Sunday, September 14, 2014

Frances Jean Beal

Published Friday, May 9, 2014

Frances Jean Beal, formerly of Mocksville, died on April 29, 2014 at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby.
She was born on April 24, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio to James and Frances Young Evans. After spending her early years in Ohio, she moved with her family to Winston-Salem. She married her late husband Alton on Sept. 1, 1963 an was married for 26 years. After her husband’s death, she attended Turners Creek Baptist Church in Yadkinville. She will be remembered for her love for poetry, thoughtfulness of others by sending cards and letters, and sweet personality. In her latter years, she lived with her son and his family to enjoy the grandkids and eventually moved to White Oak Manor in Shelby where she enjoyed playing bingo and socializing with fellow residents. She never knew what it was like to run and jump in this life because of her cerebral palsy. Her persistence to overcome her handicaps and desire to help others was a challenge.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband Alton E. Beal; brother Jimmy Evans; and sister Patricia Evans Saylor.
Survivors: her only son, Alton G. Beal and daughter-in-law Michelle; 3 grandchildren, Andrew, Jared, and Karis; and several special friends and neighbors.
A viewing was held at Turners Creek Baptist Church in Yadkinville on Saturday, May 3. Her service followed at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary where the Rev. Alton Beal officiated. Burial was at Westlawn Garden of Memories in Clemmons.
Memorials: Ambassador Baptist College Student Scholarship Fund, PO Box 158, Lattimore, 28089.
Online condolences: www.gentryfuneralservice.com.