Services for Francille Henson Smith Price, 94, of Lubbock will be held at 11am Friday, April 10, 2015 at Meadow First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 6-7:30pm at Brownfield Funeral Home.
Francille was born on January 28, 1921 outside Durant, Oklahoma to George and Edna Henson. She passed away on April 6, 2015 in Lubbock at the age of 94. Francille and her family moved to Terry County in 1926 when she was 5 and settled in the Challis Community just north of Brownfield. She attended and graduated from Meadow School. She played on the State Basketball team in 1938. Francille was a member of the St. Luke Methodist Church in Lubbock and married James Webster Smith in 1939. She farmed one year and ginned the first bale of cotton in Terry County in 1968. She later moved to Lubbock where she worked for and retired from Plains National Bank of Lubbock, after 25 years of service. Francille also volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Methodist Hospital, now Covenant Hospital until her health prevented otherwise.
Francille has two children James Wallace Smith and wife Jackie of Meadow, and Mary Francis Johnson and husband Bill of Happy, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Edna Henson; brothers, Clay Henson, Hubert Henson, Joe Henson and George Henson and her sisters, Oleta McClellan, Ruby Henson and Evelyn Thompson.
Francille is survived by her children and their spouses; 5 grandchildren, Natalie Howard and husband Wren of Meadow, J. Keith Smith and wife Jennifer of Lubbock, Kelli Kieth and husband Lance of Canyon, Jody Johnson and wife Lisa of Texline and Clint Johnson and wife Christy of Happy; 13 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lewanna “Tissie” Smith of Lubbock and Beryl Yowell of Brownfield; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The family suggests donations to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.