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Jo Morgan Francis

May 5, 1965 — October 13, 2020

Jo Morgan Francis

Jo Morgan Francis of Halifax, VA passed away October 13, 2020.  She was born in Halifax County on May 5, 1965 and was 55 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Jack David Morgan and the late Nancy Culley Matthews. She was married to John Wilson Francis who survives.


She was a member of Victory Cowboy Church.  


Jo Morgan Francis is survived by:

Her Husband

John W. Francis of the home

Her Daughter

Beverly Elizabeth Smith and husband Lee of Halifax

One Step-daughter

Chelsey Sturdivant of San Antonio, TX


Mikayla Butler, Levi Smith, Eli Smith and Mya Sturdivant


Debra Morgan Matthews of Halifax

Nona Morgan Hite (Riley) of South Boston

Jason Brent Morgan of Nathalie


***Preceded in death by***

Grandchild, Maci Joy Smith

Half-sister, Brenda Banks

Step-father, Elson “Buck” Matthews

Nephew, Joshua Adam Morgan

Mother-in-law, Mary Ann Campbell

Two Special Friends, Karol Smith and Jack Conner


A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Green officiating. Burial to follow in Clover Cemetery. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we suggest practicing social distancing and the wearing of masks.


The family will receive friends Friday, October 16, 2020 at from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of Beverly and Lee, 1016 Booker Trail, Halifax.


For memorials please consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592. 


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Past Services


Friday, October 16, 2020

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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