William Francis

Published 7:40 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 21, 2010

William Francis, 83, of 510 Landing Court, Suffolk, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Nansemond Pointe Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. He was a native of Nansemond County and the son of the late Clyde and Lillie Francis.

William Francis

He was a faithful witness of Jehovah.


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He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Betty Jean Francis; four daughters, Angela Maxwell (Marlo), of Hampton, Va., Linda Francis, of Suffolk, Brenda Francis Walker, of New Jersey, and Yvonne Francis Joyner, of Philadelphia, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Joyce Tillett (Gerry), of Hampton, and Lisa Lassiter, of Suffolk; three sons, Kenneth Francis, of Norfolk, Larry Francis and William Francis Jr., both of Philadelphia, Pa.; three stepsons, Peter Boykins (Tina), of South Carolina, Michael Boykins (Nanita), of Hampton, and Gary Boykins (Cynthia), of Suffolk; one brother, Sandy Francis (Rebecca), of Suffolk; his caretaker, Martha McIntyre; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1351 White Marsh Road, officiated by James C. Watson. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.