We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Blackburn-Curry Funeral and Cremation
Kimberly Suzanne Banks Waters, age 56, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 16, 2022, after a brief bout with cancer. Her loving family, by her side, escorted her to Heaven.
Kim spent the past 32 years with the love of her life, her husband John Waters, known to family and friends as “Little John.” Her children, Clint Randall Waters, Meagan Brooke (Andrew) Rexrode, and John Nickolis (Marianna) Waters were the blessings to her life. Her grandchildren, Landen Bethea, Kaydence Rexrode, Scarlett Rexrode, and Walker Jaye Waters added fun and pleasure to her existence. Kim is also survived by her teacher, advisor, and all-time helper and friend, her mother Roma Kay (Raymond) Berry; her siblings, Jeff Banks, Hank Heatherly, and Linda Bryant; Aunt Glenda (Phillip) Crawley who she adored; Uncle Bill (Ann) Bennett; many cousins and friends; along with a special friendship with Paul “Winkle” Paine and Hank (Rhonda) Heatherly.
Kim actively attended Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny. She was able to further her calling of working with and mentoring young people struggling with addictions through a special project within Elevate Church in Oakleaf. Her passion, beyond loving her family, was helping other people. She was a caregiver for sick and elderly ladies for many years. Even in her brief sickness, she spent time thinking about how she could use this experience to encourage and bless other people. She would say, “What a great testimony I will have. God can use me.” The nurses and staff at the hospital were all blessed with Kim’s spirit, positive attitude, and kindness. She received great attention from them, and they received blessings from her. She was ready to use her testimony of God’s grace, his love, and his healing power. Kim was a social butterfly. She kept in touch with her early childhood friends and their endearments developed lifetime bonds. She also kept in touch with her high school classmates. They would recall the good old days from BCHS class of 1983. She never met a stranger and she spread love, kindness, and forgiveness wherever she ventured. God blessed her with a positive attitude.
During the last 11 years, Kim worked for H&R Block for tax season. During election season she worked at a voting precinct. She was a huge advocate for voter registration. If you were a friend of hers, I am sure she asked if you had registered to vote and to be sure to get out and vote. If you didn’t know who to vote for, she would quickly tell you.
Kim faced her cancer with a resilience and fortitude that inspired all who knew of her story.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Christian Fellowship Temple, 251 W. Ohio Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Pastor David Thomas, Pastor Timmy Thomas, and Dr. John Sullivan will be officiating with Mr. Seth Samples delivering the eulogy. Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Long Branch Cemetery in Maxville.
Arrangements are 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 family online at www.blackburncurryfh.com.