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August 8, 1948 ~ July 1, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
Gipson ~ Mary L. Gipson (Man-Man), loving daughter to Ms. Viola L. Stewart was born August 8, 1948, in Clark, Alabama. Mary moved to Jacksonville when she was very young with her mother. She attended James Weldon Johnson High School and began a career in the hospitality industry upon leaving. Mary was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed music, horror movies, westerns, doing puzzles, and watching wrestling. Mary was also a beloved Jaguars fan. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Michelle Cruz; grandson, Juan F. Cruz IV; great-grandchildren, Juan F. Cruz V and Amethyst Cruz; a host of cousins, aunts, and other friends.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Mary L. Gipson, 11 AM Friday, July 21, 2021, at The Soutel Chapel. Because of the love of her family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400.