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Juliana Bamfo

I'm speechless, because I don't even know where to start. Dr. Hoy was agreat oncologist. He had time to listen to his patients concerns and always making you feel comfortable with yourself. He will be greatly missed. I thank him for my care and other patients he cared for. My prayers 🙏 with the family and friends. May God bless him and keep his beautiful soul in a perfect peace.

Yolanda Rosier

Sonia I would like to send my condolences to you and the family. When I first Started working at the Pearlman Cancer Center Dr Hoy always had a smile on his face.It felt like working there we was one big happy family with the Doctors and staff. I was so sad when he left to start his new journey in life. It felt like part of my family was leaving. But I was happy for him.Sonia just know if you ever need anything I am always here for you and the kids. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Carol Doyle Wallace

Rafael Cadavid

Sonia and family I am sorry of these news. I will pray for all of you may God give you strength you need during this very difficult time. Send you all lots of hugs and prayers!

Paula Zakrzeski

Dr Hoy was my original oncologist over 18 years ago! God used him and other medical professionals to heal me of breast cancer! He was such a caring, positive man! Thank God for Dr Hoy!My deepest condolences to his family.

Sharon McClune (5West & Pearlman)

Sonia and family, I am so broken hearted to hear the news of Dr. Hoy's passing. I always enjoyed working with him during his years in Valdosta. I hated to see him leave when he decided to take on new adventures. I know he made a huge impact in the lives of many people over the years. He will be greatly missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori Hoy

Sincerest condolences to you all. I remember some fun times with Jeff as a kid, particularly at Grandma and Grandpa Hoy's house. Sending our thoughts and love.

Monica Garner

I’m so shocked and heartbroken - I have missed working with him at the Pearlman Cancer center since he left. He was a great man and friend and fellow DAWG lover! My prayers are with you all Sonia - I am so sorry your loss! He has and will always be missed


Wish I had the chance to meet him. Incredibly sorry for your loss❤️‍🩹

Teresa James

Mrs. Sonia, my prayers goes out to you and your family. Dr. Hoy was my favorite Oncologist. He love talking about his favorite football team “Georgia Bulldog”! He will definitely be missed. He was a great person inside and outside! Sending my love to you and your family! ❤️❤️❤️

Hernandez Famly

Rest in Peace

Lina Correa

I remember his excellent taste in books and movies, and discussing them with him, and what an amazing cook he was. He is missed.

Dr. Jeffrey "Jeff" Malcolm Hoy


It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Dr. Jeffrey “Jeff” Malcolm Hoy on April 2, 2024, in his home of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Jeff was born on July 31, 1964, in Athens, Georgia to Dr. Don Roger Hoy and Suzanne Farley Hoy. He attended Athens Academy and received his high school diploma in 1982. Jeff was a Boy Scout, arrowhead hunter, and Bulldog fan, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 1986 while majoring in genetics. He attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia from 1986 to 1990 and went on to the University of Florida to complete his Internal Medicine residency from 1990 to 1993. This is where he met his wife, Sonia Velez-Hoy, and they married in 1993 in Gainesville, Florida. They then moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he completed a Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology from 1993 to 1996.

In 1995, the couple welcomed their twin daughters, Cassandra and Sabrina, and 4 years later in 1999, their son, Zachary. They raised their children in Valdosta, Georgia and later in life moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida to fulfill their dream of beach life. Dr. Hoy cared deeply about his patients, colleagues, and coworkers. Jeff was the family go-to advice giver, the best storyteller, and always was willing to listen and answer his kids’ numerous life questions.

Growing up, Jeff enjoyed working on the family cattle farm, fishing, camping, reading, playing chess and piano. Jeff was an avid reader, animal lover and proud Eagle Scout recipient. His other passions included cheering on his Georgia Bulldogs, looking at sports cars, cooking, but above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Jeff leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Sonia, and his beloved children, Cassandra Marie, Sabrina Isabel, and Zachary Jacob. He is survived by his father, Dr. Don Roger Hoy, his brother, Dr. Roger Michael Hoy and his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Suzanne Farley Hoy.

The family would like to especially thank the Nassau County Sheriff’s department and the UF Health North Hospital for the care he received. A private memorial will be held to honor Jeff’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Ronald McDonald House in Jeff’s name


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