Mary Frances Clepper

August 24, 1931March 10, 2018

In Loving Memory

Frances Clepper Monday, August 24, 1931 to Saturday, March 10, 2018

(Mary) Frances Clepper passed away peacefully on March 10, 2018 with family members by her side. She is survived by her children, Richard E. Clepper (Debra) and Moses Clepper (Sandi), her siblings, Carl "Wimpy" Cannon (Bonita Ruth "Tootie") and Afton Faye Matthews (Freddie), her grandchildren, Stephanie, Jonathan, Josh, Hallie and Jeremy, her great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Gabe, Arabel and Avery, as well as her many nieces and nephews. She was laid to rest beside her husband, Moses Clepper, Sr., and her parents in Brookside Memorial Park in Houston, Texas.

Frances, "with an E", was born on August 24, 1931 in Philadelphia, Mississippi, one of seven children born to Vernon Zeola and Jessie Foster Cannon. She grew up picking cotton, plowing fields and later became a local celebrity playing basketball at Bond High School. All who knew Frances knew of her generous and loving spirit. She loved our Lord, her family, her friends, her fishing and her garden. There was never a more diligent worker or friend. If she cared for you, you knew it. Many lives have been changed and blessed by knowing her. Those close to her in her final days witnessed her lifelong belief, that "our Lord can work in and through us until our last breath", being fulfilled.

Heaven is now a better place...


  • Richard Clepper and his wife Debra, Moses Clepper & Sandi, Children
  • Carl "Wimpy" Cannon & Bonita Ruth "Tootie, and Afton Faye Matthews & Freddie, Siblings
  • Stephanie Ramirez, Jeremy Clepper, Jonathan Clepper, Joshua Clepper, and Hallie Mae Clepper, Grandchildren
  • Isabelle, Avery,Gabriel, and Arabel, Great-grandchildren
  • Numerous Nieces & Nephews, Other Relatives & Relationship


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mary Frances Clepper

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Robert Desmond

March 14, 2018

From the few times I met her,
Across the street at her sister Faye's
It was always a joyful event over there!

Leslie Wertz

March 14, 2018

I remember Frances tending to her beloved garden. She was always out there. She will be missed. We love her.

Wanda Matthews

March 13, 2018

We love you..