Frankie Jewel Smith

January 20, 1935 - February 17, 2021
Frankie Jewel Smith


Frankie Jewel Smith, age 86, of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.

She was born in Horry County, SC on January 20, 1935, to George and Ethel Long. She was the widow of Billy A. Smith.

Frankie is survived by four children: Michael (Melanie), Donald (Dottie), Diane Skipper (Buddy), and Randy (Doxiene).  Her youngest son, Ronnie, preceded her in death, as well as two grandchildren, Tammy Smith and Jason Hines.

She is survived by her sisters: Georgia Renn and Cathy Rich, and one brother, Tony Long. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Cain, and two brothers, Milton and Larry Long.

Frankie was a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

The family would like to thank the staff of NHRMC and Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center for their love and compassionate care during Frankie’s illness.

A private graveside service will be held at 2:00 Saturday, February 20th at Smith Cemetery, Garland, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center or a charity of your choice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099


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  • July 10, 2022
    grant lit a candle:
    Lit since July 10, 2022 at 7:17:25 PM

  • July 10, 2022
    grant says:
    wonderful guy. will be missed

  • February 18, 2021
    Charlie Riggs says:
    Angela and I would like to express our sympathy to the family for the loss of your mother. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • February 19, 2021
    Kristy schumaker lit a candle:
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  • February 20, 2021
    Alicia Wimert "Rosie" says:
    Kiss papa milton for me aunt frankie. You will be missed beyond measure. You were always so soft spoken, beautiful beyond words and had the prettiest smile. ❤ love forever more Rosie