On the morning of Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Frankie Mae Pilson went home to be with the Lord, from the Mercy New Life Hospice Center, in Lorain, Ohio. Frankie Mae Pilson was born on November 18, 1938 in Floyd County, Kentucky. She was born to the union of John Scott Sr. and Lenora Adams. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized. She attended the public schools in Wheelwright.
In the 1950’s, she relocated to Oberlin, Ohio where she met and married Mr. Harry Pilson Sr. After relocating to Oberlin, she became a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was a faithful and active member and for many years and served as member of the usher ministry
For several years, she was employed as a nurse aid at Welcome Nursing Home. However, the majority of her working life was with Oberlin College, serving as a cook for thirty eight years. In her spare time, Frankie enjoyed cooking and especially traveling. Because of a loving family, she went on a number of Caribbean cruises.
Her greatest joy was family and she treasured time spent with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, Janella (Theodore) Pilson, Joanne Pilson, and Ronya Bennett of Elyria, Ohio; two sons, Ralph Scott and Harry (Tashawnda) Pilson, Jr. of Elyria; three sisters, Hattie Adams of Kokomo, Indiana, Shirley (Howard) Chambers of Oberlin, Ohio, and Renetta (Dwayne) Hubbard of Elyria; and one brother, William (Lazell) Powell, Jr. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Pilson, Sr.; her mother, Lenora Adams; father, John Scott, Sr.; two brothers, John Scott, Jr. and Robert Jackson; and three sisters, Dorothy James, Ardella Johnson, and Linda Walden; and an infant granddaughter, TaJuana Pilson.
Friends may call Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in the Mount Zion Baptist Church, 47 Locust St., Oberlin. From 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. Rev. Fred L. Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
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