Johnie Mae Duncum, 83, of Fernandina Beach, passed away Tuesday, September 2nd, 2020 at her daughter’s residence with her family at her side.
To know Johnie was to love her. She had the unique gift of making each person feel welcomed and loved, as if they were truly her favorite. The loss of her generous spirit will be felt keenly by those she loved and cherished, both family and those she chose to call friends.
Johnie was born in Soperton, Georgia to John and Frankie (Phillips) Beasley. She met and married George Jack Duncum, the love of her life while living in Tampa and completed her senior year at Hillsborough High School while he was deployed. Together, they lived and raised their four children in Fernandina where she resided for the next 52 years.
Johnie lived a full life. She worked in the ESE office of the Nassau County School Board until retiring at the age of 60. Johnie and Jack shared a love of traveling and traveled throughout 49 states impacting lives wherever they went. They purchased and restored a small home in Sylva, North Carolina, where they both loved and were loved by the small community of Green’s Creek.
Johnie was preceded in death by her parents; a son, George Jay Duncum; brothers, Waldo, and Eugene Beasley; and her sister, Zelma Scott. She lost Jack, the love of her life in 2017.
Johnie leaves an incredible legacy. She is survived by sisters, Velma Sharpe and Maxie Moody; sons Allen (Mary) and Brian (Felicia) Duncum; and daughter, Belinda (Steve), all of Fernandina Beach; nine grandchildren Stacy (Joey), Jessica (Felix), Alison (Aaron), Brianna (Kevin), Jase (Gaelyn), Johnie Beth (Joey), Brian Jr., Jesus, and Uriah; and 18 great-grandchildren: Brendan, Jackson, Aubree, Anna Grace, John Paul, Benson, Lilly Kate, Georgia, Rebekah, Moses, Rahab, Rachel, Isaiah, Miriam, Samuel, Lucille, Josephine and Rowen.
A graveside service for the family will be held at Bosque Bello on the 8th of September. If you would like to view a video of the service or share condolences with the family, please email JohnieDuncumLegacy@gmail.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Community Hospice of N.E. Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257