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Elaine Frissell Neese

Elaine Frissell Neese


Burlington NC — Elaine Frissell Neese, 91, died Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Born in North Wales, PA, “Sis” spent most of her life in Burlington. She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. “Shookie” Neese, Jr., and the daughter of the late Frederick Daniel Frissell, Jr. and the late Mary Kathryn Saxton Frissell.

“Sis” graduated from St. Mary’s High School ʹ45, Raleigh, NC and Marjorie Webster Jr. College, Washington, DC. She was a retired kindergarten teacher. She was a member of Burlington Assembly of God, where she was a charter member of the Caring Kitchen and active volunteer in the Golden Touch Ministry for the Elderly. She was a Boy Scout Den Mother, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, member of the Alamance County Junior Service League, a charter member of the Topper Club and a foster care mother for over a decade. 

A devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and friend,
Elaine Frissell Neese is survived by her son, Lawrence “Larry” Frederick Neese and his wife, Tammy, of Vero Beach, FL; her daughter, Elaine “Laine” Francis and her husband, Gerry, of Burlington; her brother, Frederick Daniel Frissell III and his wife, Jean, of Burlington; her sister, Patricia Frissell Nicholson of Burlington; four grandchildren; thirteen great-ʹgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Josephine Holt.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Rich and Thompson Funeral Service in Burlington. At other times visitors will be received at the residence of her daughter, Laine. 

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 23, at 11:00 am at Burlington Assembly of God. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Elon. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Home Society at https://www.chsnc.org/donate-today/ or to Burlington Assembly of God, 821 Tucker St, Burlington, NC 27215.

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