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Frances Mays Slaughter

June 12, 1960 - June 28, 2022

Frances Jean Mays Slaughter, 62, of Lynchburg, Virginia gained her wings at 8:50 pm on June 28, 2022. She was born on June 12, 1960 daughter to the late William Elmer Mays and Ella Mae Branham Mays of Amherst, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann and Lorraine, and a brother, Jamie.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Bobby G. Slaughter of 29 years and her daughters, Teresa Pannell (Gerald) of Rex, GA and Donna Mays (Fiancé Jesse) of Appomattox, VA, her grandson (whom she adored) James Mays, of Rex, GA, her Aunt Louise Branham of Monroe Virginia, stepchildren – Broderick Slaughter, Taunya Bryant, and Cedrick Slaughter of Lynchburg, Virginia, step grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Frances was a faithful member of Scott Zion Baptist Church in Madison Heights, Virginia where she served on the following boards/ministries: Usher Board, Deaconess Board, Pastor’s Aide, Kitchen Ministry and Flower Club. She was a proud member of the Monacan Indian Nation.

Frances retired from Central Virginia Training Center as a Direct Support Professional/Recreational Aid after twenty-eight years of service. She loved caring for persons with disabilities and taking them out into the community. Frances enjoyed working with her co-workers and considered them family. Frances loved to cook and loved sharing that meal with others. She was a blessing to those around her and will truly be missed.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home Chapel.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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Ms. Frances was a wonderful Lady. I have many memories of her and am a better person by knowing her. Healing thoughts to you all.

Posted by Florence Londeree on July 6, 2022

Mrs Slaughter was a very unique lady and had the best personality anyone can have .. she always went out her way to make sure tht her loved ones was taking care of first and if you ever met her she would treat you like family .. and she loved her family more than anything she is loved by many and hated by none for she will be missed ..

Posted by Jeff hunt on July 5, 2022

Frances was a steady worker, paid attention to detail, thorough and performed things according to accepted practices. Her red hair and smile live on in my memory of her. She was dependable, seldom complained, supportive of Monacan traditions and made the world around her a better place. I'm certain she is straightening up things in Heaven to make it clean and perfect for us to enjoy when we join her there. Terry Adams

Posted by Terry Adams on July 4, 2022

So sorry for your loss. She was such a fun person to be around. Loved going on trips with her. She will be missed.

Posted by Roberta Martin on July 4, 2022

Always such a beautiful soul inside and out. Deepest Sympathy to Bobby and family. Prayers lifted up.

Posted by Sara Blondino on July 4, 2022

You have our deepest sympathy for the lost of your wife. Wishing you peace, comfort, and lots of love at this time, our hearts goes out to you at this difficult time. Elmer and Mary Penn

Posted by Elmer and Mary Penn on July 3, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Frances Mays Slaughter's family! I have sweet memories of playing with Frances and Shelia as children at my Mom and Dad's house (Christine and L.G. Mays).

Posted by Connie Fariss on July 3, 2022

My sincere condolences to Frances’s family. She was a very special and devoted, caring lady. Working and knowing her was a pleasure. My thoughts and prayers are with your family! I’ll always remember her smile!

Posted by Sharon Canfield on July 2, 2022

My sincere condolences to the family. I remember working with Frances at CVTC. We had some great times as we worked side by side. She truly was a joy to be around. I have to agree that she was a great cook and she would feed anyone. Praying for the family.

Posted by Rayschnette Taylor on July 1, 2022

Our deepest condolences to Frances’ husband Bobby, her daughters “Missy” Theresa and Donna, and her son and our favorite son-in-law Broderick. We remember Frances as our neighbor being hard working, kind, and always greeting with a smile. Our prayer is that you will cherish even more precious memories of her during this difficult time and in the future. Family of faith remember to stand on God’s promises and know that this is not the end. Love agape

Posted by Granville and Diana Coleman on July 1, 2022

My sincere condolences to the family. Our beloved one is finally at rest, no more pain or suffering. She will miss by all who knew and loved her. God Bless

Posted by Patricia Smith on June 30, 2022

My condolences to the family. I remember working with Frances and she was always a joy and pleasure to work with .

Posted by Malvina Sandidge ( Penn ) on June 30, 2022

My condolences to the family. I remember working with Frances and she was always a joy and pleasure to work with .

Posted by Malvina Sandidge ( Penn ) on June 30, 2022

Bobby and family sorry to hear about Francis you're in my prayers

Posted by Dwain Branham on June 29, 2022

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