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Fannie Mae Udell, 78, of Traverse City, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions with her loving family by her side.
Fannie was born on Dec. 16, 1938 in Boyne Falls to the late Lewis and Stella (Coon) Magee. She married the late Clyde Raymond Udell on Sept. 15, 1956 in Boyne City.
Fannie Mae's desires and passions were attending church, living a Christian life and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Zion Baptist Church, where she loved teaching the little ones in Sunday School.
Fannie was one to put others needs before her own and spent many years caring for those needing assistance through her work at In Home Health Care, where she formed special friendships with many of her patients.
Surviving Fannie are her children, Tina (Roger) Brown, of Traverse City, Bonnie (Chuck) Stewart, of Suttons Bay, Angela (Miles) Donkers, of Interlochen, Jeffrey Udell, of Texas, and Jason Udell, of Cedar; her grandchildren, Roger "Alan" (Megan) Brown, of Alaska, Ryan (Talia) Brown, of Saginaw, Rita (Dave) Jones, Caleb Brown, Corey Brown and Tasha Stewart, of Traverse City, Michael Stewart, of Suttons Bay, Amanda (Kreg) Hadley, of Oklahoma, Jonathon Udell and Hannah Reed, of Texas, Selene (Troy) Adamczyk, of Ypsilanti, Sebastian (Robin) Donkers, of Traverse City, and Kyle Donkers, of Interlochen; and her great-grandchildren, Reese Jones, Violet Brown, Natalia McPherson, Madison Hadley, Dylan Hadley, Ryder Hadley, Emily Hockin and Alyson Hockin; a brother, Hershall (Judy) Magee, of Alden; and many other loving family members and friends.
Fannie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clyde; brothers, Emerald and Marshall Magee; sister, Josephine Montgomery; a great-grandson, Shjon Brown; and her beloved cats, Oliver and Dana.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, at Zion Baptist Church. Burial will take place at the Clearwater Township Cemetery in Rapid City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.
Kindly share thoughts and memories with Fannie's family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
Published on May 11, 2017
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