Frances Pulley, the mother of Raleigh native and NBA star John Wall died Thursday at the age of 58 after a year-long battle with cancer.
Pulley was intimately involved in the charitable work of the John Wall Family Foundation around the Triangle.
Whether it was cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the people at the Salvation Army women’s shelter or doling out Christmas presents at a local care home for children with autism, or even clearing trash from a stretch of highway, she was always doing the work herself.
Wall has often been reduced to tears when speaking publicly about the importance and work ethic of his mother while he was growing up.
At his induction into the University of Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame in 2017, he tearfully lamented never getting to hang out with his mom because she was working so many jobs to keep the family afloat.
Wall’s former Coach sent out his condolences on Twitter.
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