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Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Brenda Jean Beckwith

September 7, 1962September 27, 2019
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Brenda Jean Beckwith passed away on September 27, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL; she was 57 years young.

Brenda worked in a myriad of positions throughout the medical community; from being a Radiology Tech at Baptist of downtown Jacksonville to Director of Revenue Cycle Management at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute. Throughout her career, she served as a mentor to many but became a friend to all.

Outside of the professional arena, Brenda loved The Georgia Bulldogs, dancing, singing on road trips, and above all her family. Living in Savannah, GA throughout her childhood and young adulthood, she also grew an admiration for historical architecture.

Brenda is survived by her husband of 20 years Richard N. Beckwith, two children from a previous marriage Taylor Charles Stewart (31), Victoria Jean Stewart (28), and stepson Richard Noble Beckwith, Jr (26). She is also survived by her parents Army Veteran James Robert Kaigler and retired ICU Nurse Betty Jean Kaigler of Savannah, GA, as well as four siblings: Nancy Hankinson, Dianne Belcher, Wayne McTaggert, James Robert Kaigler, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10am, followed immediately by a reception at Southside Baptist Church 1435 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made In Brenda Jean's name to the American Heart Association, 7751 Baymeadows Road, E., Ste. 106F, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or at https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/florida/first-coast

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Reception following the Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Amber Evans

October 10, 2019

MARILYN MIRABELLA

October 6, 2019

I have worked with and known Brenda for many years.. She filled everyone with joy and laughter and shared with all her Beauty inside and out..We had a few Friday afternoon dance lessons at the office ourselves.. Kept us fabulous.! She could always help you put your daily challenges into perspective ..You will be missed beyond words ..May God's Loving Peace and Grace be with all who love you.. forever in our HEARTS , Love, Marilyn & Michael

Nancy Peta

October 5, 2019

I am devastated to learn of Brenda’s passing. We worked together at FCCI for seven years. She was always positive and a joy to be around. I could always count on her to give me a good laugh. My heart goes out to her husband Richard, they were so much in love and always together enjoying life. You will be missed very much.

Loretta Belardo

October 3, 2019

What an amazing woman indeed! I worked for Brenda for over 7 years and she was an awesome boss and an amazingly smart, witty and very strong woman who didn't take any mess and would put you in your place but still love you afterwards. Lol. On Friday mornings she would call me and another coworker, Mary Weeks in her office along with whoever else wanted to partake in the dance off, and she would blast the radio and we would sing and dance our butts off! We had the best times and she was always the life of the party! She will be sadly missed...

Karen Stevens

October 3, 2019

Brenda was an amazing person we had many laughs over the years .. mostly around football her love for The Bulldogs and mine for the Gators... it will be different this year for the Georgia Florida game not having her to go back and forth with over Facebook.... Brenda you will be missed but I know you are watching over us all.. Love you and God Bless!!!

Amanda Solomon

October 2, 2019

I worked for Brenda for almost 7 years! She was a great boss and person. We had a lot of good times together. She was one of my first bosses that I considered a friend. We especially enjoyed our love for the Georgia bulldogs! She is going to be greatly missed by all!

TAMMY PAVLO

October 1, 2019

There is so much I could say about Brenda. I love this woman. She was so smart, so strong, so tough and beautiful inside and out. Brenda always had a smile and a positive outlook. She would tell you like it was with a smile. I loved working with her. I could go on and on ..... let me just say her wittiness and friendship will be missed very much! Love ya Brenda!

Denise DeBerardino

October 1, 2019

I remember when Brenda would come to the intensive care unit (where I worked with her mother Betty) to X-ray our patients in the early hours. We used to tease her about "not messing up" our freshly made beds like all the other techs used to do. And she didn't! Always a smile for the patients and everyone she came in contact with. My prayers are with her entire family as you navigate through this difficult time.

Denise (McDaniel) DeBerardino

Bobbie Grotton

October 1, 2019

Thinking of all of you on such a sad day. I will miss you Brenda my friend and my beautiful niece.

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