Edna M. Jones

May 27, 1919November 12, 2012

Edna Mae Jones was born near Cincinnati, Ohio on May 27, 1919, and she went home to be with the Lord on November 12, 2012. She and her family moved to St. Petersburg, FL when Edna was in high school and she attended Tampa Municipal Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Bay Pines, FL during World War II.

Edna attended Florida State University, obtaining her BA degree in two years. She then moved to San Angelo, TX, where she lived for seven years and became director of a nursing program at Angelo College. She left Texas to attend the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and graduated with her masters of nursing in 1957. Edna returned to Jacksonville during the illness of her parents. She taught nursing at the University of Florida, Jacksonville University and Valdosta State in Valdosta, GA.

Along with her parents and her brother Ralph, she was a charter member of Mandarin Presbyterian Church when it was established in 1961. Edna served as a Deacon, an Elder and a Trustee at Mandarin Presbyterian where she also taught Sunday school for many years, and served as Superintendent of the Sunday School. Edna was very active in the Presbyterian Women, where she served as President and was honored with a Life Membership in 1995.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Mina Jones, and her brother, Ralph Jones. There will be a memorial service in celebration of the life of this very faithful woman on Thursday, November 15 at 11a.m. at Mandarin Presbyterian Church, 12001 Mandarin Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mandarin Presbyterian Church Building Fund, or to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Boulevard. Jacksonville, FL 32223. (904)288-0025


  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 15, 2012

Edna M. Jones

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Chris Watson

November 16, 2012

Edna, I am sure Butch, and your parents welcome you home with open arms. We will miss you! Chris

Carol Sue Luechauer Mosley

November 14, 2012

Although we didn't see Edna often we were ablle to visit her at her home in Jacksonville from time to time and to talk on the phone. Our son, Mark who travels there on business also visited her. He remarked, "What a great lady". Our daughter, Melinda, became acquainted with her when my dad, George Luechauer died. I remember attending the runions in Ohio as a young girl and visiting with my dad's sisters and brothers and even my grandparentsat that time at their Ohio farms. We will look forward to reuniting with her and all of the family in Heaven, "without one missing".

November 14, 2012

Ever since meeting Edna about 12 years ago, we knew she was an incredible person. We had Edna over for family functions often, and everyone enjoyed meeting and speaking with her. No one could ever have guessed her age. She loved to discuss her nursing career, politics, the Gators and Jaguars, as well as the current news of the day. She enjoyed watching fireworks and seeing homes decorated for Christmas; and loved cherry pie, vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate candy, and going out for a Bob Evans chicken pot pie. We felt she was just like part of our family, and she did too. Edna was a wonderful neighbor and friend and will be deeply missed.
Charles and Carolyn Nofal (Jacksonville, Fl)

Cindy Shultz

November 12, 2012

Edna was a very special part of our family. She was with us often for Thanksgivings, Christmas, weddings, and even offered shelter for our family from Hurricane Hugo. Her love of family (especially attending the Luechauer Reunions) and of her church and Lord are a testament to a life well lived. We are all blessed to have had her in our lives, and she will be missed.
Love you,
Cindy Shultz (2nd cousin) and family
PS Mom will miss the nightly phone calls with you.....