Frances Anderson Hensley, 82, of Gray, went to heaven on Dec. 25, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Harlan, KY to the late Buck and Rosie Gray Anderson and on Aug. 18, 1951 she was united in marriage in Pineville to the love of her life Eulus Hensley. This union continued 64 years until Eulus's death on Nov. 9, 2015.
Frances owned and operated Hensley's Grocery from 1964-1976. She accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at an early age and she was a member of Keck Baptist Church in Gray for over 50 years. Frances loved the Lord first and her family second. She recently had a new great-grandson, Jenson, and her day was brighter when she could love on him.
Frances is survived by her six children; Faye (Denny) McCreary of Elkhart, IN; Judy (Roger) McCreary; Carol (James) Cravens; Joe (Beverly) Hensley; Tim (Donella) Hensley, and Tracy (Steve) Wilburn all of Gray; grandchildren; Sandy Baker (fiancé Donald Archer); Cindy (Ricky) Love; Carrie (Jason) Saunders; Jessica (Chris) Hubbard; Jim Baker; Michael Pringle; Kelly (Ryan) Potts; Jimmy Hensley; and Fred Hensley, also by special people who claimed her as grandmother, Jonathan Barton, Christine Barton, Michael McCreary, and recently Bobby Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Angel and Allison Love; Colton and Jenson Hubbard; Victoria Pringle; Edward and Liz Vancil; Mattie Armstrong; Dyllan, Tommy, and Quinton Potts; Kerah Hensley; Hunter and Zach Hensley; Madeline, Emily, and Sidney Archer; Brothers, Carter (Jenny) Anderson and Ernie Anderson.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a special granddaughter, Angie McCreary; sisters, Cordie Frye and Pauline Hutton, and by a brother, Garrett Anderson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Warren and the Rev. Jimmy Siler officiating.
Burial will follow in Candle Ridge Cemetery in Gray.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home where messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com
As sorrowful as it was to lose our loved one, what better day to go to heaven than on Jesus's Birthday.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Frances' caregiver, Vernie Hamlin.
Published on  December 27, 2016