God in His great wisdom and divine love, suddenly called from this world of uncertainty on February 20, 2020, to a peace of eternal rest – our loved one – Franklin Roosevelt McRae, son of the late Coy and Amanda McRae.
Frank was born December 24, 1938, in Anson County, Wadesboro, North Carolina. He was educated in the Anson County Schools. His family moved to Davidson County, Thomasville, North Carolina, when Frank was a young man. Frank began his early working career at the historic Thomasville Furniture Industries as a dedicated and most valuable employee and worked there for a number of years. There he cultivated a love of building and creating works of art as a carpenter. As a result, his life’s work was as a self-employed carpenter and he pursed it diligently until his retirement – blessing family and friends with his gifts.
Frank moved from Thomasville, North Carolina, and lived in several different cities in the United States. He eventually moved to Pennsylvania, making his home in Wilkes-Barre. There he became a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Frank worshipped and served as a faithful congregant and dedicated Trustee.
Frank derived great pleasure from traveling. He enjoyed sharing his unique experiences with others. He was an avid reader who was passionate about being informed on all areas of life from politics, religion, sports, local & state government, societal issues, and anything that impacted the well-being and humanity of his fellow citizens.
Frank had a keen, vivid memory. His recall of events and times, places, and people from very early years was uncanny. His detailed accounts left no item out – large or small. From this, it was such that he was deemed the family historian. His audience was left spellbound at his wealth of knowledge and amazing recounts.
He will be remembered by all the lives he has touched as a trusted and loyal son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and church servant. His memory will remain forever with those who’ll miss him the most: Sister-in-law Rosa S. McRae, Very Special and Devoted Niece Anitra McRae Betts (Charles) all of Kennesaw, GA, niece Stephanie Dawkins of Greensboro, NC, and a host of other relatives, and very dear friends near and far.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 27 at 1:00 PM at Mount Zion Baptist Church. 105 Hill St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church. 105 Hill Street. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
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