Frances D. Francis
Frances D. Francis
  • January 21, 1927 - August 28, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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90, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on August 28, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. A lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area, Frances was born January 21, 1927 in Saint Petersburg, Florida to Elizabeth and Herbert Dearmin. Frances married Claude Francis in November, 1951 and they were blessed with three daughters, Rebecca Bresee (Rich) Cynthia Steinman, Melissa Baila (Crinu), six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Frances was predeceased by her son-in-law Merrick (Cindy). After the passing of her husband in 1998, Frances married Raymond Gyselinck, Sr. who predeceased Frances in November, 2011. Frances is survived by her stepchildren, Tricia Binkley (Dennis), Raymond Gyselinck, Jr. (Kathy), six step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.

Frances retired from the Hillsborough School System where she worked for over 30 years. She cherished her church family and was very involved in Peninsular Christian Church since 1958. Frances was also a member of The Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years.

A memorial service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2 at Peninsular Christian Church, 3600 W Ballast Point Blvd in Tampa. Visitation will be at the church at 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. The family will have a private burial at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements handled by Blount & Curry MacDill, 813-876-2421. Please feel free to share your memories of Frances by signing the online guestbook at