Thanks for sharing the secret of long life
What a legacy! What an awesome blessing! Mr. Francis was our neighbor on 40th Street since about 1952. He watched us grow up and helped grow us up. He was good friends with the Barber Family and our Aunt Hanner (his dance partner who left us at 93 years of age). He was there for us when we were being taught to ride a bike as he rode his bike. When my mother would visit him, he'd ask about all 8 of us by name. Still sharp at 111 years of age. You are a blessed family to have had him with you and we were blessed to have him in our lives. May God richly bless the family that took good care of Mr. Francis. You will be eternally blessed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
My Grandfather, a man never to be forgotten, he was one in a million, Will be missed
To the breaved Francis Family
It's been a pleasure knowing him. I've attended many functions and outside activities with him and enjoyed every occasion. He loved to have fun especially dancing. Whenever I visited CAL, he always knew and gave me a call. I had the pleasure of visiting with him in July, 2008. He will be deeply missed.
Love to all the Francis families. The Collins Family- Emerson, Dolores, Son, Daughter -n-law,Granddaughter
You and your family have our felt heart sympathy. Your dad is amazing to of lived 112 years.
Sally and Vienna Cimino
I am honored to say that i knew Mr. Francis! My great-grandmother Viola Cordier grew up with him in New Orleans, she also relocated to sacramento. Mr. Francis would frequently visit us at our home on Santa cruz way which was right around the corner from his home. He would make peach brandy for our grandmother and every time she prepared gumbo she made sure to send Georgie Francis a bowl!!! I also remember him being the grand marshall at the St Peter Claver's mardi gras dances!! what a blessing for your family to have such a wonderful man for a father, grandfather, great and great-great grandfather!
Really thankful to have had an opportunity to kiss Mr. George on the forehead and see him open one eye when John and I visited him hours before he passed. Briefly reflecting on the almost 60 years I knew him, I would sum up my impressions of him - family, music & fun, food, hardwork and fantastic memory. Those kept him going those 112 years!
As hard as this loss is for family and friends, know that he's now in a better place. Blessings to all of you.
My deepest condolence to the chrildren of George Francis. You all were blessed beyond measure to have your father for as long as God favored for him to be here. - I remember your family from the late 40's and early 50"s, from 42nd st. When I told my sister, she said she remembered riding in the car with him to a picnic when she was little. The life he led has made a great legacy for all of you. May God Bless all of you and keep you in His care during this trying time.
God Bless You Tony & family. My deepest condolences during this time. Your Dad was a blessed and wonderful father, grandfather, great, and great- great. We should be so blessed/lucky. He took care of himself, and did every thing right. God Bless Him. Mr. Francis is at peace for all eternity.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Tony Francis and his entire family. I can recall as a little girl visiting my grandparents, Edward and Mildred Brown, in Sacramento, when Mr. Francis would stop by at his young age of approx. 80 something years old and still riding a bicycle. At that time in my life I remember thinking, I want to be just like him, when I reach his age. I was truly saddened when I found out about his demise, however, I know for certain he is in a better place. Mr. Francis I know you will be missed!
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
It was truly a blessing to know George Francis ("Papa"). It was fun to see he and dad (Alvin Francis) around each other earlier in their lives. It was an inspiration just to be in his presence. He left a legacy for all to remember. He was always full of life. His life was and is a blessing to many. We all loved him but God loved him best. Our prayers and our condolences go out to all family members and friends.
TO THE FAMILY OF GEORGE FRANCIS IT WAS A PLEASURE KNOWING MR. FRANCIS, I LOVED THE TIME WE SPENT TOGETHER WHILE I LIVED IN SACRAMENTO, MAY GOD's BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Francis family. I have such fond memories of Uncle George and will cherish them always. He was an amazing individual and led a full and rich life. I feel so blessed to have known him. Our love to you all!
To Marcel and Lydia;
May God comfort your hearts and give you joy has you reflect on the legacy of your grandfather. My prayers are with you and your family.
