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    Wednesday, August 17 2022
    Shirley Hood Ashworth Francis

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 08:44 pm   |  Permalink   |  21 Comments  |  Email
    She was such a sweet lady and always had the prettiest smile. She will be missed by many. Praying for her loved ones.
    Posted by JANE WORD on 08/19/2022 - 10:29 PM
    So sorry for your loss condolences to all!!!!
    Posted by Donnie O'Brien on 08/20/2022 - 12:40 AM
    I am so sorry about Shirley's passing. She was such a sweet, kind and nice person. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Betsy
    Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 08/20/2022 - 05:40 AM
    Posted by Karen Streat on 08/20/2022 - 07:06 AM
    Prayers for the family as they go thru this difficult time ❤️🙏🌹
    Posted by Allan and Nellie Cichorz on 08/20/2022 - 07:36 AM
    So sorry for your loss of your precious family member. Prayers and love for the family.
    Posted by Pamela Vaughan Yoder on 08/20/2022 - 07:56 AM
    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet woman. She will be missed. Your family is in my prayers
    Posted by Denise Evans on 08/20/2022 - 08:01 AM
    "Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever." - Unknown So very sorry for your loss.
    Posted by Kim & Ed Marshall on 08/20/2022 - 08:37 AM
    Shirley and Hugh were some of our first friends when we moved to Lunenburg county. I have fond memories of her. God bless and comfort you in this great loss.
    Posted by Jackie B. Conner on 08/20/2022 - 11:56 AM
    Eugene, Kathy and Family, We were so sorry to learn the passing of you Mother. We often saw one another mostly on Dr. visits but always had good conversations. Know that she is now with our Heavenly Father and in a beautiful place with no pain or sickness and that you will be reunited one day. Praying that you find comfort in your faith in God and the support of friends.✝️❤️
    Posted by Mike and Katherine Arthur on 08/20/2022 - 01:14 PM
    My sincere condolences to all the family.
    Posted by Douglas Ferguson on 08/20/2022 - 02:26 PM
    We are sorry to hear that our wonderful sister in the LORD has passed. She meant so much to so many. I always thought of her as a strength to those around her. It helps much to know that our loved ones are with the LORD but it is still difficult to lose them. Shirley's family are in our prayers.
    Posted by REV. CHARLES VAUGHAN on 08/20/2022 - 04:46 PM
    Prayers for the many great people that I know in this family. I wish each of you peace, comfort, and lots of great memories.
    Posted by Jason Kirby on 08/20/2022 - 05:17 PM
    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless and sustain you in the days and weeks ahead.
    Posted by Elizabeth Perez on 08/20/2022 - 05:31 PM
    Eddie, Eugene, Carl and Roger, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved your mama's smile and she was so sweet. I know we don't see each other but I still love all of you guys . Know that I am thinking of you all and hugs and prayers your way 🙏Love, Terry Joned
    Posted by Terry Jones on 08/20/2022 - 07:54 PM
    Our sympathy. We will miss her. N
    Posted by Jean Gay and Family on 08/21/2022 - 08:19 AM
    My condolences to the entire family in the passing of Shirley. May you find comfort in knowing her eternal resting place in Heaven. Your selfless devotion to her was a real testimony to the love in your hearts. God bless you all.
    Posted by Joan Wilkinson on 08/21/2022 - 01:03 PM
    I am so sorry for your loss. So many of us will miss Shirley's smile & pleasant chats with her.
    Posted by Norma Williams on 08/21/2022 - 01:20 PM
    To Eugene and the entire family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
    Posted by Ron L Griggs on 08/22/2022 - 10:01 AM
    My sincere condolences for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Posted by Ben Elam on 08/22/2022 - 10:02 AM
    So sorry for your loss payers for the family we will surly miss Shirley
    Posted by Barbara Seamster on 08/22/2022 - 11:13 AM

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    Shirley Hood Ashworth Francis, 86, of Victoria, VA joined her family in Heaven on August 17, 2022. She was the wife of the late Hugh Franklin Ashworth; daughter of the late Matthews Thorborn Hood and Lela Hood; sister of the late Clyde, Robert, Thorborn, Jr., Kenneth, Floyd, Clifford, Edith Murray. Lois Skelton and Evelyn Weir and grandmother of the late, Jamie Long and Jodi Ashworth. She is survived by her sons, Eugene (Kathy), Carl (Rachael), Eddie (Sharon) and Roger (Marion); 6 grandchildren, Holly Ashworth, Damon Ashworth (Erika), Nicole Johns (Ryan), Dalton Ashworth, Logan Ashworth and Brandi Lloyd; 3 great-grandchildren; her sister, Jeanette H. Tomlinson and many nieces, nephews and friends. Shirley dearly loved her family, her church and her church family.

    She enjoyed going out to listen to music and going out to eat. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Northside Gospel  Chapel, 2300 Marshall Avenue, Victoria, where the family will receive friends Monday, August 22, 2022 from 1:00PM until start of services at 2:00PM. Interment in the Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to Northside Gospel Chapel, C/O Pat Williams, 3206 Sheldon’s Road, Drakes Branch, VA 23937

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