Frances Elizabeth Whitehead Sparks of Forsyth, Georgia went to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 1, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 4, 2022 at Monroe County Memorial Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Monroe Memorial Gardens. Rev. Steve Whitehead and Rev. Damon Fountain will officiate.
Mrs. Sparks, the daughter of the late David and Donie Whitehead was born September 6, 1932 in Webster County, Georgia. Her husband of 59 years, Edward Sparks, her granddaughter, Leigh Jenkins, her five brothers, Quincy Whitehead, Warren Whitehead, Adolph Whitehead, James Whitehead, Ralph Whitehead and her two sisters, Helen Whitehead Fountain and Pauline Whitehead Branch preceded her in death. She retired from William Carter Company after 40 years of service and worked for Pride Craft Company for 5 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family. One of her greatest joys was being Maw Maw to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her daughter, Paula (Kenneth) Jenkins of Forsyth; son, Buddy (Cherilynn) Sparks of Forsyth; grandchildren: Stan (Rene’) Jenkins, Amanda (T.J.) Riley, Landon (Kelley) Sparks, Kyle (Leslie) Sparks, Jackson Sparks all of Forsyth, GA; great-grandchildren, Julia Jenkins, Ryan Jenkins, Andon Riley, Ava Riley, Cameron Sparks, Laney Sparks, Tennyson Sparks, Kane Sparks all of Forsyth, GA; sister, Cleo Cowin; brother, Eugene (Nancy)Whitehead; sisters-in-law, Helen Granade and Josie Sparks; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to donor’s favorite charity.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.