Frances Jenkins Nations

Published 10:47 am Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Graveside services for Frances Jenkins Nations are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Fair River Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is from 9 until 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Fair River Baptist Church.

Mrs. Nations, 92, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. She was born in Stephenson on Dec. 2, 1922.

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Frances lived in Brookhaven most of her life. She married Willard Nations at the age of 16.  She lovingly cared for her in-laws as a newlywed for sixteen years before she had her own home.  Willard and Frances had one son, Glen, who resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife, Susan.  This union gave Frances three grandchildren who she selflessly and devotedly loved, Lance Evan Nations, Grant Jordan Nations and Paige Nations Code. Their marriages produced twelve great-grandchildren who were the joy of her heart.  Frances’ intelligence far exceeded her formal education.  She was noted for her precision sewing, her excellent organizational skills, her love of crafts, her gorgeous flower gardens and her pride in the land and her home.  She loved Fair River Baptist Church and was faithful to it.  Scores of children were introduced to Christ’s love for them in the years she taught Sunday school.  She trained many tellers in her 29-year career at State Bank and Brookhaven Bank and Trust.  She was a valued member of Home Demonstration Club, 50 plus and Triple “L” (Live Long and Like it!  And she did).  Her interests and capabilities continued to expand in her later years.  She was 88 when she was named, “Mississippi Tree Farmer of the Year” for Lincoln County.  A loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, and faithful friend to many, Frances will be fondly remembered and fiercely missed.  We rejoice that her long physical struggle is over and that “absent from the body”, she is “present with the Lord”.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Fair River Baptist Church Missions Fund.

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