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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.