Frances Whitfield Graham
1945 - 2020
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Frances Whitfield Graham

Tallahassee - Frances Whitfield Graham, Tallahassee, September 30, 1945, passed away on October 21, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Jay and Thelma Alford Whitfield.

Frances was a manager with Tallahassee Federal Savings and Loan for 20 years. She retired from the Leon County Clerk of Court-Finance Division.

She started singing and playing the piano in the church at the age of 6. She loved her family unconditionally. She served the Lord faithfully.

As the years went by with Alzheimer's Disease, she became feeble and frail but her spirit never did. If you asked her about God she would always say "God can never fail". One of her favorite scriptures was Isaiah 41:10. She loved the Lord and always believed in prayer.

Frances is survived by her son, Ralph T. (Alyson) Motes; grandsons, Chase and Chance Motes; brothers, Thomas (Laverne) Whitfield, and Jerry (Loraine) Whitfield; sister-in-law Rose Harrell; brother-in-law Bobby Cooper; niece Susan Barineau Weaver; Aunt Betty Alford Watson and many nephews and friends.

Thanks to Big Bend Hospice for their kind and loving care.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband Alton Graham, and Ralph Thomas Motes Sr., and a brother, Cary Whitfield.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2020.
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October 27, 2020
I worked with Frances at the Clerk’s Finance Office until she retired. She was wonderful and loving. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. God bless you all. Betsy
Elizabeth Betsy Coxen
October 25, 2020
My sincerest condolences to the family. Frances was always very kind to me and my family, and I truly appreciated the love she had for my dear brother Alton. She made him happy and her devotion to him will always be appreciated and remembered. My deepest sympathies go to Ralph, Ally and her grand babies.
Judy Graham
October 24, 2020
Cousin Frances was always smiling she had the most beautiful spirt. Will never forget her beautiful smile and loving laugh. We love you. !!
David Watson
October 24, 2020
Frances and I worked together at Tallahassee Federal Savings and Loan. Such a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
LaVerne Harris
October 23, 2020
Frances was an inspiration to me in my teenage years. She never judged me and always showed me love and compassion. To her darling son, Ralph: I pray for the comforting arms of The LORD to embrace him and his children during this very difficult time.
Melissa McCollister
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