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Carmelita A. Ledford

Carmelita A. Ledford

July 22, 1940 - December 9, 2017     Age: 77

Carmelita Aquino Ledford, age 77, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.

She was born on July 22, 1940 in Manila, Philippines, and grew up attending Catholic schools.  This carried over into her adult life as she was always a faithful Christian.

Carmelita was a strong independent woman and raised her children to be the same.  She adored her family which was evident by the many photos displayed at her home. She was an avid bingo player at the Lion’s Club in Yulee and was called the “Bingo Queen” by all her friends.  Generous, patient and kind, she would give the shirt off her back to those in need.

She leaves behind her longtime companion, Brian Knight of Fernandina Beach, FL, children; Doris “DeeDee” and Paul Saks of Jacksonville, FL, Billy and Mechelle Nelson of Jacksonville, FL and Erica Ledford of Seymour, TN, brother, Antonio Aquino, sister, Corazon Harkey, grandchildren; Andy Carter, Lyndsay Cook, Tiffany Hildebrand, Amber Nelson, Harley Statham and great-grandchildren; Austin Hildebrand, Ava Hildebrand, Amelia Hildebrand, Parker Tilly, Clay Carter and Emery Cook.

Services will be at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until the hour of service at Oxley-Heard.

6 Condolences

  • Linda Margeson Posted December 12, 2017 12:13 pm

    Erica, I am so sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and hearts.

  • Bill Farnham Posted December 12, 2017 12:21 pm

    Erica – I’m saddened to hear of your loss. I know there’s nothing like losing a Mom. Be assured of our sincere condolences, and that our thoughts and prayers are offered to support you and your family.

  • Vereda Waller Posted December 12, 2017 1:13 pm

    Erica, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Lisa Dubois Posted December 12, 2017 10:29 pm

    I give you my heart ♥️

  • Frederick Green Posted December 14, 2017 5:26 am

    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Carmelita. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God’s promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Angela Smith Posted December 14, 2017 5:32 am

    Erica – so sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers for you and your family.

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