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Virginia Mae DeFrancisco

Virginia Mae DeFrancisco, 89 of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at her home. She was born July 2, 1932 in San Angelo, Texas to Jim Monroe Young and Ethelene Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter DeFrancisco; her parents; her siblings, Faye Gunter, Fern Jones, Kelleta "Bell" Garrett, Barbara Ramon, Ray Young, Gerald Young.

Virginia graduated business school; in fact, she graduated early. She was of the Baptist faith. She and Peter both taught Sunday School at Calvary Baptist Church in Illinois. When her children were young, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother. To say she was an avid gardner was an understatement! She could grow anything. Most of all, she had a serving heart. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Michelle Kizer and husband Stacey of Pottsville, Mike DeFrancisco and wife Susan of Dover, daughter, Jennifer Parker & husband Brad of Clarksville, David DeFrancisco and wife Alicia of Russellville; eleven grandchildren, Matt (Jess) Vick, Chris (Sarah) Vick, Jason DeFrancisco, Macayla (Jonathan) Funkhouser, Meagan Parker, Allie Parker, Kyle (Heather) DeFrancisco, Craig (Grace) DeFrancisco, Heather Albright, Heath Kizer, Dalton (Caitlin) Carpenter; fifteen great-grandchildren, Mason Vick, Paisley Vick, Laila Vick, Maverick Vick, Waylon DeFrancisco, Hannah DeFrancisco, Jessie DeFrancisco, Shooter DeFrancisco, Wyatt DeFrancisco, Cecil Funkhouser, Riley Allen, Colt DeFrancisco, Athan Kizer, Reid Albright, Kirby Albright; sister, Floye Bruce; brother, Gordon Young both of Waco, Texas.

There will be a private family memorial service at Russellville Family Funeral Chapel. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amber Adame, Kelsie Urchison, Amanda Horn and Jessica Poynor, for their excellent care and devotion to Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice. https://www.arkansashospice.org/foundation/donate

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Virginia DeFrancisco

Michele Harmon Sep 23 2021 9:43 AM

david and families, so sorry to hear of your mother passing. my thoughts are with you all. sandra smith

sandra smith Sep 22 2021 1:56 PM

Mike & Family,
Our heart breaks for you, one week apart of losing both parents is heartbreaking. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Mike & Kelley Scribner Sep 22 2021 8:00 AM

I am so very sorry to hear of this great loss to this family. Prayers sent for you all.

Peggy Gray Reddell Sep 21 2021 10:55 PM

Dear David, Alicia and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers for you during this time. Much love sent.
Vickie and Joe Keeton

Vickie Keeton Sep 21 2021 10:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Virginia DeFrancisco

Gerald Funkhouser Sep 21 2021 9:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Virginia DeFrancisco

Carol Pew Sep 21 2021 6:04 PM

Michelle and family, So sorry to see your mom has passed away. It always hurts but is worse after just losing your Dad. My heart and prayers go out to you all. Gail Clark

Anita Gail Clark Sep 21 2021 5:23 PM

A beautiful soul is never forgotten. I will carry the thought of you with me forever. May you fly high in eternity. Until I see again my sweet lady. I am so grateful I got to know you!

Amanda Horn Sep 21 2021 4:50 PM