Janice S. Hollis


Janice S. Hollis, 94 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on December 29, 2019 at Community Hospice Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach.

Janice was born on May 12, 1925 to parents Joel and Sue (Brown) Saunders, one of six children. She graduated from Union High School in Leslie, Georgia and continued her education at Auburn University where she graduated in 1946. While attending Auburn she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi.

She married John J. Hollis of St. Petersburg, Florida in 1949. They moved to Fernandina Beach from Cordele, Georgia in 1958. She began teaching the Mighty Pirates at Fernandina Beach High School in 1959 and taught there for almost 30 years. Teaching was her love, but her greatest joy was her family. She enjoyed the beach life including fishing. Janice was an avid reader and bridge player.

Janice was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents and all of her siblings.

She leaves behind her daughter, Jan Hollis; her son John Hollis; her daughter, Judy Hollis McCarthy (Glenn) all of Fernandina Beach, Florida; her son, Joel Hollis (Donna) of St. Augustine, Florida and granddaughter Jessica Hollis McCarthy (Owen) of Washington, D.C.

A memorial service to honor and remember her will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 10, 2020 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends on Friday one hour prior to the service.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Memorial United Methodist Church in Fernandina Beach or Community Hospice of N.E. Florida/Bill and Jane Warner Center for Caring.