Frances Turner Ringgold

June 14, 1930September 13, 2021
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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 c/o Good Samaritan Fund, 1491 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

Past Services

Thursday, September 16, 2021



Private Graveside Service