Frankie Mae Cruce Pipkins, 62, of Glen St. Mary died on Thursday, January 17, 2013 after a lengthy illness. A longtime Baker County resident, Ms. Pipkins retired from Northeast Florida State Hospital, where she was a supervisor for over twenty years. She was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Macclenny and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by sons Charles (Erica) Pipkins and Frank (Rena) Pipkins of Glen St. Mary, Daniel (Pia) Dugger of Boynton Beach, Matthew Lindsey of Baxter and Michael Donley of Fort Leavenworth, KS; daughters Chrystal Pipkins of Glen St. Mary, Michelle Crews and Megan Donley, both of Baxter; brothers Quincy (Dee) Cruce of Fleming Island, Marvin (Rosemary) Cruce of Georgia, Marcus (Cindy) Cruce of Tennessee, Frank (Beth) Cruce of Lake Butler and George (Linda) Cruce of Starke; sisters Eula Mae Carlton, Gennell Starling and Gertrude (Duane) Griffis of Starke, Virginia (Tommy) Linzy, Lucinda Batten, and Berniece Duncan of Lawtey, Gertie Faye Noegel of Kingsley Lake and Cathern (Arnie Gene) Duncan of Woodville, FL; grandchildren Bruce, Josh and Brittney Clough, Treston and Allysa Pipkins, Emily Straining, Devon Dugger and Brianna Crews; numerous nieces, nephews, adopted children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Pipkins was preceded in death by parents Frank and Gertrude Cruce and her loving husband Alvin Eugene Pipkins.
A memorial service was held at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 22 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Macclenny with Rev. Keith Linzy and Pastor Michael Ramondetta officiating. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.