Frances Williams Black CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Black, 87, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the Stewart Health Center at the Cypress of Charlotte. Born September 8, 1926, in Charlotte, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Alexander Williams and Fancie Lomax Williams. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Black was predeceased by her husband, Julian Rigler Black, and her brother, Jack Williams. Following graduation from Central High School in 1943, she furthered her education at Queens College. Mrs. Black loved playing bridge and spending time at the family beach house at Garden City Beach, S.C. She was a member of Dilworth United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Terry Thompson and her husband Robert, of Charlotte; her son, Ken Black and his wife Janet, of Raleigh; and her grandchildren, Lisa Jenkins and husband John, Jeff Thompson and wife Amy, Doug Black and wife Megan, and Kevin Black and wife Megan; as well as four great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Mrs. Black's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 4, at Harry & Bryant's Chapel in the Oaks, 500 Providence Road. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private. Mrs. Black's family expresses deep gratitude to the nursing staff of the Stewart Health Center and the many caregivers who have helped throughout the years, especially Val Dzhanumova. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 205 Regency Executive Park Drive, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28217. Condolences may be offered at www.HarryandBryantFuneralHome.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Sept. 2, 2014