Frances G. Means
Frances Graham Means was born in Union, MS on February 27, 1926, the third of five sisters who always remained close. A good student, she was a 1944 graduate of Ethel High School. She maintained lifelong friendships with schoolmates. She married James Means on January 7, 1951. They settled in Jackson and eventually were blessed with daughter Pam. Frances was selflessly devoted to her family. She was a meticulous homemaker and a wonderful cook, well known for her secret-recipe fudge. Her open heart, kindness, generosity, and compassion endeared her to many. She had a quiet way of doing for others, rich and poor, without seeking glory. She loved children and animals, especially dogs. Her passing on July 7, 2013 at age 87 leaves a void that can't be filled, and life never will be quite the same for those in her inner circle. Frances loved the Lord and was faithful in her study of the Bible, which she read from cover to cover many times. She loved Galloway United Methodist Church, where she was an active member for over 50 years and was a hardworking, longtime Altar Guild member. Life tested her faith, but with God she walked through fire. After she was ill, her daughter's devotion likely extended her life by several years. They loved each other fiercely. Sisters Melba Austin and Erma Boise preceded Frances in death. She is survived by husband James H. (Jimmy) Means of Jackson, MS; daughter Pam Means Tatnall of Ridgeland; sisters Polly Luby and Grace Graham, both of Jackson; brother-in-law C. H. Means of Puckett; nieces Peggy Rogers, Cindy Luby, and Susan Parks; nephew Tom Luby. Many other dear relatives and friends also survive her. Services were held at Galloway UMC on July 11, 2013. Pallbearers were Bill Hammett, Tommie Cardin, Dan Colbert, and Daniel Hammett. Memorial gifts may be made to Galloway UMC in Jackson, MS.