OBITUARY

Edith V. Francis

July 25, 1929January 11, 2020
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The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the scholarship established in her name.

Checks and money orders may be sent to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Mu Zeta chapter P. O. Box 20306, Park West Station, New York, NY 10025.

Electronic payments may be sent via PayPal to Deltamuzeta50@aol.com. Checks & money orders made payable to Delta Mu Zeta Chapter. (Dr. Edith V. Francis scholarship in the notes for both checks and PayPal).

Services

24 January

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Suntree United Methodist Church

7400 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida

24 January

Graveside Service

2:00 pm

Cape Canaveral National Cemetery

5525 U.S. Highway 1
North Mims, Florida

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2020

Memories

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LaReesa Smith-Horn

January 24, 2020

“Precious Memories how they linger, how they ever flood my soul”.
Dr. Francis was an excellent role model of Finer, an excellent model of Finer Womanhood & an excellent model of being Fine!
I thank God I had the privilege of meeting her & shared some Good “Zeta” time with her.

For Soror Francis, cares all past, home at last... RIP.

Corendia Tinsley

January 24, 2020

As a representative of the Beta Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and the Atlantic Region it was my honor to accept the call to be present for this wonderful opportunity to honor your legacy as our 18th International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated.

Corendia Tinsley

January 24, 2020

Thank you for opening up your home and allowing me to be apart of a beautiful, never to forget afternoon. Sharing the love between the two of you. I will never forget being able to share your love.

Barbara Cousar

January 23, 2020

PIGB Francis was Zeta's President when I came into the Sorority. She truly exemplified the Epitome of Finer Womanhood.

Rest in Peace Triumphat Soror Francis

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Barbara Cousar
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Valeria Smith

January 22, 2020

I met Dr. Francis at the first Boule I attended in 1974, I remember the grace she displayed and her smile remained with me throughout her lifetime. She was such a beautiful and graceful Soror.

Jeanell Newmuis

January 21, 2020

She was my International Grand President when I came into the Sorority. She was a wonderful woman and will truly, truly be missed. Sleep sweetly Soror Francis.

Leona Willis

January 21, 2020

Such a Finer Woman of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. -
We are grateful to have been lead by an amazing lady, scholar, and community servant in Dr. Edith V. Francis. Asè, asè, asè.

I am grateful to have visited our Grand in her Melbourne home with her ever so charming husband Brother Francis. My job was to interview Soror Francis for a video I was producing for our Sorority-- highlighting our past Grand Basilei. Watching our Grand and her husband doting on each other ever so lovingly while sharing stories about their family and work in Zeta and Sigma was truly a treat. Her Zeta room was something to behold...keys to cities, awards and citations from all over the country...clippings about the Sorority's work and her work as
Superintendent while she served as Grand. She was such a lady and we will miss her dearly. Until we meet again...

Vicki Pearson

January 21, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Past International President Edith Francis. She was a Grand Lady and will be sorely missed.

Sisterly regards,

Soror Vicki Pearson
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
Georgia State Director

Jimmie and Elsa Dotson

January 21, 2020

We offer our love and sincere condolences to Debbie and her family, Denise, Dwayne and his family in the passing of Dr. Edith V. Francis, our sister-in-law. We mourn our loss, but we rejoice knowing that she is with her husband Dr. Gilbert H. Francis, and most important with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A Francis Family Photo

Renee Smith

January 21, 2020

I’ll never forget Ms Francis because she excepted me as the new Security Officer at the Edmonson Center here in East Orange, NJ. She was a kind loving boss who never showed respect of person and always showed me how much she appreciated me as a team player not just as a Security Officer but as a mentor as well as the little crafts I’d participate in to make the school and environment a where all are welcome. Rest peacefully and Francis and thanks for making my days with you at The Edmonson Center comfortable your the point where I never to this date want to leave because of the many memories I still have there.

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