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Obituaries 3/16/23


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William Robert Meadows (PIC)

William Robert Meadows was born on March 22, 1967, and passed away on March 6, 2023. William is survived by his wife Jennifer Lynn Meadows, son Alexander William Meadows, daughter Ava Isabelle Meadows, son Samuel Caldwell, mother Juana Meadows, step-daughter Victoria Lynn Roberts, step-son Tyrone Cedric Roberts Jr., and step-son Britton Stephen Roberts. William was born in Santa Clara, California; however, was primarily raised in Miami, Florida by his mother.

Regarding William’s professional life, he was a forensic psychologist. Dr. William Meadows attended the University of Florida for undergraduate school, obtaining a B.S. in Psychology with High Honors. William also earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specializations in Forensics and Addictions from Florida State University. William also completed a post-doctoral fellowship training program in forensic psychology at Harvard Medical School. Outside of his professional life, William spent his time coaching football and soccer at numerous organizations and schools, which bestowed William the nickname of  “Coach Wil.”

William was a free spirit who enjoyed spending his time participating in a multitude of different activities. In his early life, William spent many weekends fishing, hunting, boating, tubing, riding dirtbikes, and much more with his mother Juana Meadows, step-father George Meadows, and step-siblings Kim, Donald, and Andrew. William also spent a month traveling through Europe directly after his postgraduate graduation. Once William had his children, Alex and Ava, William spent his time teaching them how to live life to the fullest. William took his children scuba diving, which eventually led to them all receiving their scuba diving licenses. They also enjoyed flying small planes, cageless shark diving, boating, shooting his guns, and traveling. William and his wife, Jennifer, loved to attend Bike Week and Jeep Week in the later years of William’s life. They spent numerous weekends riding around in their Terminator Harley Davidson, Harley Quinn and Joker Slingshot, and fully customized Jurassic Park Jeep.

To celebrate William Meadows’ life, a Celebration of Life will be held on March 18, 2023 (1:00 PM) at Jacksonville Memory Gardens 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, Fl 32073. William in his last few weeks made a point to tell those closest to him to celebrate his life rather than to mourn his passing. We look forward to celebrating William’s life with the people he’s impacted, his friends and his family.

Howard E. Mathias

Howard E. Mathias, 95, of Orange Park, FL, passed away March 11, 2023.Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.comArrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Frederick L. Voisen

Frederick L. Voisen, 83, of Middleburg, FL, passed away March 8, 2023.

Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.broadusraines.com

Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. (904) 284-4000

Saundra Jeanette Wasdin Miller, 75, of Jesup, GA, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Camden County.

Born in Blackshear February 20, 1948, she lived in Florida for many years before moving back to Jesup, two years ago to be close to her family. She graduated from cosmetology school and had worked for many years as a hairdresser both in St. Simons Island and Orange Park.  She had many long-time clients and they dearly loved her. She loved family and enjoyed traveling to natural settings, especially to the beach and the mountains.  She was the daughter of the late Colon James and Rheba Jeanette Walker Wasdin. She was preceded in death by her husband’s Ed Roper and Dan Miller, both of her sisters, Cynthia Thornton and Nancy Wilson and her brother, Thomas Wasdin. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robbie and Cyndi Roper, Branford, Florida; her brother and sister-in-law, Dwayne and Sherry Wasdin, Patterson, and several nieces, nephews and step grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, from the Lake Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately the service Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com