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Hardage - Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

850 St Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Flora Ella Fleming

August 10, 1919October 1, 2019
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Flora Ella Brown Fleming of Jacksonville, Fla., died on Oct. 1 at Cypress Village Health Center in Jacksonville. She celebrated her 100th birthday just two months ago.

Born on Aug. 10, 1919, in Sharon Hill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James and Lily Brown. She moved to Jacksonville at a very young age and attended Oakland and Stanton Schools in Jacksonville.

During World War II, she was our family’s “Rosie the riveter,” having worked at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville repairing fighter planes for the U.S. military.

She moved to New York City after the war and lived in Far Rockaway, N.Y., until she returned to Jacksonville in 1997.

She had a love for baseball, often watching her favorite teams play on television. She knew the stats of her favorite players and always knew the time for the first pitch.

An avid reader, she finished dozens of novels each year, many of them of the romance variety.

Her smile would light up a room, and she would mark accomplishments in your life with a heartfelt, “That’s nice.”

She was predeceased by her husband, Ishmael Fleming; six siblings, James Brown Jr., Benjamin Brown, Bertha Wilbert, Viola Robinson, Cora Snell, and William Brown. She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor J. (Eugene) Duncan; two grandchildren, Todd (Lanada) Duncan of Roswell, Ga., and Mark (Emily) Duncan of Mechnanicville, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday (Oct. 7) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral and internment services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 8) All services will be held at the Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32225.

Interment will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery 12:30 PM Tuesday (Oct. 8).

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Biography

Flora Ella Brown Fleming of Jacksonville, Fla., died on Oct. 1 at Cypress Village Health Center in Jacksonville. She celebrated her 100thbirthday just two months ago.

Born on Aug. 10, 1919, in Sharon Hill, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James and Lily Brown. She moved to Jacksonville at a very young age and attended Oakland and Stanton Schools in Jacksonville.

During World War II, she was our family’s “Rosie the riveter,” having worked at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville repairing fighter planes for the U.S. military.

She moved to New York City after the war and lived in Far Rockaway, N.Y., until she returned to Jacksonville in 1997.

She had a love for baseball, often watching her favorite teams play on television. She knew the stats of her favorite players and always knew the time for the first pitch.

An avid reader, she finished dozens of novels each year, many of them of the romance variety.

Her smile would light up a room, and she would mark accomplishments in your life with a heartfelt, “That’s nice.”

She was predeceased by her husband, Ishmael Fleming; six siblings, James Brown Jr., Benjamin Brown, Bertha Wilbert, Viola Robinson, Cora Snell, and William Brown. She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor J. (Eugene) Duncan; two grandchildren, Todd (Lanada) Duncan of Roswell, Ga., and Mark (Emily) Duncan of Mechnanicville, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday (Oct. 7) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral and internment services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 8) All services will be held at the Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32225.

Interment will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery 12:30 PM Tuesday (Oct. 8).