Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


Janelle Draughon Dowling

12 septiembre , 192721 junio , 2020

Janelle “Nell” Dowling, 92, passed away Sunday, June 21. Nell was born in Grady County, GA on September 12, 1927. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dr. Heywood Dowling. She is survived by her loving children Carol Pullen, Connie Coley, Cathy Page, and Dennis Mathews.

Nell Dowling was a loving mother, stepmother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be deeply missed by family and numerous friends.

Her viewing will be Thursday, June 25 from 5:00-7:00pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Mandarin. Her celebration of life will be held at Switzerland Community Church in Switzerland (St. Johns County) on Friday, June 26 at 11:00am. Burial will be held at Mandarin Cemetery following the Celebration of Life.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nell's memory can be made to the building funds of Switzerland Community Church or Murray Hill Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL (904) 288-0025.


  • Visitation

    jueves, 25 junio , 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    viernes, 26 junio , 2020

  • Burial

    viernes, 26 junio , 2020


Janelle Draughon Dowling


diana weirich

18 julio , 2020

She was my neighbor for over 27 years and always helped me in my time of need. Truly an earth angel and now an angel in heaven.

Connie Coley

1 julio , 2020

My heart aches. I miss you so but know you are in heaven. Love you so much ❤️. Rest mama and know we will all be okay.

Melanie Johnson

25 junio , 2020

Dear Connie, Cathy, Carol, and Dennis,
I won't be able to be there in person but I will certainly be there in spirit as you celebrate Aunt Nell's life. She was a special, special person to me and I will always remember her distinctive voice and laugh. She brought joy with her wherever she went and I feel blessed to have been loved so well by her. She was such a faithful prayer warrior for me during my two bouts with cancer, and for that I will be forever grateful. I love you all very much and pray that each of you will be comforted in the days ahead by your memories.

Much love,

Rick Coard

25 junio , 2020

Truly loved my Aunt Nell throughout my life. I remember staying with her several weeks while my dad was either out to sea (Navy) or when we were looking for a new house after one of the several times we moved back to Jacksonville. She always had a special loving way with us (me and my 3 brothers) and we loved her wonderful cooking too! Took my own children to visit my aunt several times and remember a great day on the river with her and Dr. Dowling. My children and I were talking again about that day just last night. We will definitely miss her loving voice talking to us and miss her hugs too! God bless Carol, Connie, Cathy and Dennis with comfort, peace and strength during this time. You had a wonderful mom and will have heart warming memories of her forever! I love you Nell very much!

Nicole Sheehan

25 junio , 2020

My beloved Grandmother....my heart aches but knowing you are home is the only comfort I need. I will forever appreciate your kindness and loving example and strive to be more like you the rest of my days. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and being our family's anchor. Friday we celebrate you and the mark you've left here on earth and what a glorious day it shall be. Fly with the angels. I love you.

Elaine and Buddy Overby

24 junio , 2020

What a fine and upbeat Lady was Mrs. Nell! We loved visiting with her and her beloved husband "Doc" Dowling. She was truly one of kind. Loved those stories of her childhood. Praise the Dear Lord she loved she is walking the streets of heaven and is reunited with all those she loved who went before. Our prayers to all of you that Jesus will comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Elaine Brinkley

24 junio , 2020

Nell was a very special person who I met on my honeymoon. Buddy was treated as a special nephew so I felt blessed to be received into her life as well. May God bring joy as we recall precious memories! Love to her sweet children and extended families.❤️❤️

Eric Clayton

24 junio , 2020

A good pic of some of my favorite folks.

Faye Coard

23 junio , 2020

The Lord blessed me with the most loving, caring sister anyone could imagine. She was there for me always when we were growing up and then after I married and my husband was on deployments in the navy, she was there for me and my children. She followed the Lord’s teaching to always help those in need. Rest with the Lord eternally, Nell, my dearest sister.
You will be so dearly missed.


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