Frances G. Pope, age 87, of Wilmington, DE passed into the presence of her Lord Jesus on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 with her family by her side.
Frances was raised by her foster mother Eunice (Nanny) Keene and was lifelong friends with her foster sisters Irma Taylor and Phyllis (Bootsie) Guthrie. Widowed at an early age, she worked for Dupont as a stenographer and Burger King for 14 years while raising her two daughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas Pope, mother Eunice Keene, sisters Irma Taylor and Phyllis Guthrie and granddaughter Melissa Jones.
Frances, lovingly known as Meemaw, is survived by her daughters Sharon Jones (Robert) and Carol Gripp (James); grandchildren Robert Jones (Sherri), Katie Oakley (Aaron), and Tiffanny Dazey-Gripp; great-grandchildren Mason, Lily, Adelaide, Holden and Gabriel; brother-in-law Richard Pope (Susie), brother-in-law Jay Pope and sister-in-law Carolyn Massengil - all of whom she deeply loved .
Fran was a devoted Christian woman who enjoyed singing hymns and praying for her family. Some of her fondest memories were spent in Oklahoma visiting her family and spending time on the farm. She enjoyed working on crafts and was gifted in making quilts. Most of all, she loved her family dearly and was happiest while spending time with her grand and great grandchildren.
Services to be held at Bethel Baptist Church, 1217 Wilson Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803 on Thursday, July 20th where friends may greet the family at 10 am; memorial service to follow at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shellburne Bible Church, 4 Newark Union Public Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 or Tall Oaks Classical School, 1390 Red Lion Rd, Bear, DE 19701. Funeral arrangements by McCrery & Harra.