Jonathan Scott Raulerson was born on January 22, 1974. His parents, Fred and Janet Raulerson, raised Scotty and his older brother Jamie to grow into exemplary men. Due to their love, they became the kind of men whose hearts knew no boundaries and whose souls were offered willingly up to Jesus at a young age.
Scott was a man who made a friend of every stranger and made family of every friend. Countless people will tell you of his giving, compassionate, kind, joyful, loving nature and how, for one reason or another, their lives were changed by Scott in the most wonderful ways. This is true, most of all, for his two sons, Jonathan and Justin Raulerson, in addition to his adoring wife and soulmate, Jennifer Raulerson. Only the arms of Jesus will be able to comfort those in the pain left by the loss of Scott from this earthly plane.
Scott was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the Gulf War, also known as Desert Storm. He loved his country and fought bravely to maintain the freedoms we enjoy in this great nation. Upon returning and entering the USAF Reserves, Scott chose to complete his college degree to become a registered nurse. He then served in this capacity for over twenty years at hospitals across the nation. Scott took his role as a caregiver and protector very seriously in all areas, home, military, healthcare, and friendships. He truly spent his life making undeniable improvements in the lives of everyone around him. His life of service in all of these areas created wonderful, beautiful ripples. These ripples extended to every single person who loved and was blessed enough to have been cared for by him.
In 2013, Scott finally found the love of his life and the soulmate created for him, Jennifer Raulerson. From the very moment they met, each of their lives became fuller, better, and truly enchanted. Both were wise enough to recognize that only God could have created such a perfect and beautiful union. They praised Him for this relationship regularly. For the next ten years, they loved and raised five sons, Austin, Luke, Jonathan, Justin, and Owen, together. Their goal was to raise men to be very much the kind of man who Scott was. This included being men who had faith in God, understood the importance of family, Christian values, strong work ethic, and who loved others with their whole hearts through acts of service. By the grace of God, they succeeded, and are so very proud of the men these boys have become.
Scott is survived by his parents, Fred and Janet Raulerson; grandmother, Barbara Dingman; his faithful and loving wife, Jennifer Raulerson; two sons, Jonathan (Abigail) and Justin Raulerson; three stepsons, Austin (Taylor), Luke (Patrice), and Owen Jernigan; one granddaughter, Lillian Jernigan; brother, Eric (Sherrie) Raulerson; sister, Sondra (Tim) Raulerson; as well as many other beloved family members, all of whom are heartbroken by the tragic loss of his early departure from earth.
On May 10, 2023, at the age of 49, Scott was greeted in Heaven by Grampa Donald Dingman, big brother, Jamie Raulerson, and many others who had the beautiful opportunity to know him here and ascend before him. He also had the unexpected joy and privilege of wrapping his arms around his new granddaughter before she arrives to bless the rest of us with her precious spirit. Oh, what a joyous and magnificent day it was for him! For those now sitting at the feet of Jesus, the time will pass quickly until our reunion while they no longer feel pain, loss, or sadness. For this we are grateful as we mourn their loss with devastation, but also with the hope and assurance given to us by Jesus Christ.
Though our sorrow may last for the night, joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Pine Level Church with Pastor Frederick Raulerson officiating. Interment in North Prong Cemetery will follow. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Jennifer and her family during this very difficult time if you would like to help: https://gofund.me/922040b6.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of BLACKBURN-CURRY FUNERAL & CREMATION, 380 N. Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. (904) 259-2806. Please share your condolences with the Raulerson Family online at www.blackburncurryfh.com.
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