Catherine Royal

Catherine Royal

Wednesday, July 16th, 1930 Friday, August 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Catherine Royal

Our Mother, Mrs. Catherine Maultsby Royal, 89, was born July 16, 1930 in Jesup (Doctors Town), Georgia. Mom was born into the union of the late Ed and Isa Mae Maultsby. She received her education in the public schools of Jacksonville, Florida.

Catherine Royal was united in Holy Matrimony to John Thomas Royal, August 23, 1952. Mom worked for the Duval County School Board 33 years, retiring in 1995 as a Cafeteria Manager at Norwood Elementary. After retirement Mom became a social butterfly. She was a member of the Wilder Park Club, Mary Singleton Center, Riverview Community Center and an active member of the EWC Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center, where she enjoyed numerous games, activities, religiously participated in senior fitness classes and assisted with the Food Distribution Program for over 15 years. Mom was our riding partner, she was attached to our hips and enjoyed outings with family and friends.

Mom was an active member of Evergreen Baptist Church with 78 years of dedicated service. Her membership began in 1941 under the leadership of Rev. J. W. Frison, until the current leader, Rev. Elbert Moreland Jr.; whom she so admired. She was a member of District 6, Leader Deacon Sammie Jackson and served briefly as the Mother of the Church. As my cousin LaVert Willams recently posted she was a force to be reckoned with. She and our uncle Herman could be brutally honest and stood for no-nonsense. Through all her toughness she was as gentle as a lamb, a jokester, and sweet with tenderness. Mom was the last living family Matriarch.

She leaves to cherish her memories three devoted caregivers: daughters, (with their husbands who serviced her jointly) Linda Royal (Joseph) Slaughter, Cynthia Royal (Donald) Smalls and son, John Thomas Royal, Jr.; grandchildren, Terra Thomas-Brooks, DeMario Griffin, and Johne’ Royal; great-granddaughters, Cydney Brooks and Macy Richardson; cousin, Bernice Williams; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and sorrowing friends.

The funeral service for Catherine Royal will be held 11AM Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at the Evergreen Baptist Church 1100 Logan Street. The visitation will be 5 - 7PM, Friday, August 16th, 2019 at the mortuary. Interment in Restlawn Cemeteries. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Friday, August 16th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Evergreen Baptist Church
    1100 Logan Street, Jacksonville, FL
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    Saturday, August 17th, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 |
    Restlawn Cemeteries
    2600 Ribault Scenic Drive
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    Saturday, August 17th, 2019

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Dee C

Revelation 21:4 gives us the hope that death, tears, crying, suffering or pain will be done away. May you find comfort thru the scriptures. My deepest sorrows and condolences to all who knew and loved Catherine
Comment | Posted at 07:26am via Condolence

D. Williams

Ms. Catherine will be remembered for her many acts of love and the Christ-like role model that she tried to instill in her family. We all look forward to the time when she answers Jesus' voice to enjoy the hope of everlasting life free of all causes of death. My prayer is that we are among the millions who will welcome her back to life! She will be dearly missed!
Comment | Posted at 11:48am via Condolence

Elizabeth Allen

I am so sadden to find out today of your Mother passing just know we are praying for you and your family strength Love Elizabeth and Bridget Allen
Comment | Posted at 08:33am via Condolence

Elaine Richards

It saddens me that mrs cat is gone.when i was younger, we traveled many roads together.along with her children. Ishe was hving a bad day you would never know it because she always greeted you with a big smile and always said something to make you smile or laugh She will be greatly missed. May God bless and keep the family during this time of bereavement and remember to always smile like mrs. Cat because she's still smiling back at you. Elaine Richards
Comment | Posted at 10:24pm via Condolence

Carla Lucas Whiteside

Linda and Joe we are praying for you and the family. Know that God will order your steps and comfort your heart through this difficult time. Praying for you The 71 Class of Stanton Senior High School.

Carla Lucas Whiteside
Comment | Posted at 01:31pm via Condolence

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