Frankie Gibson Howell

January 16, 2017

Mrs. Charles E. Howell, the former Frankie Oneil Gibson died January 16, 2017. Frankie was born in Charlotte, January 24, 1922, the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. Gibson She attended the public schools and graduated from Central High School in Charlotte, class of 1940. Frankie was employed for over 35 years with Southern Bell Telephone Company in the accounting department. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a former member of the Beta Sigma Phi businesswomen’s sorority a volunteer for many years on the Red Cross Bloodmobiles. Members of her immediate family predeceased her. She leaves behind her godson, Randy Ross and his sons, Joshua and Joseph. Having been a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Dr. Mark Harris and Reverend Michael Cummings will conduct a service of remembrance and celebration of her life at the church on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. Everyone is encouraged to wear red to the service in honor of Frankie.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Services, 1321 Berkeley Ave Charlotte NC 28204. Online condolences at Phone: 704 641-7606


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  • Donna Welch

    Frankie was such a wonderful friend and neighbor and we all miss her. She was so kind and sweet and I personally will miss her soft voice. Prayers for all of the family.


  • Linda Yorick

    Frankie was a breath of fresh air! Her energy, laughter, and cheer was infectious. She never had an unkind word about anyone and spread good will wherever she went. Because of Frankie, the world was a better place Hers was a life well-lived!

  • Hibbard Family

    Frankie and Charlie were lifelong friends of the Hibbard family (Carl, Doris, Roger, and Bill). Memories of many happy times playing cards, trips to the NC mountains, and sharing meals. Frankie and Doris were best friends their entire lives and were strong Christian companions at First Baptist Church. Whenever the Hibbard family needed anything, the Howells were present and cheerfully helping....friends like that are hard to beat! I know that Doris would do anything to be with Frankie and their friends to remember and celebrate the life of Frankie, but she will be informed of this passing tomorrow by Bill and Roger in person, and I know she will be saddened and praying for all. Frankie will be sorely missed but will be welcomed back home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ along with all of her Christian family and friends. Peace.....the Hibbard family.