Avis Arlene Whitley, 76


Avis Arlene Whitley, 76, passed away on Friday, August
22, 2014. She was born August 20, 1938 in Baxley, Georgia to the late
Charles & Gracie Dean. Avis had lived most of her life in Jacksonville,
was Baptist by faith, and was known as “Nanny” to everyone who knew her.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, friend
and will be dearly missed by all. Avis was predeceased by her husband of
50+ years, Jerrell Whitley. Survivors include her son, Jerrell “Jerry”
Whitley, Jr.; daughter, Joyce Whitley Rooker (Charles); stepbrother,
Robert McLain; sister in laws, Irma Grace Whitley, Virginia Dean; special
friend Jeanne Burch (Joey, Jason, and Jordan); grandchildren, Jason
Shiferdek (Whistina), Beau Parks (Emily), Jerrell Whitley III (Krisinda),
Nicole Smith (Chris), Caitlyn Rooker, Heather Dyal; great grandchildren,
Shayne, Alyssa, Noah, Westin, Easton, Nicholas, Cameron, Shelby, Alyssa,
Brianna, Zachary, Kyndall Lee, Cortney, Austin, Nathan, Taylor, Kaitlyn,
Dylan; great-great grandchild, Brayden and numerous other relatives and
friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 27 at 11 AM in
the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road, with Rev. Ben
Jones officiating. Interment will follow by cremation. The family will
receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6-8PM at the funeral home,

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