Mary Ann Edmondson Bresee
Mary Ann Edmondson Bresee, passed away on October 1, 2017 in Tiger, GA. She was born in Atlanta, GA, October 16, 1932 to Ray & Mary Edmondson. Her grandfather and grandmother were Rev. and Mrs. Robert A. Edmondson. Her other grandfather was Walter T. Candler, son of Asa G. Candler who was the founder of the Coca-Cola Co. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary, and her husband Arthur. She is survived by her brother, Bob, of Dillard, GA, sister Laura, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and her sister Eugenia (Bill), of Deland, FL, and many nephews and their families.
She graduated from Washington Seminary where she ws captain of the basketball team and editor of the 50th anniversary of the annual. She also attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchberg, VA.
She joined the Junior League of Atlanta and held many posts. She was a volunteer Red Cross Nurse’s Aide at Grady Hospital.
She was “Miss Mary” on the Romper Room and had many exciting times on the air.
When her husband was transferred to Jacksonville she transferred her Jr. League membership and did the puppets at the Children’s Museum for many years. She was also a docent at the Cummer Gallery of Art. They were members of Lakewood Methodist Church where she taught the Cherub Chior and a Sunday School for the mentally handicapped people of the area.
When they moved to Orange Park, she was a member of the Orange Park Methodist Church for many years and was a member of the Altar Guild and a Stephen Member. Later she joined High Point Community Church and was a member of the Care Ministry.
At this time, she began collecting snuff bottles and enjoyed going on many over-seas trips with the Snuff Bottle Society. Her bottles were displayed at the Cummer Gallery and at the Norton Gallery in Palm Beach.
She loved playing tennis at the Club Continental and played there for twenty plus years. The friends she made there were always dear to her heart.
She taught reading to adults for many years and enjoyed meeting new people whom she taught to read.
She belonged to a book club and always enjoyed many books as evidenced by the many books in her house.
A memorial service will be held on October 12th 2017at 2:00 pm at the Clayton Methodist Church