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Joyce Ann Ortagus

December 12, 1942 — March 30, 2022

Joyce Ann Mitchell Ortagus, 79, of Fleming Island, FL passed away on March 30, 2022.  She was born on December 12, 1942, in Green Cove Springs, FL to the late Estelle "Eldridge" Breeden and Bethel "Short" Mitchell.  Joyce Ann was a school bus driver for Clay County for 25 years and was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elworth “Pete” Ortagus; daughter, Bridgette Darlene and sister, Jane Hunt.

Joyce Ann is survived by her daughter, Gidgette Lewis (Rob); sister, Catherine Patton (Tim); niece, Chrissy “Eden” Kizer; nephew, Troy (Allyson); grandchildren, Robbie Lewis II (Angelique), Autumn Lewis, Summer Lewis, Joshua Cole and 7 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Hickory Grove Cemetery with Pastor Warren Chesser officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Haven Hospice Foundation.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hickory Grove Cemetery

, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

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