John Fountain

John Fountain

Sunday, February 26th, 1933 Thursday, August 1st, 2019

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Obituary for John Henry Fountain

Deacon John Henry Fountain was born February 26, 1933 in BenHill County to the late Henry Lee and Roxie Rodwell Fountain. He attended Monitor High School in Fitzgerald, Georgia. He soon married Miss Odessa Newman and moved to Jacksonville, Florida.

Deacon Fountain joined Evergreen Baptist Church in 1954 under the leadership of Rev H.H. Wright, Sr. He became the leader of district one. Later in life he met and married Miss Cornelia Strickland and proceeded a happy life for 43 years. Deacon Fountain begin working for the City of Jacksonville in 1965 and retired in 1996. He also worked at Royal Janitorial services for many years.

Deacon Fountain departed this life Thursday, August 1, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Cornelia Strickland Fountain.

Deacon Fountain leaves to cherish his precious memories with his daughter, Patricia Washington (Ernest) and Myrian Wilkes both of Jacksonville, Florida; son, John E. Fountain (Albany Georgia), Lawrence Wilcox (Sandra) and Reginald K. Wilkes (Carmen); grandchildren, Shantell, LaTonya, Ernest, Terry, Tony (Sheree), Nicholas (Shelifta), Nicole, Malcolm, Corneisha, Christopher (Jasmine), Kelvin, Reginald (Brittany) and Garrica (Charles); great-grandchildren, Imari, Deja,’ Lil Tony, Alani, Charles, Rashad, Enijah, KyNya and Adrian; brothers, David Fountain (Gloria), Larry Fountain (Viola), Rev. Willie James Fountain (Patricia) and Aaron Fountain; sisters, Carolyn Foster (Bishop Paul), Norma J. Thompson and Brenda Fountain; devoted cousin, Lada Travis; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and classmates.

The funeral service for John Henry Fountain will be held 11 AM, Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at the Evergreen Baptist Church 1100 Logan Street. The visitation will be 5 - 7PM, Friday, August 9th, 2019 at the Evergreen Baptist Church. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234

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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Evergreen Baptist Church
    1100 Logan Street, Jacksonville, FL
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    Friday, August 9th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Evergreen Baptist Church
    1100 Logan Street, Jacksonville, FL
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    Saturday, August 10th, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 |
    Edgewood Cemetery
    4519 Edgewood Drive
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    Saturday, August 10th, 2019

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Ray and Dianne

Our heartfelt condolences to the Fountain family! May you find comfort in knowing that God hates death. He views it as an annoying enemy for it was never part of his purpose for humankind. (1 Corinthians 15:26) He promises to awaken Mr. John from his deep sleep by means of the resurrection and offer him the opportunity to live forever on his restored paradise earth. (Psalm 37:29) Cherish this promise!
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