October 20, 1928 - January 12, 2022
Mr. Harold Francis, Jr. went home to be with Lord and reunite with his wife on January 12, 2022 in Petersburg, Virginia. He was born October 20, 1928 in Estill, South Carolina to the late Lucille and Harold Francis, Sr. Harold was educated at Estill Training School in Estill, SC. He relocated to New York and graduated from Boys High School in Brooklyn, NY. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Harold was married to the late Rose Marie Francis for 58 years. He worked as a Police Chief in New York City until his retirement. When he relocated to Virginia,,he attended New Bethel Cathedral Church of God in Christ, Hampton, VA, under the leadership of Bishop Melvin Austin. Upon relocating to Petersburg, VA, Harold attended Emmanuel New Birth Church of God in Christ, Petersburg, VA under leadership of Pastor Carl Singleton. Along with his wife, Harold was preceded in death by his daughter, Gwendolyn Cassidy; three sons, Glenn Smith, Vincent Francis and Dennis Francis; sister, Mary Francis and two brothers, James and Eugene Francis. He leaves to cherish his loving memories, two daughters, Evelyn Francis of Estill, SC and Adele Barrett (Garner) of Petersburg, VA; a son, Frederick Smith of Petersburg, VA; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at New Bethel Cathedral Church of God in Christ, 457 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, VA, Bishop Melvin Austin, pastor and Pastor Carl G. Singleton, eulogist. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton, VA. Public viewing will be Friday, January 21, 2022 from 12:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Final Care and Compassionate Services are being provided to the family by the professional staff of Tucker & Fisher Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg, VA (804)324-5529.
Mr. Harold Francis, Jr. went home to be with Lord and reunite with his wife on January 12, 2022 in Petersburg, Virginia. He was born October 20, 1928 in Estill, South Carolina to the late Lucille and Harold Francis, Sr. Harold was educated... View Obituary & Service Information
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