Frances Robertson Silvers, 87, of Pine Swamp, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, March 1, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Belle Lewis Robertson, and the wife of Kenneth Silvers who died in 2006. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter: Shirley Jean Silvers; 2 brothers: Frank and Harvey Robertson; 2 sisters: Pearl Sisk and Virginia Clawson; and 2 sons-in-law: David Hensley and Jimmy Phillips. Frances was the best Mother and Granny who loved gardening, was an accomplished seamstress and homemaker. Her greatest joy was her family, her church and serving others.
Surviving are 2 daughters: Brenda Hensley-Swann (Mickey) of Burnsville and Sharon Silvers-Grow (Milton) of Mars Hill; grandchildren: Gary Phillips (Jeannie), Sabrina Bouchard (Joe), Alicia Harrison (Steve) and Aaron Hensley (Cynthia); great grandchildren: Joshua, Jacob, Walker, Hope, David, Gracelyn, Coleton, Cooper, Jason, Zachary, Hope, Abigail, Caitlyn and Alex; a sister: Evelyn Miller (Tommy) of Fork Union, VA; a special sister-in-law: Helen McCurry; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7PM Sunday in West Burnsville Church of God, of which she had been a member more than 65 years. Rev. Randal Phillips will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11AM Monday in Harvey Robertson Cemetery on John Henry Road.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7PM prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.