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Evelyn B. Johns

2017-09-12

Evelyn B. Johns, age 90, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born March 26, 1927, in Defuniak Springs, Florida, she was the youngest child of the late Virgil and Jesse King Balkom.

Mrs. Johns was a long time resident of Fernandina Beach having moved here in 1953. She considered herself a true islander. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved spending time with her grandchildren, tending her plants, and reading her books.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester Eugene Johns; two brothers, Emmitt and Hulon Balkom; and three sisters, Cara Lofton, Erie Cosson, and Vera Jarvis.

She is survived by a daughter, Janice Nettles and her husband, Bob of Ocala, Florida; a son, Steven Mausert and his wife, Patty of Lynn Haven, Florida; four grandchildren, David Nettles and his wife, Belinda of High Springs, Florida, Lisa Frazier and her husband, Marc of Rome, Georgia, Melanie Bower and her husband, Brett of Tomball, Texas, and Kevin Mausert and his wife, Amy of Chicago, Illinois; seven great grandchildren; four great, great grandchildren as well as a number of nieces, nephews and very dear friends.

Mrs. Johns� family will receive friends Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Oxley Heard Funeral Directors beginning at 2:00 PM until 2:45 PM. Funeral services will be held at the graveside at 3:00 PM at Bosque Bello Cemetery with Chaplain Jackie Hayes officiating.

The family asks to remember her life donations be made, in her memory, to Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257