Frances WILKINSON[1]

Female 1925 - 2017  (91 years)


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  • Name Frances WILKINSON 
    Born 28 Dec 1925  Pantego, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Sep 2017  Morehead City, Carteret cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1094  LUPTON
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 

    Father Cecil WILKINSON 
    Mother Temperance UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Howard Ray LUPTON,   b. 28 Sep 1925, Pantego, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1991  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1949  Pantego, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
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    Family ID F437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S4] Obituary, http://www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com/obitlink?obit_id=2007731.
      Frances Wilkinson Lupton, 91, of Morehead City, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 14th, 2017. In her final days, she was surrounded by her family, countless friends and devoted caregivers. Frances was born on December 28, 1925 to the late Cecil and Temperance Wilkinson in Pantego, NC.

      Frances married her high school sweetheart, Howard Ray Lupton, on June 21, 1949, and several years later moved to Morehead City where they raised their four children. They quickly found it easy to call Morehead ?home? and immersed themselves in such a wonderful community where they made many friends over the years.

      Frances attended UNC-G, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certificate. She taught home economics for seven years and her love of children lead her to open a small daycare in her home. ?Miss Frances? Play School? became well known in the community and her motto of ?do unto others?? and learning to love, share and play with friends enabled ?play school? to last for thirty-two years. Many parents and children may fondly recall the swing sets, sand box, ?Tea Party Time? and countless hours playing with toys and play dough, but most of all they recall her smile and genuine affection shown to each one of them.

      She was a volunteer with Martha?s Mission and active in First United Methodist Church of Morehead City, having served as Hospitality Chairman for many years and also on the Grounds Committee. Her family honored her strong faith and service to the church by recently donating the ?cross and flame? which overlooks the church courtyard where the dedication service was held by her church family and friends.

      Frances enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, cooking, shell collecting, swimming and walking. Her role as a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother is what she cherished most. Frances valued family above all else and instilled her beliefs in her children and the generations that followed. Her unwavering love, support and dedication to her family is evident today in a family that is close-knit and committed to one another.

      She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard Ray Lupton, and brother Cecil Wilkinson Jr. Her memory will be forever treasured by her children, Charles Lupton and wife, Lynn, of Pine Knoll Shores, Janice Clontz and husband Charlie, of Pine Knoll Shores, Michael Lupton and wife Hope, of Morehead City, and Warren Lupton and wife Kristin, of Morehead City.

      Frances adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Carlyn Cottrell and husband Scott and their children Molly Scott and Saylor of Morehead City, Hunter Lupton and wife Brooke and their children Finn and Mckinley, of Beaufort, Sarah Kate Willis and husband Trey, of Pine Knoll Shores, Lee Lupton, Howard Lupton, Griffin Lupton, and Dawson Lupton of Morehead City.

      Frances had an endearing personality that made her an instant friend and someone you could always depend on and go to for advice?just some of the qualities that will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

      A memorial service officiated by Rev. Powell Osteen and Dr. Homer Morris will be held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church located at 900 Arendell Street in Morehead City. The family will receive friends directly following the memorial service at the church.

      In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church ?Kitchen Fund,? 900 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 or to your favorite charity in memory of Frances.