Audrey Jean Waycaster

December 25, 1939October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013, Heaven received another angel, Audrey Jean Bowen Waycaster, 73 passed away at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Waycaster was originally from Portsmouth, Virginia moved to Old Fort, North Carolina and then moved to Jacksonville, Florida. Mrs. Audrey loved children as she was a teacher and dietician at Wesconnect Baptist Daycare and Nursery for many years. As her children grew, their friends and most of the neighborhood children became extended family. She will always be remembered for her kindness and her never ending amount of love. Mrs. Waycaster is preceded in Heaven by her mother Edna Bell Bowen and father Ernest Abbington Bowen, Sr., her husband, Frank Lee Waycaster and her brother-in-law, Martin Gallion. She is survived by her sister Mary Gallion of Lawtey, her brother Ernest (Joe) Bowen, of Orange Park. Also her children and their spouses: Beatrice Echols (Mike) of Jacksonville, Joey Mangiafico (Cindy) of Sanderson, Abby Cavender (Ken ) of Jacksonville, Tommy Waycaster (Laura) of Jacksonville, Timmy Waycaster (Kelly) of Green Cove Springs, Frank Lee Waycaster, Jr. (Ronnette) of St. Augustine, (Cindy) Millie Vogel (Eddie) of Jacksonville, Carol Ciopryna (Mike) of Jacksonville and JR Ballou (Leslie) of Baldwin, Mrs. Waycaster has 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews and extended family. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Rd. Middleburg, FL 32068. (904)282-9336. with Rev. Al Paulson, Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Intermennt will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park. Post tributes at


  • Visitation Friday, October 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Nikki Vogel

November 20, 2013

A beautiful garden now stands alone,
missing the one who nurtured it,
but now she is gone.
Her flowers still bloom and the sun it still shines,
but the rain is like tear drops, for the ones left behind.
The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away,
but the beautiful memory of its keeper are in our hearts to stay.
She loved every flower even some that were weeds,
so much love she would plant with each little seed.
But just like her flowers she was part of Gods plan,
So when it was time he reached down his hand. He looked through the garden searching for the best,
that's when he found Grandma, it was her time to rest.
It was hard for those who loved her, to just let her go,
but God had a spot in his garden that needed a gentle soul.
So when you start missing Grandma remember if you just wait,
when God has a spot in his garden, she'll meet you at the gate...

Taryn Vogel

November 17, 2013

Grandma I love and miss you! I will never forget the memories we made together. You were an amazing woman. I hope that I can love like you always did. You were the sweetest and most honest person I knew. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Gone but never forgotten...I'll be seeing you :)

November 16, 2013

On 10/21/2013 I lost my best friend, my shopping buddy, my movie and dinner date, and most of all my Mother. We spent many, many days and evenings together. I was fortunate to have spent the last weekend before your paralizing stroke with you just talking and being with you as buddies. I know that Heaven has gained another Angel because of all the love and kindness you spread here on earth. The children you took care of in the daycare, the neighborhood and all the strays that seemed to find their way to you thru your children or elsewhere were totally loved. Every body you came into contact with felt your love and kindness. I will totally miss you,but will still have long talks with you, because I know you are watching over all your children and family. Momma walk with God and never hurt again. I will see you again. My eternal love, your daughter Bea.

November 16, 2013

On 10/21/2013 I lost my best friend,my shopping buddy and my dinner and movie date as well as my Mother. Mom you filled a part of my heart that no body else will ever fill. You stood by me in good times and bad. You were there for me to talk to, or to figure out what to do about a problem. You kept my secrets and told on me to Daddy when it needed to be done. I know Heaven has gained another Angel, because of all the love you spread around, I think every child or adult you came into contact with either adopted you or you them. You have taken care many and will be greatly missed. Stay close by because I will still need to talk to you often and watch over us all. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, until we see each other again; walk with God , Daddy and all our family. Bea-your loving daughter

Janice Ricker

November 2, 2013

Thank you our dear Audrey for all the good memories you have given us and we feel so blessed that you were a very special part of oue family !!! ou will always be in our hearts and we love you very much !!! <3

Jim Whited

November 2, 2013

Millie, I know you will miss you mother as much as anyone every could. Mothers are special for more reasons than you can imagine and although everyone loves their mother yours is the most special to you...I think of you often and I am I here for you always....May the guiding light of what you believe take you into the rest of your life...

Denise Medford

October 26, 2013

Thank you Audrey for your kindness towards me as a child. Your loving and caring ways have touched many lives. I am praying that God will comfort your family during this difficult time.

Shannon Gantt

October 26, 2013

It is truely an honor to have had the opportunity to know Ms Audrey. What a wonderful lady who raised a wonderful family.

Leslie Ballou

October 25, 2013

Ma, You will always be a part of us. You have left behind wonderful gifts, our brothers and sisters. We will treasure them always. Love you bunches.

David Oakes

October 25, 2013

We are saddened to hear of Audrey's passing. We are sending our condolences to the family. Losing a loved one is always so painful.May God be with the family during this sad time. David and Lydia Oakes.