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    Tuesday, May 29 2018
    Jessie Earl Francis

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 08:15 pm   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
    So sorry for y'all lost and I will keep y'all in my prayers. May y'all find peace
    Posted by Sandra Scott on 05/31/2018 - 01:21 AM
    Prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Posted by Nellie Cichorz on 05/31/2018 - 05:45 AM
    I knew a good man he loves his family everyday now he has gone to rest to watch over you all until u meet again in heaven with love to you all Melissa lacks Sherrill
    Posted by Melissa lacks Sherrill on 05/31/2018 - 10:18 AM
    I and my family are so sorry. Jessie was a great man,he was sweet and caring.I grew up playing with his daughter Michelle when I stayed with my grandma and papa Penland who were their neighbors.Nell and Mark are good people also.Just a wonderful family.May prayers and peace surround you all💗
    Posted by Tabby Kay Lester (Penland) on 05/31/2018 - 10:44 AM
    I'm so sorry to hear of Jessie's passing. He was such a wonderful man. I will miss seeing him around.
    Posted by Peggy Stewart gray on 05/31/2018 - 08:36 PM
    Nell, It's amazing how quickly time goes by making our memories of time spent together even more precious. You and Jessie were one of our most favorite couples...We each had just one child each in those days...horseshoes, children playing ...good friends, lots of laughter...I'm so sad for you today. I pray that The Lord will fill you with His peace and comfort you and each family member in the days to come. Love and hugs...
    Posted by June Yeatts Rainey on 06/01/2018 - 07:56 PM

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    Jessie Earl, 75,  of Lunenburg, Va. joined his family in Heaven on May 29, 2018. He was the son of the late John W. Francis and Doris S. Francis and brother of the late Irving Francis. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nell P. Francis; his son, Mark Francis and daughter, Michelle White (J.C.); four grandchildren, Jonathan Francis, Travis Wilmouth, Hillary Nelson and J.J. White; his sister Molly F. Newton, twin brother, James Francis and brother Louis Francis (Margaret). Jessie was employed as a meat cutter for 35 years and retired from Wright’s Superette. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Staples Funeral Home, Victoria, where funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2PM. Interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Victoria. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Victoria Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 1419, Victoria, Va. 23974. Online condolences may be made at

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