Obituaries 4/16/20


Wanda Sue Witte
Wanda Sue Witte (72 years old) changed her citizenship from Middleburg, Florida to a beautiful home site in the presence of our savior Jesus Christ on April 4th, 2020.
She fought a difficult battle with cancer (Multiple Myeloma) for two and one-half years.
There will be a Celebration of Life to remember Wanda sometime in the next few months when able. There will be more information given to family and friends when available.
Wanda was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 19th, 1947 to the late Elbert and Louise Henderson. Wanda graduated from Maumee High School in 1965. She then attended Houghton College in New York followed by Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She ultimately graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in both French and English. She took some graduate level classes at the University of Kalamazoo in Michigan while living in Battle Creek.
Wanda was married to Larry, the love of her life, on December 28th, 1968. They were married for 51 wonderful years.
Wanda very kindly followed her husband Larry around the country moving from one Air Force base to another ultimately settling in Florida with three young children. Wanda was foremost a very involved and loving mother. She was a supportive spouse and spent many years helping to run the family business MEJ Enterprises. She was also an amazing educator impacting the lives of the students she taught in both North Dakota and Florida.
Wanda is survived by her husband Larry; her three children Mark (and Stephanie), Erica (and Scott), and Johanna (and Jerry); her four siblings Dinah, Bill, Barbra, and Stanley; and her eight grandchildren Emma, Benjamin, Alexandria, Isabelle, Abigail, Noah, Jackson, and Sarah.
Wanda was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. They all brought her pure pleasure in life. She left an impact on everyone’s life through her love of Jesus, expressive storytelling, adventures in traveling, and enjoyment in playing games.
Wanda was known to find good in everyone she met, and she always placed others above herself. She was an incredibly strong, intelligent, and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter. We will miss you dearly Wanda.
All my love,
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Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Jessica Kimberly Hancock

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Jessica Kimberly Hancock (Jess), 37, our beautiful and beloved daughter passed away on March 24, 2020 at age 37 following a long illness.
Jess grew up in the Lake Asbury area of Green Cove Springs and graduated from Ridgeview High School.
She will be missed everyday by her Mother, Theresa Ross, Father, Stephen Hancock, her children, Kaydence and Raeven, her Sister, Elizabeth, her loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many, many great friends. We LOVE and MISS you.
A memorial service will be planned for the near future.

Delores Gladys Peach
Delores Gladys Peach, 89, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away April 13, 2020.
Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Corey Melvin Johns

Corey Melvin Johns passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 due to complications of the flu and pneumonia. He was born on September 11, 1983 at St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, Fla. He was raised in Middleburg and Jacksonville, Fl. He is predeceased by his mother Loretta Lynn Johns, father, Thomas Creek Jr., grandfathers, Casey Johns Sr. and Clifton Harris. He is survived by his grandmother, Freida Bucko (Jim), wife, Candice Hess Johns, daughters, Chloe Johnson and Tristan Weeks, stepfather, Ted Caffy, sister, Fawn Cheek Radwanski, nieces, Shai Lynn White and Kelly Radwanski, Uncle, Casey Johns Jr. (Connie) and many family and friends. Corey was a person that never met a stranger, he touched many lives with his wit and humor. He worked for Jax Underground Utilities and put all he had into his job as a Heavy Equipment Operator. There will be no service at this time due to the coronavirus. There will be a memorial and a celebration of life held at a later date in October. Arrangements made by Russell Haven Funeral Home.