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Betty S. McKendree


Mrs. Betty S. McKendree, age 85, longtime resident of Yulee, Florida passed away peacefully on January 12, 2021 at Acosta-Rua, Community Hospice Center, Jacksonville, Florida.

Mrs. Betty, born on September 6, 1935 in Luray, South Carolina, was the oldest of three siblings to the late Julian Harold Sr., and Myrtle Lee Parker. Her family moved to the Yulee area in 1945 at the age of ten where she attended and graduated the Yulee school system in 1953. In September 1953, she entered Nurses Training at St. Luke's Hospital, Jacksonville, FL., and graduated as a Registered Nurse on Sep 7, 1956. Mrs. Betty, a renowned, accomplished, and very dedicated servant in her field, worked in many capacities as a Registered Nurse in the Nassau and Duval counties until her retirement in 1988.

She was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Mrs. McKendree is preceded in death by her husband, Jack M. McKendree, Sr. who passed away on December 31, 2020.

Mrs. Betty leaves behind three sons, Jack M. McKendree, Jr., Phoenix, AZ., Daniel (Tina) L. McKendree, Fernandina Beach, FL., Tony (Tammy) L. McKendree, Yulee, FL., one grandson, Joshua D. McKendree, Yulee, FL., one granddaughter Ashleigh N. McKendree, Yulee, FL., one great granddaughter, Charleigh J. Anderson, Yulee, FL., one brother, Julian H. Parker, Jr., Yulee, FL., and numerous nieces and nephews. Her grandson, Christopher L. McKendree, preceded her in death on November 12, 2017 at the age of 35.

Those desiring to make donations in her memory can make a donation to the Hospice Foundation of America or Best Friends Companion Care, 9 North 14th Street, Fernandina Beach, Fl. These two agencies provided the utmost professional care for our mom and family.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Blackrock Baptist Church.

Her family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

She will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery, Yulee, FL.


Genie Duggan January 12, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. I felt a deep sadness when I read of Jack's death and even more so to read of Betty's passing. I worked with her for a few years and like both of them very much. She always had a big smile when she saw a friend or loved one.
Lucy Nadeau January 14, 2021

I felt compelled to write a note of condolence to your family upon reading of the loss of both your father and mother so close together in the newspaper. While it is sad, it is also a mixed blessing in that they, as a couple who were together for so many years, are now also together in eternity as well. May God be with your family during this especially difficult time of loss and bring you comfort and peace. Having lost both my parents, it is a hole in your heart that nothing can fill. Many prayers and blessings to you as you celebrate two beautiful lives. Respectfully, Lucy K. Nadeau

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