Frances Turner Ringgold

14 June, 193013 September, 2021

Frances Turner Ringgold, 91, a lifelong resident of Rockingham County and Harrisonburg, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021.

She was born on June 14, 1930 in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Calvin and Ressie Roadcap Turner.

Frances was a member of the Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ringgold on May 8, 2000.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Mitchell and husband, Charles, of Broadway; a granddaughter, Michele Gibson and husband, Jon, of Timberville; two step sons, Wesley Ringgold and wife, Rose, of Harrisonburg and James Ringgold and wife, Brenda, of Staunton. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Willard “Spark” Turner, Leonard Turner and Jim Turner; a step daughter, Norma Nelson; two step sons, Kenneth and Robert Ringgold.

The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A private graveside will be held at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to VMRC Foundation, c/o Good Samaritan Fund, 1491 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

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  • Barbara Mitchell (Charles), Daughter
  • Michele Gibson (Jon), Granddaughter
  • Wesley Ringgold (Rose), Step-Son
  • James Ringgold (Brenda), Step-Son
  • Paul Ringgold, Husband (deceased)
  • Ressie Roadcap Turner, Mother (deceased)
  • Calvin Turner, Father (deceased)
  • Willard "Spark" Turner, Brother (deceased)
  • Leonard Turner, Brother (deceased)
  • Jim Turner, Brother (deceased)
  • Norma Nelson, Step-Daughter (deceased)
  • Kenneth Ringgold, Step-Son (deceased)
  • Robert Ringgold, Step-Son (deceased)

  • VMRC Foundation



  • Visitation

    Thursday, 16 September , 2021


  • Private Graveside Service


Frances Turner Ringgold

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brittany caplinger

18 September 2021

I met Frances while I worked at VMRC. she was sweet kind lady. I enjoyed working with her. She was one of my favorites. fly high Frances

Barbara Carter

16 September 2021

Prayers of love and comfort to Barbara, Charlie, Shelley, Jon and family. We know you are going to miss Frances, she was kind sweet and the type of person that did not want to bother anyone. I still remember going shopping with ya'll when we would come up for visits and Frances would join us. A feisty little lady is how I see her, that loved God and her family. I am sure she and God are having a nice talk in Heaven. Hang on to the fact that you will see her again in all her glory.
Milton and Barbara Carter

Linda Stroop

14 September 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Frances was a very sweet lady and I will miss her in Mumaw house.

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