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Wilhelmina Cavett Chase


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Wilhelmina Cavett Chase Obituary
Wilhelmina Cavett Chase

Memphis, TN

Wilhelmina "Mina" Cavett Chase, born March 21, 1921 to William Grey and Bernice Jackson Cavett in Memphis, TN, died Tuesday, May 9th at her home. She graduated from Central High School in 1939 and Rhodes College in 1943. She married William J. Chase on June 14, 1945. She was involved in many organizations over the years including Chi Omega, Neighborhood School, Les Passes, Women's Exchange, Memphis Glass Collectors Club, Chickasaw Country Club and the University Club.

She is survived by her sister, Bernice C. Blackwell, son, William Chase, Jr. and spouse, Mary Ellen, daughters, Bernice Pittman and Carol Chase, grandchildren, Chase Pittman, Rob Pittman, Lacy Turner, John Chase and Mary Catherine Chase. She also is survived by five great-grandchildren.

Mina was a life-long Presbyterian attending Evergreen, Idlewild and Second Presbyterian Churches, where she was active in Women's Ministries until her health began to decline.

Mina was a strong believer in Christ with a keen sense of humor. She recently commented – "I am a Christian. I believe in the Resurrection and I have no fear of dying – although I do hope to live long enough to get my money's worth out of my new glasses" She was guided by one her favorite verses – Micah 6:8 "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

The family would like to thank all the extended Trezevant Manor family for 17 years of care, comfort and fellowship, Visiting Angels and their excellent care providers and Crossroads Hospice who helped make her final days more comfortable and enjoyable.

Visitation will be Friday May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Salmon Room at Second Presbyterian Church. A Memorial Service will be on Saturday May 13, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Second Presbyterian Church followed by a private burial in Elmwood Cemetery.

Mina requested any memorials to be made to Visible Music College, 200 Madison Ave. Memphis, TN 38101.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 11, 2017
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