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Annie “Frances” Ellis Wilkins

Annie “Frances” Ellis Wilkins, 88, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham surrounded by family.

Frances was born on August 30, 1933 in Granville County to the late Robert Irvin Ellis and Helen Moss Ellis. She grew up in Granville County and was one of ten children. Frances farmed during her young life and much of her adult life. She was a hairdresser and a homemaker. Frances was very active in her community and in her church. She had a servant’s heart and was a member at Tally Ho First Baptist Church in Stem. Frances was known for her cooking and sweet tea and loved to feed anyone that came to visit. She loved to eat at Chick-Fil-A when she wasn’t cooking. Frances enjoyed traveling, whether it was to the beach or to the mountains in the fall to pick fresh apples. When her health started to decline and she could no longer travel, she enjoyed riding in the car and sightseeing. She loved and adored her children and grandchildren and was known to everyone as “Nanny”.

She is survived by her husband of seven and a half years, Jimmy Wilkins; a daughter, Christy Wilkins Campbell (Keith); a daughter-in-law, Cyndi Wilkins; four grandchildren, Ariel Wilkins (Mark), Michaela Wilkins, Jonathan Wilkins and Jimmy Campbell; one great-grandson, Dawson Zeltmann; a step son, Tim Wilkins (Kim); two step-grandchildren, Ian and Tessa Wilkins; two sisters, Clara Reynolds and Patricia Bradsher; two brothers, J.D. Ellis and Jack Ellis and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Wilkins; a son, Terry Wilkins; three sisters, Lillian Poole, Grey Hudgins and Alice “Rea” House and two brothers, Clement Ellis and Lee Ellis.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Tally Ho First Baptist Church officiated by Reverend Robert Oliver. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
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Visitation will be held Sunday, January 30, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

Flowers are kindly accepted or memorials may be made to Tally Ho First Baptist Church at 1692 Sanders Rd., Stem, NC 27581.


  • Tammy Jackson Posted January 27, 2022 9:52 pm

    Christy (Keith) and Jimmy , we are very saddened by your loss. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Heaven surely gained a sweet Angel. God bless you all. We are here if you need anything. Love, Tammy, Jimmy, DJ & Summer Jackson. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️

  • Tuesday Oliver Posted January 28, 2022 1:32 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Frances! She was a very special lady to my family! She will also hold a special place in my heart! Prayers for all of you!!

  • Ann Duke Posted January 28, 2022 1:59 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Francis was a very sweet lady I remember her cutting my hair when I was a little girl she was always so nice to me she will be missed prayers for the family God Bless

  • Jennifer Wilkins Stogner Posted January 28, 2022 3:47 pm

    Love to everyone during this time. I know she will be missed by many.

  • The Brothertons Posted January 28, 2022 8:51 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! Y’all are in our hearts and prayers!

  • Scharla Keeton Posted January 29, 2022 3:35 am

    We are sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Danny and Scharla

  • Robin Lewis Posted January 29, 2022 6:09 am

    May you have Comfort & Peace as you celebrate her earthly Life. She was a Very special Lady.

  • Toni Wilson Posted January 30, 2022 12:17 am

    I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. She was such a sweet lady. Her kindness when my mother wrecked by her home will never be forgotten.

  • Stephanie E Booth Posted January 30, 2022 9:31 pm

    My heart goes out to host of family and friends. May God grant you peace while dealing with your loss.

  • Bob and Mary Jo Lee Posted January 31, 2022 7:55 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that a mother’s love will endure and give comfort to her family for eternity.

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