Frances McNeal Wilson

December 3, 1938June 4, 2021

Frances McNeal Wilson, 82, of Athens, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021.

Born December 3, 1938 in Alamo, GA, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late David and Bernice McNeal.

She was raised in Jefferson and spent most of her adult life in Athens. She also lived in Charlotte, NC and Tucker, GA before returning to Athens after her retirement. Mrs. Wilson worked in the construction appliance industry with HADCO where she was named Salesperson of the Year her first year with the company in 1983. Frances was a huge Braves fan and ushered at Turner Field for the 2002-2004 seasons.

She found great joy in helping others. She loved and attended Friendship Presbyterian Church. She recently discovered a love for painting as well as engaging in many of the musical offerings and social activities at Arbor Terrace Assisted Living where she had resided since January of this year and had just been appointed Resident Ambassador.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, William Donald Wilson; daughter, Constance Rene “Connie” Wilson; and 8 half-brothers, and 1 half-sister.

Survivors include daughter, Amanda Lee Wilson Higginbotham of Loveland, CO; brother, Willard McNeal of GA and a grandson, Samuel Lyle Higginbotham of Livermore, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is being planned for August with details to be announced later.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


9 August

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Friendship Presbyterian Church

8531 Macon Hwy.
Athens, Georgia 30606

A reception will be held at the church following the service.


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Adrienne Fletcher

July 8, 2021

Ms. Frances always put a smile on my face and will continue to do so whenever I think about her. She will be hugely missed by all. I wish you healing and peace.

Doug Whitehead

June 8, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Frances recent passing. She was a great friend to my Mom in her last years and would come to my house In a moments notice when I had difficulty with Mom. God Bless you Frances and Rest In Peace.

Sue Fanning

June 7, 2021

I enjoyed working with Frances at RCS for over 10 years. Frances loved to talk and her favorite subject was her daughter Mandy and her grandson. She was so proud of them both! My condolences go out to them and the rest of her extended family.
All my love,
Sue Fanning

Andrea Perry

June 7, 2021

I worked with Frances at RCS. I always enjoyed working with her. She with be greatly missed. I haven't seen her in a while but always think of her when I think of times at RCS. My prayers go out to her family.

Andrea Perry

Richard and Gayle Berryman

June 6, 2021

We are so sorry to hear the news. We loved seeing her at the reunions. Praying for your family.

Ricky & Marsha Ussery

June 6, 2021

Thanks for all the wonderful memories, Aunt Frances... we love and will miss you., Ricky&Marsha

Ronnie Mc Neal

June 6, 2021

May you rest in peace Aunt Francis

Khyle Woods

June 6, 2021

Sending condolences to the family and friends . The bible promises of a time when death will be gone from the earth. Revelation 21:3,4 says With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I hope this brings relief.