Frances Kathleen Crowder Priest
January 17, 1948 – June 4, 2020
RALEIGH – Frances Kathleen Crowder Priest, 72, died peacefully at home on Thursday night. She was born in Wake County to the late Noah & Irene Martin Crowder. She retired from the Wake County School System where she was a Child Nutrition Manager. She had a feisty spirit, generous heart, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister & friend. She will be missed by a lot of people who will always remember her warm smile. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend Joseph “Mr. Joe” Albert Priest, siblings, John “J.W.” Crowder, Sr., & Annette Franks.
She is survived by her daughter, Cathie Lynne Williams (Fiance, Tom Bergeron) of Clayton, sons; Joseph Anthony Priest (Tiffany) of Helena, AL, Jonathan Keith Priest (Amy) of Wendell, granddaughter: Katie Rose Williams & sister, Idalia Hicks of Raleigh.
Graveside service 11 am, Monday, Montlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation 1-3 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell following the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC. Facebook viewable 3 pm Monday. www.stricklandfuneral.com