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Saturday, 28 August 2021 16:22

Frances “Fran” Ann Sumblin

At 10:35 PM on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the age of 62, Fran’s journey ended here on Earth and she walked through the pearly gates to take her place amongst the Angels.
Her loving daughter, Dana Coppola, was her caregiver and has been by her side since this journey began. She was surrounded by family & friends as she entered Heaven. Fran was preceded in death by her father, James (J.D.) Breeden. She is survived by her mother; Frances Pauline Breeden, son; Allen Sumblin and Nichole of Chesterfield, daughter; Dana Coppola and Shawn of Dinwiddie. Her sister; Peggy Livingston and Reeves of Chesterfield and brother; James Breeden of Hopewell. She has 5 grandchildren; Destiny Sumblin, Alexis Sumblin, Trey Sumblin, Keith Cadnum III, Blake Cadnum. She has numerous family, extended family members and friends. Her family would like to thank her radiation oncologist Dr. David Randolph, MD. at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute for her wonderful care she received since April 2020 from Glioblastoma. Fran retired from Porex Filtration Group in January 2021 with over 30+ years of service and had wonderful coworkers. A very big thank you goes out to Williams Funeral Home for the superb care in helping her family with this transition. Fran’s faith in God remained strong through it all, and served as an example to all of us who witnessed her grace throughout. She will be missed by everyone. At Fran’s request, there will only be a graveside service at Bermuda Memorial Park, 1901 Bermuda Hundred Road, Chester, VA, at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2021. Condolences may be expressed at
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  • Comment Link Dana Coppola Saturday, 15 January 2022 19:15 posted by Dana Coppola

    I just want to say that I miss and love you so much Mom!

  • Comment Link Dana Coppola Sunday, 24 October 2021 13:36 posted by Dana Coppola

    Dear Mom,
    I got through your first birthday & birthday weekend of yours in Heaven. This has been tough, but you’ve always been one tough cookie. I will always say, God’s got this. No matter what!!

    You are missed tremendously and you will NEVER be forgotten! I love you so much ❤️

    Love your daughter - always & forever BUNCHES!!
    Dana ?❤️

  • Comment Link Sharon Thompson Tuesday, 31 August 2021 00:12 posted by Sharon Thompson

    Family, I know what you are feeling and going through at this time. I have walked where you now go. Know this: God has got you all in his loving embrace. Remember all the times you shared with Fran. Holding those memories in your heart. You will cry, laugh and maybe even wonder why, so young a life is no longer in your presence. Fran's work on earth is done. Now singing in the heavenly choir. At peace, no more pain. God promises we will see our loved ones again. Live for that promise, be at peace . God's Got This !

  • Comment Link Kisha Powell Monday, 30 August 2021 13:11 posted by Kisha Powell

    My condolences to Dana & the entire family for their loss. I have not known Mrs. Sumblin for long, but there was an instant connection between us. She was always so kind and polite to me. She will be remembered as a sweet woman with a great love for her family. God picks his most beautiful flowers to fill his garden.
    KJV: 2 Corinthians 5:8
    “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

  • Comment Link Amanda Smith Sunday, 29 August 2021 11:05 posted by Amanda Smith

    Fly high my dearest angel. Though you were with us only for a season, your presence will forever be cherished. I love you Aunt Fran.

  • Comment Link Shari Sunday, 29 August 2021 02:27 posted by Shari

    Going to miss you lady!!

  • Comment Link Stephen Raper Saturday, 28 August 2021 22:13 posted by Stephen Raper

    Dana, Allen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad she doesnt have to suffer nomore and is celebrating in HEAVEN but I know how much you will miss her still. Again, I am very sorry and I hope the LORD will comfort you and give you peace.

  • Comment Link Craig  Pamela Barnes Saturday, 28 August 2021 19:47 posted by Craig Pamela Barnes

    Frances, Peggy, Reeves snd family; Please accept our most sincere condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! PTL for the hope we have in knowing we will see her again. Love y’all!

  • Comment Link Rhonda (Mills) DiFulvio Saturday, 28 August 2021 18:28 posted by Rhonda (Mills) DiFulvio

    I’m so sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. Although we have been out of touch for many years, we are distant cousins and I remember playing with Fran and Peggy when we were little and would go visit. God bless you and your whole family.

  • Comment Link Wanda Raper Saturday, 28 August 2021 18:19 posted by Wanda Raper

    I'm so sorry about your Mom.I know you are glad she is not suffering any more Your Family will be I'm Prayers