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Frances C. Cowell

July 14, 1936 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 84)


Frances Cowell passed away peacefully on December 24, 2020 at Chesapeake Regional Hospital.  Frances was born July 14, 1936 to the late James and Alice Cuffee.  She was predeceased in death by two sisters Lula Mae Etheridge and Geneva Hughes; three brothers Wally Cuffee, Filmore Cuffee and Thomas Cuffee.

Frances graduated from Princess Anne County Training School June 11, 1954.  She worked with Atlantic Cleaners and Albano Cleaners for many years until she retired from the business about 14 years ago.  She loved to cook, sew and work her fill-in puzzle books.  Frances was a member of New Hope Baptist Church 395 Old Great Neck Rd Virginia Beach, VA under the pastorship of Dr. E. Ray Cox, Sr.  She was a member of the Usher’s Ministry, she assisted with Vacation Bible School and the church Food Pantry.

She leaves to cherish in her memory her daughter Sandra Etheridge, two grandchildren Alonda Hamilton (Chris) of Richmond, VA; Aira Jae Etheridge of Decatur, GA; two great grandchildren Emmanuel and Elijah, one loving sister and best friend Mamie Hoggard of Virginia Beach; stepdaughter Sandra Smith of Virginia Beach; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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December 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beach Funeral & Cremation Services
4456 Bonney Road
Va Beach, VA 23462

Graveside Service
December 30, 2020

11:00 AM
Colonial Grove Memorial Park
3445 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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