Lelia, my deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. All of you were truly blessed to have your Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Great-Great-grandfather with you all these years. What a treasure!
Mr. Francis will be deeply missed. He was a very blessed man to have lived so long. The Francis family are in our prayers.
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
To The Entire Francis Family, and to My Sister in Law Shirley, It sadden me to hear of Mr. Francis's passing, but he was a delight, I remember dancing with him in the sixties, and he was so sharp, I remember the last time I saw him at Ida and Al's 40th Wedding Anniversary, he knew me by face, and and had not seen me for a long time.
Cherish the memories, and it is my Prayer that God will Strengthen each of you during this time.
Love you guys.
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. E. Eugene Parker
We just wanted to let you know that your family are in our prayers.
Mr George Francis was such an inspiration and blessing to us all. I have fond memories of him and my dad while growing up. He will be missed by everyone he has touched, but his legacy will live on forever in our hearts.
May God bless the entire Francis family. May you find strength in Christ.
sorry to hear the news but i'm sure he got to see a lot of things change for the better in this world. he's in a better place now. i'll be praying for you all.
Hello Brother Marcel our prayers are with you and your family. Mr. George Francis was a inspritation to all of us saying live your life to the fullest and enjoy what you do and take baby steps he was a man of humor and i am blessed i got a chance to have met him. Take care and God bless you and your family.
To GOD be the Glory!!!!!! I am happy to know that you lived such a long, prosperous life and that GOD walked with you every step of the way. You climbed many moutnains and crossed many finshed lines and for that I must say that I am proud to know that a black man with such history existed. GOD bless your family and I pray that they keep your legacy living through them.
The Harris-Moore family in Mascotte, Fl.
Mr. Francis lived a very full and satisfying life surrounded by many who loved and cared about him. I am sure you have many happy and fond memories to recall. Focus on those happy times you all shared together. Have faith in the promise Jehovah made at Psalms 37:29. It reads “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.” His promise will without fail come true. What a glorious day we have to look forward to. I offer my sincere condolences to you all.
Wow! What a great milestone. My grandfather died in 1996 at age 95. He would often tell us stories when he rode along side Pancho Villa when he was about 14. We thought maybe he was just kidding us but we later found out it was so very true. People who live such a long time often have one of the most memorable times which inspire others with so many memories and stories. My grandfather was such a person. I very much enjoyed listening to him when he talked. May Mr Francis finally get some rest and may he be one of a kind to the rest of us. Great life Mr Francis, rest in peace.
May you rest in peace and my condolances to your family.Our grandmother lived to be 101.
1888 to 1989 was an inspiration to our family as I am sure George was to yours,God Bless !
To the Family it is my prayer that your Faith in God will give you strength and your memories of your loved one will give you comfort. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5.
Rest on Mr.George ,may your soul rest with God. we will keep your family in our prayers.
The Butler Family (jacksonville,fl)
To the Family of Mr. Francis,
God blessed you with 112 years with a man that inspired, loved and respected you. Celebrate his life and continue to be the best people he would have expected you to be. Remeber his life has started over with our Heavenly Father. My prayers will include all of you.
George rearch that golden shore... he crossed and left you here, twas his time to go alone he crossed without a fear.
Many friends and family welcomed him...at the entry gate, George was glad he'd arrived on time and not a minute late.
He comes each day to his shore side to see who's coming in, he plans to greet everyone especially next of kin.
So keep your site on heaven for your crossing day is near, you can reunite with George...whom you loved so dear.
Mr. George Francis is what I hope to be - live a long and healthly life - We have so much to be thankful for and yet life is too short to mumble over little things. Mr. George gives you hope - to live long and do good by others as you have them to do by you. God bless his family and the legency he leaves behind.
Praise The Lord, Mr. George Francis, (old soldier); we all should live at least as long as you.
I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Francis!
May Gods Angels guide you to a wonderful rest.
IT WAS A BLESSING JUS TO SEE SOMEONE THA OLD MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY, HE WILL ALWAYS WITH YOU IN YOUR HEARTS
Dear Francis Family
What a wonderful gift to have a loved one for 112. I am sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man.
