Ms. Jonell Norman of Lawtey passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her daughters on January 2, 2023. Born in Clay Hill on February 9, 1938, to the late Albert and Maybell Norman, Jonell has called Lawtey home for the past 60 plus years. Jonell enjoyed being outdoors tending to her yard and flowers. She was an avid fisherwoman and also enjoyed a trip to the beach. Jonell was an excellent cook who loved cooking for her family and friends. In 1954, she married Vernon W. Griffis and together they had 4 daughters. Jonell is preceded in death by her parents Albert and Maybell Norman; father of her children Vernon W. Griffis; grandson Jeremy Griffis; brother Eugene Norman; and sister Carol Coleman.
Jonell is survived by her daughters Renae (Jim) Freeman, Rita (Ace) Acevedo, Rose (Richard) Odom, and Regina (John) Rizer; her grandchildren Michelle (Chip) Evernden, Jonathan (Christy) Rizer, Amanda Rizer, Chad (Crystal) Griffis, Jared Freeman, and Kayla (Channing) Dobbs; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; her siblings Betty Starling, Paul (Janet) Norman, and Robert (Debbie) Norman; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A celebration of Jonell’s life will be held at 12:00pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Pine Grove Congregational Methodist Church. The family will receive friends for a visitation one hour prior, beginning at 11:00am. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 www.archerfuneralhome.com