Evangelist Frances Smith Wilkie

Evangelist Frances Smith Wilkie, 74, of 1434 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, passed away Friday, August 18th, in the Peachtree Centre.

She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late Whitworth and Ola Mae Roberts Smith.

Frances was a 1967 graduate of Granard High School and a former employee of Hardees Bojangles.  She was a member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Leola Manning, Martha Dawkins, Rev. Nettie McCluney Camp, Thomas, John, and Horace Smith.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: a son, Darren L. Wilkie, of Pickens, SC; two daughters, Rhonda M Cleveland (Billy, “BC”), and Hanson Means, of Spartanburg; sisters, Rev. Modestine Manning and Mae Thomas; brothers, Eddie Smith (Wanda), and Willie Ellis; grandchildren, Damaris Gaffney, Frantasia Mullins, and Jeff Young, Jr.; great grandchildren, Elijah Antonio and Da’Moni Gaffney; a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; aunts; uncles; and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 25th, 2:00 p.m., in Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Golden officiating.  Interment will follow in Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.