Mildred Elaine Francis

July 3, 1934 - February 7, 2023
Mildred Elaine Francis

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Mildred Elaine Jordan Francis died peacefully February 7,2023 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.

She was born in Wilmington, NC to Mildred Motte Jordan and William C. Jordan on July 3,1934.

Elaine attended New Hanover High school and graduated in 1952. She entered James Walker Nursing School and graduated in 1955. She retired from her nursing career as the Director of Nursing at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Forrest Francis and her parents Mildred Jordan Mitchell, William Jordan, stepfather John Mitchell and stepbrother Barre Mitchell.

She is survived by her daughters, Pam Smith (Burrows) and Julie King (Matt), two granddaughters Hannah King and Rachel king, sister Diane Fortune, step sister Brenda Stuckey and step sister-in-law Gilda Mitchell, and nephew Reid Jolly (Debra). Along with extended family members.

Services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC on Friday, February 17,2023 at 11:00am followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.

Donations can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCare, Centre in Lieu of flowers please.

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  • June 02, 2023
    Deb Zackman says:
    I missed finding out Elaine had died. She was a treasure. She always said what she thought. She will be missed.Love ya, Deb Zackman(Pat and John Whitehead's daughter)

  • February 16, 2023
    Susan Cratty says:
    Dear Pam & Julie, Our prayers go out to you both and your families. Keep your eyes focused on our Lord for His strength to help you through this season of mourning. Your mom was a spunky neighbor and friend who will truly be missed. Hard to comprehend she won’t be coming home; but actually she did go “home” to be with Jesus❤️ I know that’s comforting to you. Love, June (“the sick picker upper”) and Susan Cratty (& my daughters, Kayla and Sarah)

  • February 15, 2023
    Anne Harvey says:
    So very sorry for your loss. I pray that you can find some comfort in knowing that she is now in the hands of her savior.

  • February 13, 2023
    Phyllis and Alan Motte says:
    We will always cherish the loving memories of time spent with Elaine and miss her always! She was such a special person to us! Thoughts, prayers and much love to all the family Phyllis and Alan Motte

  • February 12, 2023
    Phyllis and Alan Motte says:
    We will always cherish the loving memories of time spent with Elaine and miss her forever! She was such a special person to us! Thoughts, prayers and much love to all the family.