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Janice P. Franks

Posted By obits On May 30, 2022 @ 9:30 am In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 20 Comments

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At age 92, Janice Palmer Franks made her entrance into the Gates of Glory to forevermore be with her Lord and Saviour on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022. Janice was born on December 26, 1929, in Weeksville, NC to the late Gaynelle Raper Palmer and Harley Palmer and was the widow of Stanley “Sleepy” Franks to whom she was married for almost sixty years.

She is survived by sons, Steven Franks (Cynthia), and David Franks (Beth), all of Florida as well as a daughter, Patti Swain, of the home; a sister, Shirley Osgood of Virginia; granddaughters Heather Franks of Georgia, Justine Franks of Florida, Lauren Brickhouse of Elizabeth City and Rachel West of Colorado, four great-grandchildren, Fiona McCabe, Maverick McCabe, Cole Brickhouse, Halle Brickhouse, and Michaiah West. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Morton Palmer and Barbara Dray.

Janice enjoyed all kinds of crafts over the years but her favorites were crocheting and cross-stitching. She made many special things for her family and friends as well as sold many of them at the Craftsmen’s Fair and The Mistletoe Show. She also had a passion for crossword puzzles and Scrabble. She was a very independent woman who was always busy up until she stayed home to care for Sleepy as he battled cancer. During this time, she developed a love of reading, especially Christian novels and Bible study things. Janice taught Sunday School for several years and truly loved her Lord, Jesus Christ.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 2022, at Faith Baptist Church, 113 Foxboro Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 with Pastor Bryan Pease officiating. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service and other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the family of Mrs. Franks. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com. To plant a tree in memory of Mrs. Franks, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

Contact Information:

Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from Patsy Brickhouse on May 11th, 2022 11:49 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Patti and the rest of your family

Condolence from Doug & Tonya Siedenburg on May 11th, 2022 11:54 am

Ms. Patti, You and your family are in our prayers. Your mom was such a pleasure to know .

Condolence from Jon Nettesheim on May 11th, 2022 12:57 pm

We love you Miss Patti, it’s times like these that make us more thankful than ever for Heaven! Praying for you!!
-Pastor Jon Nettesheim

Condolence from Woody & Deb Witherow on May 11th, 2022 2:22 pm

Patti, Praying for your comfort

Condolence from Brenda Benton on May 11th, 2022 2:34 pm

Janice and I were neighbors for over 40 years. She loved to swing on her porch. We didn’t always visit, but we’re a phone call away.

Janice will be missed. Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Robin Satterfield. Wilmington , NC on May 11th, 2022 2:40 pm

Patti and Family
Andrew and I are so sorry to hear if your moms passing but as we all as believers know , she is so much better than any of us are today !!
Patti , you are a wonderful daughter , each day as I worked with you I saw the love , care , and compassion you had for her , we wish Gods comfort on you all at this sad time

Condolence from Peggy B Hussey on May 11th, 2022 5:39 pm

Lauren, Lucas, Cole, and Halle – sorry to hear about your grandmother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Peggy Brickhouse Hussey

Condolence from Candice Sawyer on May 11th, 2022 7:46 pm

Patti I’m so sorry for your families loss I’ve only known this sweet lady a couple of years and yet I loved her .

Condolence from Brandon Siedenburg on May 11th, 2022 8:13 pm

Mrs. Patti,

You and your family are in my prayers! Mrs. Franks was a good woman who loved the lord!

Condolence from BJ Dotson on May 11th, 2022 9:38 pm

Patti, my heart is broken for you, but we both know where she is…treasure the wonderful memories you have. May God bless and comfort you through this difficult time. Miss Janice was a precious saint, so glad I got to know her…love BJ Dotson

Condolence from Barney and Jane Higgins on May 12th, 2022 1:48 pm

So sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you much joy in the days to come. Praying for each one of you.

Condolence from STEPHEN COLCLASURE on May 12th, 2022 3:26 pm

Steve, David. and Patti. Praying for you and your family as you mourn the loss and celebrate your mother going on before you to the Father.

Condolence from Kelly Caffrey on May 12th, 2022 7:52 pm

Sending love and prayers for you Patti.

Condolence from Trish Parker on May 13th, 2022 2:38 pm

Miss Janice was my special girlfriend. I loved picking her up and having our special chat’s to and fro from church at night. To say she was independent is an understatement, I recall one time when I tried to help her she told me she didn’t need any help, and I told her you need to learn to accept it when somebody wants to help you. Her response was and you need to listen when I need help I’ll ask for it! I’m going to miss her.

Condolence from Dona Yunker on May 14th, 2022 11:43 am

To all of Janice’s family. My prayers and condolences to you. She lived a long life. May the memories she shared with each of you live on in your heart.

Condolence from Kim (Brower) Rhodes on May 15th, 2022 9:44 pm

Praying for God’s comfort during this time. Ms. Janice was a great lady. What a grands reunion it will be when we all get to heaven!

Condolence from Donna Mummert on May 16th, 2022 4:09 pm

Steve, David, Patti and Families,
Saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Mrs. Janice was a wonderful soul. Our lives are enriched by our mothers. May you all find comfort in knowing peace has arrived for her. May you find your hearts flooding with happy memories.
Donna Hassell Mummert

Condolence from Emily Stevenson Lewis on June 2nd, 2022 8:57 pm

Patti, I’m sorry to hear about your mom. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Rely on God & your good memories for the days ahead. Emily Stevenson Lewis

Condolence from Lynn and Dee Brandin on June 3rd, 2022 10:44 am

Used to visit your folks when we were stationed in Elizabeth City. Sorry for your loss, keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Carol Ferrell on June 3rd, 2022 10:01 pm

Patty I’m very sorry to hear ur mom past. I know she with ur family.
Have a blessed day.

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