Imogene (Jean) Meadows, 83, died July 23, 2016. She began life’s journey in Kentucky when she was born November 17,1932. Jean was an amazing combination being born with a “giver’s heart” to help care for her 10 siblings, but enough spunk to use a sling shot to keep her brothers in line. In 1954, a man fell in love with that spunk and pronounced Jean the love of his life.
Jean married Ray Meadows and set off on the new adventure of being a naval wife. Their adventures together brought them to Jacksonville, FL. Here, Jean shared her time and love not just with her 6 children, but numerous foster and neighborhood kids blessed to be welcomed into her heart and home. Jean spent countless hours teaching of God’s love to the sweet babies she served in the Fleming Island Baptist Church nursery for over 30 years. Jean’s motto in life was to always “count your blessings” and she has passed that legacy on to all who were blessed enough to meet her. Jean is preceded in death by her lifelong love, Ray Meadows, grand-daughter, Carrie Ellis as well as 9 of her siblings. Those left here on earth to remember and celebrate Jean’s life include her sister, Janet Compton of Mt Sterling, KY and her children Debbie Daniel, Sue Ellis, Ray Meadows, Jr., Patti Millican (Ross), Brenda Harbin and Cindy Caldwell (Kevin). She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren.
Funeral services were held July 29, 2016 at Hardage-Giddens Holly Hill Funerla Home in Middleburg, FL. Please leave words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida at www.communityhospice.com.
Jessie Faye (Curtis) Minnish, 83, died July 26, 2016 at her residence in Dayton, Ohio. Born on March 30, 1933 in Powell County, KY she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Pearl Barnett Curtis and she was a former employee of Ohio Bell Telephone.
She is survived by three loving children: Stephanie (Rick) Shumard, Robert E. (Chaya) Minnish, Jr. and Rochelle (Danny) Kay; seven grandchildren, who loved their (Big Mama): Jason L. (Tracy) Doggett, Sean M. Doggett, Amanda L. Minnish, Robert E. (Jamie) Minnish, III, Erica M. Kay (P.J.), Michelle J. (Gary) Cochran and Rikkie E. Shumard and by eight great grandchildren: Ava and Blake Doggett, James, Thomas and Andrew Minnish, Olivia and Jaxson Cochran and Xavier Brown; three sisters in law: Betty Curtis, Wanda Curtis and Barbara Curtis; one brother in law, Foster Rose; former husband, Robert E. (Middy) Minnish, Sr. and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by three brothers: Obert G. Curtis, Jackie A. Curtis and Ambrose Curtis and by her sister, Phyllis Rose.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Hearne Funeral Home, Inc., 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, KY. Interment was in Stanton Cemetery with Jason Doggett, Sean Doggett, Gary Cochran, Robbie Minnish, Hershel Shumard and P. J. Brown serving as pallbearers. Arrangements by Hearne Funeral Home, Inc. www.hearnefuneralhome.com