Frances Ellen Fleming Schultz, 64, of Walker Rd. in Morganton went to be with the Lord Monday, January 19, 2009 at Grace Hospital following a brief illness. She was born October 24, 1944 in Burke County, NC, and was a daughter of the late Sterling Avery Powell and Ellen Irene Jarrett Powell. She was a published poet, artist, and enjoyed crafts. Frances started the first after school program at Mull Elementary School, and loved children with special needs.Frances is survived by a son, Dwayne Fleming and wife, Paula, of Morganton; grandsons, Dustin and Dalton Fleming and their mother, Lea, of Johnson City, TN; sisters, Brenda Reed and Frieda Buchanan, both of Morganton, and Camille Hall of Drexel, NC; special niece, Denise Roper whom Frances called "Sunshine".; 6 nephews and 2 nieces.The body will be taken on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 to the home of her sister, Brenda Reed, 218 Coulter St. in Morganton where the family will receive friends from 2:00 until 8:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Sossoman Funeral Home, PO Box 2608, Morganton, NC 28680 (to help with funeral expenses), or to Burke United Christian Ministries, c/o Rosemary Ohnesorge, 305-B West Union St., Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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