Mary Frances Tanner McCormick was born on April 6, 1940 in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Pirdie Tanner and Grady Flowers Carpenter. On March 1, 2018, the gates of heaven opened, and God welcomed another angel home.
Mary Frances received her education at the Gatewood Station Public Schools, in Wadesboro, NC. She moved to Thomasville and began working at Thomasville General Hospital, then to Thomasville Furniture Industries where she retired.
Frances confessed Christ at an early age. She joined Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Rankin Cheek and the late H.N. Goode. She then transferred her membership to Christian Fellowship Word of God where she was a faithful and committed member. She served as a Mother of the Church, Usher, Missionary, and Choir member. Frances was a pillar of the community. Helping others was her passion, she never turned anyone down that was in need. Frances always put everyone before herself.
Her passion was to help children. Mary Frances was an advocate of the East End Community Center. Frances loved cooking, fishing, and gardening. She was known for her famous biscuits. Her love and generosity will truly be missed by everyone within the community.
Frances was proceeded in death by her parents, her two daughters, Deloris Tanner and Linda McCormick, one son, Theodore McCormick, Jr., one grandchild, De’Neisha McCormick, one brother, Eugene Tanner and one sister, Geneva Tanner.
As footprints fade, memories will always remain. Leaving to reminisce days gone by are her children, Betty (James) Huntley and Timothy McCormick both of High Point, NC; five grandchildren, De’Aries McCormick, Shanta McCormick, Brandon McCormick, Timothy McCormick, Tanaesha Bowden all of High Point, NC; seven great grandchildren, Dearius McCormick, Ken’Shan Hoy, Jaden Hoy, Maleah McCormick, Ayia McCormick, Demon’ta Williams, and De’Yana McCormick all of High Point, NC; three sisters, Annie (Joseph) Dunlap, of High Point, NC, Betty Jean (June) Polk, and Wincy (JW) Mathis, both of Thomasville, NC; one brother L.C. (Peggy) Flowers of Thomasville, NC; two special friends, Juanita Jackson and Shanteka Cook, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
As the wind blows and sand separates, we find quartz and jewels like Mary.
She was a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a mother, a niece, a cousin and a friend.
We will capture and hold on to her memories knowing they will never end.