Mrs. Frances M. Rhodes (Boyd) passed away peacefully with her loving, devoted husband by her side August 13, 2019, in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 83.
Frances is survived by her husband, Harold T. Rhodes; children: Nancy Hancock (Don), Russel Rhodes (SuYun), Joy Rhodes and Anna McKinney (Jimmy); grandchildren: Justin Hancock (Corissa), Steven Rhodes (Hannah), Elysia Rhodes and Charlotte McKinney; and great-grandson, Ashe Rhodes and another great-grandson expected in January.
Frances is the sixth of 11 siblings. She is survived by her brothers and sisters, William Boyd, Joseph Boyd (Wilda), Jane Boyd Bohannon, Donald Boyd (Margarita), Rachel Boyd Moll, Wayne Boyd (Kay) and Martha Boyd Peterson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Robert and Bessie Harness Boyd; her sisters, Elizabeth Boyd Stevenson and Lois Boyd Williams; and her brother, Larry Boyd and his beloved wife, Madra Sue Rhoades Boyd, with whom she shared a precious bond.
Frances was born September 11, 1935, in Pearland, Texas, to William Robert and Bessie Harness Boyd. She graduated from Alvin Community College in 1956 with an associate degree. On August 15, 1957, Frances married her high school sweetheart, Harold T. Rhodes, an Army veteran and construction manager. They moved to numerous locations throughout their marriage and settled in Dallas, Texas, for the last 34 years of their 62-year marriage. Her children remember her as a loving, devoted mother who taught them about her faith in Jesus Christ and who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Frances was blessed with a beautiful alto singing voice and a talent for sewing. She gladly used her gifts for the Lord’s ministry. She will be remembered as a generous individual who volunteered in numerous ways as an active and dedicated member of the Royal Haven Baptist Church.
A graveside service for her progeny was held at 11:30 a.m. August 21, 2019, at National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211. Don Hancock officiated the service. A memorial celebration will be provided to extended family and friends at another date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sewing Seeds Ministry or I58 Ministry of Royal Haven Baptist Church, 3700 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 or online at: https://onrealm.org/rhbc/Give/LPAZLGGFTV.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at The Traymore at Park Cities Rehabilitation Nursing Facility and the hospital staff at Medical City Dallas Hospital for their kind, dedicated care.