Norma Carmelite Beasley

Norma Carmelite Beasley

Norma Carmelite Beasley, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024.  She was 95 years old.  Carmelite was born July 26, 1928, in Jacksonville, Florida to Paul Hitmand Mathisen, Sr. and Emily Carmelite (Brochman) Mathisen. She was one of eight children and often shared many fond memories of growing up with her siblings.

Carmelite graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and worked as a Soda Jerk at Panama Drug Store.  Later she began a career working in production at Jacksonville Ginter box factory.

Carmelite married Edgar Beasley and they were blessed with three sons, and later, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Her devotion to her loved ones was evident in everything she did, and her kindness and love will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Carmelite took pride in the fact that she was one of the founding members of Northside Church of God where she was a member for 64 years. She liked to call herself the oldest surviving founding member.  She was loved by her church family and was a woman of deep faith.  Her strong Christian beliefs guided her throughout her life. She found strength and solace in her relationship with God and shared it with her family and friends. Many of her family members witnessed Jesus through her shining example of faith.

Carmelite also had a passion for game shows, and she enjoyed spending time watching her favorite shows with her loved ones. Her joy and enthusiasm while watching these shows brought laughter and happiness to those around her, her love for this simple pleasure will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Carmelite is survived by her sister Nancy Clark; two sons Randy Beasley and Lonnie Beasley; grandchildren Brian (Cissy)Beasley, Adam (Elizabeth) Beasley, Amber Beasley, and Alexa (Richard) Kegley; 10 great grand children and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Carmelite is preceded in death by her parents Paul Hitmand Mathisen and Emily Brochman Mathisen; her siblings Mary Olga Mathisen, Leonard Mathisen, Robert Mathisen, Carl Mathisen, Jensine Mathisen, and Paul Mathisen Jr; Her husband Edgar Beasley, and her son Thomas Beasley.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday April 20th at the Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 4535 Main St., Jacksonville, Florida 32206.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and continue until the time of the funeral service. Pastor Judy Weeks will be officiating.  Evergreen’s Chapel is located on the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery at the base of the bell tower. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Evergreen Funeral Home- (904) 353-3649


  • Tanya Pacetti Posted April 19, 2024 3:02 pm

    I was blessed to get to know Ms. Carmelite over the past couple of years. She loved God and she loved her family. She did enjoy telling stories about her family and how things use to be. She had a quick wit about her. Now she is with Jesus, walking those streets of gold,

  • Chris Jones Posted April 20, 2024 9:36 am

    I was fortunate enough to know Mrs. Beasley as the step son of Thomas Beasley. She was always kind and loving towards me even though I wasn’t a blood relative. Her faith and belief in God was very evident in all of her interactions with myself and others. I am thankful to have known her. My deepest condolences to my Brother Brian, her Sons Lonnie and Randy, and to all her surviving family. She truly was an angel in human form. God bless her and welcome her into His kingdom. She was a good and faithful servant.

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