Celebrating A Legacy
For the most up-to-date information and how to help the Gilyana family, please see below.
Tuesday, December 26, 2023
It is with the heaviest hearts and a profound sense of sorrow that we share a heartbreaking update concerning the well-being of our cherished JCA Fitness and Wellness Director, Eiffel Gilyana.
Today, December 26, at around 1 pm, a heart-wrenching discovery was made in the ocean, approximately seven miles from where Eiffel was last seen. Law enforcement has officially verified that the retrieved body is indeed that of Eiffel Gilyana.
During this exceedingly difficult time, we humbly ask our community to extend their warmth and compassion to embrace and support the Gilyana Family. If your heart moves you to do so please consider donating to the GoFundMe page or signing up to provide meals for the Gilyana family. For access to all updates and information on how to lend a hand, please click here.
The JCA plans on hosting a gathering in remembrance and celebration of Eiffel. We will share more details once confirmed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eiffel’s family, friends, Task Force Hydro1 teammates, clients, and our entire JCA community.
How to Help
There are several ways to help support the Gilyana family. Please see the links below.
Donate – Donate funds to directly support the Gilyana family and the ongoing search for Eiffel through GoFundMe.
Provide Meals – Help ease the burden and comfort the Gilyana family by providing a meal or two.
Pray – Keep the Gilyana family in your prayers.
Mass Dedicated to Eiffel on January 28
Funeral and Burial Information
Funeral Arrangements for Eiffel Gilyana
Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 11 am
St. Ephrem Syriac Catholic Church
4650 Kernan Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery
4152 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223
Followed by the reception for condolences at
St. Ephrem Syriac Catholic Church Hall
4650 Kernan Blvd S, Jacksonville FL, 32224
December 31, 2023
Hundreds of people joined us on Sunday in memory of our cherished Fitness and Wellness Director Eiffel Gilyana. Our sincerest, heartfelt thanks to all who gathered and those who spoke to honor his incredible legacy.
Please follow this link to watch the gathering celebrating Eiffel’s life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5qWJSuYtBQ.
December 28, 2023
December 27, 2023
The JCA will be hosting a community gathering to remember Eiffel on Sunday, December 31 at 3 pm in our Bessie Setzer Frisch Auditorium. Please join us as we come together in his honor.
At this time, funeral arrangements have not been finalized. We will share this information as soon as it becomes available.
December 26, 2023
Task Force Hydro1 continues to search with volunteers for Eiffel.
Today, December 26, at around 1 pm, a heart-wrenching discovery was made in the ocean, approximately seven miles from where Eiffel was last seen. Law enforcement has officially verified that the retrieved body is indeed that of Eiffel Gilyana. Click here to read the JCA’s statement.
December 25, 2023
December 24, 2023
U.S. Coast Guard crews and partner agencies continued the search this morning and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon boat crew searched throughout the night.
The JCA posted a statement about Eiffel. “It is with deep regret and immense sadness that we share an update on the welfare of our JCA Fitness and Wellness Director Eiffel Gilyana.”… Click this link to read more.