Frances Walker Puckett

March 25, 2022

Frances Walker Puckett died peacefully on March 25, 2022 at Aldersgate.

A Charlotte native, Frances was born November 27, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Bernard Newman Walker and Frances Medlin Walker. She attended Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and graduated in 1960 from Myers Park High School. Frances graduated from Sullins Junior College and continued her education at Appalachian State University. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching in 1983 from Western Carolina University. Frances taught for twenty years in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System and three years at Myers Park Baptist Church. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators, North Carolina Alpha Sigma Chapter. She held a number of offices in this organization. Frances was also a member of the Charlotte Charity League and received the LaRose Grant Award in 2000 for her service. She was an active member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Puckett Jr. She is survived by her sister Mary Lu Greenway and her husband, Dennis; nephew, Dennis Greenway II and his wife, Lauren, niece, Sarah May and her husband, John; great-nephews, Dennis Greenway III and Benjamin Greenway; great-niece, Annabelle May and special family friend Geraldine Flowe. The family would like to express gratitude for her caretakers, Evette Johnson and Marie Adams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, PO Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28247 or Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207. A private family burial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Sarah Goad

    I have known Frances for over 50 years and have always admired her. She was such a good friend! Always cheerful even in these last years when many would have given up ! But she kept giving to others. She was always talented and made beautiful things , even when most of us would have thought she would not be able to, she was making hats for people she didn’t know! She was an inspiration to us all.