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JoNell Kelly Creekmur Thatcher

JoNell Kelly Creekmur Thatcher

JoNell Kelly Creekmur Thatcher passed away July 29, 2009. She was born in Richmond on August 26, 1938.

Survivors include her son, Nelms Creekmur (Renata) of Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughters, Anna Lee and Nadia; brothers, James Kelly (Sharon) of Hiwassee, and Patrick Kelly (Judy) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; and five nieces and nephews and their children.

A cheerleader at Thomas Jefferson High School, Mrs. Thatcher then graduated from Johnston Willis Hospital as an R.N. and from the Medical College of Virginia as a family nurse practitioner.

She and her late husband, Dick Thatcher, were avid sailors and charter members of the Urbanna Creek Yacht Club. She operated Kerry Girl, a clothing store in Urbanna.

She was president of the Clay Network of Northeast Florida and a competitive tennis player who was affectionately known as the “lob queen.” An original member of the Christ Church Cares Ministries, she served as a Shepherd and a Stephen Minister. She also served as an usher and a member of the Cursillo Community. One of her proudest achievements was recently receiving her 13-year chip for sobriety.

Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 3:30 p.m.

Following the service, family will receive friends at the South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, 2724 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd., where she was a long-time member.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Linda’s Legacy Foundation, P.O. Box 2431, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32004-2431.

posted 07.31.2009

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