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Mother decorates Joleen Cummings’ memorial bench in Hilliard

Bench honors Joleen Cummings at B.H. “Buck” Buchanan Park in Hilliard

Joleen Cummings
Joleen Cummings

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – A memorial bench at the B.H. “Buck” Buchanan Park in Hilliard was decorated this holiday season to remember a Nassau County mother of three.

A News4Jax viewer sent photos and said her mother, Anne Johnson, placed ribbons and a card on the bench.

Joleen Cummings has not been seen since May when she went missing from the hair salon where she worked. Investigators said she is presumed dead, and her co-worker, Kimberly Kessler, has been charged with Cummings’ murder.

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The park bench dedicated to Cummings was placed at Buchanan Park because Cummings’ family said she and her three children spent a lot of time there.

The bench serves as a type of memorial for Cummings, whose body has not been found.

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About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.