God bless you all and keep Him close by your side and He will always be in your heart and your father, grandfather, or friend in your heart and he will always be by your side.
I did not know Mr. Francis and yet I feel such a sense of lost. In him I feel a part of me is gone I know he paved the way so I build a life that perhaps he onced only dreamed of having. I feel I owe him such a great debt. Rest now I know you deserve it.
Inspiring - Hope to meet you in heaven one day!
Dear Francis Family,
We are saddened by your loss. This scriptural thought at John 5:28,29 has given us great relief. We certainly hope it provides a measure of comfort to you as well. Do not underestimate the power of Prayer.
Your neighbors, The Green Family
I never met Mr. Francis but I bet he had some wonderful stories to tell through the years. Your family was truely blessed to have him in your lives for so many years.
I didn't know Mr. Francis but he seemed like he was a wonderful man who seen alot in his long lived life! He will always be remembered because of his uniqueness and I just wanted to say God Bless the family and friends in mourning or celebrating of his wonderful life he seemed like someone who had wonderful stories I wish I knew him!
May the perpetual light forever shine
upon Mr. Francis. Oh! what a legacy
he left to his family. Never forget his
Wow how amazing to have witness 3 centuries...
Rest in peace Mr.Francis.
To Mr. Francis' Family:
God bless you all; the blessing of Mr. Francis' life is evident for the world to see. I very much doubt that he would have imagined so many summers. He saw so much, endured so much, survived so much. I love the idea that he voted! He KNEW the value of the vote. He seems to have been an inspiration for all of us to be authentic and tuned in to our value to community. I am sorry that so many of us did not have the opportunity to have met him.
Love and Respect,
Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.
Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.
If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
May the comforting thought from the Bible book of Revelation, the 21st chapter, verse 4 be of comfort to you. It reads: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I offer my sincere condolences to you all.
It warms my heart that Mr Francis, was a man of simple delights. We can be proud of him, and send blessings to his
family. Never met him but would have loved, a conversation
with History, My prayers are with the family.
Longevity is a wonderful gift....
To live in paths of men and women throughout the years...
To see so many wonderful things...
To be a part of history for many years....
To share with family memories of centuries....
Love way beyond 3 score years and 10......
Uncle George always greeted me by saying, "Hi baby," and the next words were always, "How is Pam? Is she still in New York?" Uncle George was sharp--he always remembered me and my sisters. In fact he and Uncle Alvin (Alvin Francis) were one of the first to welcome us to Sacramento in 1970 when we moved here permanently from Los Angeles. From time to time Uncle Alvin would chauffeur Uncle George from place to place. I can hear Uncle George's voice saying, "Come on Alvin," as my grandmother (Lillian Parr) calls out, "See you Georgie." People had a tendency to ask him, "How are you Mr. Francis?" His reply was, "I'm fine--I'm as rich as Rochefeller." This is evident by his love for God and our family. To Tony, Veronia, Althea and Shirley and my many, many, many cousins, thank you for sharing Uncle George with me. He was blessed. More importantly, we were by his presence. Love, your cousin,
To The Family of George Francis,
My condolences to you for a life well lived. Mr. Frances had what the scriptures say "special mightiness" and then some. (Psalms 90:10) He will be missed!
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Warm Summer Sun
Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.
By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)The Poetry Foundation
My heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Francis. I thank you for all the things that you accomplished/taught in your life. Rest in peace Mr. Francis.
What a Wonderful life he lived! He was Blessed and Highly favored by God!
He lived through the hardships and the greatest triumphs!...and now his journey to be with our heavy father.
God Bless his family....
Through my eyes my people rise! And as I stand along side thousands on January 20th to see the first African American become President of the United States I will reflect on people like George Francis who helped build this country. God Bless You Brother George - Rest in Peace!
He sounds like a great man. May God bless his children, grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. I'm sure each of you have some special moments that you can recall and will cherish your precious times with your loved one. God Bless You All.
