Jewel the 2nd youngest of 12 children. Growing up, Jewel’s family lived on South Florida Islands, Marco Island, Sadie Cypress, other remote areas. Her family survived the depression by moonshining, hunting, and living with the Seminoles. When times got tough, Jewel taught her husband and others how to gator hunt and sell hides to supplement their income. Jewel’s idea of fun was swamp buggy racing and her hobbies fishing and cooking.
She is survived by her daughters Melody Townsend, June Parker, and Judy Hicks (Jim). Jewel “Nana” is survived by biological and adopted grandchildren: Robin Thomas, Rhonda Kosh (Michael), William Johnson, III (Brandi), Brian Johnson, Jewel Sanchez (Adam), and Renate Bernhardt, great grandchildren: Aaron Mann, Carolyn Paige Kosh, Justin Moss (Heather), Michelle Kilosky (Ski), Margaret Hernandez (Shane), Marlena Abanto-Hollans (Joshua), Marcy Edwards, Aaron Kosh (Brandi), Melody Danielle Mundy (Matthew), Ariel Cline (Joshua), Terrah Thomas, Adam Rome Sanchez, Seth Tynan Sanchez, William Allen Johnson, IV, Francisco Kendrick (Johnson), Isaiah Johnson-Whidden, Kiely Bernhardt, and Makenzie Fort. Great Greatgrandchildren: 26
Mom, Nana, Aunt Jewel you are the “Florida Jewel” of our hearts. You now rest in the arms of Our Lord and Savior.
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