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John E. Mansfield, Sr.

John E. Mansfield, Sr.

May 22, 1932 - December 27, 2018     Age: 86

Mr. John Earl Mansfield, Sr., age 86 of Amelia Island, Florida passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Mayo Hospital in Jacksonville.

He was born on May 22, 1932 in Richmond, Virginia to the late James Russell Mansfield and Alene Quincy Mansfield.  He grew up in southwestern Georgia, graduating from Blakely High School and then obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business from Georgia State University.

Mr. Mansfield, a successful business owner, founded and operated Mansfield Oil Company in Gainesville, Georgia and Mycelx Technologies in Duluth, Georgia.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Mansfield was preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Mansfield, and son-in-law, Mark Mixon.

He leaves behind, his wife of 35 years, Betty G. Mansfield of Amelia Island, Florida; his children, Virginia Hager and her husband Mark, of Atlanta, Georgia, Connie Mixon of Atlanta, Georgia, John Mansfield, Jr. and his wife Jill, of Gainesville, Georgia, Michael Mansfield, Sr. and his wife Kim, of Atlanta, Georgia, Sherrie Douglas and her husband Jim, of Long Island, New York; his sister, Joan Bowden and her husband Otis, II, of Amelia Island, Florida, his brother, James Mansfield of Buford, Georgia; his grandchildren, Jessica Kim and her husband, Matthew, Stephen Hager, Matthew Hager and his wife, Olivia , Martin Underwood and his wife Clay, Natalie Shirley and her husband Blake, Morgan Mixon, Greer Mansfield, David Mansfield, Alyssa  Hosch and her husband, Cody, Ramsey Hill, Olivia Wall and her husband Zach, Michael Mansfield, Jr. and his wife Amanda, Sam Mansfield and his fiancée Caitlyn, Tim Douglas, Maura Douglas and her fiancée Jeremy, William Douglas and Jack Douglas;  his great-grandchildren, Skylar, Vivian, Winnie, Jeannie, Frances, Blake, Jack, Chandler, Zach, Quincy, Fred and Harriett.  He also leaves behind the mother of his children, Winnie Chandler LeClerecq, as well as many extended family members whom he dearly loved.

Funeral services will be Held at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 3, 2019 Amelia Plantation Chapel with the Reverend Doctor Conrad Sharps officiating. There will be a reception following the service at Walker’s Landing. He will be laid to rest in Bluffton Cemetery in Bluffton, Georgia on Friday, January 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM.

Those desiring may make contributions, in his memory, to the Amelia Island Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Rd, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034; or Eagle Ranch for Children, 5500 Union Church Rd, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542; or Good News at Noon, P. O. Box 1577 Gainesville, Georgia  30503

13 Condolences

  • Rhonda W. Stevens Posted December 28, 2018 1:52 pm

    Mr life was greatly influenced by knowing this remarkable man. He will be missed.

  • Bobby and Margie , Donnie and Jeanine Hall Posted December 29, 2018 3:41 pm

    john was a good friend, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Ben and Gail Shave Posted December 29, 2018 3:49 pm

    Betty, I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing. May you find peace in Christ and our blessing be
    With your familt

  • Beverly Bonnette Andersen Posted December 29, 2018 4:18 pm

    On behalf of Facebook group, “I’m a GHS Red Elephant”, I would like to extend our condolences to the Mansfield family in the loss of your dad. He was a great man. Know you are in the prayers and thoughts of many of us.

    Beverly Bonnette Andersen
    Founder & Administrator
    “I’m a GHS Red Elephant”

  • David and Denise Carey Posted December 31, 2018 12:32 pm

    Rest In Peace John. It was an honour knowing you.

  • Doug Ettinger Posted December 31, 2018 12:55 pm

    Very sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was a wonderful man who we really enjoyed getting to know in St.Andrews.Always appreciated his kindness and the advice he provided. Betty , we’re thinking of you and wishing you great strength during this time. He leaves a wonderful legacy and will be greatly missed . All the very best & sending our condolences……Doug & Sharon

  • Ronnie and Elaine Waller Posted January 1, 2019 3:13 pm

    Dear Betty and family,
    We are so saddened to learn of your loss.You are in our thoughts and prayers.May you find comfort as you reflect upon the many wonderful memories you must have.
    Wishing you peace in the days ahead.

  • Joyce Carithers Mashburn Posted January 1, 2019 5:10 pm

    Michael, Betty and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family May God give you comfort knowing John is in the arms of the Father in Heaven. God Bless you all. Joyce Carithers Mashburn

  • Herb Madill Posted January 2, 2019 12:08 am

    Betty – I was so sorry to hear about John. I always looked forward to seeing him on my all too infrequent visits to St.Andrews . Cherish the memories ! God bless.

  • Lynn Poole Posted January 2, 2019 4:46 pm

    Michael, Betty and family. John fought a good fight but is now at rest. May God’s blessings continue to be with you and your family during this time. I still remember the visit with Betty and John at their home in Amelia Island. My sisters and I enjoyed every minute of it. Love you all. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

  • Ray and Mary Ann Baker Posted January 2, 2019 5:14 pm

    Betty, I was sorry to hear of John’s passing. Please know that you and the family are in our prayers. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

  • Monica Pomeroy Posted January 3, 2019 8:34 am

    Dearest Betty, I was so sad to see that John passed. He was quite a man and was so instrumental in Memorial United Methodist Church back in the 2000 for our first capital campaign! It was a pleasure to work with him and also to become his and your friend! Love and Blessings to you nd your family.

  • Dr. Patti Posted January 7, 2019 4:08 pm

    So sorry to hear. Will miss him dearly ???He was my buddy….rest in peace, big guy

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