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In Memory of

Elizabeth Glisson Deaux

October 2, 1954 - March 20, 2015

Obituary


Elizabeth Glisson Deaux died peacefully at her home in Jacksonville, Florida of multiple myeloma on Friday morning, March 20, 2015 at the age of 60. A wife, the mother of one daughter and two sons, the oldest sister to three brothers, she was born on October 2, 1954 to Donald and Sarah Glisson in Washinton D.C. She moved to Jacksonville in 1962. Her father is the retired CEO of Triad Financial Services, and her mother was a mortgage broker with Alliance Mortgage (Everbank). She attended Sandalwood High School and was part of the first graduating...

Elizabeth Glisson Deaux died peacefully at her home in Jacksonville, Florida of multiple myeloma on Friday morning, March 20, 2015 at the age of 60. A wife, the mother of one daughter and two sons, the oldest sister to three brothers, she was born on October 2, 1954 to Donald and Sarah Glisson in Washinton D.C. She moved to Jacksonville in 1962. Her father is the retired CEO of Triad Financial Services, and her mother was a mortgage broker with Alliance Mortgage (Everbank). She attended Sandalwood High School and was part of the first graduating class, in 1972. She was an inspiration to countless people in her time on earth. Family and friends called her loving, virtuous, kind, compassionate, selfless, smart, supportive, beautiful, pure and strong. She was a devout, practicing Catholic who volunteered thousands of hours to the Church. She chaired the Bishop Kenny High School silent auction, the St. Joseph's School auction, the St. Joseph's Church Bazaar, the Catholic Charities silent auction, and committed three years of her life to Catholic Charities before she fell ill. She had a deep appreciation for art, having visited the Louvre Museum in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., among others. She taught art enrichment for 10 years, and supported Jacksonville art by displaying more than ten pieces by local artists in her home. She was a docent of the Cummer Museum. She loved Monet.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 32 years, Paul Deaux; sons, Daniel Holton and Joseph Deaux; daughter, Ali Deaux; father, Donald Glisson Sr. and his wife Gloria Glisson; brothers, Don Jr., Michael and Richard Glisson. She is also survived by grandsons, Henry and Alec Holton; 15 nieces and nephews; and stepsister and stepbrother, Linda Pearson and Lewis Rogers. She is predeceased by her mother, Sarah Glisson.

The family would like to thank Dr. Frits van Rhee and the entire Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for helping put her cancer into remission.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 at Assumption Catholic Church, 2403 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207 with Father Fred Parke as Celebrant. The family will be hosting a reception to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1509 Hendricks Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to Catholic Charities in Elizabeth's memory to Catholic Charities Jacksonville at 134 East Church St. Jacksonville, Florida 32202 or www.ccbjax.org. Words of comfort can be left at www.HardageGiddensOaklawnChapel.com.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Boulevard, is serving the family.