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Mary Lydia Land

landMary Lydia Land September 23, 1915 – March 18, 2013

Mary Land, 97, of Berrydale went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 18, 2013. Born in Tennessee, she had resided in Berrydale since moving to Florida at age 7. Her father, Francis Kirby Cantrell, died when she was a child. She was raised by her loving stepfather and mother, A.Q. & Ruth Hicks, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by husband Gordon Land; daughter and son-in-law Lula Mae and Donald Hunter; sister Mabel Ward; and brother David Cantrell. She is survived by son Vance Land; grandson Dexter Hunter (Bonnie); granddaughter Kaitlin Hunter; dear friend and loving caregiver Imogene Reeder; compassionate caregiver Gloria Butler; very special nieces and nephews; a host of grown “children” who considered her a second mother; and numerous friends. She was a faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star, Jay Chapter. She loved needlework, gardening, cooking, and helping others. Visitation will be 6 to 9PM March 20 at Jay Funeral Home with OES services at 7PM. Funeral Services will be 1PM March 21 at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Brown and Rev. Ladon Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be a few of those she loved as her own children: Russell Reeder, Joe Reeder, Rusty Reeder, Ben West, Don West, and David West. Honorary pallbearers will be special friend Winnie (Tiny) Copeland, members of Pine Grove Adult Sunday School Class, and John David Reeder. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 4216 Reeder Road, Jay, Florida 32565. Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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