LEWES, Del. - Mary Frances Grise, "Fran" to everyone, passed away on August 1, 2013 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. Born on August 11, 1945, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Eleanore Timmons Emerson. On August 11, 1963 she married her beloved husband, George Grise in Millsboro. Fran was simply a marvelous conversationalist, who enjoyed people more than anything. She was a natural working as a waitress, and also was hostess of Tupperware Parties, and sold Tupperware for over 30 years. She had worked as a waitress at Green Pasture's Diner (now Doyles) and loved the "Sunday's at Doyle's" and loved "well done" shrimp and French fries. She was a member of Life Church in Georgetown, DE. She was an outgoing person who loved to share time talking with people. She loved Westerns, needlepoint and embroidery. She was a loving mother, devoted to her family and was the "point person" for the Class of 63 from John M. Clayton, keeping everyone in the class up to date on how everyone was doing. She just never met a stranger.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, George, and her children: Tami Hooper, and her husband Russell, of Roxana; and Kimberly LeCates, and her husband, Michael, of Frankford. She also has a brother, George W. Emerson, Jr. and wife Shirley, of Dagsboro and her three grandchildren: Russell Hooper, Jr; Ryan Ballard; and Rebekah Ballard, along with many friends, extended family members, and her JMC Classmates. Also it is fitting to remember her beloved feline friend, "Chubb." Fran was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by two siblings: a sister: Jerry Reese; and a brother: William V. Emerson.
A funeral service and
Celebration of Her Life will be held at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington
St., Millsboro on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 12:30 PM, where friends may call
two hours prior for viewing and visitation. Pastor Parris Sexton will
officiate. Interment follows at the
Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions either to the
Dagsboro or Frankford Volunteer Fire Companies; or the Indian River High School
Band Boosters; 29722 Armory Road; Dagsboro, DE 19939.
Electronic Condolences to Watson Funeral Home's website.