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Jane Gurley

Dear Family, I have not seen Mrs. Drury in many years, but what a sweetheart she was. Even on your worse day she could put a smile on your face. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Philip Jones

Charles, I am sad to see your Mom's passing. God Bless!

Cliff and Debbie Stinson

Aunt Evelyn was such a sweet lady .. thinking back to when we were little and all the fun times we had at her house in Fernandina.. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.. RIP Aunt Evelyn

Cecilia Davis-Taylor

Thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved.

Ted Green

Ms. Evelyn has been a great friend and neighbor for as long as I remember. She will be missed. Sincere condolences from the 16th street Green family.

Carl Anderson

Very sorry for your family's loss. Special prayers for her.

Sherry Sutton

So sorry for your loss such a sweet lovely lady. We were in the same circle for years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Sissy Bryson Drake

So sad for the loss of this sweet lady. We have so many sweet memories of days growing up on South 18th Street. They certainly were great days in Fernandina Beach. Prayers and hugs to the Stinson and Drury families.

Evelyn Stinson Drury


Mrs. Evelyn Stinson Drury, 94, of Fernandina Beach passed away at her home on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

Born in Jacksonville she was a daughter of the late Adolpus and Mary Addison Bessent. She was raised in Jacksonville and moved to Fernandina Beach as a young lady in 1949.

She worked for the Nassau County School System as a Lunchroom Assistant for many years and retired in 1988. She was affectionately known to many of the students as “Granny”. Mrs. Drury always the kind of lady who always stayed busy. She loved to cook. She always welcomed anybody to her table whether they were family, friends or the unexpected visitor. She loved all she came in contact with treated them all as if they were family.

Mrs. Drury was active in working at her church too. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church for 70 years.

In addition to being predeceased by her parents and all her siblings she was predeceased by a son and grandson as well.

She leaves behind her children, Barbara Shelton of Fernandina Beach, Elaine (Henry) Bennett of Fayetteville, NC, Charles Stinson of Fayetteville, NC and John “Matt” Stinson of Jacksonville; her sister, Lavohn Crews of Hilliard; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren as well as an extended family of several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Drury will be held Friday, February 10, 2023 beginning at 11:00 AM at Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM.

She will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery.

The family asks that donations be made, in her memory, to Memorial United Methodist Church or Community Hospice and Palliative Care of NE Florida.


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