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Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

729 South Edgewood Ave, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Minerva Rogers Mason

15 December , 192511 May , 2019
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Minerva Rogers Mason passed away on May 11, 2019 at the age of 93. A native of Jacksonville, she was born in Riverside Hospital on December 15, 1925 to Mary Harrell and Walter Ford Rogers. She attended local public schools: West Riverside, John Gorrie and Robert E. Lee High School. She went on to graduate from Pine Manor Junior College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia. She married another Jacksonville native, Raymond Knight Mason on September 16, 1948 with whom she had four children.

Over the course of many decades, Minerva was active as a volunteer and board member of numerous cultural, educational, and community organizations including the Junior League of Jacksonville, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville University, St. Johns Country Day School, the Jacksonville Symphony Association Guild, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the Friday Musicale, the Delius Association, the American Cancer Society, the Watsonia Garden Club, and The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in Florida. She loved to travel and spent many wonderful summers in Ireland where she entertained family and friends at the Ballynahinch Castle in County Galway.

Minerva was predeceased by her twin brother, John Harrell Rogers; son, Walter Rogers Mason; and daughter, Varina Mason Steuert. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Knight Mason; two children Raymond Knight Mason, Jr. (Cabeth) and daughter Marcy Mason Moody (Tom); five grandchildren Raymond Michael Steuert, Raymond Knight Mason III (Jenny), Nicky Moody Ordway (Demian), Joseph John Steuert V. (Trenholm), and Anne Woodward Moody; as well as four great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at Riverside Presbyterian Church, 849 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS EDGEWOOD CHAPEL, 729 Edgewood Avenue South, is serving the family.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, 14 May , 2019

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Bobby Gilmore

31 May 2019

We will remember Minerva for her wonderful smile, sense of colour and style.
We will always remember her generosity towards all who shared her love of Ballynahinch.

In our mind's eye we will always see her and Raymond walking hand in hand on the driveway each time we return .

Our heartfelt condolences to Raymond and the family circle.
Bobby,Truly and Tara Gilmore.

Kevin Joyce

27 May 2019

Condolences to Ray and the Family.
Kevin Joyce,
Connemara, Ireland.

Adeline Bennett

16 May 2019

Sorry to hear of Minerva’s passing sending you our love from Galway keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts May she rest in Peace ❤️

Calhoun Chappell

14 May 2019

What a wonderful, gracious and giving Lady. She had a strong influence on my life.

My condolences to her family, especially Raymond and Marcy.

Your mother was a noble woman. May she rest in peace.

Calhoun Chappell
Palm Springs, CA

Fausto Gardini

14 May 2019

The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony mourns the passing of its former member Minerva Rogers Mason whose long life was dedicated to her family first and to the furthering of the arts as well as to many volunteering endeavors promoting humanity, excellence, and beauty in our communities.

Des Lally

14 May 2019

As I look out today on Ballynahinch Lake and the hills of Connemara, I remember this gracious, elegant and kind lady. Minerva Mason lives on in our memories of special days and an Ireland where she shared her special place with all who came to visit.
May she Rest In Peace.
Des Lally

Quin Paul

13 May 2019

Minerva Mason was always one of my favorite ladies at the Friends of Sulgrave Manor meetings. I feel privileged to have known her. She was such a gracious lady and knew how to put those around her at ease.

Ray VanLandingham

12 May 2019

A wonderful lady. Always gracious.

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