2009-07-03 / Obits

Etta Francis


Etta Francis, 70, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 17.

Francis was born on August 19, 1938 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. She was a Rockaway resident for more than 40 years and member of International Pentecostal City Mission in Far Rockaway.

Francis is preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Walter Simpson.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Rudolph Francis; daughters, Lavern, Patula and Maxine; sons, Michael, Denton, Garfield, Crofton, Christopher, Leopold and Norman; four stepdaughters, two stepsons, brothers, George and Joe; daughter-inlaws, Vivian and Jasceth; sons-in-law, Neville and Trenton; 25 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A memorial service was held at International Pentecostal City Mission, Far Rockaway. Interment was at Simpson Family Cemetery, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.

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