Beal – Wilma Lee Beal, age 97, of Jacksonville, Florida went home to be with her Lord on June 18, 2009. Born on July 11, 1911 in Danville, Georgia to the late Hoyt Edwin Thurmond and Minnie Lee Sanders, she moved to Jacksonville in 1925 where she lived all her life. She was a long standing member of the former Lake Forest Baptist Church where she taught 1st grade Sunday school for many years as well as a kindergarten teacher for 17 years. She faithfully served in children’s ministry, WMU, visiting, choirs and meeting the needs of the church families. She is currently a member of the FaithBridge Church. Wilma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to crochet, garden, read and cook. She was predeceased by her husband: Robert N. Beal.
Family members include her daughters: Linda (Lyman) Friend, Linda (Ray) Hollister and Elaine (Will) Matz all of Jacksonville, FL; her 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 11:00 am in FaithBridge Church 13720 McCormick Rd. Jacksonville, FL. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 22, 2009 from 10:00 – 11:00 am in the church. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com
to sign the family’s guest book. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FaithBridge Church Children’s ministry or Community Hospice of NE Florida.