Frankie Dellinger Bess, age 81, of Waco, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at her residence. She was born on October 16, 1940 in Gaston County to the late Thomas Henry and Maude Jane Jenks Dellinger.
Frankie was formerly employed with, and retired from, Carolina Freight Carriers. She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, taking relaxing walks along Oak Island Beach, and collecting seashells. She loved spending time with her family and singing to her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Jenks, Harry, Click, and Gary Dellinger; and sisters, Louise Hoyle, Betty Neal, JoAnn Houser, Jill Reynolds, Shirley Houser, Ruby Keever, and Carolyn Camp.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Walter Dixon Bess; children, Roxanne Bess, Tony Bess (Sheila), and Star B. Shipley (Mike); grandchildren, Joshua Bess, Xerek Shipley, and Kai Shipley; and her siblings Jack Dellinger, Gay Ramsey, and Kathy Carpenter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Huss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Her family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:45 AM prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com