Frank Albert Shefton, 71, of Brockton, passed away peacefully at home on November 2, 2020. Raised in Roxbury, Frank attended Boston schools and later attended Northeastern University. He had an esteemed career at MIT spanning over 46 years, recently retiring as project technician at The Plasma Science and Fusion Center. He became a member of Messiah Baptist Church after meeting Rev. Dr. Michael Wayne Walker, who inspired Frank to get baptized.
Frank was not only academically brilliant, but also gifted in the arts. He was a talented playwright and recipient of The Charlie Award. Most notable of his work was “No Promised Tomorrows”. He recently wrote a play near to his heart called “Grandpa”, which will be his legacy. Frank also directed many plays and was a member of Our Place Theatre Company in Boston and Indaba Theatre of New England. He was a popular radio DJ for over 40 years, known over the airwaves as “Captain Al”, the host of WMBR’s R&B Jukebox. He was also the host of Night Cruise, which ran for many years. Frank was accomplished in his professional life, but never let his family come second. “Frankie Poo”, as Mikki affectionately called him, was dedicated, kind, and generous with his time and affection. He loved being by the water and enjoyed trips to Martha’s Vineyard.
Frank was the son of the late Frank A. Qualls and Laura M. Shefton. Frank was the beloved husband of Cecelia “Mikki” (Wooten) Shefton; loving father of Darryl Lynch and his wife Jennifer, Aanton Lynch and his wife Wendy, and Chanel Tucker; grandfather of Nikole Lynch, Aanton Lynch Jr., David Lynch, Cameron Lynch, Jamison Lynch, and Brayden Lynch; great-grandfather of Lianna and Levi Lynch; brother in law of Jacquelyn DeGrace and her husband Louis, and Patricia Wooten and her longtime companion Michael MacNeil. Frank also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends, including Prince Balthazar.
All are welcome to calling hours Sunday, Nov. 8th from 1-5 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton. Respectfully, his funeral service is private, but will be live streamed. Per COVID protocol, face masks and social distancing required. All visitors must kindly exit the funeral home after paying their respects.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Project RIGHT Inc. (memo: for Our Place Theatre), c/o Jacqui Parker, 39 Warren St. Apt 218, Roxbury, MA 02119 or Messiah Baptist Church, 80 Legion Pkwy, Brockton, MA 02301.
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