Rev. Frank Close

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Frank Close, Sr.
Reverend Frank Close, Sr., 81, died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Funeral services will be 11 AM, Sat., July 5 at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church (Macon Community) with burial at Southside Cemetery.

Rev. Close is a longtime resident of Tallahassee and was a Minister, carpenter and farmer. Before his retirement he pastored Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Colquitt, GA. He is also a former member of St. Paul Baptist church of Bainbridge, GA.

Survivors include three sons, Frank Close, Jr. (Brenda), Jessie J. Close (Henrietta) and Billy R. Close (Fran); five daughters, Sandra Close Turnquest, Sara Close Jackson, Shirley Mae Washington, Bernice Close McQueen (Darrell) and Kenyetta Close Caldwell (Sheldon); former wife, Cloia Daisy Close; one brother, Joe Louis Close (Mary Ann); one sister, Maybell Jackson, 16 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, David E. Close and John Close.


Funeral Home
Strong and Jones Funeral Home
551 West Carolina Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
Funeral Home Details
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on July 3, 2014
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