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Jackie Lane Hamel


Jackie Lane Hamel, 67, passed away in Fernandina Beach, Florida after a brief battle with cancer. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Jack was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in Lakeland since 2010. He was an extremely dedicated Hospice Chaplain with Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Florida and faithfully attended Outreach Baptist Church.
Jack was a graduate of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. He went on to graduate from Luther Rice Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology. Jack proudly served in the United States Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves before retiring as a 2nd Lieutenant Air Force Chaplain. He was an ordained Baptist minister and pastored several churches throughout Florida, Mississippi and Arkansas. Jack loved spending time at the beach, kayaking, traveling and especially watching musicals.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Edna Hamel, his first wife, Brenda Duncan Hamel, daughter, Heather Elaine Hamel and sister, Glenda Hamel Bullock.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Judith Hamel, brother, Timothy Hamel, his daughters Stephanie Blayney (Mark) and Melanie Robertson (Sean), step-children, Stephen Milner and Rachel Milner, and his grandchildren Sara, Eythan, Emily, Noah, Luke, Ashton, Ryel, Ever and his beloved dog Oscar.

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, July 19, 2019 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home, 1305 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida.

A graveside service & burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32205.


TIM HAMEL July 15, 2019
I will miss my brother very much!

Rest in Peace Jack, You were beside many families as Hospice Chaplain and they appreciated you so much.

CAROL PREVATT July 15, 2019
Jack�s sweet, loving and kind spirit will be missed by many. We know you are with your precious Savior now and you are pain free. I pray that those who loved you so much that are left behind will be comforted now with a peach that passes all understanding.

DALE DAY July 17, 2019
Jack, a part of you will always be with us at Good Shepherd Hospice. You were an amazing man and could always bring light to even the darkest day with your smile and bubbly personality. I know you are now among the angels and no longer suffering. I pray that all those you knew and loved you find peace and comfort in their fond memories of you.

MARK SKINNER July 17, 2019
I met Jack when I first became a chaplain for Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland. Jack was always so kind and helpful to ask if he could help me with anything, knowing I was a new guy to the work of chaplain hospice care. I will always remember him for that kindness. My prayers are with the family at this time. Chaplain Mark Skinner, LPH

KATHY GRANT July 17, 2019
Rest In Peace Chaplin Jack you are truly missed already

TOM JOHNSON July 18, 2019
I met Jack about 18 months ago when I became a Chaplain with Good Shepherd Hospice. Jack was one of my mentors here at GSH. Jack and I both pastored churches in Florida and Mississippi. We also shared a love for Ray Stevens songs! Jack�s sweetness, zest for life, and love for his savior, will be cherished memories forever in my heart.

BLANCA STEA July 18, 2019
Oh Chaplain Jack, I will never forget your last morning here at GSH, when you appeared behind me from nowhere with such a calmed and peaceful demeanor. Quietly, just letting me know you could not remember your password. Something so common that has happen to all of us. I told you, don�t worry we all forget and you calmly told me �Oh, I am not worried�. That morning, your quietness and soft spoken words made me stop from my hectic morning, and take time to listen to what my gut, my heart and what your demeanor was telling me. I mean really listen. Thank you! Chaplain Jack, I will never forget to take time to STOP and Really Listen.

Peace and comfort to those that knew you and loved you.

SARAH JOHNSON July 18, 2019
It was a pleasure serving Mr.Jackie at LRH. He was always so kind to everyone and was quick to enjoy a good laugh. My condolences to his friends and family. I�m sure he�ll be missed dearly by many.

TED PORTER July 18, 2019
Even though Jack was a classmate at Forrest High School,I didn�t know him very well. But I became to know him subsequently thru his Posts on the Website, especially the beautiful photos he shared. Beautiful. My condolences to family and Blessings for the honorable life Jack lived. I look forward to seeing him again in Heaven. Blessings.

DIANE HALE July 20, 2019
I was fortunate to work with Jack at Jacksonville Heights Elem for several years. As I was a technology challenged person, Jack was my go to guy for computer assistance. I can�t tell you how many times he helped me over the years. He was always there when I needed him�sharing his knowledge and kindness. I don�t know what I would have done without him. I was able to see him just a year or two ago when we celebrated our former principal�s 90th birthday. He was so happy and upbeat with his �new� wife and mission as a Hospice Chaplain. I feel fortunate to have known him and he will truly be missed.

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