Frankie Lee Flinchum

1945 - 2023

Frankie Lee Flinchum (Shelton), 78, of Walnut Cove sadly departed this world on October 21st, 2023 at Forsyth Medical Center following a brief illness to begin her new life in heaven. She was born at home to Mary Lou (Martin) and Paul Franklin Shelton on February 25th, 1945. She was a vibrant, classy, and colorful lady – a social butterfly to her core, with many friends. She loved God, her family, friends, and shopping – those shopping channels didn’t stand a chance. In this life, she was so much to so many. She was the one you could confide in, who cheered for you and made you laugh, who would not judge you by your worst moment, and the one who supported your endeavors. She graduated school from Francisco High School in Westfield, NC. She took much pride in being a CNA and caregiver for over 25 years. Her patients, both long-term and short-term, adored and appreciated her. She was a loving, devoted wife of 42 years to John Wesley Flinchum (Johnny) until his passing. Family was always most important. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the “apple of her eye”. Frankie is survived by her sister Alease, niece Sherri, children Lee (Dwayne) and Wesley (Lisa), grandchildren Kathryn, Cole, Ethan, John (Courtney), Travis (Adonna), Steven (April), and Sausha (Brandon), and great-grandchildren: Taylor, Isabella, Tristen, Johnny, Hayleigh, Jacob, Jackson, and Sterling. As well as her beloved dog, Baby. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lou and Paul Franklin, her husband Johnny, and her nephew Eddie. There will be a celebration of life held from 4 to 6 PM on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at Palmyra Methodist Church on HWY 8 in Walnut Cove.


10 tributes for Frankie Lee Flinchum

  1. Sausha Nichole Flinchum

    I love you always Nana, knowing in my heart I will be with you again.

  2. TIFFANY Vandall

    My sincere condolences go out to Lee and all the family on the loss of this beautiful Lady. Keeping you all in my prayers that God brings you peace during this time.

  3. Claudette Myers

    I have lost a dearest friend I love her I have a friend that I called at 6:15 every morning at 6:15 every night see how she slept and she said she was feeling. The world was a better place with you in it Frankie I wouldn’t take anything for the memories we shared. I love you Forever and ever and a day

  4. Cynthia Robertson

    She was a very sweet lady I hadn’t send her in a long time . Prayers for the family .🙏🏼

  5. Sarah Jo Abbott

    We were so sorry to hear about Frankie. She was a sweet person. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs

  6. Torri B. Miller

    Lee, Wesley & Family, so sorry to hear of the passing of such a Beautiful Lady. I have wonderful childhood memories of Frankie & Johnny & all the Family. Prayers of peace & comfort to you all🙏🏼❤️

  7. Wes and Joyce

    Mom we grew up together that’s what u always said my world is going to be a lot of dark and grey with out u I thank God for ever moment you and I spent together mom I’m hurting inside but I thank you and God for blessing me with Joyce mom Joyce and I will always love and remember you 4 ever. Till we meet again mom I’ll see you again I love you and Joyce said she loves you. Your son. Wes

  8. Patricia Abbott

    We are sorry for the loss of Frankie..She was a great lady.. Prayers for family and friends..🙏 Frankie and Patricia Abbott

  9. Crystal Veal

    Frankie was a true friend and adopted aunt! Her kindness and laughter brought so much light and love to the world. I know my mom and Frankie’s best friend, Janice Beamer, was there to greet and welcome Frankie into heaven. Happy for them and the happiness they now have; sad for those of us that have lost such a precious soul. ❤️

  10. Debbie Campbell

    Lee, Wesley sending prayers for you and all your family. Many memories of our childhoods growing up in the same area. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🥲


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