James “Jim” Hughey and Nancy Mae Weeks of Jonesville, Florida finished their lives the way they lived them — together. Nancy passed first on December 2, 2022, and James followed her on December 6, 2022. The Weeks’ 56th wedding anniversary is approaching soon, on December 22, 2022. Jim was 82 years old and Nancy was 77 years old at the time of their passing.
Jim was born (1940) and raised in Gainesville, Florida. He attended Gainesville High School and PK Young High School. After graduation, Jim followed in the footsteps of his uncle and older brother and enlisted in military service. Jim served full time in the United States Army, and then in the U.S. Army reserves until his retirement.
Nancy was born (1945) in Detroit, Michigan, but spent most of her life in Florida. After graduating from Pasco High School, Nancy attended Jacksonville State University on a full scholarship and later attended the University of South Florida, where she studied accounting.
Nancy and Jim were wed on December 22, 1966. They soon started a family and raised three children together: James “Jimmy”, Jennifer, and John. Nancy chose to be a stay-at-home mom while Jim supported his family through his work for the Alachua County School Board and the Army Reserves. Nancy later joined Jim at the Alachua County School Board, initially working at Wiles Elementary School and then working in the Zoning and Finance departments. Together they served the Alachua County School system for over 40 years.
Nancy and Jim spent countless hours volunteering and supporting their children in football, cheerleading, and band. They gave generously of their time and talents and developed a strong bond with their extended family of band parents and band kids. When they weren’t busy sewing costumes, building sets, chaperoning field trips, or working concessions to raise funds, Jim and Nancy could be found relaxing at the lake with their family — water skiing, fishing, and cruising in their boat.
After their children had children of their own, Jim and Nancy shifted their focus to their grandchildren. Much as they did with their own children (but with a lot more spoiling and a little less discipline), Jim and Nancy focused significant time and attention on their grandchildren, Richard, Brianna, and Anna. They volunteered in the schools, chaperoned field trips, and frequently joined their grandchildren and their grandchildren’s friends for lunch. Their grandchildren were as comfortable at Meme and Papa’s house as they were at their own.
Nancy and Jim are preceded in death by Nancy’s parents, Inna Belle Baker and John Horace Oakley; Jim’s parents, Walter Monroe Weeks and Sarah Ellen Field; as well as Jim’s brother, Calvin Weeks, and sister-in-law, Geraldine “Jerry” Weeks.
They are survived by Nancy’s sisters, Joyce Wells (Carl) and Pam Cleland (Steve); Jim’s brothers, Robert Weeks (Jennifer) and Billy Weeks (Sydni); their children, Jimmy, Jennifer Adkins (Scott), and John; and their grandchildren, Richard, Brianna Wood (Garrett), and Anna Adkins.
In honor of Jim’s service as a Mason and Shriner, and Nancy’s passion for supporting children and teens, the family requests that charitable donations be designated to Shriners Children’s Hospital in loving memory of Jim and Nancy.