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Nina Norvell Mastman, retired educator, was born May 31, 1928 in Bronxville, New York. She grew up in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Florence Crane Norvell Schwalb and Wendell Alexander Norvell, niece of Nina Anderson Pape, who co-founded the Girl Scouts of America. Nina was a loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She and husband, Dick Mastman, raised their family in Lighthouse Point, Florida and Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. She loved tennis, Christmas, and family beach time. She faithfully served and shared her love for the Lord with others. She was released into the loving arms of her Savior on June 27, 2020.

Nina was preceded in death by husband Donald Richard Mastman. Blessed by a large family she is survived by her five children: In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nina (David) Lutz, Wendy (John) Lovelace, in Peachtree City, Georgia, Kim Geiss, in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, Holly (Robert) Kirkpatrick, and in Wilson, North Carolina, Rick (Tina) Mastman. She has ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will celebrate the life of Nina in Savannah, Georgia at the family plot in Laurel Grove Cemetery.

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  1. Daphne George says:

    I’ve missed Nina for years, but even more now. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  2. Hugh Langford says:

    I was saddened to learn of Nina’s passing. She was a very special person. She was always very positive, supportive, and welcoming. What I remember most was her great sense of humor. She would laugh easily and loudly. She was genuinely interested in what others were doing. She was curious with a wide range of interests. She got me interested in making stained glass that I continue to this day. She told me that tennis was a great sport because you could play it for the rest of your life. As a teenager I just rolled my eyes, but she was right as I still play a couple times a week. She was a very positive influence on my life. I will miss her but will never forget her.

  3. Cathy DeWeese says:

    Holly and family,
    Anyone who knew Nina is blessed. I say is blessed, because our memories of her are in our hearts for a life time. What an unforgettable sweetheart. May all of your wonderful memories get you through this most difficult time. Praying for God’s comfort.

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