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Eleanor Grace Barker Conway

Eleanor Grace Barker Conway

October 4, 1928 - October 3, 2019     Age: 90

Mrs. Eleanor “Grace” Barker Conway, age 90 of Yulee FL passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

 She was born October 4, 1928 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Vess Cola Taylor Barker and Carl Oliver Barker.  Grace came to Christ at the age of 24 at Ramona Blvd Baptist Church.  She worked as a human resources placement agent and many years in the dental career field.  She retired three times and hated it so much she went back to work.  In her last profession, Mrs. Conway was a folk hero as a crossing guard at an elementary school in Fernandina Beach and the past 3 years at Yulee Middle School, appearing in that role in The News Leader and  on Action News.  Her fans gifted her with a birthday banner last fall.

 Cards poured out love from the community in the days leading to her passing.  She was predeceased in 2008 by her husband of 62 years, Daniel Edward Conway, by her daughter Sandra Elaine Conway (2013); by several brothers and sisters including those of Mr. Conway.

 She has gone ahead to prepare a way for brothers, N.S. Crawford and Charles Conway;  two sons, Wayne Conway (Anne), Port Orange FL, Brian Conway, Loudon TN; daughter Margaret Flowe (John) Mandarin, FL ; seven grandchildren, John Morris, Dawn Wise (Michael), Beth Gregory, Brendan Flowe (Tien), Sean Tucker (Samantha), Robin Flowe (Anna) and Erin Flowe; nine great grandchildren, Zachary Bryan, Dalton Brown, Tanner Wise,  Blaine Gregory, Chloe Tucker, Paige Gregory, Beatrice Flowe, Piper Tucker, Alexander Flowe; one great great granddaughter, Audree Bryan.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Yulee Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Sides officiating.

Her family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home and from 11:00 am until the hour of service at the church on Monday.

 Mrs. Conway will be laid to rest in Riverside Memorial Park, Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville FL alongside her husband.

 

19 Condolences

  • Douglas Sides Posted October 4, 2019 12:11 pm

    Grace Conway is alive in Heaven with her Saviour! She would call me her pastor, and she would call me her son. Grace was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. She taught God’s Word in Sunday School, and lived God’s Word before all that knew her. She will be missed. I am blessed to have been her pastor and her friend over these past 10 years.

  • Shirley Page Posted October 4, 2019 2:34 pm

    I will miss you and the sweetness of you Sunday morning requesting for your neck to be hug Today is your birthday! You can celebrate with all that has gone before you and our Savior!!

  • Lisa Posted October 4, 2019 5:43 pm

    Until we meet again I will enjoy sweet memories of time spent in the choir together. I will miss you so very much.

  • Brenda Posted October 4, 2019 9:46 pm

    Sweet memories!! You smiled every day!! With love Natalia and Brenda from Puerto Rico

  • Sarah Wagner Posted October 4, 2019 10:06 pm

    Thank you for your faithful service for the kids of the Yulee schools! You will me missed, God speed!

  • Elizabeth Selph Posted October 4, 2019 10:32 pm

    Me. Grace was one of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet. She always had a kind word and a warm hug for me on Sunday Mornings. She never failed to ask you how you were doing, offer a sweet smile and a prayer. She will be greatly missed, but she is at home with Jesus now.

  • Rhonda Campbell Posted October 4, 2019 10:57 pm

    Prayers and thoughts are with all of ya, she will be miss at Yulee Middle School. She was a person you would love to see ever morning and afternoon

  • David Drake Posted October 5, 2019 6:55 am

    Ms Grace is more alive now than ever in the presence of her Lord Jesus! She was always an inspiration, and encouragement to everyone she met. Her church and this community will miss her greatly. Earths loss is heavens gain !

  • Don & Helen Moore Posted October 5, 2019 4:21 pm

    Mrs Grace, God gained another Angel into His arms today along with
    Brother Ed. waiting for his beloved Grace. You have be a faithful servant. We were very blessed to have you both in our church family. May God comfort your family, friends and love ones. Don & Helen Moore.

