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Recently, Larissa Hinman, a former member of this church, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, requiring surgery, chemotherapy, and possible radiation. The Hinman’s have two girls, Sophia and Saabella,  ages 11 and 8. The coronavirus is making her recovery especially difficult, and she will not be able to work for some time. A close friend of the family created a GoFundMe page for those who may wish to provide some support for Larissa and her family. Here is the link, where your contribution to their  comfort and solace will be greatly appreciated: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hinman-family-assistance

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Tina Ramey is our UUCJ Communications Director.  Her grandmother Inga Huggins, who raised her, passed away on March 4, 2020 at 85 years. She died peacefully in hospice care. Our deepest  sympathy goes out to Tina and Paul and their family.

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Kathleen Renee’s father, David, has been hospitalized this past week and is now suffering from dementia.  Thoughts and prayers of support would be greatly appreciated by David, his wife, Diane, and Kathleen’s family.

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Long-time former UUCJ member Marvin Berk passed away recently in Gainesville, Florida.  Marvin and his wife, Helen, moved to Oak Hammock, a continuing care retirement community at UF in Gainesville in 2007.  Condolences go out to the Berk family.

UUCJ member Sam Klein is living at River Garden, 11401 Old Saint Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32258. His new room number is 284. He would like to be remembered by his friends at UUCJ. He would appreciate visits, calls (904-625-1097), cards, and notes.

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Joe Adiutori’s sister, Barbara Hunter, passed away suddenly at her home in New York on Thursday, February 6, 2020.  Our sincere sympathy to Joe and Florie and their family.

Cathy Courtney has recently had several back surgeries. Please send her wishes of encouragement.

Mariellen Kristol, wife of former UUCJ member, Bruce Kristol, passed away in Jacksonville on Saturday, November 23, 2019.  A celebration of her life was held on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  Condolences go out to Bruce and his family.

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Karen Smith-Scott’s nephew, Chris Aaron Sanderson, age 26 passed away on January 25, 2020. “All he wanted was to live and be loved in return.” With sincere sympathy to Karen and Nicole and their family.

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Henson Markham, UUCJ member and former music director, passed away on December 24, 2020 in Columbus, Georgia surrounded by his family. He was a past President of the Friday Musicale and the founder and director of the Chamber Music Society of the Church of the Good Shepherd. He had a career in the music publishing industry in New York City. Henson also served in the Army as a chaplain’s assistant. A memorial service celebrating Henson’s life is planned for Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm at UUCJ, followed by a reception in the social hall.  UCJ members and friends are invited to assist in the set-up and clean-up for the reception. Our sincere condolences go out to Henson’s son, Brian Markham, and his family.

Sallie Pickard and Buck Plaster are happy to report that their daughter, Ehren Black, successfully underwent surgery for a recurring brain tumor. She is now at Brooks Rehabilitation on University and Beach for an unspecified time. Please keep sending her your happy thoughts. Cards and notes of support may be sent to Ehren at Sallie’s address: 12862 Chets Creek Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224.

Candy Rue’s former husband, Neal Rue, passed away on December 25, 2019.  They have two children, Danny and Emily. Neal was a very talented photographer. A family gathering is planned for Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 3:00PM.  Our sincere sympathy goes out to Candy and her family.

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Following his recent hospitalization at Shands Hospital, Henson Markham has moved to live with his son, Brian Markham, in Columbus, Georgia. He is now under palliative care. His mailing address is 8767 River Road, Columbus, Georgia 31904.  Cards and notes of support would be appreciated.

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Henson Markham is recovering from a recent fall. He is now being treated on the eighth floor of Shands Hospital. Best wishes to Henson for his continued healing!

UUCJ member, Sam Klein, is now a resident at River Garden, room number 252. Cards and notes would be appreciated.

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A Memorial Service celebrating Robert Miller’s life, who passed away on October 28, 2019, will be held Friday, December 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Coleman Center in Fleet Landing, Atlantic Beach.  Please use the Mayport Road entrance (Fleet Landing Boulevard) to Fleet Landing and say you are there for the “Miller Memorial Service”.  The gate person will direct you to the parking area.

Henson Markham fell last week.  He has cuts and bruises but no fractures.  Best wishes Henson for a full recovery.