John Lovejoy
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John Sanders Lovejoy Jr. of Mt. Brook, AL passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Linda Spearman Lovejoy, two sons Thomas Chappell Lovejoy (Cyndi) of Atlanta, GA and James Sanders Lovejoy of Denver, CO, two daughters Leigh Fitzgerald Harris and Ashley Harris Hart (Ryan) and three beloved grandchildren; Anna Gray Hart, Harris Preston Hart and Sutton Thomas Harris all of Atlanta, GA, three sisters, Florence Lovejoy Hannigan (Bill) of Birmingham, AL, Regina Lovejoy McKelvey (Henry) of Gadsden, AL, Anna Lovejoy Cochran of Birmingham, AL; numerous loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Sanders Lovejoy Sr (Marie Daccardi), and sister Jeanette Lovejoy Humphrey (Craig). John was born on January 30, 1949 in Gadsden, AL. He graduated from Gadsden High School and Auburn University where he majored in economics. He was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. After graduation he moved to Albany, GA where he began his career in insurance and banking. John spent the majority of his career in financial planning and later formed his own financial planning and investment advisory business in Birmingham, AL with partner, Eric McClain of McClain Lovejoy Financial Planning LLC. John had a passion for learning and living life. He especially enjoyed birding, photography, computers, history, music, painting and most recently learning to play the piano. Some of his most cherished times were traveling with his children and grandchildren photographing those precious memories. Johns heart grew even bigger when he became a grandparent. His grandchildren thought their "Papa" hung the moon and he felt the same about each one of them. John's kind, gentle, caring heart and soul touched all who knew him. His loving caring sisters and their families brought so much joy, fun, laughter and excitement to his life that will be forever cherished by us all. John's bright mind and inquisitive nature gave us wisdom and knowledge that will carry on with all who loved him. A celebration of John's life will be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

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Published in The Birmingham News from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
January 12, 2021
John was a good friend and asset to the Shades Valley Camera Club. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace and comfort to his family.
Mary Georgeson
January 12, 2021
John was a personal friend from Albany. John was a financial advisor for Nan and I.
John and I used to paddle down the river before he moved and became my financial advisor.
Tom Law
January 11, 2021
I didn’t know John but know of him through Bill and Florence Hannigan and Patti Hannigan. He seemed like a wonderful person. I’m so sorry for your loss.
January 11, 2021
Dearest Linda, Florence, Regina, Anna and families (& Eric): I am so saddened to hear of Johnny's untimely passing. I know he will be terribly missed by so many. His obituary heralds his finest qualities so very well. What a fine man he was! My prayers are with you all, especially you Linda as you navigate the loneliness of Johnny's absence in your home. May God give comfort, strength, courage, and a peace that surpasses all understanding to all of Johnny's family during this difficult time.
Kim Naler
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