Senior Residents

All the latest news and stories about our neighborhood’s senior residents.

In Memoriam: Ann Carrell Jeter

In Memoriam: Ann Carrell Jeter

November 16, 1916 to July 17, 2020 If athleticism, wanderlust, and humor can keep a person young, then it’s no wonder Ann Carrell Jeter lived more than a century. The Riverside native made it to 103 before she died in the early morning on July 17 due to complications from COVID-19 and pneumonia.  One week […]

Women’s Board founder celebrates 100th birthday

Women’s Board founder celebrates 100th birthday

Ellen Cavert, founder of The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, marked her 100th birthday June 30 with close family members and a quiet celebration over strawberry crème cake and ice cream, her favorite. Her family sang an exuberant rendition of “Happy Birthday,” and she was also able to view a video of birthday greetings […]

The Way We Were: Ken Juro

The Way We Were: Ken Juro

Even though he was not born when his father fought the Japanese during World War II, Ken Juro learned plenty about resilience and conscientiousness from his father’s tales about his wartime experience. Juro, an Empire Point resident who has longtime ties to Ortega, grew up in Spring Park in the 1950s and often worked in […]

The Way We Were: Dr. William Cordell Mason III

The Way We Were: Dr. William Cordell Mason III

Reflecting on a 50-year career filled with medicine and ministry Reflecting on his 50 years as a hospital administrator for Baptist hospitals worldwide, Bill Mason realized his career was the perfect mix of medicine and ministry. The San Marco resident has held leadership positions at Baptist Health in Jacksonville for 40+ years, from 1978 until […]

The Way We Were: Arthur Chester Skinner, Jr.

The Way We Were: Arthur Chester Skinner, Jr.

As the sun’s rays penetrated through the pine trees, a young man galloped down the dirt roads of a primitive South Jacksonville in the 1930s on his horse, Vinny, long before commercial and residential areas and the city and state roads needed to provide transportation to them, were developed.  This was when the lands south […]

The Way We Were: Michael Swann

The Way We Were: Michael Swann

From playing baseball at Lakeside Park or fishing with the boys at Fishweir Creek as a youngster, to now, walking the streets as a human billboard advertising the Cathedral District Project during Art Walk, Michael Swann’s love for community runs deep.  Swann’s outlook and life priorities have been molded by the connections he’s made with […]

The Way We Were: Carole Poindexter

The Way We Were: Carole Poindexter

Sometimes you don’t have to leave home to make an impact in others’ lives, or succeed in business, breaking a few glass ceilings and motivating folks along the way.  For Colonial Manor resident Carole Poindexter, being a life-long “stayer” – in her family neighborhood, with the same company her entire career, and by increasing dedication […]

The Way We Were: Wayne W. Wood

The Way We Were: Wayne W. Wood

Many years before Wayne W. Wood, 74, became a noted historian, author, and the founder of Riverside Avondale Preservation, he was just a kid from Belle Glade in South Florida visiting grandparents Guy D. and Elma T. Wood during the summers in Riverside. That was decades before he would run a successful optometry business in […]

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