Naomi Joyce Durant, 87, died Saturday July 22, 2017 surrounded by her family at home.
She leaves her husband of 67 years, Chuck Durant, her children Michael Durant & his wife Wendy, Kathy Durant & her husband Michael Dunne, & Missy Durant & her wife Samantha Hanson & 5 grandchildren, Josh, Emma Lou, Sarah, Ellie & Sam.
Born in Daytona Beach in 1930 in the doctors house to Paul & Pauline Edson, she was a lifelong resident.
Naomi was an avid reader with an insatiable curiosity & a life long learner. She met her husband at Seabreeze High School in Band. Legend has it they were on a band trip and when Chuck got on the bus, she said “You sit right here!” Their love for music brought them together & they shared it throughout her life.
She placed a high value on people being treated equally & throughout her life stood for those values in the face of adversity & cultural norms.
Naomi went back to school in her 40’s and became a social worker with Catholic Social Services working with unwed mothers & adoptive parents.
Naomi made a difference in the world.
A funeral mass will be held at Epiphany Catholic Church, 201 Lafayette St, Port Orange, FL 32127, Thursday at 11:00, followed by a short reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Halifax Health Hospice.
You are invited to share your memories with the family at www.baldwincremation.com.
201 Lafayette St, Port Orange, FL 32127