Frances Canady McNeely
Wrens, GA – Frances Lee Canady McNeely, 76, loving wife of 53 years to Alec Stone McNeely, went home to be with her Lord Monday night, June 24, 2013 from her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Friday, June 28, 2013 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment will follow in Wrens Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
One of two daughters born to the late Lillian Sams Canady and the late Pliny Lee Canady, Frances grew up in Wadley where she graduated high school and then attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. After graduating from GSCW, she moved to Wrens, got married, taught Home Economics at Wrens High School for 16 years and then retired from Queensborough Bank with 12 years of service. Between her two careers, Frances thoroughly enjoyed being a stay-at-home Mom, bestowing her love of learning and history to her son. She had many talents—drawing patterns and making her own clothes; drawing the plans for her home, including the electrical; gardening; etc. Frances was a quiet, dedicated, unassuming lady with a fighting spirit and she served her Lord at Wrens United Methodist Church in the same manner. Being a “positive” personality, Frances always saw the best in people and never had anything negative to say about anyone—she was an encourager, a “can-do” person whose outside beauty matched her inside beauty. Never wanting to be in the limelight, she was the “wind beneath the wings” for so many and will be greatly missed.
Other survivors include her son, Michael Neil McNeely (Jennifer) of Atlanta; her sister, Betty C. Turk; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews--Jake Dill, Jerry Dill, Michael Dill, James Norton, Jimmy Norton and Ronnie Horseman.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home Thursday evening, June 27, 2013 from 6:00-8:00PM.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to United Hospice, 620 Ponder Place Ste 1-A, Evans GA 30809.
Heartfelt thanks is given to United Hospice for their excellent professional, loving care. A special thanks goes to Mary Way for her long-time dedication and love.
To Those Whom I Love
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that I have had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for a while that we must part
So cherish the memories in your heart.
I will not be far away , for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.
Then, when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”.