Evelyn Jurjens

June 4, 2024

Evelyn Jurjens passed away Thursday morning, May 30, 2024 after a humble yet fulfilling 87 years of life. Evelyn was born in Canoe, Alabama to Ruth and Verlon Gee, and raised in Pensacola, Florida. Evelyn met her husband Raymond Lester Jurjens while he was stationed in Pensacola. Raymond was a US Navy service member. He and Evelyn had two sons, Stevon Jurjens and Stan Jurjens. Raymond carried out several tours of duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, leaving Evelyn to raise and care for their sons for limited intervals. They were stationed for short periods of time on military bases in San Juan Puerto Rico and Norfolk, Virginia; with the last 20 years of service spent in Pensacola, Florida. Ray and Evelyn were devout Christians and enjoyed the company of friends and family. They would often take pleasure in inviting guest to their home for meals or to spend time to go out to eat. They also did an extensive amount of traveling and relished the chance to go camping and fishing. They were deeply proud of their family and instilled a passion for close family relations. Evelyn was an avid homemaker and took up several hobbies, such as sewing, embroidering, painting, cake decorating, bread baking, and bird watching.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband in 2013 after 54 years of marriage, and had the belief she would be reunited with him and her mother, Ruth Dennis, that she so dearly loved and missed.
Evelyn is survived by her son, Stevon and his wife, Renae Jurjens of Pachuta, Mississippi; and her son, Stan and his wife Julia Jurjens of Milton, Florida. Altogether she had nine grandkids, Shaun and Ray Jurjens, Rachel Danielle Cardenas, Kent Reeves, Kayla Boover, Morgan Grothe, Shanna Johnson, and Shane and Justin Jurjens; and fifteen great grandkids.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:30PM on Monday, June 3, 2024 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 S. Highway 29, Cantonment, Florida 32533. The family will receive friends at 11:30PM prior to services. Burial will be in Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery at 140 W. Bogia Road, McDavid Florida.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment, is entrusted with arrangements.


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