• Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home
    Jacksonville, FL
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Mary Lois Stratton 1947 - 2013

Mary Lois Stratton

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Lori and Mark, I've been thinking of you and all the family since Mary died. She died a survivor and was an inspiration to all she knew that had cancer. You both were so good to Mary and she had a much better life with all you all did for her. We love you all and our prayers are with the whole family.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Mark, Lori and Family - My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mary was such an inspiration and it was a real blessing to know her. We shared many family stories over the years. Mary was very proud of her family and it was nice to see her light up whenever she talked about the children. She loved them all so very much.

I don't think a day went by that she didn't make me laugh. Since Mary couldn't just leave her desk to get a cup of coffee I would try to make sure each morning she had her coffee and tell her to buzz me if she needed anything throughout the day. If she did buzz me she would always have some little saying that would make me laugh. Mary had so many witty sayings and was just a real special person.

Not long ago I told her how much I looked up to her and without missing a beat she says, I'm short.......

Years ago, out of the blue she started calling me Cristi Anna Donna. Not sure where it came from but I loved it!

I miss her dearly but know she is resting peacefully.

Cristi (Anna Donna)
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Mary, you helped me through the toughest times with Ann...may the Almighty Father receive you in His Arms...Love always...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mary and I were friends from age 5 thru high school and after that too. I remember that she declined kindergarten. "My Daddy says I don't have to go if I don't want to". She didn't! As little girls we played cowboys and Indians. She always got t
be Roy Rodgers. I was stuck as Gene Autry. She also always got to be the Cisco Kid, I was Pancho. The most fun, though, was when we tied my mama's aprons around our necks and we were both Superman. We flew to the clouds and then swooped back to earth to right many wrongs. I know Mary has returned to the clouds, since she certainly righted many wrongs in her lifetime...See you there, Mary.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Rest in heaven, Mary. Although I didn't know you well while in junior high in Callahan, I admired you through my sister, Gail, and her friendship with you. I'm sure you're living on in continuing to create magnificent memories for all those who knew you.
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