Charline Hawkins Janney
October 28, 1942 – July 20, 2020
Charline Hawkins Janney, “Gee”, age 77, passed away peacefully July 20, 2020 due to pancreatic cancer. She was born October 28, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to Charles and Arline Hawkins. (Predeceased)
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Raymond Robert Janney, sons Raymond (Ted) Janney, his wife (Nichole) and their sons, Bryce and Zachary, of Jacksonville. Step Grandson, Capt. Travis C. Reid, his wife (1st LT Corie Capalbo) USAF, Brett H. Janney of Jacksonville and Trent A. Janney, his wife (Michele) and their daughter Fiona of Jacksonville, Her brothers James H. Hawkins his wife (Sandy) of Havana, FL and John M. Hawkins his wife (Yvonne) of Jacksonville.
Charline and Raymond dated for two and a half years before their engagement on October 28, 1964. Following his discharge from USN in July, 1965; they exchanged vows on August 14, 1965 in Faith Lutheran Church of Jacksonville, Rev. Roland Hansen and Rev. Carl Richie officiated. They were active members of Faith until its closing in January, 2016.
Charline was an active member of the Jacksonville Civic Ballet Company from 1953 until 1961. Their first performance was with the Jacksonville Symphony orchestra and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet. Jacksonville Civic Ballet was first to have an extensive repertoire of classical and original ballets including: “Swan Lake” – “Paris Leave” – “Graduation Ball”. She played in Lee High School’s powder-puff football game. After graduating in 1960 she worked for The Prudential Insurance Company of Jacksonville until the birth of her first child Raymond T. in December, 1966. Charline’s parents, grandparents and uncle were instrumental in the construction and growth of Faith Lutheran Church of Jacksonville. The church was built in 1956 and closed in 2016. She was the last charter member; her patronage to Faith and its members spanned sixty years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing. Her pastries, cookies and nut rolls were family favorites especially during the holidays. M & M cookies were always available for the grandchildren and adults too. Her passion was sewing; she made curtains and drapery for the home, skirts and outfits for herself and granddaughter. Charline’s quilting was admired by all; over several years she made Christmas quilts as gifts. She enjoyed genealogy; tracked the Hawkins family history back to the mid seventeen hundreds. Her sons, grandchildren and nephew were active in sports which she enjoyed also. Charline’s knowledge of baseball, basketball and football was extensive. She enjoyed trips to the local or out of town parks and gyms to support them. Most, if not all grandchildren have nick names for their grandparents. Charline’s was “Gee”; whenever the grandchildren would visit no matter what she was doing her focus was on them. All were treated the same. Charline wished to thank Doctors Kevin Hunger, Brian Deegan and staff for their loving care.
Her life was a living example of Ephesians 4:32 – “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you."
Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Charline Hawkins Janney
July 29, 2020
My family has served with Charlene and Ray for decades, and that was precious. I personally learned much working beside Ray and Charlene and will be forever grateful for it.