  • Melissa K Posted October 5, 2019 4:44 pm

    She was the absolute sweetest lady! Such a sweet spirit and always smiling! I know she was a Godly lady… I’ll see you again because Jesus made it possible!

  • Gail Keisler Posted October 5, 2019 8:07 pm

    What a beautiful sweet person you ARE! Will miss seeing your smiling face we saw each time we have been back in Yulee. ALWAYS a hug and encouragement every time in the many years we have known you! Looking forward to the “Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’ ” where we see you and Ed and Sandy again. Prayers for the family for God’s special “grace” and peace for the days ahead.

  • Mary VanSwearingen Posted October 5, 2019 11:30 pm

    Mama Grace took me under her wings with her no-nonsense love and common sense. If she hadn’t loaned me Peugeot I might never gotten my driver’s license! Of course, there may be some folks who objected to that 🙄. I loved Mama Grace dearly and thank Margaret for graciously sharing her with me. We know you were met with a heavenly welcoming party.

  • Susan Eason Posted October 6, 2019 10:11 am

    Miss Gracie was a loyal Chick-fil-A fan! Those of us that knew her well, Miss Dolores, Mike and Thomas, Miss Fe and myself, will miss her terribly. She was full of like and always was on the go when she was well. She worked as a crossing guard and undoubtedly knew most of the children in Yulee. We pray for her and her passing and we loved her very much. She always greeted me with a smile. She will be missed so much.

  • Bubba Reynolds Posted October 6, 2019 3:26 pm

    Will miss her she made me some banana nut bread and enjoyed working with her at Southside Elementary .

  • Rich Turner Posted October 6, 2019 9:13 pm

    Grace Conway is a tender and precious child of God who will be missed here; but I am sure right now she is enjoying her Lord and Savior in a way that I cannot even imagine. Here on earth we have lost a precious saint and a prayer warrior. Heaven has gained one of its faithful citizens. Ms Grace would often tell me I sang like her husband who had already gone to be with the Lord. She was so kind, so friendly, and so very loving. I will miss her smile and her hugs. Ms Grace, we will see you soon.

  • John and Sharon Miller Posted October 7, 2019 6:46 pm

    Grace, miss you but we know you are exactly where you want to be. Wouldn’t wish it away from you for anything. We love you.

  • Tessa Adams Posted October 8, 2019 12:29 am

    It doesn’t feel real yet Mrs. Gracie. I will miss the sweet hugs I always received from you. I feel blessed you were such a huge part of my life. It is with much love and sorrow that I said my final goodbye this morning. Until we meet again.

  • John Kenneth Flowe Posted October 8, 2019 11:38 am

    Thank you
    • To Delores & Diane, to John and Melissa and their boys,
    • To Becky/NS/John Crawford for taking her on the Senior circuit,
    • To the Cousins of 2 states
    • To Lt Rene Graham and Officer Tracy Osborne for their devotion and care.
    • To Aunt Teresa, Uncle James and Aunt Maryann, Aunt Virginia, Aunt Mildred who have gone before for adopting me into the family.
    • To Mike Adams, her fourth son.
    • To her best friend and camel copilot Evie
    • To Brenda for sharing Mike’s $300 7-layer German chocolate cake with me
    • Dottie, Tuck & Roberta, Jackson, Christie and Patti, Wayne and Ann, Tien, Joyce, Stephen, Tim, Phyllis, Mike, Cousin John, Wanda, Dawn & her Mike, Brenda Ann, Albert and Amy, Linda and Rick.
    • To the members of Yulee Baptist Church, Michelle, and Pastor Doug Sides.
    • To Angie and
    • To Karen and the staff at Community Hospice who made life more comfortable
    For those worth whom I have left out, please accept my apologies.

  • Brenda Hold Posted October 8, 2019 11:54 am

    I had only met Miss Grace one time, when I was visiting their church with my son, Scott Boone.She was such a sweet lady and above all else, she loved the Lord.I want to let you know I am so thankful for her being there and being my son’s second Mom, when I lived in Georgia. I may not have know you long but I sure love you for be the wonderful women and Christian you were. Prayers for the family

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