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Madeline Carol Bicksler, age 75, of Norcross, Georgia passed away on June 15, 2019. Madeline was born to the parents of Frances Shuford Brown and Joseph B. Brown, Sr. on August 31, 1943 in Atlanta, GA.
Madeline loved many things in her life. As a young child, her brother Donald Brown said she loved drawing all types of horses. In high school she was active in many clubs: Honor Club 8th – 10th grade, Intercultural Relations, Dramatics, Key Notes, Social Club, Romance Language, F.H.A., Youth Fellowship, Bank Teller, Glee Club, Council of Student Organizations, French, Mix Choir, Laureate Staff, Rebelation Staff, and Assembly of Homeroom.
On May 13, 1965, Madeline married William D. Bicksler. In July of 1969, she gave birth to a daughter, Stacey Miechelle Bicksler. Through out her life, Madeline was always active in the church she was attending. In the early 70’s, the family moved to Norcross, Georgia where they became members of the Norcross Presbyterian Church. She sang in the choir and had a voice of an opera singer that was beautiful, like the voices you hear in “Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah”. At Norcross Presbyterian, she started a children’s choir with the youth group that performed plays at Christmas and Easter. Her daughter, Stacey, also participated in the choir and youth group.
As years passed, Madeline would spread her wings to different churches, always active in the choir, helping others, teaching the word of God, and remained involved in bible study groups with friends. Eventually, Madeline began to study and learn the Hebrew language and as a strong supporter of Israel, she studied the Jewish religion.
For thirty plus years, she was an employee at Evan Metal Corporation. She always loved being with her family and was active in the lives of her daughter, her grandchildren and great grandbabies as much as she could. Madeline liked going out with her friends to go shopping, out to dinner, the movies and to travel. She loved to crochet many different things, especially blankets. Madeline had a strong faith and loved our Lord and Savior with all her body and soul. Now she is dancing and singing with Him, which she always loved to do.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frances Shuford Brown and Joseph B. Brown, Sr.
She is survived by her daughter Stacey M. Greeson (Walter); granddaughters: Marrie D. Johnson (Glen), Meagan A. Greeson, Mindi K. Greeson, and Tessa J. Greeson; great-granddaughters: Alaina E. Johnson, Kylie KG. Johnson and Serinity J. Johnson; brothers: Donald W. Brown (Jane) and Joseph B. Brown, Jr.; nieces: Christy D. Colagross, Victoria L. Suddeth and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home Chapel, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Visitation will be held at 9 am, followed by the memorial service at 10 am.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 3570 Buford Hwy #202, Duluth, GA 30096 (678) 584-0914. Messages for the family can be left below in the comments.
Deborah Smallwood says
Please accept my most heart felt condolences on the loss of Madeline.
Maddi was more than a friend to me. She was a mentor and sister. We shared a connection that only God could have put together and our hearts were of one accord. There were times when we would be praying the same thing in different states and know that we had the same mission. We spent many hours talking of things of the Lord and of life. She was my phone companion as I traveled back and forth between Georgia and Florida. She is a part of my heart.
I will miss her very much, but am happy that she is with her love (Yeshua) and is more whole than she could have ever been on this Earth.
May you find peace in the memories and knowing that she is with our Lord.
Jeri Langston says
I am so sorry to hear that our friend, Madeline, has moved to her heavenly home. I met Maddie at Trinity Chapel a few years back. She was such a part of our Third Day Worship and also volunteered in our CD duplication ministry. I would see her walk in to work when she could hardly walk. God would give her supernatural strength. So sorry I cannot attend her Memorial service. My prayers are with her precious family as they go day by day with only memories now instead of the physical Maddy. But that’s why God gave us the ability to have memory. May God’s blessings overtake you today.
Sandra (Sandy) Durden says
Wished i had known of Madeline’s passing earlier. She was at dialysis in Lawrenceville for many years. They and Gwinnett Paratransit was always asking if i had heard from her. I apparently didnt have her correct phone number. Wished you had called Lawrenceville dialysis about her passing. I would have gone to memorial. I considered her a friend. I hope she didnt suffer before her death. RIP
My deepest condolences to the family of Adeline Carol Bicksler. May God comfort the family and wipe all tears from your eyes during this time of sorrow. Revelation 21:3,4
Please accept my sincere condolences. God knows the pain that comes when we lose a loved one, that is why God describes death as an enemy that he yearns to do away with (1 Corinthians 15:26). Our dear loved ones who are resting in death will soon be awakened and reunited with us (Isaiah 26:19). Hold on firmly to this beautiful hope, and may the wonderful memories fill your mind and heart.
JL McFarlin says
To the family may Jehovah God give you comfort at this very sad time in your life my deepest sympathy go out to you. Thanks to Jehovah death is not the end Daniel chapter 12 verses 2 say many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up.