Franki (Clark) Gill Suter, 74, passed Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at her home in Lake Park, Ga., after a long fight with pancreatic cancer.
She was born Nov. 16, 1942, daughter of the late Florence Delilah Morgan and Lonnie Clark Sr., and raised in Waycross, Ga.
Franki spent nearly 30 years in Ft. Worth, Texas, where she grew a successful business called Southern Designs that provided small and large-scale construction, remodeling and interior design services. In Texas, she was active for many years at First Baptist Church Euless.
She retired to her vacation home and favorite place of many years, Eureka Springs, Ark.,where she was very active, and made many friends at the First Baptist Penn Memorial Church. Additionally, Franki was a member of the Abendschone Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in Holiday Island, Ark.
Franki was a force of nature with a dynamic personality who had many friends and never met a stranger. She tackled every challenge that came her way and overcame it with grace and without regret. She loved God, her family and friends, travel, great food and a good cup of coffee. She will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. She is described by friends as “one of a kind, classy, strong in her faith, and a great friend.” All of these things, plus so much more, are true.
Franki was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Suter, and her brothers James Lewis ”Jimmy” Clark, Robert Earl Clark, and sisters Lounell Anderson and Becky Klingensmith.
Survivors include her children, Rhonda Renee Rester and husband, Danny, of Lake Park, Robert “Bobby” Leslie Gill of Kathleen, Dawna Michelle Gill of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Robin Gill and husband Justin Bowers of Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by her siblings Ruby Geraldine “Judy” Staten and husband, Lee, of Fitzgerald, Louise Matthews and husband, Tony, of Blackshear, J.C. Clark of Waresboro, Lonnie Clark “Junior” of Telmore, David Clark of Telmore, Danny Clark of Millwood, and Ray Clark of Waresboro. Franki is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Jason Rester, Brannon Rester, Jeremy Rester, Ezra Gill, Leslie Gill, Lila Gill, Cary Gill, Riley Cordas, Jordan Cordas; 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at Sweat Memorial Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Friday evening at Miles-Odum Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Telmore Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Attn: Wage Hope My Way 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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