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Francis Wade Sinclair

November 20, 1925 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 94)


Frances Wade Sinclair, 94, of Virginia and formerly of Morehead City, passed away January 12, 2020, at The Harbor in Stanardsville, Virginia, a Memory Care facility where she had resided the last 11 years.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Bayview Cemetery in Morehead City.

Frances was born in Morehead City on November 20, 1925, to the late David Brooks Wade and Clell Watson Wade.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all no matter their station in life.

Frances is survived by her children, Ginny Orrell and husband Binny of Charlotte, David Sinclair of Boston and John Sinclair Jr. and his wife Susan of Columbus, Ohio and North Carolina.  Also surviving are three grandchildren, Brooks Sinclair and his wife Lori, Jarod Orrell and Megan Orrell; her sister, Rachel Wade Katz; and nine nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack” E. Sinclair, Sr.;  son, Randolph “Randy” Wade Sinclair; and two brothers, Edwin “Toots” Wade and David Wade.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at The Harbor who she loved as her second family and who treated her as family, and Hospice of the Piedmont for their compassionate and loving care in her last days.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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Graveside Service
February 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Bayview Cemetery, MHC
North 20th Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

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