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Madeline Fatima Fleming

June 12, 1934 — January 24, 2023

Long Beach

Madeline Fatima Fleming

 

Madeline Fleming, age 88, of Long Beach, MS passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, in her home.

Madeline was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard “Dick” Fleming; her brothers, Bill, and Bernard Hawco; her sisters, Flo Godfrey, Bride Brayfond, Mary Essary, and Betsy Adams; and her friends Doreen Doyle and Rita Amick.  She is survived by her children, Philip Fleming (Susan), Richard Fleming (Vicki), Cindy Bammert (Dave), Sandy Blanchard (Paul), and Candy Metcalf (Brian); her siblings, Tom Hawco, Gert Vukas, Angela Quilan, Tess Walker and Annie Stier; her grandchildren Paul Blanchard, John Blanchard (Christine), Jeremy Bammert (Katie), Jennifer Carden (Phillip), Sarah Metcalf, Chrissy Metcalf and Sammie Barberi (Adam), Shawn Hallums (Emily), Lian Brewer (Mathew) and Lara Hallums; her step grandchildren, Bradley and Michael Marks; her great grandchildren, Kimberly, John-Brian, Baize, Heaven Ricketts, Maverick Carden, Karter, Kyler Barberi, Ilya Lowery, Claire and Lucy Hallums, Beatrice Brewer, and Nathan Marks; All the Newfs and their families, (Reiters, Amicks and the Doyles), and Rick.

Madeline was born June 12, 1934, in Chapel’s Cove Point, Newfoundland.  In 1954 she married John “Irish” Fleming, they were married for 49 years.  She was a devoted military wife, giving her the opportunity to see the world not only Newfoundland but Morocco, Italy, Gibraltar, Scotland, and many state side duty stations. 

She was a devoted Catholic.  She loved the Atlanta Braves and gardening.  She grew not only flowers but tomatoes, cabbage, and green peppers.  She baked the best bread and knit blankets for her family. Her famous spaghetti sauce was known to anyone who visited & she took pride in all of her cooking. She enjoyed reading the Downhome, listening to George Jones on her Newfie music.

Madeline was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.  She had a uniquely unfiltered sense of humor, making everyone around her laugh, living life to the fullest. 

She was a proud Newfoundlander/American who never knew a stranger and told you like it was with no malice.  She will be extremely missed.

The family would like to thank the staff of Kare in Home for their devotion to our mother, as well as Major Tiffany Byrd, M.D., and crazy lady.  We would like to also send a special thanks to Rick Whitmer for his care, devotion, and love to her.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Long Beach.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, followed by interment at Biloxi National Cemetery.

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Long Beach, is serving the family.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

720 Beach Blvd E, Long Beach, MS 39560

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Mass

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

720 E Beach Blvd, Long Beach, MS 39560

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Interment

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi, MS 39531

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