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Frances Lee Love

Tyler, Texas

Dec 19, 1933 – Oct 18, 2020 (Age 86)


December 19, 1933
October 18, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Frances Lee Stinson Love was born December 19, 1933 to Marie Louise Granbery Stinson and

Leland Howard Stinson in Dallas, Texas. Frances passed away peacefully surrounded by family

on Sunday evening, October 18, 2020.

After graduating from Greenville High School (Class of ‘51), Frances attended Kilgore College

where she became a Rangerette. She met her future husband, James Herbert “Jim” Love who

was a Rangerette manager. They married August 30, 1952.

While serving our country in the USAF, the young family was stationed in various locations in

the US and Europe. After returning to the states, they moved back to Texas to be closer to


In the late 1970’s Frances returned to college and received her degree in Elementary

Education. She retired after teaching over 20 years in Grand Saline public schools and

Longview Christian School.

Frances was a faithful member of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Mineola. Over the past 6

years she has attended St. William Laud Episcopal Church in Pittsburg while living with her

daughter, Charlotte. Through the years of serving in the Episcopal Church, Frances has been a

member and officer of the Daughters of the King, ECW, Altar Guild, lector, and served on the

vestry in several positions. She was also an associate of the Community of St. Mary,

Greenwich, NY and Community of the Holy Spirit in New York City.

She loved to garden, read, and spend time with family (especially great grandchildren). She

also greatly enjoyed traveling. She particularly enjoyed traveling with her sisters Sheri and

Jenny and most recently her grandson Jacob.

Frances was preceded in death by her father and mother Leland and Louise Stinson,

step-father George Selsor, and brothers Randy and William “Bill” Stinson, husband, James “Jim”

Love, sons-in-law Tim Haygood and Mike Sellers, and great-granddaughter Ellie Love


She is survived by her children Charlotte Haygood, son and daughter-in-law Rt.Rev. William

“Bill” and Karen Love, daughter Jamie and son-in-law Randy Murray, daughter Gail Sellers, and

sisters Sheri Stinson and Jenny King, grandchildren Megan (David) Howard, Matthew (Ann)

Haygood, Chris (Lauren) Love, Catie (Doug) Jones, Caitlin Kropchuk, Jacob Murray, Andrew

Anderton, Cassi Sellers, great grandchildren Camden, Chandler, and Anna Cate Howard, Peter,

Caleb, Lenora, and Alister Love, Timothy and Caroline Kropchuk, as well as numerous beloved

nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank special caregivers, Pamela Shepherd and Shirley Waddleton for

their wonderful care for Mom over the past year. We would also like to thank Hospice of East

Texas for their care and compassion.   

Due to Covid 19 regulations, a private family memorial service will be held at St. Dunstan's

Episcopal Church at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Dunstan's

Episcopal Church, Hospice of East Texas, or any charity of your choice.


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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Frances was a firm supporter of the Community of the Holy Spirit for 35 years. Her strong faith was evident as she gave quiet stability and guidance to me and others at Retreats and other gatherings. She is missed greatly.

“Almighty God we give you heartfelt thanks for good example of your servant, Frances, who having finished her course in faith, now finds rest and refreshment.”