Janel Ruth Montgomery


Janel Ruth Montgomery

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Janel Ruth Montgomery

Janel Ruth Montgomery, 25, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Friday, September 11, 2020 at her home.

She was born in Fairhope, Ala. to Pearl Jeanine Martin and John David Montgomery.

Janel grew up in Fernandina Beach, Fla. and graduated in 2013 from Fernandina Beach High School, where she was the yearbook editor. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University, where she graduated with Honors in 2018.

Janel was an emergency room nurse at UF Health Jacksonville, a calling she truly loved. Her family describes her as having a “Nursing Heart.” She was selfless and had a positive effect on all who knew her.

In her spare time, Janel enjoyed being with her family and friends playing board games and making everyone laugh. She loved to travel and Alabama football. The favorite man in her life was her dog, Bo.

She leaves behind her mother, Pearl Jeanine Upchurch and her husband, Alan, of Mobile, Ala.; her father, John David Montgomery of Foley, Ala.; sister, Janna Marie Montgomery of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, James Montgomery and his fiancée, Lauren Yates, of Fernandina Beach and Jason Montgomery and his husband, Nathan Garnto, of Atlanta; grandmother, Bonnie Martin and late grandfather, Jim Martin, of Mobile; late grandfather, Gene Montgomery of Lillian, Ala.; aunt, Linda Tyre and her husband, Allen Tyre Jr., of Jacksonville; uncle, Daren Montgomery and his wife, Brenda, of Elberta, Ala.; aunts, Lisa MacGregor and her husband, Mark, and their children, Molly and Collin, of Elberta, Ala.; and cousins, Travis Tyre III and his fiancée, Breanna Henry, of Tampa, Fla., William Tyre and his wife, Ally, Kelly Tyre and West Tyre from Jacksonville.

Celebration of Life services will be at noon Friday, September 18, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. The service can be live streamed via FBFirst.com. She will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

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Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors