Jean M. Thorne

January 2, 1928March 6, 2018

Jean M. Carter Thorne passed away in Palatka, Florida on March 6, 2018 at the age of 90 after a long illness.

Jean was born in Vincentown, NJ the daughter of James Collins Carter and Rose Orgel. Jean was raised in the Ramapo Valley area of New York. During her long life she raised two children, a son, Kevin and daughter, Beverly. She dedicated her life to helping others.Jean attended Jones College in her late 60's where she earned a degree as a Medical Office Assistant . Jean spent her later years until retirement working as a nursing aide in Jacksonville caring for the sick and elderly. She lived alone until the age of 89 when her health started to fail her.

She'll always be remebered as a loving and selfless person, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who loved her family as did they her.

Jean is predeceased by several sisters and a brother. She is survived by her children, Beverly Reed (Richard) of Palatka and Kevin Carter (Cherie) of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Scott Whitney (Kelly) of Richmond, CA, and Kaitlyn Carter of Jacksonville; great grandson, Sawyer Whitney of Richmond, CA.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL.


  • Memorial Service Monday, April 16, 2018

Jean M. Thorne

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March 16, 2018

To the family of Ms. Jean please accept my heartfelt condolences. The pain of losing a love one to death can be unbearable, but take comfort in knowing that our loving creator "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those crushed in spirit." At this difficult time draw close to God in prayer because He cares for you. (Psalms 34:18 ; James 4:8)

Carolyn Sutherland

March 13, 2018

Dear Jean, we only met once but that was enough to form a friendship. I imagine the conversations we would have had if we had had a lifetime to chat. Your family will miss you but the beautiful memories you have given them will last forever. Goodbye lovely lady, from Carolyn and Bruce in New Zealand.

Vicki Freeland

March 13, 2018

Oh Dear Miss Jean. You & I had a special relationship. I will never forget you. We laughed together, joked around. You’re a wonderful person & I am so very happy I had the pleasure of spending a little time with you.
I would bet God let you in the gate as soon as you arrived. God bless & Rest In Peace ❤️