Frederick “Freddie” Adrian Mapstone, Jr., 75, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on July 4, 2023. He was born on November 19, 1947, in Jacksonville, FL to Frederick and Virginia Mapstone. Freddie, as he was affectionately known, leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.
Freddie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War with the 82nd division Airborne. Freddie’s decision to jump out of airplanes came after his lifelong friend Jimmie Summerhill went Airborne himself. His military service exemplified his commitment and dedication to protecting the freedom and values we hold dear. Freddie’s bravery and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Freddie is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Linda Mapstone. Together, they built a life filled with love, support, and countless memories. He is also survived by his devoted daughter, Ginny Mapstone, of Virginia Beach, VA, his daughter Patty Rice (Joe) of Lexington, KY, and his daughter in law Cindy Mapstone of Virginia Beach. Freddie was a proud grandfather to Taylor Browning, Bailey Welch (Quin), Hunter Rice, Conner Rice; he was also a great-grandfather to Scarlet and Wendy. Freddie will also be missed by his faithful four legged companions, Lola and Charlee.
Freddie is preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Hilbourn, his son, Tommy Mapstone, and his grandsons, Shane Patllette and Kyle Mapstone. Their memories will forever be cherished in the hearts of those who loved them.
Freddie’s presence will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. His kind heart, infectious laughter, and unwavering loyalty will forever be remembered. His lifelong love of music touched many lives and gave him the best friend any person could ask for, Allen Colom. As we mourn his loss, let us also celebrate the incredible life he lived and the impact he had on those around him.
A memorial service to honor Freddie’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 17 at Water’s Edge Church located in Virginia Beach at 4141 Holland Road. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to The Wounded Warriors in Freddie’s memory.
Please join us in extending our deepest condolences to the Mapstone family during this difficult time. May Freddie rest in eternal peace, knowing that his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.