Delores Wells McCraney
Delores Wells McCraney
September 21, 1942 - January 8, 2020


Delores Wells McCraney, 77, of Francis finished her race and was present with the Lord on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at UF Health Shands in Gainesville following a brief illness
Delores was born in Ocala and had lived in Francis for 60 years coming from Eureka. She was a homemaker and was a member of Francis Baptist Church where she served in many capacities. She was a Sunday School teacher, librarian, sung in the choir, and served on numerous committees. She enjoyed woodcarving, making intricate pieces, sharing her work with friends, and visiting missionaries. She also enjoyed painting and other crafts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry McCraney; her father, Daniel Wells, Sr.; and a sister, Jackie Wells.

Surviving are her mother, Vesta Wells; a son, Nathan McCraney; a daughter, Joan McCraney; a niece she considered a daughter, Mary Simmons (Wayne); a brother and sister-in-law, D.J. and Paula Wells; a sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Mike Williams; two grandchildren, Chaas Cordero and Amber Park; one great granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Francis Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Sharp and Pastor Buddy Lynch officiating. The family will begin receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the start of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Delores’ memory may be made to the Francis Baptist Church First Fruits Fund, 155 Co. Rd. 309-C, Palatka, FL 32177.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is assisting the family.

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