November 13, 1937 - June 28, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Frances W. Taylor announces her passing on June 28, 2018 at the age of 80. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James “Buck” Taylor of Wilmington, NC and son, Robert A. Taylor of Cumberland, WI. She is survived by her four sons, Mike (Debora) of Huntsville, AL, Russell (Amy) of Hillsborough, NC, Jeffrey (Colleen) of Roseboro, NC, and Kenny of Oklahoma City, OK; her daughter-in-law, Beth Taylor of Cumberland, W, and her adopted son, Allen Haithcock of Hillsborough. Frances was blessed with eleven grandchildren, one adopted grandchild, and eight great-grandchildren.

Frances was born on November 13, 1937 to Melton and Attie Wiggins of Kinston, NC. She was preceded in death by her two parents and her sister, Myrtle Thomas. She is survived by her sister Betty Ann Kilpatrick of Kinston, NC and her brother and sister-in-law, John (Marie) Wiggins of Houma, LA.

The family will be having a visitation at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 12 p.m. with a memorial service at 1 p.m.

It is with great pleasure knowing she had touched the lives of so many. She was an angel placed on this earth to bring love, joy, and peace to us all.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to your favorite charitable organization made in her honor.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • June 29, 2018
    Kaitlyn lit a candle:
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  • June 30, 2018
    Kimberley Koester Taylor says:
    Frances was my mother-n-law for 36 years and I loved her dearly. My fondest & funniest memory was when we braved the Black Friday sales one year. Woke up early, stood in line then held onto each other tight. Long story short we made it out and never went back to another Black Friday sale. You will truly be missed Frances, spread your wings and fly high. Next time I see a cardinal I will know it’s you to come visit. Love and miss you ❤️

  • July 09, 2018
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