, and she spent the next 67 years exemplifying unwavering dedication and devotion to her husband. Vernajean and Walter did not have any children, but they were blessed with many nieces and nephews; all of whom were showered with never-ending love, affection, and wisdom which left an indelible imprint on their lives that will be cherished forever.
     They also enjoyed many social activities with others and developed treasured friendships that spanned several decades making special memories that will never be forgotten.
     Throughout all of her life, Vernajean was an avid reader and a die-hard Florida Gators fan, and she enjoyed sharing the passion of those two things with her family and friends.
     Even in her final years, the beauty of her genuine gentle spirit and kind-hearted nature radiated from her constantly. She will be forever loved and deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
     Vernajean is preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Babcock, Jr., and her nephew, Walter H. Bechem, Jr.
     She is survived by her nieces, Lynne Woodall (Jerry), Harriett Bechem, Susan McInnis(Steve), and Sandi McKinley(David); nephews, Glen Bechem(Judy), and William “Butch” Babcock, Jr.(Marie); Goddaughter, Lauren Hoffman(Jeff). She will also be remembered by many loving great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, family and friends.
     Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, April 18th, 2024 at Evergreen Cemetery, 4535 Main St., Jacksonville, Florida 32206.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Evergreen Funeral Home – (904) 353-3649.

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