Betty Childers Francis

Betty Childers Francis

Betty Francis Rockwell Carolina Cremation Rockwell

Betty “Granny” Frances Childers Francis, 85, of Rockwell, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.  

She was born May 21, 1932 in Clarksburg, WV to the late Archibald Childers and Dora Whitehair. Betty attended Nazareth Community Church and in her spare time she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading her Bible, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Betty is survived by daughter, Sherry Ann Kelsh (Michael) of Rockwell; son, Robert Francis of Kannapolis; daughter, Carol Turner of South Carolina; sisters, Patricia Pearson and Erma Croson, both of Maryland; grandchildren, Celeste Brizzee (Mike) of Texas; Kelly Brewer (Charles) of Louisiana; LouAnne Dilts (Mark) of Rockwell; and Nick Kelsh (Nicole) of Salisbury; 14 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by daughter, Sarah McClure.

The family will receive friends at the Kelsh residence on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 5 – 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nazareth Community Church – Missionary Fund, 856 Crescent Rd, Rockwell, NC 28138.

Carolina Cremation is assisting the Francis family. Online condolences may be made at

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