On January 11, 2023, God called home one of his most faithful angels, our wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend Francine Louise Lanier. She went to be with her Lord and Savior and is now resting in eternal peace in the arms of the Savior.
Francine was born on October 11, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and later received an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She eventually retired from the Department of Human Services where she worked for 17 years.
Francine truly loved her family and shared a special bond with each of her 6 grandchildren. She cherished them and they loved her just as much. She was always their biggest cheerleader and biggest fan. She was a very proud grandmother and would always say that her children and grandchildren were her greatest accomplishment in life.
Francine is preceded in death by her father Herman Lee Thomas Sr., her mother Bessie Mae Wood Thomas, sister Barbara Ann Thomas, brother Herman Lee Thomas Jr., and brother David Bradley Thomas.
Francine will be lovingly remembered by her husband Kevin; her children Lacresa Bethea (Deon), Shahauna Mallery (Timothy), Robert Wright Jr. (Christina) and stepdaughter Ashley (Jamar); grandchildren Linel, Latia, DeAngelo, Deon Jr., Brianna, and Arielle; step-grandchildren Jeremiah, Michell, and Andrew; sisters Audrey Tarboro, Anita Thomas, Annette Willis (Tyrone), LaCheryl Carrington, Bonita McCray; brothers Emmanuel Thomas Sr. (Elsie), Darryl Thomas, and bonus brother Zachary Ash (DeLois); mother in law Brenda Lanier, brother in law Robert Lanier (Neove), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.