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Obituary of Frances Elizabeth Clements
Frances “Fran” Elizabeth Clements, 77, of Lynchburg, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Clements, Jr.
Born October 3, 1943 in Portsmouth, VA, she was a daughter of the late Harry Goodloe Galladay and Emily Matthews Galladay. Fran was retired from C. B. Fleet Company and a member of Timberlake United Methodist Church where she participated in the Grief Ministry, Feeding Ministry and The Yarn Connection. She was also an avid volunteer with The D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Clements Becker and her husband, Steve, of Mocksville, NC; two step-sons, Dr. William Henry Clements, III and his wife, Diana Hammerdorfer, of Fort Collins, CO and Roger Grayling Clements and his wife, Pat, of Lynchburg, VA; five grandchildren, Allen Clements, Gordon Clements, John Paul Clements, Dianna Souder and Cassandra Becker and three great grandchildren, Noelle Blanchet, Danielle Souder and Brielle Souder, her companion, Bob Mills, and her beloved “Kiwi” & “Jazzy”. She was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Galladay; grandson, SSG Daniel Becker and one stepdaughter, Florence Clements.
Fran was known for her willingness to always help others; she was a caregiver. Fran was an avid animal lover devoting a great deal of her day to enjoying and caring for her Yellow-Naped Amazon parrot “Kiwi” and her chihuahua “Jazzy”. Knitting and crocheting were a passion of hers- always making things for her Great Grandchildren, the church and things for Christmas presents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Timberlake United Methodist Church, 21649 Timberlake Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502 or The D-Day Memorial, 3 Overland Cir., Bedford, VA 24523.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, at 12 noon on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Timberlake United Methodist Church with Pastor Brad McMullan and Estelle Holt officiating. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium following the service.
Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory-Waterlick Chapel, 237-2722, is serving the family. To send condolences on-line, please go to www.diuguidfuneralservice.com.
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