Betty S. McKendree


Betty S. McKendree

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Betty S. McKendree

Betty S. McKendree, 85, longtime resident of Yulee, passed away peacefully Jan. 12, 2021, at Acosta-Rua Community Hospice Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mrs. Betty, born Sept. 6, 1935, in Luray, S.C., was the oldest of three siblings to the late Julian Harold Sr. and Myrtle Lee Parker. Her family moved to the Yulee area in 1945 at the age of 10, where she attended and graduated from the Yulee school system in 1953. In September 1953, she entered nurse training at St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville and graduated as a registered nurse Sept. 7, 1956. Mrs. Betty, a renowned, accomplished and very dedicated servant in her field, worked in many capacities as a registered nurse in Nassau and Duval counties until her retirement in 1988.

She was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Betty leaves behind her three sons, Jack M. McKendree Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Daniel (Tina) L. McKendree of Fernandina Beach and Tony (Tammy) L. McKendree of Yulee; one grandson, Joshua D. McKendree of Yulee; one granddaughter, Ashleigh N. McKendree of Yulee; one great-granddaughter, Charleigh J. Anderson of Yulee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her husband, Jack M. McKendree Sr., and grandson, Christopher L. McKendree, preceded her in death. 

Those desiring can make a donation in her memory to the Hospice Foundation of America or Best Friends Companion Care, 9 North 14th St., Fernandina Beach, Fla. These two agencies provided the utmost professional care for our mom and family.

Funeral services will be noon Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Blackrock Baptist Church.

Her family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

She will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery in Yulee.

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Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors