Lena Jeanette Bedenbaugh Burnsed, age 96, of Macclenny, Florida, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023. She was born on August 1, 1926, in Lake City, Florida, to Raymond and Mary Bedenbaugh. Lena was the eleventh of fourteen children, all of whom preceded her in death.
She was a lifelong member of Bethel Methodist Church who dearly loved the Lord and spent much of her time doing for others. Lena enjoyed crafts, going to Lunch Bunch, being a member of the Red Hat Club, visiting the mountains, and playing dominoes, bingo, and cards. She was also an excellent cook who was known for her famous chocolate cake as well as her chicken and dumplings.
A devoted mother who treasured time spent with her family, Lena was blessed with a positive attitude, a kind spirit, and the sweetest smile. She charmed many people with her special wink. She loved everyone and was so loved in return. She will remain forever in our hearts and in so many precious memories.
Lena was preceded in death by her son, Charles E. Burnsed; her grandchildren, Lance Crawford and Shane Crawford; her sons-in-law, Ralph Sands, and Randy Rhoden; the father of her children, Charles A. Burnsed; and many loving friends and relatives.
She is survived by her children, Mary (Ronnie) Crawford, Margaret Sands, Betty (Ronnie) Taylor, Kathy (Jimmy) Combs, Judy Rhoden (Roger Yarborough); seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at Glen Baptist Church with Pastor Ken Hamilton officiating. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery will follow. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
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 Lena’s family online at www.blackburncurryfh.com.
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