Frances Marie Playford

March 15, 1918October 6, 2020

Frances Marie Playford was born on March 15, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on October 6, 2020 in Jamestown, North Carolina and is under the care of Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home.

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Keith Wolters

October 16, 2020

Little Ma,

Thank you for being a great grandmother. While I didn't have the opportunity to spend as much time with you as my brothers, you never made me feel less loved. Every year, I would receive a fabulous birthday card, albeit the card's date varied slightly, but I figured that was just you keeping things interesting.

Whenever I was in your presence, you had a smile, a warm hug, and the ability to make the most of the small moments that too often pass the rest of us by. You showed me it's not what you have the defines you, but what you give. Thanks for giving me some of your love. I will miss you.
Rest in peace.

greg wolters

October 12, 2020

To Grandma aka ”Little Ma”

As a young boy, you were always generous with your time, giving your love and cheerful spirit towards me. I learned several life memories and lessons from you. I remember you trusting me to safely take the paddle boats with my older brother across the bay channel in Lindenhurst, NY to the island. I remember your fondness of being near the water. You always made sure you dress nicely and looked good. When you traveled it seemed you brought your entire wardrobe and all your accessories. At least it seems that way as your suitcases seemed heavier than me. From you, I learned to travel light since I’d be the one carting the suitcase around.

You were a role model for grit and resiliency. You had to raise three young children while my biological grandfather was called into WWII. You survived and thrived after cancer and a stroke which paralyzed a side of your face. Your upbeat and constant gratitude toward life had bestowed upon your life more time on the physical earthy plane than most of us will ever have. You have left a legacy of three children, ten grandchildren, and as well as great-grandchildren. You were a pivotal link that bound us together to create the Wolters/Grimmer clan. Your life advice was moderation in all things and do not eat potato chips. Well, grandma, I ate potato chips but not too often because of that advice. May God bless you as you leave the heavenly bonds of earth and enter the kingdom of God which grants eternal peace and love for all who enter.

Thank you for the life lessons and for sharing your time.

Rest in peace “Little Ma” … you did well.

Love always,

Your grandson

Betty Cronin

October 10, 2020

My Aunt Frances was the most gracious lady ever. Always dressed in stockings , earring , make up and looking her best regardless of the occasion . When we were all together celebrating her 100th birthday , she remained with the whole group regardless of the hour . But I have the very best memories of her throughout my whole life. With lots of love - you will be missed but remembered.

John Wolters

October 7, 2020

To my grandmother “Littlema”, thank you for the great memories and your unconditional love. Remembering the special times we spent together at your homes in Lindenhurst/New York, Leesburg/North Carolina and at my lake house in New Hampshire. Of course, there are many other fond memories including to mention a few your... dogs Candy and Leizel, birthday cards to me every year, back tickles, dazzling speed reading books and ability to remember even the smallest details, love of water views, unconditional love for your grandchildren and zest for life. You are a tough act to follow. Thank you for showing us by example how best to make the most of your life and constantly reminding us to eat a little bit of everything, stretch every morning and never go to bed angry. You are in our hearts and minds forever. God bless you 🙏🏻

Love you always your grandson... John Michael


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