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Mary Tom Willis Drew


Mary Tom Willis Drew 80, of Fernandina Beach Fl. passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach Fl.

Mrs. Drew was born on January 29, 1937 in Stevenson Al, the daughter of the late John O. and Edna Cameron Willis.

She spent her early years in Stevenson AL and graduated from Stevenson High School. She enrolled in Bethel College in Mckenzie, Tn where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Sorority. In 1959 she moved to Fernandina Beach Fl, and began her teaching career at Fernandina Elementary and Middle School.

Mrs. Drew also assisted at the Avondale Florist which was owned by her mother. She was active in the Daughters of The American Revolution and a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Drew was also an active member of the Republican Executive Committee and was the 7th registered Republican in Nassau County.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Joe H. Drew on October 22, 2013.

Mrs. Drew leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law Julie and Larry Howard of Ponte Vedra Beach Fl, and her son and daughter-in-law John M. Drew and Catherine Hardee Drew of Yulee Fl. her 3 grandsons: Cameron and Chandler Young and Joseph Drew, Her former student and lifelong companion, friend and confidant, Arlene Green.

The Family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Oxley-Heard.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Fernandina Beach with Rev. Wain Wesberry officiating. The Pallbearers will be Robert and Terry Fiege, Danny and Bill Leeper, John Mazzalla, Scott Gearis, Bubba Chauncey and Butch Osbourne. Honorary Escort will be The Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Drew will be laid to rest beside her husband in the family Plot in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Nassau Education Foundation/ P.O. Box 17272/ Fernandina Beach Fl, 32035


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