Frances Corinna Maynard

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National Veterans Cemetery
Jackson Ave.
Memphis, TN  38101
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
11:00 AM

Frances Corinna Maynard

of Memphis, TN

June 20, 1927 - February 23, 2023

Frances Smith-Maynard peacefully went to be with the Lord, February 23, 2023, surrounded by family and friends at her home in Memphis, TN.

Frances is survived by her son, Bobby Chism (Mary) of Southaven, MS, two daughters, Judy Varner (Jim) of Water Valley, MS, and Dolly Bugg of Memphis, Tn, 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, John Maynard of Memphis, TN, her parents, Frank and Coreldia Rose Smith of Memphis, TN., and 10 brothers and sisters.

Frances served in the medical profession as an LPN for many years before her retirement. Frances was a founder and faithful member of James Road Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. Frances was a published poet and enjoyed reading and writing poetry. Frances cherished all the family gatherings and making her famous coconut cake. Frances had a deep love for her family and always had an open door for all of her family and friends.

Frances lived a full and productive life and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be missed by all, and leaves special memories in each of our hearts.

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5 Condolence(s)
Sherie Linke Marbry
Memphis, TN
Saturday, July 15, 2023

I just learned of her passing. She was my one of my favorite aunts. Her sister Nina Lucille Smith/Linke was my mother. I wished I knew if any of her siblings are still alive. As we grow older we lose track of family until it’s too late. My sympathy and love go to Bobby, Dolly and Judy

Bill(y) Linke
Olathe, KS
Friday, July 14, 2023

Bobby,Dolly,and Judy, This is Bill Linke (Nina Lucille’s son). I was just thinking about Aunt Frances and wondering if she was still around. I am sad to see that she passed away in February. She was my favorite Aunt. She was the matriarch of the Smith siblings and was always willing to help out in any way. My thoughts are with all of you. Bless you

Angelica Smith Miracles
Peoria, AZ
Sunday, March 5, 2023

My beautiful aunt had a heart bigger than the entire world, this is a tremendous loss for our family. She will be missed by everyone.

Brenda Fowler
Memphis, TN
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

My Sister and I grew up across the street from her and her family .
A nice lady and will be truly missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

Sandra (Fowler) Engelhardt
Portland, TN
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

I grew up across the street from this sweet lady. She and my mother were friends. She will be missed. I'm praying for her family during this difficult time.