Obituaries 4/8/21


Timothy Aaron “Timmy” Wager
Timothy Aaron “Timmy” Wager, 45 of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. Mr. Wager was born in Orange Park, FL and was a lifelong resident of Clay County. Timmy was an auto mechanic by trade and an avid gardener. He enjoyed theme parks and the Star Wars Saga.
Mr. Wager was preceded in death by his father, Ricky Wager, aunt, Bobbie Darling and grandfather, Robert Darling. He is survived by his mother, Susan (Rick) Shaffner, grandparents, Janie Darling, Allen and Doris Wager, aunts, Annette (Don) Modesitt, Pat (Larry) Baughn, and Lisa (David) Harsey, several cousins and many extended family members and friends.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

Mackenzie Judith Jackson
Mackenzie Judith Jackson 36, of Fleming Island FL passed away on Tuesday March 30, 2021 - just 23 days after celebrating her 36th birthday.
She was born on March 08, 1985, in Jacksonville, FL and was the daughter of Bernard and Judith Chapple.
Mackenzie loved music, cooking, laughing, caring for others, hosting parties, reality TV, crime shows, making gift baskets, and all things relates to Disney and Marvel Comics. However, nothing gave her more joy than her 10-year-old daughter, Mikayla Kelli Clarke (aka Boo), born August 27, 2010. It was often said that they beat with the same heart and lived in their own alternate universe with rainbows, unicorns, fairies, love, smiles and where everyone loves everyone because that is how it is supposed to be.
The relationship she had with her big brother, Joshua Carl Jackson, was unlike any other. His pet name for his little sister was, “Militant Midget.” Rest assured their love for each other was unflappable, and she always had his back, EVEN WITH MOM AND DAD. Mackenzie was Joshua’s biggest Fan and Supporter.
She loved being around family and friends and never met a pair of flip-flops she did not like, especially if they were in her favorite color purple. Always the peace maker and not much for make-up, dress-up or much clothing at all, she believed that everyone should be accepted, “just as they are.”
Mackenzie attended Clay High school, and Florida A&M University (FAMU). She was a member of Toastmasters International and was recently employed by Freedom Mortgage.
Mackenzie was preceded in death by both grandfathers Enoch Brooks and Bernard Chapple Sr. both great-grandmothers, her very dear big sister Kelli Chapple (03/31/1984 - 09/08/2007). She is survived by her daughter Mikayla Clarke (Boo), parents Judith and Bernard Chapple, her loving and protective big brother Joshua C. Jackson, both Grandmothers Sammie Brooks and Verdell Safo-Bruce, stepbrother Gecolby Wright, and stepsister Leslie Chapple. Very dear and special aunts Pamela Brooks, Angela Witherspoon, Tobi Chapple-Brown (Andrew), Robin Chapple-McClinton, Uncle Edward Brooks, very dear and special cousins Ian Sr. (Brantanic), Erin Crews, Ian Jr, Lamareya, Ariel, Tyler and Blake Brown and LaShonda Foster Vereen. Also mourning her death are Mikayla’s dad Robert Clarke and her godparents Jerrell Wilson and Gina White (Ronald), and a host of great aunts, uncles, cousins, classmates, co-workers, friends and everyone whose life she has touched or fed in her brief visit here on earth.
The sadness felt by Mackenzie’s family is overwhelming and indescribable. This 4’10” little lady was indeed the glue who tirelessly held our family together.
Family and friends may pay their respects at Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073, Friday, April 09, 2021 from 6pm – 8pm.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Funeral Home on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 11:00am. A livestream of funeral services may be viewed at one of the following links for those unable to attend: or
Interment will immediately follow service: Mackenzie will be laid to rest next to her big sister Kelli at Jacksonville Memory Gardens at 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Mackenzie’s minor daughter’s education. A custodial account has been set up at Bank of America. The Title of the Account is FL UTMA ACCT FOR Mikayla Kelli Clarke with Judith Chapple as Custodian. Checks can be mailed to: 1604 Royal Fern Lane, Fleming Island, FL 32003 or sent electronically via Cash App:$JudithChapple or via Zelle to Judith Chapple, 904-868-6549 (acct#5148)

Walter Foxworth Clarke
Walter Foxworth Clarke passed away peacefully on March 26, 2021 at 84 years old. He was born June 3, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida to William Edward Clarke and Georgia Self Clarke.
Walter attended Landon High School and University of Florida. He also spent time in the Navy. He grew up enjoying the outdoors with his family especially time spent at the Clarke family home in Orange Park and their vacation house on Spring Lake.
In his youth, he attended Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville. As an adult, he enjoyed singing in the choir and playing the church piano and organ at many churches, including Riverside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville. He was an accomplished organ player and a member of a local organ society. He had a passion for history and was a successful antiques dealer in Jacksonville. Walter enjoyed traveling with friends visiting historic towns, flea markets, and art and music festivals throughout Florida. He also enjoyed traveling with his mother, especially their wonderful trips abroad.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bill Clarke. He is survived by his sister Dorothy Clarke Bilbrey and her husband Robert Bilbrey, nephews and nieces; Bobby and Rick Bilbrey, Beth Hiltabidle and Julie Clarke and 8 great nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends including Scott, Ray and Dee Frey and Betty Porter.
A graveside service and Celebration of Life will be held at Magnolia Cemetery in Orange Park, Florida in early June. Please visit his memorial page at for more details including date, time and directions. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville FL 32606 at or to the Clarke House Park, Orange Park, Florida in his memory at: The Historical Society of Orange Park, P.O. Box 8, Orange Park, FL 32067. For further information call Williams-Thomas Downtown 352-376-7556.


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