Celia Francis Schroeder, 80 of Apopka, FL was called home on July 28, 2020. Celia was born in Orlando, FL on May 18, 1940 to Edwin and Mary Winchell. She attended Pine Castle Elementary, Howard Junior High and Boone High School.
Celia was a devoted homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her life’s work centered around the care of others. Celia nurtured many children, in addition to her own over the years through foster care and child care in her home. She was also a school and hospital volunteer. Celia worked in and supported many church activities throughout her life but her passion was for music ministry. Celia had a beautiful soprano voice. She started singing solos at Trinity Lutheran Church at a very young age and continued until shortly before her passing. She was active in parish choirs for most of her life. In her later years, Celia and Richard enjoyed spending time seasonally in Franklin, NC and Cocoa Beach, FL.
Celia is survived by her husband, Richard Schroeder, Sons, Edwin (Pete) Schroeder and Carl Schroeder (wife: Shannon) and Daughters, Eva (Schroeder) Martin (husband: Ricky) and Rachel Schroeder. Celia had and adored six grandchildren, Tiffany (Schroeder) Smith, Richard (Rick) Schroeder, Ryan Schroeder (preceded her in death), Michael Schroeder, Matthew Schroeder and Delaney Schroeder and six great-grandchildren, Melissa, Mackenzie, Rebecca, Faith, Asher and Richard Wesley. Celia, being an only child, also enjoyed and embraced her large extended family, upon marriage, including brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Orlando at a later date due to social distancing restrictions.
Memorial donations may be made in Celia’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Orlando or Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Franklin, NC.