Nellie V. Frink

September 1, 1923July 21, 2019

Mrs. Nellie “Mimi” Frink, age 95, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning, July 21, 2019.

She was born on September 1, 1923 in Tampa, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Frona Lovelace. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Cleveland R. Frink.

Nellie loved to sing and dance, and was a bit of a mischief-maker. Things were never boring with Mimi around. She was always involved with church, and she especially enjoyed singing with the choir. As a mother and grandmother (and later great- and great-great) she was impossible to forget.

After her husband’s passing she remained independent, and was active in her local senior center. She loved to shoot pool, and won several gold medals in the Senior Games well into her eighties. In 2012 she suffered an injury that required her to have surgery, and she went to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Linda Frink. Over the past several years she has suffered from dementia, and although she was unable to remember our names, she knew that we loved her, and that she was safe with us.

Left to cherish her memory are her three sons: Ronald Frink (Linda), Cleve B. Frink (Eileen), and Gerald Frink (Sherry); seven grandchildren: Donna, Kevin, Sandra (Cissy), Bryan, Shannon, Cameron, and Rhonda. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, and one special great-great grandchild, Cadie. The family would like to send out our heartfelt thanks to the Sapphire Hospice team: Bill, Lisa, and Naomi. You are truly angels on earth.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday July 25, 2019 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL, with Dr. Jared Rollins officiating. The family will receive guests at the funeral home an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, 4406 E. Chelsea St., Tampa. A meal will be served afterwards at Sydney Baptist Church, 1510 Cre Rd., Dover, FL 33527.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, July 25, 2019


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Louis Bloodworth

July 24, 2019

What a joy and privilege to have known and worked with Nellie! She was always a bright spark in any group, and I especially enjoyed having her as part of the Golden Heirs choir at Belmont Baptist. I know she will be missed, but we can all look forward to being with her again in heaven.

Mariann Von Glahn

July 23, 2019

My condolences to the FRINK family, Mimi was an angel here on earth so she just changed her address. In my heart ❤️ I know she had a bevy of loved ones waiting at the gates to welcome her. Rest high on that mountain Mimi you are now safely home..
Love and prayers