Frances Ann Harrell

Frances Ann Harrell

Waverly, VA
12.13.1961 - 04.23.2017
Petersburg, Virginia

Frances “Fran” Ann Zazworsky Harrell passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born December 13, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Emil W. and Georgia Newhouse Zazworsky. She loved planting and growing flowers and tending to her garden. Fran was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Strickland and her brother, Billy Zazworsky.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Larry C. Harrell; her daughter, Sandra R. Joyner; grandsons, Shane Jackson Britt and Braydon Michael Britt; her sisters, Ann Sheffield and her husband, Todd and Emily Pritchett; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 27, 2017 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home. The family requests that you attend the memorial service in casual attire. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Waverly Congregational Christian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 636 Waverly, VA 23890, or American Cancer Society c/o Pam Jordan, 18214 Farmview Lane Windsor, VA 23487. Condolences may be registered at

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My Dear Sweet Friend - Fran. I am so grateful that I had you in my life. You brought laughter to all who knew you and your great spirit will be missed so much. You were so strong and handled everything that came your way with such positivity and never complained. I am so sad to lose my wonderful friend, but am also so glad that you are at peace and not in pain anymore. Rest in peace my friend.
Always in my thoughts and in my heart,
Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards

Fran was a beautiful person inside and out. My thoughts are prayers are with you all!

Jessica Bain

To the Harrell Family. I am so sorry for the loss of my beloved cousin Frances Ann. I will always remember her beautiful smile and contagious laughter. I have so many fond memories of visiting family for 2 weeks in Virginia every year. Although we cannot be there in person, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Big hugs and lots of love to each of you.

Barb Brown Spreitzer

My heart breaks that you are no longer here. I think back on memories of when we were in EMT class together. We had some funny times in the class. I know that you are singing with the angels in Heaven. Life is short and in no time your family you left behind will be joining you. The best thing is that once they are with you there will be no parting. There will be no more sorrow or sickness or death.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and the family. Know that Frances is still with you in spirit. She is the bright sun that shines down brightly in your window, she is the soft breeze that blows and the gentle singing of the birds in the morning.
Praying that God will comfort you during your time of sorrow.
Anne and Mark Harrell

Anne Harrell

Dear larry and extended families ,
Life here on earth has it s joys and smiles . But bc of the sting of death on the human race that is why God sent Jesus Christ Nc He promises what He did on that stake 2000 years ago in human history . He Himself conquered spiritual death . By the price of A broken body and the spilled blood .., He over came the sting of death and the grave cannot hold her soul ! Bc Physical death has no victory over her soul the part of man that lives forever ! Her soul has departed to Be in the presence of Hod forever . And you remain can prepare to join her in that eternal kingdom for the rec of what Jesus Christ accomplished for man kind by rec Him and becoming a follower of His kingdom . That kingdom comes to ones hesrtby faith to Rev His messsge !
May you find the Peace that Onky He gives as u grieve ur loss of one do loved and dear ! Each time her name is mentioned her spirit remains bc she remains in the heart and life of each who loved her bc her name is remembered among u !
May u seek Him and find Him in the midst of loss and grief to know Hes waiting to hesr from you . That He might bring u comfort thru ur friends and others who He sends to lighten the burden of grief !
Fran you have now received ur reward of life and u ran ur race on life well . And now there is laid up for u a crown of life in Jesus Christ kingdom He has provided .
May the spirit of Hod comfort the hearts of all as u offer support and comfort to each other .

Faye Mattox

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