2 Timothy4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered,and the time of my departure is at hand.I have fought a good fight,Ihave finished my course,I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of rightous,which the Lord,the rightous judge,shall give me at that day:and not to me only, but unto all them also that Love his appering.To God be the Glory Good and Faithful Servant May the good Lord contiune to shine and bless this family with all spirtual blessings from on high.LOVE,BLESSINGS, HONOR, AND GLORY.''LOUIZA FRANCIS-HOWARD 3012 MOCK DRIVE TALLASSSEE FLORIDA 32301
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Psalms 91:14-16 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.(KJV)
May God continue to bless the family that took care of Mr. Francis. They will be eternally blessed. God allowed him to see the first African-American president which many of contemporaries could not share. My prayers are with the family.
To: The Francis Family,
All of you were truly blessed to have shared your beloved one with so many people. He lived to see so many generations grow up. His job has been well done here on earth. It is time for him to take his rest.
What a priviledge to have enjoyed the life of a loved one for so many years. May we all find comfort in knowing that one day "death will be no more", and we will be blessed with the promise of having everlasting life (Rev. 21:4; Titus 1:2).
what an awesome blessing......you are a blessed family to have had someone with you that was so full of history,power,and knowledge you should be proud...May God Bless You All
What a blessing to live history. God bless Mr Francis family.
With Sympathy during this difficult time,your dearly departed was an inspiration to many,know that many thoughts are with your family and he will be miss.I'm 83 years old and hope I can see his age(my mother were"102 when she past three year ago and she were the best and I Love Her so much but God no best)our Love and prayers are with the family(P.O.Box 702)75755
TO THE FRANCIS FAMILY
YOU WERE TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE HAD YOUR FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER FOR THESE MANY YEARS. HE WAS A WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WONDERFUL INFORMATION, I'M SURE. I HOPE THAT YOU RECORDED HIM FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO COME. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU IN A SPECIAL WAY.
It was a BLESSING to have him with you all for a 112 years and dont leave out the 204 days :-]. Just thank GOD that he made it home. That's called LIVING A GOOD LIFE. His work down here was done. And he made history again by voting for Barack Obama. GOD BLESS AND KEEP EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU IN HIS CARE.
A life well done, thank you for leaving the message to the young people of today to take a stand and vote. to change your world. God had blessed you to see change in you long life and my God also bless your famly at this time with love and understanding.
To the family,
God saw he were getting tired,and a cure was not to be,God put his arms around Mr.Francis and whispered"come with me"with tearful eyes,you have live to see ~112~years,although your family loved you dearly,but your family could not make you stay,his golden heart stopped beating,a determined spirit was at rest,God broke your hearts to prove to the family/God Only Takes the Best"He will be missed" and he live a good life to be~112~ year old.the love you share as a family be your strength,may it help to know that there are caring hearts who share in your sorrow and sorry for your loss"Love from Fort.Worth,Texas(P.O.Box15724)76119.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. As you celebrate the life of George Francis, you have a legacy of wonderful memories to share with others and to cherish. May you rely on God who promises to comfort us during our times of distress. Your family and friends will be in my prayers.
To the family of this great legend, keep your hands in God's Hand, and He will see you through this difficult time. It must have been a pleasure having all those years with Mr. Francis.
What a delight to read about an African American man that has left a legacy of long life. God bless his family.
What an awesome gift of life from God.
TO THE FAMILY OF MR. GEORGE FRANCIS, IT MUST HAVE BEEN A BLESSING HAVING HIM FOR ALL THIS TIME. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
YOU HAD A LONG LIFE, REST IN PEACE, GEORGE FRANCIS
Mr. Francis' family is truly blessed to have had him as a part of their life. I now feel blessed to have read about a portion of his life. May the lord continue to shine upon your lives as his blessed son who has returned home did.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. I loved reading his story in the paper. What a joy he must have been.
Mr. Francis was blessed by God and now at Rest With The Lord.
George will be missed by all...