Nancy Brown Morris, age 80, formerly of St. Mary’s, GA, presently of Fernandina Beach passed away on Saturday morning, September 16, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Born in Waldo, FL she was the only child born to the late N. Clarke Brown and Marjorie Claire Bell. As a child her family moved to Camden County with her father’s business. She grew up in St. Mary’s, GA where she was a graduate of Camden County High School, Class of 1955. In August of 1955 she married John Calvin Newton, Jr. The Newton’s had three children who hold fond memories of their childhood and being raised around the salt marshes of St. Mary’s, GA. While raising children she worked as a Purchasing Agent at Gilman Hospital. She was a resident of Fernandina Beach since 1995.
She had been a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church in St. Mary’s.
Her family recalls her love of reading, gardening, needlepoint, dancing, crafting, painting and the Florida Gators.
She leaves behind her three children, John Calvin Newton, III and his wife, Jennifer, Tampa, FL, Julia “Julie” Newton Bennett, Fernandina Beach, FL, Jana Newton Roper and her husband, David, Greensboro, GA, grandchildren, John Clarke Newton and his wife, Marshall, Jacob Cheney Newton, Allen Sheffield Roper, Julia Camden Roper, Eddie Bennett, Julie Marie Bennett and her great grand children, Austen Allan Bennett, Ansley Taylor Bennett, and Lillian “Lily” Simons Newton.
Funeral services from the graveside will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 where she will be laid to rest with her parents in Oakgrove Cemetery, St. Mary’s, Georgia.