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Starke - Joella Lynn Seay, age 51, of Starke passed away May 20, 2014 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville surrounded by her family following an extended illness with cancer.

Joella was born on October 31, 1962 in Starke to James and Mary (Starling) Crawford, and is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds a degree in Public Relations, Journalism/Communications.

She has been employed with the University of Florida for over thirty years and is presently the Associate Director for the Department of Housing. Joella was a Sunday school teacher and she enjoyed the outdoors and loved going to the beach.

Joella is survived by her loving husband of over thirty years Martin Seay; two daughters Amanda (Adam) Stevenson and Emily Seay, and a grandson Austin Tyler (Ty) Stevenson all of Starke.

A viewing will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. in Madison Street Baptist Church, Thursday, May 22, 2014 with Reverend Charles Warren and Reverend Justin Kirksey officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Call Cemetery located in Union County off of CR 18. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 SW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.

Arrangements are by JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME, 620 Nona St. Starke, FL 32091. 904-964-6200.

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Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
620 E Nona St
Starke, FL 32091
(904) 964-6200
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Published in Gainesville Sun from May 21 to May 22, 2014
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