Ivy Nicole Gernhard

February 23, 1983December 5, 2016
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Ivy Nicole Cannon Gernhard, 33, of Middleburg, FL passed away Monday, December 5, 2016. She was born February 23, 1983 in Jacksonville, FL to Paul Keister Cannon, Jr. and Theresa Gibson Cannon. She graduated from Paxon School for Advanced Studies in 2001 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education in 2005 and a Master of Arts, Educational Leadership in 2011 from the University of North Florida. For the past eleven years, she was a third grade teacher for Clay County Schools at Lakeside Elementary and Clay Hill Elementary. Ivy loved photography, especially capturing the precious moments of her 6-month-old twins. In addition to her parents, Ivy is survived by her husband, David Corey Gernhard; son, Mason David Gernhard; daughter, Ella Nicole Gernhard; and brothers, Trey (Nikkole) Cannon and Sean Cannon. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Paul and Lucile Cannon, and Harold and Stella Gibson. A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, FL. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Pinewood Presbyterian Church, 198 Knight Boxx Road Middleburg, FL. Ivy's favorite color is purple, and the family would appreciate that friends and family wear something purple in honor of Ivy. Family requests memorials be made as donations to Lakeside Elementary or Pinewood Presbyterian Church. Please leave words of comfort and love at


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 13, 2016
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • Burial Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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Adysen Mckay

June 7, 2017

She was a lovely person sadly she had to part with this world. She will be missed greatly.

Adysen McKay

June 7, 2017

When my class heard of Ms.Gernhard's death all of my friends who had been her class began to cry. Sadly I never got to meet this wonderful teacher. Ms.Gernhard will be missed (whether we known her or knew of her) at lakeside elementary school.

-A forth grade student

Deborah Avant Dunlap

December 19, 2016

Paul, Tricky and Family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. She was a beautiful young lady and I know you will miss her greatly. I also know that your memories of her will eventually ease your pain. Her twins are very fortunate to have you as grandparents and I know with God's help you will help to raise them as you did their mom. Love, Deborah Avant Dunlap, (GA)

Robin Cowan

December 14, 2016

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Gal. 5:22-23. Ivy exuded all of these most of all love. What a joy to have known her as a child and a woman. You are and will be missed for years to come. But I rest easy knowing that you are in the arms of Jesus. Until we meet again......

Gary Clifton

December 13, 2016

Paul, Teresa and family.

I am so sorry for your loss at this very difficult time. I cannot fathom the pain you are going through, but know that you are in our thoughts every day.

Linda Levine

December 13, 2016

May God grant you peace in this your time of great sorrow. Take heart in knowing that Ivy will celebrate our Lord's birth in His heavenly house.
Linda Gernhard Levine.

December 13, 2016

I am sitting here trying to find the right words to help comfort Ivy's family and all those that held her close to their hearts but I don't believe that there are any words I can say. Only time, love and happy memories of her will bring comfort. May god bless you all and especially Ivy's beautiful children. A gift she has left behind for all to love and remember her by.
Kathleen Gernhard Price (Ledyard, CT)

Toni Sneed

December 13, 2016

So many prayers & love go out to Theresa & Paul & family, David & precious babies Ella & Mason. My heart is breaking for them.
Ivy was such a beautiful soul whom everyone loved very much. God Bless her.

Jimmy & Sharon Purser

December 13, 2016

Our heart breaks for you and your family. I feel like you were part of our family when we were in Orange Park. I wish we could have known Ivy. She was a beautiful woman and you and she look so happy. May God bless you during this difficult time and carry you as you begin this journey with your children. We love you!

john cowan

December 13, 2016

I don't really know w hat to say. Ivy was a such a rare person. In a world were everyone is told they are special and unique, she really was. The world is a dimmer place with her gone.