Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Frances West Irving


Frances West Irving, 80 of Fayetteville, NC went home to the Lord Monday, March 24, 2008 after a short illness. She left this world as she lived it. Loving God, fearless of death and at peace, surrounded by family and best friend.

She was a retired nursing assistant, a career she was gifted to do and loved dearly. She was born September 16, 1927 in Duplin County, NC to the late Thomas and Mildred West and grew up on the family farm.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gordon Irving;son, Ronald Irving; and brother William West.

She was a loving mother to Vicky Richards and husband Charles of Fayetteville, NC, Wendy Coggins of Fayetteville, NC, Rebeca Williams and husband George of Silver City, NM, Gordon "Tom" Irving and wife Theresa of Pace, FL. She dearly loved her grandchildren Debra Bolton and husband Dana, Katherine Cox and husband Kevin, Franny Bingham and husband Brian, Georgeanna Jaurequi and husband James. She was a devoted Grandma Scrap to her nine great grandchildren and dearly loved her three nephews.

She was a beautiful, loving, kind, caring,and understanding lady who gave of herself to others. She enjoyed reading her bible, working in her yard, feeding the birds, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Her celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 5th at 2:00PM in the Rockfish Community Building. Chaplain Jane Jones will lead the celebration.

Memorials may be made to: Liberty Hospice Care, 2175 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written tribute to a beautiful lady. Donna

Journaling Through Life said...

This is exactly the type of obituary I want for myself...none of this education or job success related stuff...I want mine to be about my personality and character and how much life meant to me.

Area Rugs Girl said...

She was a woman of great character, a modern hero. Thanks for sharing. I didn't know her personally, but share your admiration.

Mary said...

Peggy,

A beautiful obituary. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

I will definitely miss hearing about Fran. The angels are rejoicing.

Blessings,
Mary

LivingTheLife said...

What a lovely tribute to a lovely lady. A life well lived...I might say...God, Family and friends...you just know what type of person she was from the legacy she left behind in her loving family and friends. What a true and dear friend you were to her...I know she will smile upon you today and every day...I only knew her through your blog...but know she did touch my heart!

Blessings...sweet and wonderful lady...God's blessings!

Teresa

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Oh how nice and sweet!! I just knew that you would do a superb job too!! Ms. Fran would have loved this tribute to her life written by her BEST FRIEND!! i know you are missing her but she is so much happier now and healthy!! How splendid!! Thanks for sharing..Sandy

pondbluebird said...

oh, im so sorry that fran passed on. i have been offline for a few days now so im just reading this news. i hope you are doing okay. much love. xx

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely obit. Peggy, ou did a great job writing it.
I know Ms. Fran is happy now, free from pain and looking down on you and thanking you for your amazing friendship until the very end.
Bless you.

Patti said...

Just Beautiful.....Hugs

City Mouse said...

Beautifully done and a lovely tribute.

Lady P said...

When you read an obituary like this you see a woman who lived life well, loved and was loved. I truly hope that someone remembers me so well when I move on from this world.

May your memories be warm and fuzzy and may you have no regrets in the care and support you gave this gracious lady in her final months.

Donna said...

Peggy: this was a job well done. Lovely tribute.

Kristie said...

I agree. You did a great job on it. Very loving, tender, and genuine. (wipes tear from eye)

Jo said...

what a beautiful tribute to Miss Fran. I continue to keep you and her family in my prayers. I know how much you all must miss her.

Wishing you a blessed day.

Anonymous said...

Wow.. This was a very lovely tribute, spoken truly from the heart... I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend.

Rosie said...

I'm so sorry you've lost Miss Fran--but she lived her life well. I know you and William were great comforts to her.

Hugs.

miss*R said...

oh Peggy, I am sorry.. as you know I have been preoccupied with my new little angel grandson... but you were in my thoughts as I knew Fran's time was coming. I am sorry to hear that she passed on your birthday but it also shows just how close you were. sending much love xoxo