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Soraya Abousaidi Fravel was eighty-six years old and a life-long resident in Columbus, GA. Soraya found peace with our Lord and Savior on April 30, 2019 at 6:46AM. A service of worship and thanksgiving will be held at St. Luke United Methodist Church on May 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate her life.
Soraya was born March 11, 1933 in Tehran, Iran. Her parents sent her to Germany at the young age of sixteen where she met her husband. She journeyed to America by ship to start her life as a U.S. Infantry wife. Soraya was a great story teller and enjoyed talking about her adventurous travels. She especially enjoyed every opportunity to return to Europe while stationed in Mannheim and Illesheim, Germany. During her life, she was dedicated to helping others.
Soraya was preceded in death by her generous and loving parents: Father, Mirza Ali-Khan Abousaidi; Mother, Showkat Khanoom Abousaidi; her dear older brother, Mohamed Abousaidi of Munich, Germany; younger sister, Shahla Abousaidi of Tehran, Iran; also her angel on earth and infant daughter, Monique Angelique Fravel of Columbus, Georgia.
Soraya is survived by her two younger brothers: Bijan (Hannah Lora) Abousaidi of Germany and Fereydoon (Sharine and Ali) Abousaidi of Seattle, Washington; sons: Charles Joseph (Scarlett) Fravel of Salem, South Carolina, Jonathan Floyd (Ginny) Fravel, M.D. of Little Rock, Arkansas, Paul Andrew (Kristi) Fravel of Vienna, Virginia; and daughter: Patricia Ann Fravel (Harry) Beavers of Midland, Georgia.
Soraya had many accomplishments in her life, most notably, her role as the doting grandmother of Savanna Fravel (Chris) Thompson of Longmont, Colorado, William Joseph Fravel of Atlanta, GA, Patrick James Beavers of Kansas City, MO, Madison Yvonne Beavers of Atlanta, Georgia, William Jacob Fravel of Panama City, Florida, Khani Lee Fravel (Dr. Joe) Bradsher of Birmingham, Alabama, Zackary Pearce Fravel of Portland, Oregon, Brett Helms Beavers of Midland, Georgia, Kennedy Grace Fravel of Panama City, Florida, Allie Fravel and Alex Fravel both of Vienna, Virginia. Soraya was also the great-grandmother of: Autumn Rose Thompson, Sohmer Rayne Thompson, and Maisie Bradsher.
Many thanks for the love and care provided by her medical team: John P. Byers, MD; Henry Ngo, MD Christopher Tidwell, MD; Enon Hopkins, DPT; Shannon Brooks, RN; Melissa Moore, CNA, and Ebbie Tompkins, RN/BSN/CHPN for their encouragement and care.
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the entire family
John Hiers says
Your entire family is in our prayers. She will sorely be missed.
So sorry for your loss. Throw all your anxiety on God during this time of sorrow. God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6,7
Shannon Brooks RN says
It was such a pleasure to care for Ms Fravel. I will miss her smile, laugh and wonderful sense of humor!
Suzan K Thompson says
I am so sorry to hear this! I have known Soraya for many years and I have always admired and loved her. She was a very determined lady and she will be missed by many. My prayers are with you all! Suzan, WoodmenLife
Todd Chapman says
Such a fiery sweetheart of a woman. Although I was only around her a few times, I really enjoyed our talks. May she rest in peace and my condolences to the family
Chrissy Shelley Hand says
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your precious mother. She truly was a blessing to everyone. Her spirit and heart shown brightly in the world for all to see. I am praying God’s peace and comfort for the entire family as you go through this great loss. My thoughts are with you.
Debbie Knight says
My heart is so broken. I didn’t know she had been sick. Haven’t seen her in a long while. I waited on her at the bank for years and gained a great friend. Always had a encouraging word and always told me she loved me. I love you sweet Soraya. Rest In Peace my sweet friend.
Mimi (and Rob) Howe says
Dearest loved ones – I was so sorry to hear of dear Soraya leaving us. I always loved being in your home and my memories of that place are precious to me. Whether it was sitting around the kitchen table or eating your Mom’s wonderful cooking. I was always made welcome and when my time of loss arrived, Soraya was right there supporting me and my family. She was a true blue and loving friend! She will be missed…I will miss her greatly!
Elizabeth Brasington says
So sorry to receive this she was my neighbor and a special friend Prayers for each of her family
Jimmi Pate says
So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.
Peery Moran and Rebecca Loftin says
May Soraya rest in peace and without pain. We had the pleasure of meeting her in the Discovery Sunday School class at St Luke United Methodist church and enjoyed her welcoming personality and her interesting points of view in our studies.
May God embrace her family.
Cristina Montano says
Condolences to the family my heart feels for you all.
Ted and Elizabeth Thorne says
What a kind and dear woman. I know she loved all of you very much. So sorry for your loss.
Joyce Butts says
Soraya was a sweetheart. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family.