Frances Lee 'Franny' McLemore
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Frances Lee "Franny" McLemore, 20, went to be with her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, on October 22, 2012, in Auburn, AL. She was born on November 30, 1991, to Mr. and Mrs. Lee (Amy) McLemore of Birmingham.
An active member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, she was baptized at age 10. She was a member of Dawson Youth Group, Chapel Choir, Chapel Ensemble, Chapel Handbells, Dawson Acteens, Dawson Church Basketball and DNow. She served as a counselor for Dawson Music Camp, Dawson Day Camp and was a Kid Life Leader. She had a passion for missions and was a part of a team of missionaries to Equador three times, in addition to Youth Mission Trips such as World Changers and Missionfuge. She was a true Christian servant.
Franny was a 2010 Academic 4.0 Graduate of Hoover High School with an International Baccalaureate diploma. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), Spanish National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, and received The Greater Birmingham Auburn Club Award of Merit.
A junior at Auburn University, Franny was recently accepted for admission to the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn for fall 2013. She was a member of the Dean's List every semester, Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society and the National Society Collegiate Scholars. She was a College of science and Math's Outstanding Freshman, and also Outstanding Sophomore. She was a member of the Pre-Pharmacy Club and Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority. She was to be inducted into Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society next month.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Shelton Carla McLemore, her brother, Lee Jeffrey (LJ) McLemore, Jr., and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gilbert (Dorothy) Shelton. She is also survived by her uncles, Stephen Ray McLemore, Duncan Eric (Patricia) Shelton, and William Bryan Shelton, and an aunt, Carla McLemore Gillespie Crosslin, all of Moulton, AL. Cousins include Martin (Amy) McLemore, Trent McLemore, Trey McLemore, Reagan Gillespie, Kinsey Gillespie, Amber Shelton (Tony) Vinson, Ashley Shelton Calhoun, and Jessica Shelton. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ray (Jeffie) McLemore.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 26, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Homewood, AL. Funeral service will follow at 1:00. Burial will be at Moulton Memory Gardens in Moulton, AL at 4:00. Following the graveside service, the family will receive friends at Moulton Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall.
Memorial gifts may be made to The Dawson Foundation, 1114 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209 for The Franny McLemore Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences may be offered at www.ridoutsvalleychapel.com.
Published in the Decatur Daily on Oct. 26, 2012