Mary E. Mixson

January 13, 1926October 10, 2020

Mary E. Mixson, 94, of Tampa passed away October 10, 2020 surrounded by her children. She was predeceased by her husband M.C. "Hack" Mixson and her sister, Patricia "Patsy" Carte. Born January 13, 1926, attended Tampa schools, Gorrie, Wilson, and graduating from Plant H.S. She attended Florida State College for Women where she became a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was Women's page editor of the Tampa Daily Times; was a Realtor Assoc. in her husband's real estate office for 20 years. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal church where she lead the group in making baptismal banners; DeSoto Chap. DAR; Edmund Sheffield Chap. Colonial Dames XVII Century; Admiral de Coligny Chap., Huguenot Society of Fla. She is survived by children, Thomas Mixson (Kaye) Mary E. Lewis (Dale), Clarke R. Mixson; grandchildren, Zachary Lewis, Laura L. Arencibia, Michelle Mixson and Daniel Mixson; great-grandchildren, Lily, Jude, and Diego, Enza and Violet; niece, Trisha, nephews; Ballard, Thomas and James. Ravenel; cousins, Stephen, Melissa and Thomas. A private memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church or Meals on Wheels.


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Rhoda Garcia

October 18, 2020

I knew Mary through DAR, Colonial Dames 17th Century and Huguenots. She was a wonderful lady, always so cheerful and friendly. I always enjoyed her company and will miss her terribly.

Paul Vivian

October 16, 2020

I remember Mary Mixson very fondly . When we were kids growing up with Tom, Mary, and Clark, she was always kind to us kids. She made great fried chicken! She was a wonderful woman.

Leland Baldwin

October 15, 2020

When my office was located at the Discovery House , I looked forward to the banner making group coming and working in the adjoining room. ( St Johns Episcopal on Orleans Avenue )

After they worked , they would have a wonderful home made lunch ... I would get a knock on my door and an offer to come and eat with them. I cherished each meal shared , I cherished each memory Ms Mary shared with me. She was a beautiful soul and she made me feel good about life and helped me sustain my faith and hope in mankind .On other occasions, when I saw her at St Johns , she would inevitably share a smile, a hug or a friendly word. She was a gift to me ! I will miss her terribly .

Melinda Pendino

October 15, 2020

Dear Sissie and family,
I am so sad for each of you. Your mother was the role model for me as she always tried to be positive, kind and considerate to everyone. Every Sunday before church, after we were widowed, we each checked the back of our hair for the other.! When your parents moved back to Tampa, we spent a lot of time with them. Mary always brought the best appetizers and entertained this group of 10 or 15 on Sunset better than any of us, bar none! We always had a story or joke to share. I will miss her so much but the fact you all spent so much time with her this past few years (in spite of all you had going) was really all she wanted or needed. You all have been stellar “children.” God bless beautiful (Inside and out) Mary Mixson. With much love and wonderful memories, Melinda Pendino

Adelaide Few

October 15, 2020

Mary was one of the loveliest ladies I have ever known. She was such an inspiration to us who admired her charm, devotion to the things and people she cared for, her resilience at times of trial, and her faith and undying love for God and our church. I have so missed seeing her ever encouraging presence in her regular spot every Sunday...her smile was contagious. I know her imprint on her family is deep and lasting, but I want you to know that those of us not lucky enough to be related loved and admired her so very much. May her memory be treasured as has been her exemplary life. My love to all the family.

Mary Lewis

October 14, 2020

Who could be so blessed to have such a wonderful mom. You raised the bar high showing us what unconditional love is. You taught us so much by the example of your life. You saw the goodness in everyone, saw so many as “earth angels “. You are so loved.Sissie


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