Phoebe Jade “Princess Angel” Jonchuck

Phoebe Jade “Princess Angel” Jonchuck

Florida, USA
Death 8 Jan 2015 (aged 5)
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Plot 132
Memorial ID 141048186 View Source

Phoebe was a kindergartner at Cleveland Elementary School.
She is the daughter of Michelle Kerr and John Jonchuck Jr.
Kerr remembers her daughter as a happy child with a free spirit who loved to pose for pictures, enjoyed dancing and singing, and creating art.

Phoebe drown in Tampa Bay after being thrown in at the age of 5.

JONCHUCK, Phoebe "Princess Angel"
5, a precious life taken too soon, passed away Jan. 8, 2015. She had a smile that would captivate the room and a heart that loved unconditionally. Phoebe will be missed deeply by all that knew and loved her. She is survived by her mother, Michelle Kerr; siblings, Valyn and Lilly Andorpher; grandparents, Michele Jonchuck (Maw Maw) and Chuck Jonchuck (Papa); grandmother, Micki Jonchuck; great-grandparents, Steve and Susan Morris; uncles, Bryan Morris (Bryee) and Tim Maynard (Timee) (life partner), Keith Dobbs, Dennis Dobbs; aunt Nichole and uncle Steven Smith; great-aunt, Judy Kersey; cousins, Emma Smith, Abby Smith, Breanna Kersey, Doug and Brenda Kersey, Savanah and Anthony Dobbs.
A visitation will be held at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 4-8 pm. Phoebe's funeral service will be held at Lake Magdalene Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Avenue, Tampa Wednesday, Jan 14, at 10 am. Phoebe will be laid to rest at Lake Carroll Cemetery. Phoebe loved to wear bright colors and the family hopes you will wear bright colors in her memory to the visitation and to the funeral.

∼Phoebe Jonchuk
A visitation service for Phoebe Jonchuck, the 5-year-old girl who fell to her death last week from the Dick Misener Bridge in St. Petersburg, will be held Tuesday from 4–8 p.m. at Blount & Curry Funeral Home's Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W Bearss Ave. in Tampa.
Her family has scheduled her funeral service for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Magdalene Methodist Church, at 2901 W Fletcher Ave. She will be laid to rest at Lake Carroll Cemetery.

TAMPA — Colors bloomed Wednesday morning inside the sanctuary at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church: yellow and purple roses, pink balloons, orange and blue stained glass, white casket.

Michelle Kerr exchanged hugs and hushed greetings with mourners as she moved unsteadily to the base of an altar. There, in the open casket, nestled the cherubic face of her 5-year-old daughter, Phoebe.

Phoebe Jonchuck died Thursday when she was tossed from the Dick Misener Bridge in St. Petersburg. At her memorial service Wednesday in Tampa, those who knew her spoke of a girl with an infectious smile who learned to love going to school and told friends she wanted to be a dancer when she grew up.

At the end, four pallbearers carried her casket to a waiting hearse. A caravan led by three Hillsborough County sheriff's cruisers, their sirens blaring, rolled a mile away to Lake Carroll Cemetery.

The bright colors dulled under the steel gray skies. Mourners emptied their cars and moved to a gravesite to say their goodbyes.