|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1982|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 2005|
PIKE Theresa - Michelle Pike, 23, of Hilliard passed away December 28, 2005. A native of Jacksonville, she had been a lifelong resident of the Callahan, Hilliard area, having graduated from West Nassau High School class of 2001. She attended FCCJ Nursing School graduating in 2004 with a nursing degree. Theresa was a member of Callahan First Baptist Church, and was employed by St. Vincent's Medical Center. Theresa is survived by her mother and father Sharon and Thomas B. Pike, Sr., 1 brother; Thomas B. Pike, Jr. (Jennifer), maternal grandparents; George and Catherine Eason, paternal grandmother; Clara Pike, loving, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Funeral services will be held 3P.M. Saturday in Callahan First Baptist Church, 45090 Green St., Callahan, with Dr. D. Lynn Hyatt, officiating, burial will follow in Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery north of Callahan on Highway #1 #301. The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Those who wish in lieu of flowers may make a memorial donation to the Theresa Michelle Pike Cardiac Fund, St. Vincent's Foundation, P.O. Box 41564, Jackson ville, FL 32203. George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4747 Main St. in charge of arrangements.
Callahan woman dies in crash on birthday
By BRIDGET MURPHY
A Callahan woman died on her birthday Wednesday after she lost control of her car and swerved into oncoming traffic on U.S. 1 in Nassau County.
A tractor-trailer truck collided with Theresa Michelle Pike's Honda, tearing it in half, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Leeper said.
Pike, 23, was thrown from the vehicle. She died at the scene.
The 8 a.m. crash happened after Pike, who was driving north, failed to brake in time as a dump truck in front of her slowed to turn left. When she hit the brakes, she swerved right, lost control, then swerved left, crossed the median and went into the southbound lanes, Leeper said.
Pike worked at St. Vincent's Medical Center as a critical care nurse, hospital spokeswoman Pamela Rittenhouse said. Pike had been an employee for about a year and cared for heart patients.
"She was an excellent nurse and she will be sorely missed," nurse manager Sara Dean said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family."
Authorities don't know if Pike was wearing a seat belt.
The tractor-trailer driver, Anthony Anderson, 35, of Smyrna, Ga., was wearing his seat belt and wasn't hurt, officials said. He was not cited in the accident.
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