Frances Wells

Frances Wells

 

Frances Bell Wells, 96, of Carolina House, Elizabeth City and a former resident of Alexandria, Virginia died Sunday, June 30, 2013 in the Albemarle Hospital.  She was born February 17, 1917 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late John Louis Wells and Minnie Lou Bell Wells.  She was a civil service employee, retiring from the US Postal Service in Washington, DC.  Miss Wells was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Washington, DC and for the last six years she faithfully attended First United Methodist Church of Elizabeth City where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Patricia Wells of Jupiter, Florida, seven nieces and nephews, Vivian Dinges of Ruther Glen, VA, Lou Segner and husband, Scott of  Bethany Beach, DE, Sharon Simpson of Mechanicsburg, PA, John Wells III, of Mechanicsburg, PA,, Debbie Wells of Jupiter, FL, Sam A. Twiford Jr. and wife, Claudia, of Elizabeth City, NC and David H. Twiford and wife, Darlene, of Elizabeth City, NC.  Also surviving are several great nieces, great nephews and a dear friend, Delores Tyler.  Miss Wells was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret W. Foxwell, Helen W. Lopez, and Dora W. Twiford, a brother, John L. Wells, Jr., and two nephews, Guyon Foxwell and Sam Simpson.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 3:00pm in Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church St., by Rev. Joe Casteel. Burial will be in the Old Hollywood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 at the funeral home and again immediately following the funeral in the lobby of the funeral home.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of funeral arrangements.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Sandy McCorkel on June 30th, 2013 9:15 pm

    My sincere sympathy to Fran’s family at this difficult time. Love to you all.


  2. Sandy McCorkel on June 30th, 2013 9:15 pm

    My sincere sympathy to Fran’s family at this difficult time. Love to you all.


  3. Tracy Lane on July 1st, 2013 11:50 am

    So sorry to hear of Miss Fran’s passing. I have enjoyed getting to know her. There is a void at Carolina House without her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. Pastor & Cynthia Moats on July 1st, 2013 1:32 pm

    Our dear Fran will always be remembered as a faithful servant of the Lord, and spiritual encourager of others at Temple Baptist Church.

    Even after moving to Elizabeth City, Fran continued to send her love to us.

    We are comforted by the words in Psalms 116:15 which say, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”

    It is good to know that the spirit of our dear Fran is now with the Lord.
    We will cherish her memory always.

    We pray God’s comfort for her family.


  5. Lnda McClintock on July 1st, 2013 7:44 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of “Miss Fran”. I became acquainted with her at Carolina House when I would visit a relative. I truly enjoyed talking with Miss Fran. She was a bright, sweet lady. My recently departed husband loved discussing politics with her. She was quite a woman who will be sorely missed. My prayers are with you.


  6. Faye and Sonny Howell on July 1st, 2013 10:44 pm

    Dear Family of Frances Wells,
    I first met Fran at Carolina Living. I started going after Jim Bridges told me about his going there to sing hymns with anyone who wanted to sit in the Living Room and sing. Then Fran and several others moved to Caroli
    I always enjoyed being in her presence, and will truly miss her.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to you,
    her family, along with our thoughts and prayers. Just an added note; she loved singing “Take me out to the Ballgame.”
    Take care, Fran, we hope your trip to
    Heaven was good!


  7. Faye and Sonny Howell on July 1st, 2013 10:50 pm

    Dear Family of Frances Wells,
    I first met Fran at Carolina Living. I started going after Jim Bridges told me about his going there to sing hymns with anyone who wanted to sit in the Living Room and sing. Then Fran and several others moved to Carolina House
    I always enjoyed being in her presence, and will truly miss her.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to you,
    her family,


  8. Lou Godfrey on July 2nd, 2013 12:05 am

    Ms. Fran was a very sweet person. I always looked forward to seeing her when I would visit at Carolina House. She always had such a pleasant smile and was delighted to see me. She will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved her.


  9. Suzanne Nelson on July 2nd, 2013 9:57 am

    Heaven will have a great addition with Miss Fran.
    She had such an amazing memory and spirit. The UMW has lost a wonderful and devoted lady. ..her encouragement will be missed by all.


  10. Constance Hall on July 2nd, 2013 12:03 pm

    Dear Family and friends of Frances Wells,

    I have known Fran for 38 years. She was a very faithful church sister and friend. We were members of 2 churches together, Thomas Memorial Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church. She was a faithful member of both churches. She left her home in Alexandria, VA on Sunday mornings to attend Temple Baptist and came by home in Washington, DC to give me a ride to church. She will be missed, but we know she has gone to her Father in Heaven.


  11. Jeff and Elaine Cousins on July 2nd, 2013 3:34 pm

    Dear Fran was one of the most compassionate and caring persons that we have ever known. To say that she has a special place in the Cousins family heart is an understatement. Our tears today for Fran are because the world has a little less love today than it had on June 30th, and because she is now experiencing “unspeakable joy in the presence of the Lord”.


  12. Delores Seymour on July 3rd, 2013 10:41 pm

    I metFran at Carolina House. I was part of the singing group that went out on Friday evenings. She was a real joy to be with and I will never forget her. The thing that amazed me about Fran was her sharp mind. She neverforgot a name or face and if you were not there on Friday evening she was always concerned about you. She loved to sing and I loved spending that time with her. She loved for me and Faye to sing my moms song. She will be missed by many. Both my husband Richard and myself miss her already but I know that she is in a better place. Fran, you continue to live in our hearts. Delores Seymour


  13. Penny Leary-Smith and Isabella Hampton on July 7th, 2013 8:03 pm

    We meet Ms. Fran when she was at Carolina Living with my mother. She was a very special lady. She became a very special friend to my granddaughter Isabella and they became “writing buddies”. Her letters always meant a lot to Isabella and she admired Ms. Fran, always listening to her stories of her life and accomplishments. Very thankful for the friendship Ms. Fran shared with us. “What a lady”!


  14. FRANCENE PETERS on July 20th, 2013 7:21 pm

    WHEN I WENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE TO WORK IN THE LAW DEPARTMENT,FRAN AND IWE BECAME FAST FRIENDS. WE CONTINUED TO BE FRIEND EVEN WHEN SHE LEFT AND WENT TO N.C. FOR A TIME, I WAS NOT ABLE TO FIND HER, BUT WAS PERSISTENCE AND WAS ABLE TO FIND HER THROUGH HER SISTER.
    FRAN ENJOYED WORKING PUZZLES.I SENT FRAN THE PUZZLE EVERY WEEK AND WHEN I WAS AWAY, I MADE ARRANGEMENT FOR SOMEONE TO SEND HER THE PUZZLE. I WILL REALLY MISS HER. THIS IS WAS A FRIENDSHIP STARTED IN NOVEMBER 1970.


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