Frances Elizabeth (Kinney) Wilson

Frances Elizabeth (Kinney) Wilson was born in Birmingham, Alabama on January 26, 1959 and passed away on October 22, 2016 at her home in Shelby Alabama.  Frances attended the University of Alabama and graduated from UAB in 1988 with a BS in Elementary Education.  Shewas a teacher and a Reading Recovery specialistat A.G. Gaston School in Birminghamfrom 1988 until her medical retirement in 2008. Although she was unable to resume her teaching career, Frances remained deeply committed to education through her work with A+ College Ready.Frances loved her family, Alabama football, and long boat rides on Lay Lake. Frances is survived by her husband, James Wyman Wilson, son Danny (Robin) Wilson, four daughters Jennifer Wilson, Crystal (Scott) Lee, Laura (Aaron) Walker and Gabrielle (Gabbi) Wilson;   her grandchildrenBrianna Montagano, Katelyn and Haley Nelson, and Alexis Wilson,Anna Grace and Amy Nicole Lee and Clara Beth and Elena (Ella) Frances Walker. Frances is also survived by her parents Gabriel and Elena Kinney, sisters Patricia Nelson and Carol Crawford; brothers Thomas Kinney, Richard Kinney and Phillip Kinney; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will honor Frances with A Celebration of Life Serviceat a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to The UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute Patient Assistance Fund c/o Christian Smith, UAB Department of Medicine, 1808 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294.