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Karol, Darrell and Sylvia

Years of memories to cherish. We love you all

Bobby and Cyndi Reeder

Mama you are so... so... missed. We love you and always will

Bonnie Vinson

I love you very much and will miss you more than words can express.

Grady Kelley

We always called each other names in a joking way. I always called her old woman and she would come right back at me.Lol. Love and will miss you GMA. RIP...

Becky & Brian Hardy

Blessings and love to you and the family during this hard time.

Carolyn Kelley

I've known Grandma since I was 13 she was a wonderful lady always made me feel like I was part of her family I will miss her very much.

Frances V. Reeder


Frances V. Reeder, of Yulee, FL, passed away in Jacksonville, FL on August 5th, 2023. Frances, affectionately known as Pud, was born on January 9th, 1939, in Athens, AL to the late, Benton Lee Vinson and Mary Martha Hamsley Vinson. She grew up in Limestone County in Alabama and attended Elkmont High School.

In 1956, Frances met James (Jim) Reeder thru a blind date, a blind date that would change her life forever. Frances and Jim fell in love and wed on June 1, 1957. During their marriage, Frances and Jim raised 3 sons, James (Bo), Bobby and Charlie, and later 2 Grandsons, Christopher and Brian. They spent most of their years in Jacksonville, FL. Frances loved her family, was a proud Military wife, and devoted herself to those she loved. In 1997, Frances and Jim decided to move to Athens, AL to enjoy their Golden Years, and spend time with her family there. While there, they enjoyed spending time with her siblings, nieces and nephews. Having family get togethers, family stopping by for coffee, and making wonderful memories with those she loved dearly. In 2018, Frances and Jim made the decision to leave Alabama and move to Glen Ullin, ND to live with their son, Bobby and his wife Cyndi. While there they enjoyed 2 years, seeing the beautiful countryside and spending time with not only her son and daughter in law, but her brother, Bonnie and sister in law, Joann. In 2020, Frances and Jim, made the decision to return to Florida to spend precious time with their Babies..their Grandbabies and Great Grandbabies.

Frances lived her life to the fullest. She brought joy to so many lives. She will be remembered by her love for life, her laughter, her fun and spontaneous personality, witty sense of humor and her love for others. Frances welcomed everyone into her family, didn't matter who you were. Frances also enjoyed, traveling, animals, gardening, flowers, shopping and crafting. Frances spent countless hours sewing, crocheting, wood working and painting. She also enjoyed her many shopping trips to her beloved Wal-Mart.

Frances spent most of her years as a devoted home maker, working with her husband at his Lawn Business, and in 1974-1985 she was employed as a Ticket and Stock Clerk with the Lerners Shops Inc, located in Jacksonville, FL. In 1985, Frances attended Jones College where she obtained a Degree in Medical Reception in 1986. Frances was very proud of her accomplishment in doing so.

Frances was Church of Christ by faith, and was a member Marietta Church of Christ located in Jacksonville, FL and Mount Zion Church of Christ in Athens, AL.

Frances was preceded in death by her one true love of 64 years, James Reeder. Her parents, sisters- Mattie Floy Smith, Gladys Jarret, Dorthy Lewis, Beatrice Furlene, Jean Wilson, and Margie Free. Brothers- Samuel Vinson, Howard Vinson, Joseph Vinson and Thomas Vinson. Two daughters in love, Diane Reeder and Sharon Reeder.

Frances is survived by her children, James, wife Ana, Reeder of Palmdale, CA; Bobby, wife Cyndi, Reeder of Glen Ullin, ND; and Charles, fiancé Lana, Reeder of Jacksonville, FL. Her Grandchildren, Christopher Reeder of Folkston, GA; Brian, Amanda and Nicole Reeder, all of Yulee, FL; and her Great Grandchildren- Kiersten, Hailey and Liam Reeder, all of Yulee, FL. Her Siblings, Betty Dubois, of Elkmont, AL; Bonnie, wife Joann, Vinson, of Gladstone, ND; and Dee Vinson, of Athens, AL and numerous Nieces, Nephews and extended family. And her best friend of 50+ years, Shirley Thornton.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 1 pm at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.


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