Mary Nelson

Mary Ruth Nelson

Monday, February 15th, 1926 - Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Into the Eternal and Loving hands of God, Mrs. Mary Ruth Kittles Nelson returned home on Monday, September 16, 2019. She was born, February 15, 1926 in Lawtey, Florida to the late Rev. Charles Kittles and Mary Garner Kittles. She was one of 12 siblings. Mrs. Nelson attended Old Stanton High School and worked for Prudential Insurance Company where she retired. She was well noted for her culinary expertise and flare, she was recognized as an “Unsung Hero” by the Women’s Center of Jacksonville (Riverside).

Mrs. Nelson received numerous awards and recognitions in her lifetime. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and volunteered at the Health Department. She was also a lifelong volunteer for the Salvation Army and the Duval County Board of Elections; at her church, St. Paul AME, her service included the Pulpit Aid Board, Young at Heart Senior Ministry, Mass and Senior Choirs, Phyllis Wheatley Sunday School Class, the James L. Williams, Sr. Lay Organization, and a dedicated Class Leader. Her membership spanned over 70 years. She loved people and loved to serve. “Servant of God, Well Done!

Mrs. Nelson leaves a host of family members and friends to celebrate her life. Her devoted and last sister Rose Stokes, three daughters, Jeanette Kittles, Dr. Sharon Solomon (Kenneth) and Jacqueline Bryant. In her legacy, she also leaves five loving and devoted grandchildren, Shawn Martin (Derrick), Lynette Cato, Leonard Freeland Jr., Stephanie Freeland and Scott Freeland (Lisa); 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a multitude of nephews, nieces, cousins, loving friends, and church family.

Mary Ruth Nelson passed away Monday, September 16th, 2019. Arrangements in Care of: Funerals by T.S. Warden, 904-765-1234
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 10:00am
    St. Paul A. M. E. Church
    6910 New Kings Rd
    Jacksonville, Florida 32219
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  • Interment

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 |
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019
    Lawty Peetsville Cemetery
    21156 County Road 200B
    Lawtey, FL 32058
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Posted at 01:03pm
Please treasure the life Ms. Nelson lived and place implicit faith in the hope God offers her by means of the ransom sacrifice of Jesus. God loved her so much that he offered his only-begotten Son so that everyone exercising faith in him would have everlasting life. God offers Ms. Nelson life eternal under perfect conditions. Imagine her perfect life. Her energy is abundant, her work is enjoyable, her friends are many, and all her worries are gone. Such will be the blessings she will enjoy under God's Kingdom rule.

Jarrard Brookins

Posted at 12:01pm
Wonderful lady, Mother figure. This lady loved the Brookins Boys and she really took a major role in our lives after our grandmother Nellie P. Reed passed away. She watch us growing from little boys in the Sunbeam Choir at St. Paul to the grown men the Brookins Boys are today. This is truly a lost, but God is good. My prayers and thoughts goes out to this family.

Gloria Foster-Lawrence

Posted at 10:43am
Mrs. Nelson was one of the sweetest, straightforward and funny lady I know. I've know her for years and with her influence, we both sang in the Ada Bracy Choir for years. She was a force to reckoned with. Love you and will miss you Ms. Nelson.

Kenneth Solomon

Posted at 01:18pm
Thanks Mom, for all the love you gave. I smile whenever I think of you, and my heart feels good too. In Glory Forever! The Solomon Family
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Morgan and Curtis Chaney

Posted at 10:39am
So sorry for your loss. Sending our love from the Chaney family.
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