Eugenia M. McLendon

Eugenia Mitchell “Jean” McLendon, 84, of Lakeland, passed away May 14, 2019, at Lakeland Regional Hospital in Lakeland. 

Jean was born and grew up in Quincy and was a 1952 graduate of Gadsden County High School. She married Charles T. “Chuck” McLendon in 1956, and they started their married life in Quincy. Following her husband’s career with Belk Department Store, Jean lived in Palatka from 1968 to 1984 and in Douglas, Ga., from 1984 to 1990 while raising a family of three daughters. In 1990, Jean and Chuck moved to Tallahassee, where they owned and operated Betty’s Bargain Barn for five years. Jean loved the Lord Jesus and was always very active in the life of the church. She taught Sunday school, children’s church, youth bible study and was involved in many women’s groups through the years. She read her bible daily and continually prayed for her family up until the end. More than anything, Jean was a devoted wife and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she will be deeply missed. 

She was preceded by her husband of 61 years, Chuck McLendon. 

She is survived by daughters, Charlean, Tracy and Nina; grandchildren, Rachel, Rebecca, Amelia, Hannah, Westen, Micah, Zoe and Wyatt; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Jordan, Inara and Thatcher.

A funeral service will be noon Friday, May 17, 2019, at St. Johns Family Funeral Home with Pastor Fred Lanier officiating. A visitation beginning at 11 a.m. will precede the service. Interment will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery. 

St. Johns Family Funeral Home in St. Augustine is in charge of arrangements.

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