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Ms. Mina DeLaVergne

Ms. Mina DeLaVergne

Mina Alice DeLaVergne found rest in the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Born in Tampa, Florida, Mina was a 1957 graduate of H.B. Plant High School and a 1961 graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She was married in 1959 to Dr. Robert H. DeJarnette, Jr., and spent most of her married life in Vidalia, Georgia. In 1978, she moved back to Tampa to be near family and friends. She was an active member of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa where she participated in Sunday School and many Bible studies and was ordained as a Ruling Elder. After retirement, she returned to Vidalia in 2013 to be near her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis Gilman and Helen Thompson DeLaVergne; her brother, L.G. “Ted” DeLaVergne, Jr.; and her nephew, Daniel DeLaVergne. She is survived by her children, Helen D. Payne ( John) and Robert H. De-Jarnette III (Roseann); grandchildren, Will Payne (Jennifer), Sarah P. Maddox (Josh), Hank DeJarnette and Martin DeJarnette; great-grandsons, Wyatt, Elliot and Oliver Payne; sister-in-law, Robin DeLaVergne; nephew, John DeLaVergne (Valerie); and many beloved cousins.

The family expresses deep appreciation to caregivers Priscilla Costen, Bettye George, Gwen Hendrix, Lula Hilbert and Maggie McLeod. The funeral service was Thursday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m. at the Vidalia First United Methodist Church Activity Center with Pastor Jim Smith officiating. A graveside service followed on Monday, April 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park in Tampa, Florida. Flowers are accepted, or memorial donations may be made to Vidalia First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 150, Vidalia, GA 30475 or Grace Presbyterian Community Church, P.O. Box 1848, Vidalia, GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall


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