Meaghan Kathleen Short, age 37, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away suddenly on September 23, 2021. She leaves an enormous hole in the hearts of her family and friends who were always entertained by her stories, observations, and hilarious sense of humor. Meaghan lived fully and loved truly. She was a fierce and loyal family member and friend. Her tribe was strong, and it felt special to be in her light.
Meaghan was born January 4, 1984, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Dr. William & Brenda Short. She graduated from Bishop Kenney High School in 2002. Meaghan was a member of National Honor Society and received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the school of Journalism at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Her use of the English language was an art. She just recently completed her certification as an Esthetician and was in the process of opening her own Spa.
Meaghan loved her son, Grayson, more than life. Together they enjoyed animals, nature, traveling with friends, yoga, exercise, plants, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, & reading stories. She leaves behind her love, her safe space, her strength, Andres Porras, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. A love cut short but never severed.
Meaghan is preceded in death by her father, Dr. William G. Short. She will be missed by her mother, Brenda S. Short, of Jacksonville, Florida; the love and light of her life, her son, Grayson; grandfather, Kenneth Young, of Jacksonville, Florida; her uncle and two aunts in VA, two aunts in FL, several close cousins, and numerous friends who became family. She was an exceptional daughter to Brenda, a wonderful mother to Grayson, and a great friend to so many others. She was brilliant, beautiful, kind, hilarious, cool, talented, and tough all at the same time. She gave us the most important gift she could give us, and that was love.
The family will be receiving friends from 1 to 2 pm with a Memorial Celebration for Meaghan starting at 2 pm, Friday, October 8, 2021, at Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The service will be livestreamed directly below beginning approximately ten minutes before the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Heart Association.
Do Not Mourn Me,
I am Stardust.
I am the universe & the universe is me.
I am the sand between your toes,
The sun on your face.
I am the tree that gives you shade,
The stars that light your way.
I am the hope in your heart & the smile on your face.
Do Not Mourn Me.
I am not gone.