Graveside services for Frankie Rodgers McManus, 87, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m. today at Weir Cemetery in Weir, MS. She died Friday, December 1 in Greenville after a brief illness. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Frankie was born April 9, 1930 to Audie and Sammie Sue Rodgers. She spent her early years in Weir before moving to Jackson. She was a 1948 graduate of Central High School in Jackson where she was a majorette with the marching band.
After graduation Frankie met and married Walter L. McManus. They had one child. Mrs. McManus worked for the telephone company before moving out West to be with her husband who was in the U. S. Navy. They lived in numerous places before moving to Greenville in 1974. She was employed with JCPenney until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Greenville. She was also a member of various groups and organizations.
Frankie loved to tell stories of the places she had lived, but she will be best remembered for her yard. Her flowers were her pride and joy. She would always say, “I live on the corner with all the crepe myrtles.”
Frankie was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Maxine (L.C.) Lollar. She is survived by her son, William E. McManus (Debbie) of Baton Rouge, LA; grandson, William E. McManus, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA and numerous friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.