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Thelma Jennings Francis

October 2, 1935 — June 18, 2019

Thelma Jennings Francis

Thelma Jennings Francis of Halifax, VA passed away June 18, 2019.  She was born in Lynchburg, VA on October 2, 1935 and was 83 years of age. She was the daughter of the late F.M. Jennings and the late Helen Crews Jennings. She was married to the late William Thornton Francis.


She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and attended Mountain Road Baptist Church.  She loved yardwork, growing flowers and spending time with family and friends.


Thelma J. Francis is survived by:

Her Daughter

Nancy F. Stephens and husband Aubrey of Halifax

Her Son

Daryl Francis and wife Linda of Chester


Lisa Hackney of Greer, SC

Sara Moseley of Chesterfield

Joseph Francis of Colonial Heights

Eight Great Grandchildren

One Great Great Grandchild


Edna Francis of Appomattox

Her Sister

Janie Saunders of Nathalie


***Preceded in death by***

Her Son

William Francis, Jr.

Two Brothers

Addie Jennings and Word Jennings


A funeral service will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 3:30 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Bob Hardman officiating. Burial to follow in Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Powell Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. and other times at home of her daughter, 1110 Swain Road, Halifax.


For memorials please consider Mountain Road Baptist Church, 3130 Mountain Road, 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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Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Friday, June 21, 2019

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