Marie Galloway Francis

February 2, 1936 - August 3, 2022

02/02/1936 - 08/03/2022

Past Services

Friday August 05, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Saturday August 06, 2022
10:00 am
Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

MURFREESBORO, NC – Marie Galloway Francis, age 86, of Pinetops Road, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at the ECU Health Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC

Mrs. Francis was born on February 2, 1936 to Cliff and Edna Tillery Galloway in Northampton County, NC. Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was a devoted member of Meherrin Baptist Church where she spent many years teaching children’s Sunday school class. She cherished her family especially her grandchildren. Marie enjoyed quilting and cooking making many quilts over the years for her family and always willing to cook up a meal for her grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter C. Francis; a son, Clark Francis, sisters, Ellen Vann and Estelle Vann, and brother, Leon Galloway.

Marie is survived by two sons, W. Keith Francis and wife Elizabeth of Sedley, VA, and Brian Francis wife Janet of Murfreesboro; three grandsons, Walt Francis, Brandon Francis and wife Lauren, Justin Francis and wife Kelly; granddaughter, Sarah Francis; great-grandson, Mason Clark Francis; great-granddaughter, Addison Blair Francis; and sister, Frances Edwards of Ahoskie.

The family will receive friends Friday, August 5, 2022, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel-Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro, NC, and other times at the home of Brian and Janet Francis.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. Travis Turner officiating.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made directly to Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Lane, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Francis family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Harry Vann
1 year ago

My condolences and sympathy for all the family members on Marie’s passing. Clark had been one of my students also many years ago.

Roberta S. Gibson
1 year ago

So sorry for your lost !! I enjoyed getting to know her when I sat with and Walter for a time

Eddie and Sherry Spence
1 year ago

So sorry to hear about Mrs Mary passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this time of mourning. God bless you. With love,

Rita B Harrison
1 year ago

My love, thoughts and prayers are sent to Marie’s family. May each one of you find comfort knowing God has carried her home.

Judy Soper Warren
1 year ago

She was a kind and thoughtful lady.

Pamela Carr
1 year ago

Our sincere condolences to the Francis Family in the loss of this wonderful lady.
Pam and Miles Carr

Bryan and Leslie Pearce
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Keith and Brian and family. So sorry for your loss.

Donna G Robbins
1 year ago

Such a beautiful gentle woman. So sorry for your loss.

Wendy R Johnson
1 year ago

Hugs and Prayers to the family in the loss of a kind and wonderful woman.

Pat Francis Thornton
1 year ago

What a wonderful lady who loved everybody. Sending my sincere love to all of you as you look forward to seeing her again