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Juanita "Nita" S. Lynde died on April 3, 2017 at her home in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born on August 12, 1933 in Pamplin City, VA, the youngest of six children of William T. St. John and Grace Estelle Childress St. John. She graduated from Pamplin High School and Johnston-Willis Hospital Nursing School in Richmond, VA in 1957. She married Robert Harrington Lynde in 1958. Mrs. Lynde lived in Richmond, VA; Ann Arbor, MI; San Antonio, TX; Tarpon Springs, FL; and Thomasville, GA. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert H. Lynde; daughter, Pamela L. Cordon and son-in-law, Andrew J. Cordon; sister, Mrs. Robert Morris, Appomattox, VA; brother, Horace Edward St. John, Mechanicsville, VA; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. James L. Lynde, Lynchburg, VA; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Millard St. John and Thomas St. John and sister, Elizabeth Frances Herwig. Nita was a talented and well respected nurse. Her last job in that field was working for Head Start. She donated her time and efforts to dozens of charitable organizations, including medical auxiliary groups in several cities, garden clubs and historic preservation groups. She was an excellent cook and hostess, who made everyone feel welcome in her home. Nita showed unstinting devotion to the medical needs and crises of family and friends. She was above all a loving wife, mother and friend. A Graveside Service was held at 11:00am Friday, April 7th in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery in Phenix, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Published on April 11, 2017
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