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Frank Haines Yelvington, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
Frank was born in Lakeland, FL on September 28, 1944, and remained a lifelong resident of Lakeland. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and member of Kathleen Baptist Church. Frank worked for Florida Tile for over 25 years, followed by over 20 years with Mail Processing, Inc. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved the outdoors.
Frank was a giving individual, known for his generosity to his friends, church, and family. He also was a jokester, and loved to laugh. Frank was blessed to have a wonderful, loving family, and they will dearly miss him.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Sarah Floyd, Edward, Clinton and Herbert Yelvington; and his grandson, Ryan Lain. Frank is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gail Yelvington; children, Jenny (Michael) Lain, Michelle (Charles) Coley, II and Shellie (Steve) Johnson; grandchildren, Justin (Rachel), Katelyn, Joanna, Kathryn (Julian), Charles “Chad” III, Sarah (Judd), Sydney (Casey), Seth and Stephanie; great grandchildren, Clairissa, Allyson, Paisley, Sadie, Madeline and Vanessa.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 14th from 10 to 11 a.m., with services to follow at 11 a.m. at Kathleen Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Socrum Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.
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So very sorry, Gail, that you are left without Frank for a while, but I know as you also know that Frank is safe forever with Our Lord Jesus Christ, just as you and I will be when we are called home to be with Him. There will be no more tears, no more sorrow, forever and ever. I love you, my childhood friend, and my sister in Christ. The Lord be with you and your family to provide peace and comfort at this sad time.
Gayle O’Steen Reuter
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