Frankie Lee Kanka
Frankie Lee Kanka
  • December 4, 1933 - November 28, 2017
  • Mechanicsville, Virginia

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KANKA, Frankie Lee, 83, of Highland Springs, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She was born in Elkin, NC, December 4, 1933. She was a longtime member of the Patterson Avenue SDA Church and a longtime employee of Richmond Steel. Frankie was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, William Kanka, brothers Buddy and JR. She is survived by her five children; Jesse W. Beville (Sheilah), Chuck W. Kanka (Badona), Polly A. Washburn (Rick), Virginia L. Krause (Sam), Medgy Z. Chapman (David); twelve grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express appreciation to the care given their mother at Autumn Care of Mechanicsville. A special thanks to the hard working CNA's, nursing staff, and Bon Secours Hospice. Special thanks to longtime doctor and personal friend, Dr. William Moore. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, Va. 23231. A graveside service will be held Monday at 1 pm at Washington Memorial Park in Sandston, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Richmond Academy, 12285 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23238.