Madelyn Beverly Fraser

October 24, 1940 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Madelyn Fraser Obituary

Madelyn Beverly Fraser (Smith) entered this world on October 24, 1940, as a gift to the late Forest Nathan Smith and Madelyn Daisy (Donaroma) Smith. On September 24, 2023, she peacefully departed this life, leaving behind a legacy of love, faith, and devotion. She was 82 years old. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she began attending at the Market St. building downtown and continued through to the present Dunn Ave Chapel. She loved her Savior Jesus Christ and served diligently in the Primary and Relief Society organizations touching the lives of countless individuals with her unwavering dedication and kindness. In 1958, Beverly graduated from Andrew Jackson Sr. High School, and soon after married her high school sweetheart, Billy Don Fraser Sr. Their marriage spanned over 60 years, filled with adventures of riding motorcycles, camping and fishing as a family. Beverly's heart was dedicated to her husband, and his passing left a void that could never be filled. Beverly was a devoted mother to her three children. She poured her heart and soul into raising them and loved them beyond measure. Her home was a haven for family gatherings, a place where love and laughter flowed freely. Beverly dedicated over 30 years of her life to Bell South/AT&T, where she was known for her work ethic and dedication. Her commitment to her job mirrored her commitment to her family, whom she considered her everything. She loved her family and dedicated most of her free time serving them. As her children, we had no doubt we were loved. She treated her son in laws as her own sons and they knew they were special to her as well. All of her children and grandchildren adored her and loved visiting her home. She always had delicious meals prepared for when her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren came to visit. “Mema”, as she was known to her 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren painted a wooden Christmas ornament for each child, grandchild and great-grandchild every year until this year. She also made sure every baby born in her circle got a cute little homemade rag quilt for their arrival. Beverly's kindness, patience, and humility were her defining qualities. She was a gentle soul who touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her, leaving a lasting impact with her warm and loving spirit. Beverly was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Billy Don Fraser Sr., her brother Forest (Wassie) Nathan Smith, niece Kimberly Jackman, and her loyal pet dog Annie. She leaves behind a legacy that will be carried on by her survivors, including her son Donny Fraser, daughters Debbie Burrows (Tom), and Angie Klabacka (Matt). Her grandchildren,  Jami Burrows, Eric Burrows, Jessica Griffin (Shawn), Billy Fraser (Sam), Ryan Burrows (Alyssa), Kelly Ward (Robby), Randy Klabacka (Paulina), Alex Burrows, Bryce Klabacka, and Ty Klabacka (Katie), will forever hold her memory close to their hearts. Her precious little great-grandchildren, Brinleigh, Noah, Tanner, Ryan, Lily, Blair, Rosie, Ashleigh, and Charleigh will always be told of how much she loved and adored them. Beverly is also survived by her brother-in-law Chris Fraser (Sharon) and her sister-in-laws Teresa Moore (Doug), Mindy Stearns (Tommy), and Amy Cox, as well as many close cousins, friends, and other relatives who were touched by her love and grace. A celebration of Beverly's life will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1679 Dunn Ave, Jacksonville, FL, on Saturday, October 7. The viewing will begin at 10 am, followed by the funeral service at 11 am. Interment will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville. As we say our final goodbyes, let us remember the beautiful soul who touched our lives with love and kindness, leaving behind cherished memories that will live on in our hearts forever.

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