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Edna "Jackie" Earle Stubits
It is with heavy hearts we share the passing of our dear mother, Edna Earle “Jackie” Stubits. She died peacefully at home on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
Jackie was born in Brunswick, Georgia on July 7, 1930 and raised as an only child on the family farm outside of Manor, Georgia.
She was an avid reader and graduated 2nd in her class from Manor High School. After graduation, wanting to escape her rural environment, she moved to the “Big City” of Fernandina in 1948. There she eventually met and married Joseph Stubits who had moved down from Pennsylvania to work as a chemist at the local paper mill. They were married on November 17, 1951 and had sixty seven wonderful years together until Joseph’s death in 2018.
Jackie started her career working in the office of Florida Public Utilities. After seventeen years there, an opportunity presented itself for her to buy her Aunt Irma Malone’s store called Lynn’s Dress Shop. For many years, her store was a fixture downtown, where ladies could try on clothes and get caught up on the latest news in town. She had many fashion shows at the Women’s Club and was a leader in the Downtown Merchants Association.
After retirement, she worked for 20 years as a volunteer for the Nassau County Hospital Auxiliary. She was active in the community and belonged to the Women’s Club, Garden Club, Bridge Club, Terpsichorean Dance Club and Ten Acres Club. She was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where she served for many years on the Alter Guild.
She is survived by her two sons, Steve Stubits, Tony (Donna) Stubits; her grandchildren, Jessica (Marty), Joe (Danielle), Tracey (Kyle) and Troy; her great-grandchildren, Connor, Rowan, Cooper, Jordan, Kaden and Emelia. She also leaves behind numerous relatives in Georgia, Pennsylvania, California and many friends here on Amelia Island that she cherished dearly.
Donations may be made in her name to Community Hospice or St. Peter’s Church EYC.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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Mike and Chris Hendrix
Dear Steve and Tony…. Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Mrs Stubits’ passing. I have wonderful memories of her. She gave me a job at her dress store! So appreciate her and the legacy she leaves in her children and grandchildren. She was dearly respected and loved!
Beautiful tribute Jessica. I will never forget every time she came in the office her smile lite up the room. It was like time stood still when we saw her. She truly was one of a kind. She will be deeply missed.
Peggy Galphin Farrell
What a wonderful full life she had, I am blessed to have happy memories of our family get together as your Mom was a great cook!
Heartfelt condelences to everyone in the Stubits family, for such a great loss.
An amazing friend and a gift to any of us who were longtime friends and volunteers. Jackie had a heart of gold. St Peters church and the FB Woman’s Club all knew her generosity. My heart goes out to her family. Blessings and Love Bonnie Bong Penney Retirement Community
Yes, Jackie was a special person. She also, always made you feel special. I am saddened to hear of her passing but glad to know she will be dancing again soon!
So sorry to hear of her passing! She was certainly a grand lady. Always gracious and kind to everyone one. Sending lots of love and hugs to all the family❤️
Dee and Davis Chaplin
Sending our thoughts to the whole family. Whenever eating out always loved running into the Stubits and if there was a dance floor, we knew they would be on it. Lynn’s Dress shop was a great go to place for so many years. Jackie will be missed and remembered with a smile.
Steve, Tony, and families, I'm saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. As was stated, she was an icon in Fernandina. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God's grace and peace comfort you today and in the days ahead.
Cynthia Allan Sapp
David and I were so sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Cynthia Rush Mercer
I am sorry to hear of Mrs. Stubits passing. I remember her well from those long ago days of shopping in Lynn’s Dress Shop. She was always so kind and a joy to talk with. Prayers to her boys and their families.
My heart is I’m sad knowing that Jackie's sweet presence is gone from our world. She was truly a Southern Belle in her manners and her heart. She be missed by every single person who knew her. I feel sure Saint Peter smiled and flung open the gates when she approached. Rest well Jackie.