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Karen May Perdue

Karen May Perdue

March 16, 1959 - January 24, 2020     Age: 60

Karen May Perdue, age 60 of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at her residence after a valiant 6 1/2 year battle with cancer.

She was born in Parma, Ohio to Constance M. (Boyett) Wendt and the late Robert K. Wendt.

Karen grew up in Parma and eventually relocated to Jacksonville, Florida in the mid 1980’s.  She worked for Sun Trust Bank as a Private Client Representative for over 20 years and especially enjoyed her clients at the Fernandina Beach, Florida office.

Karen was an avid traveler, having gone on over 30 cruises and loved going to Walt Disney World with her family.  Most of all, she cherished being “Grandma”.

She is preceded in death by her father and her brother William Wendt.

She leaves behind her husband of 32 years, Russell Perdue of Jacksonville, Florida; daughters, Jennifer (Jason) George of Ft. Collins, Colorado and Lauren Perdue of Jacksonville, Florida; her mother Constance Wendt of Jacksonville Beach, Florida; her brothers, Robert Wendt of Spartanburg, South Carolina and Kenneth Wendt of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Chandler Bullard, Thade George, Raef George, Rohen George and many extended family members.

Services to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at First Christian Church of the Beaches in Neptune Beach, Florida.

 

19 Condolences

  • Debbie Ryals Posted January 28, 2020 12:21 pm

    Family ~I’m so sorry for your loss…she was always smiling every time I saw her…she definitely loved sharing stories about her grandkids… I will keep your family in prayer..

  • Trisha and Bill Hunt Posted January 28, 2020 2:18 pm

    Karen we became friends immediately when we met. You are the most courageous woman I know. You have stood by so many in their battle against cancer raising funds and honoring those who won their battle No one ever thinks cancer will strike them but it did and you stood tall in your battle making us all so proud of how you handled it
    It is your time to be healthy and watch over us as we continue to fight the war on cancer Until we meet again my friend

  • Pieter, Néll and Jean Delport (Germany) Posted January 28, 2020 2:48 pm

    Dear Robert and Family, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences with the passing of your sister, daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

    Wish that we could have sone mire under the circumstances, but distance remains a barrier.

  • Jeanne Voegerl Mummert Posted January 28, 2020 3:48 pm

    May you rest in peace Karen.

  • Paul & Carol Condit Posted January 28, 2020 6:51 pm

    Karen was such a wonderful person–experienced at SunTrust and able to be both a friend and efficient advisor. We shall miss her presence and smiling face. We grieve with her beloved family. Paul and Carol Condit

  • Sue Lickfeld Posted January 28, 2020 7:53 pm

    Praying for Connie and family.in this time of grief. May God wrap His arms around each of you.

  • Diane Hancy Etzler Posted January 28, 2020 9:34 pm

    I,m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Karen many moons ago at variable protection in Parma Ohio. Lots of great memories of Karen. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  • Deb Carpenter Posted January 28, 2020 10:35 pm

    We have so many wonderful memories! I will always cherish those times. Ill miss you, but you’re at peace now. Until we meet again! 💕

  • Marsha Joyner Posted January 29, 2020 9:36 am

    This is just too sad. Karen was such a warm, friendly soul. She will be truly missed. My thoughts are with your family.

  • Brandy Hibbard Posted January 29, 2020 10:55 am

    My dear sweet friend how I miss you. I know that we will be reunited in heaven, but my heart is still heavy and my tears still flow every time I see your picture or talk with a family member, and especially when we are playing and singing with the praise team and you aren’t where you have always been – in the media loft supporting us and cheering us on, and letting us know how much you love us. I hope you always felt the love coming right back to you. I will never forget the football watching parties, super bowls, Cozumel, band party trips to St Augustine and all the other wonderful times together. You have been the strongest woman I know throughout your fight with cancer, and you have now finished the race victoriously, for there is Victory in Jesus.

  • Lynn Nelson Posted January 29, 2020 11:30 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May God bring you peace during this sad occasion.

  • Cheryl Twardzik Posted January 29, 2020 11:36 am

    I grew up with Karen on Schwab Dr. Many of my childhood memories include Karen and her brothers. Those were some great days! Like many early relationships we lost touch. However, over the last 10 years reconnected. She was the most courageous woman. Even though she was so sick at times and had every right to doubt her faith, she NEVER did. I never heard her complain about the hand she was dealt and always talked with such love of her parish family and fellow workers. I am going to miss our conversations. I am praying for all of her family. She loved ALL if you so much. May God comfort you with his loving arms wrapped around each and every one of you.

  • Jeri Millard Posted January 29, 2020 5:25 pm

    Karen was a kind, caring soul. I will miss her smiles. My prayers are with her family. Rest In Peace, Karen.

  • Susan Martin & Bob Dudiak Posted January 30, 2020 12:25 pm

    Karen never met a person who was not immediately a friend. We loved seeing her smiling face, upbeat conversations and skills at SunTrust whenever we stopped in. She battled harder than anyone I have ever known against this horrible disease; we all thought she might win this one. You will be so deeply missed, Karen.

  • Colson Hillier Posted January 30, 2020 12:39 pm

    Just knowing Karen and seeing her at various SunTrust functions was truly inspirational and has impacted me for life. Karen – you may have had your sunset on here on earth but I know you had a glorious sunrise in heaven. May God bless you and your family.

  • Neil & Lugene Clerico Posted February 1, 2020 10:45 am

    Karen and the SunTrust team warmly welcomed us to Amelia Island when we retired here about four years ago. Karen was an exceptional banker, and she quickly became a wonderful friend. We’ll miss her friendly and helpful spirit every time we visit the AI branch. We pray that God will bless and comfort her family and friends in the days ahead.

  • Courtney Thompson Posted February 1, 2020 1:39 pm

    Wow! We lost a great one! The over flowing heart, endless smile and over poring of support! Miss you ! Prayers for family.

  • Tom and Camille Centola Posted February 2, 2020 2:57 am

    Needless to say I was not only shocked but extremely saddened when I was made aware of Karen’s passing. 
    Without question she was a very caring, loving, personable and overall wonderful person.

    Although I did not know her that well on a personal basis, I know that she was very proud of her family as they were of her. When Karen and I would meet to discuss banking business we would TCB and then have some of the best conversations about God, life and family.

    She will be terribly missed. My prayer is that Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the day of her passing held Karen in the Palms of His Strong Caring and Loving Hands as he gently placed her in her eternal resting place. Rest assured that she will be together again with her family and friends. May they feel the presence of God each and every day. All will be well.

  • Jim and Peggy Holz Posted February 3, 2020 3:10 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Karen’s family, friends and co-workers. We all loved her and will miss her so much. We thank Karen for the lovely memories.

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