Jeri Lynn Balcom
October 13, 1980 - February 1, 2022

Jeri Lynn (Banzer) Balcom, 41, of Jacksonville passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Duke University Hospital. A native of Portland, OR, she was the loving wife to her soulmate, Brian Scott Balcom and the daughter of Gary Banzer and Lori Barnard. She went to school to be a Surgical Tech until she became a mother, her children were her life. Jeri enjoyed going to the beach, being amongst nature and gardening. She was a big animal lover who jokingly earned the title of “squirrel whisperer.” She was also known to watch her “murder shows” trying to figure out “who did it?”

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her children, Alexis Shainamae Casanova, Owen Bradley Balcom and newborn, Piper Wren Balcom; and her brother, Steven Syverson.

A private service will be held at a later date.

To know Jeri, is to know how much she loved her family, her children meant everything to her. She was an introvert, a homebody with a sarcastic sense of humor. She will be forever missed by all who loved and knew her.

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Coastal Cremation and Funeral Care of Jacksonville.


  • Natasha R. Posted February 4, 2022 6:37 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Balcom Family and to Jeri’s family. I did not know her that well, but just from some of the things I knew about her, she was every bit a dedicated, loving mother and wife as well as a true lover of nature. May memories of her forever live on through her family.

  • Jay Oliveira Posted February 5, 2022 8:55 am

    From the handful of times I met Jeri and the stories I’ve heard about her, she was everything mentioned above. Caring, funny, a lover of animals and an all around good person. May her memories live on forever through her family and give peace to them as well. My deepest condolences to her family.

  • Krista Matto Posted February 6, 2022 2:56 pm

    My deepest sympathies and condolences for this loss. I knew Jeri best during our teens and will always remember the summer we spent riding horses every day. Sending love and aloha to her family during this tragic and difficult time.

  • Gregg&Cheryl Posted February 6, 2022 6:06 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the Balcom family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

  • Mike Miller Posted February 7, 2022 9:00 am

    Brian, my deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Prayers to you and your family in these difficult times.

  • Dr. Annette Harpine Posted February 7, 2022 10:59 am

    Sending love and prayers to all the family from the Admin Support Team at CCCC. You continue to be in our prayers and thoughts daily.

  • James Vanpelt Posted February 8, 2022 4:39 pm

    My deepest condolences to Brian and his family an to Jeri Lynn family as well. May god watch over you all and guide you through these difficult times.

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