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Jean G. Hanna


Mrs. Jean Gemmill Hanna, age 91 of Fernandina Beach passed away on Tuesday morning, December 13, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Born on December 29, 1924 in Richmond, VA, Jean was the daughter of the late Arthur Vernon and Fern Choisser Gemmill. After living in many different places, in 1952 she married Winford Howard Hanna and moved to Fernandina Beach where she lived the rest of her life. In 1996 her husband Howard passed away.
Jean was a longtime member of the Memorial United Methodist Church, the Magnolia Garden Club, the Pool Dancers and the General Duncan Lamont Historical Society. She enjoyed her worldwide travels, playing bridge and Mah Jongg.
Jean is survived by her three children, Kay Stephens of Fernandina Beach, husband Calvin and daughters Kayla and Hanna; Virginia Broome of Williamsburg, VA, husband Chris and daughter Abby; and Carol Piper of Jacksonville, FL, husband Lawrence, his daughter Ashley Piper Taylor and her three children Burgandy, Salem and Garner.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Maxwell Hall at Memorial United Methodist Church of Fernandina Beach with Pastor Beth Foglemiller officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service in Maxwell Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions to honor her life may be made to the Memorial United Methodist Church (MUMC) Building Fund, 601 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.


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