LYNCH ~ The Beginning: Aubie Willie Lynch was the second child born of seven to the union of Thomas P. Lynch, Sr. and Minnie Groom, June 24, 1947, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was reared and received his education in local schools in Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, receiving an honorary discharge. Aubie accepted Christ at an earlier age and was baptized at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.
His Life: While living in Cleveland, Ohio, after his military career, he was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Sherri Denise Lucas. After returning to Florida he started driving school buses for Harris Bus Company and Randall Bus Service. Aubie later drove for various daycares. In 1986, he met the love of his life, Bonnie V. Rogers. They were united in Holy Matrimony in September, 1996. He was a member of True Believers Primitive Baptist Church currently under the leadership of Reverend Johnnie F. Chatman, Jr. Aubie was a very faithful member of his church and served with the Deacon Ministry.
His Hobbies: He loved riding his bicycle, reading his Bible and listening to spiritual messages, cleaning his church, spending time with family and friends, collecting cans and pennies. But most of all, he loved telling individuals his military story, talking about the Bible and his family.
His Legacy: Aubie was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas P. and Minnie G. Lynch. He leaves to cherish his love, wife, Bonnie V. Lynch; children, Sherri Lucas, Smyrna, Georgia, Jonathan Rogers, Vonceia (Victor) Griffin, Gladys Smith, Christina McCloyd, and Michael McCloyd; grandchildren, George Vincent, Jimoni Hazelton, Jonathan Rogers, Jr., Jahniya Rogers, Elijah McGriff, Jaylen and Katera Griffin, Lamaya and Eric Ervin, Zariah and Michael, Jr., McCloyd; great-grandchildren, George Jr. and Jayden Vincent; brother, Thomas P. Lynch, Jr.; sisters, Rhunell (Greg) Wilson, Wanda Lynch, Louise (Eddie) Reid, Jeanette Thomas and Frances Lynch; sisters-in-law, Loretta Strauter, Cynthia (Michael) Harvell; special aunt, Gladys Spates; god-daughter, LaDaisha “Day-Day” Dixon; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The End: On January 10, 2020, Aubie received his wings and was welcomed to his final home.
Celebration of Life Service for Deacon Aubie Willie Lynch be will 11:00 AM Saturday, January 18, 2020, at True Believers Primitive Baptist Church, 2103 Grand Street, Reverend Johnnie Chatman, Jr., Pastor. Family will receive friends Friday at The Soutel Chapel from 5 – 7 PM. Interment Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 11:30 AM. Because of the love of his family arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904.924.9400
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