Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home

127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL


Jeffrey Bezore

April 13, 1956October 25, 2019

First Sgt. Jeffrey Bezore (US Army, Retired), 63, passed away on October 25, 2019 in Orange Park, FL. He was born in Pensacola, FL and retired from FEMA. Mr. Bezore is survived by his loving wife, Janine Hopkins; son, Jeffrey Eugene Bezore; daughter, Anne Marie Bezore; daughter-in-law, Brittany Lauren Bezore; 2 grand-daughters: Claire Bezore and Sarah Marie Bosma; 2 grandsons: Maverick Bezore and Murphy Bezore; grandson-in-law, Hunter O'Ryan Maddox; 2 great grandchildren: Kyson Jesse Maddox and Kyiah Jean Maddox. Burial will be at Barrancas National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL. Please post words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.


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Shawn Matz

November 5, 2019

For those of us who worked with Jeff, we knew him as a dedicated, hardworking, straight forward, no nonsense leader when it came to the mission and supporting survivors! Jeff was truly one individual who held FEMA’s ethos as his standard and spent his life in service to his country and fellow citizens. He was the embodiment of our CORE Values: Compassion, Fairness, Integrity and always Respectful. Jeff’s rough exterior only surrounded his huge heart and he took many a FEM-IT under his wing to mentor and provided encouragement and guidance. For many of us who are still with the agency, that mentorship has lasted the sands of time. He was a GIANT in the world of MoB Centers and I will never forget seeing Jeff standing at the morning meeting with a cup of coffee in one hand, a cigarette in the other, giving Red Team the priorities for the day, always followed by words of wisdom and his roar of a laugh.

May God comfort his family and friends as he begins a new chapter!

Sara Coleman

October 30, 2019

Jeff and Brittany, I am so sorry for your loss. You are both in my prayers. Love, Sara

Claire Bezore

October 30, 2019

My papa, was such a wise man. He could tell you the most amazing facts about anything! He loved history, amd was such an amazing photographer. I loved sending him photos and having him edit them.. The man cooked, and would combine the oddest things things together but it always worked and tasted amazing. He was the first man to ever love me, and I am so grateful for the years of wisdom he blessed me with. I will never give up on trying to make him proud. I love him dearly, and he will forever be missed. My life will never be the same without the man.

Marcia Coleman

October 29, 2019

So many memories, first time I met jeff, was in Germany he was working for my husband(boyfriend at the time)in the Army in Weisbaden. Jeffrey was about a year old. Annie was about 5. We had all moved to savannah and it was my first house. I loved Jeff's dad bezzie he came to my house and hung wallpaper in my kitchen. we had many good times together. My wedding in Savannah, I think Jeff was in charge of the keg Lol. I pray his passing was peaceful and he is now without pain. As Betty and bezzie meet him at the Gate, God bless his family.

Bob Preston

October 29, 2019

Rest in peace old First Sargent. You were one of the good guys; quite, professional, wise and effective. You served your country well in every endeavor. You took care of your troops and kept the aircraft flying. I look forward to seeing you in the final formation.