January 14, 1928November 2, 2018

James Munnerlyn Shine, “Jimmy,” died peacefully at his home in Switzerland, FL on November 2, 2018 at the age of 90. He was a native of Duval County and called Switzerland home since 1963. He graduated from Landon High School and received a BS degree in business at Stetson University, Deland. He was a Corporal in the US Army. He professed that his experiences in 4-H and the Boy Scouts, where he attained the rank of Eagle and became scoutmaster Troop 161 North Florida Council, were the foundations of his adulthood.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Tonissen Shine and son, Wallace Tonissen Shine. He is survived by his son, James Munnerlyn Shine, Jr., “Jim”; granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Shine, both of Canal Point, FL and several nieces and nephews. His extended family included his Magnolia/Eventide neighborhood, the St. Johns/Clay County Master Gardeners, the faith community of the Church of Our Savior, Mandarin, the retirees that worked at the Continental Insurance Company, Jacksonville and the Green Cove “Breakfast Club.”

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on November 19, in Church of Our Savior, 12236 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223. Friends are invited to visit the family in the afternoon and evening at his home. Fishermen and fruit pickers welcome.

Memorial contributions may be made to:Community Hospice & Palliative Care 4266 Sunbeam Road Jacksonville, Florida 32257 or University of Florida Foundation ATTN: 4-H/Shine Post Office Box 110170 Gainesville, Florida 32211-0170 or online at:


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Felicia Thomas

November 12, 2018

I'm so saddened to hear about my friend who I loved dearly he was a good person he was funny kind and sweet and I will forever miss him and love him with all my heart so fly away my sweet sweet angel and may God bless his son and granddaughter and everyone else in his family. Love always your caregiver Felicia Thomas