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Yvonne Brooks Francis

Originally published: Feb. 26, 2013
Last modified: Feb. 26, 2013

Mrs. Yvonne Brooks Francis, 96, of Warrensville, died on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Margate Health & Rehab Center in Jefferson.

Mrs. Francis was born on May 31, 1916, in Ashe County, to the late Heggie and Ella Wyatt Brooks. Mrs. Francis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert Worth Francis; and four infant children.

Yvonne retired from Sprague Electric. She enjoyed flowers and was a wonderful seamstress. Mrs. Francis was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Fred Richardson and the Rev. Tommy Dollar. Burial followed in Brooks Cemetery.

The family received friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Francis is survived by two sons, the Rev. Jim Francis and wife, Dot, of Lansing, Joe Francis and wife, Shirley, of Warrensville; one daughter, Mary Osborne and husband, Clyde, of Creston; one brother, J. H. Brooks of Warrensville; three sisters, Carrie Lee Brooks Elliott of Wilkesboro, Lola Greer and husband, Howard, Clarcie Eller, both of Warrensville; also surviving are nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandsons, several nieces and nephews.

Flowers were appreciated.

The family met at the home place, 106 Weaver Road, Warrensville.

Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at http://www.ashelawn.com.

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs. Francis' arrangements.

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