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Frances Gayle Fleming Hulsey

Memphis, TN

Frances Gayle Fleming Hulsey, 83, died May 26, 2017. Gayle was born in Memphis to Jake and Frances Fleming. She was married to Chessley H. Hulsey, Sr. in 1953 who preceded her in death in 2001. Gayle is survived by her daughter, Melinda Edwards (Phillip) of Panama City Beach, FL, her son, William N. Hulsey III (Donna), Austin, TX, her daughter, Cammy Lerner (Matthew), Hendersonville, TN, her daughter, Frances Heinrich (Steve), Bartlett, TN and her son, Chessley H. Hulsey, Jr, (Diana) Brighton, TN. Gayle had seventeen grandchildren and twelve greatgrandchildren. She is preceded in death by her second and third husbands, Glenn Barton and Billy Pattat, respectively. She is preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Irvin D. Fleming. She is survived by her brothers, Dr. John S. Fleming (Eileen), Clermont, FL, Dr. James C. Fleming (Anne), Memphis, Dr. R. Michael Fleming (Joye), Franklin, TN and her sister, Mrs. Victoria Eader (Wes), Kalama, WA. Gayle was a real estate broker and achieved the Multimillion Dollar Club Member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. She helped many Memphians buy their first home in her four decades as an agent and broker. Gayle partnered with her husband, Chessley Hulsey, to establish Hulsey and Hulsey Printing which operated in Memphis for over 30 years. In her early career she was an architectural draftsman for local engineering firms. Gayle was an artist, writer, poet, soprano and volunteer. Gayle had a special place for dogs as an animal rescue volunteer. She was an early member of the Josephine Circle and a member of Altrusa International, women's organization. Gayle was an early supporter to save Shelby Farms. Later in life she was an active member of the Byhalia Garden Club. Gayle was a member of Grace St. Luke's Episcopal Church for many decades and sang in the church choir. She always found a faith home wherever she lived. She attended Lausanne School and the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Gayle valued her faith, family, friends and artistic creativity. Memorial donations may be made to the . The family is planning a Celebration of Life for Gayle on June 25. Please contact High Point Funeral Home for details, 901-454-5795.
Published in The Commercial Appeal from June 22 to June 25, 2017
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