Frankie Jewel Smith, age 86, of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.
She was born in Horry County, SC on January 20, 1935, to George and Ethel Long. She was the widow of Billy A. Smith.
Frankie is survived by four children: Michael (Melanie), Donald (Dottie), Diane Skipper (Buddy), and Randy (Doxiene). Her youngest son, Ronnie, preceded her in death, as well as two grandchildren, Tammy Smith and Jason Hines.
She is survived by her sisters: Georgia Renn and Cathy Rich, and one brother, Tony Long. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Cain, and two brothers, Milton and Larry Long.
Frankie was a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
The family would like to thank the staff of NHRMC and Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center for their love and compassionate care during Frankie’s illness.
A private graveside service will be held at 2:00 Saturday, February 20th at Smith Cemetery, Garland, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center or a charity of your choice.
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