Born to Frank and Rosa Squire on August 12, 1945, Mrs. Frances Squire Thomas entered into a glorious rest, sanctified rest Sunday, June 25, 2023. “Sister Frances”, as she was fondly called by almost every was a woman of very few words, but a gigantic presence. After attending school Darlington County schools, she met and married a “righteous man” in the mill as it was called back then, and he ministered to the whole family.
James B. and Frances joined the Hartsville Household of Faith and she never looked back on God’s word. She was active in the church serving as an usher, on the choir, and mother’s board, but her most treasured give was that of missionary and prayer warrior. When phone prayers and prayer partners were not popular, she had a group of women she prayed with at 6 am, 12 noon and 3 pm every day. As a missionary she visited the sick, fed the homeless, clothed those needing clothes and prayed for their deliverance.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, James B. Thomas; sisters Josephine Squire, Eloise (Sylvester) Hooks. Bertha (Leroy) Carolina, Fannie Mae Squire and brothers Willie Squire and W. J. Squire; leaving to mourn her passing Georgie Mae Squire (Charles) Harrison, James (Hester) Squire and Frank Squire.
Her five children who mourn her will not mourn as others who have no hope are Dorothy (Virgil) Holmes, Michael Squire, Cynthia (Cameron-deceased) Kelley, Gloria (Future) McNeill, Levon (Keshonda) Thomas.
Her thirteen grandchildren and who by promises of God will not be forsaken or seed beg for bread are Ronetta Blue, Jermelle Thomas, Dishawn McNeill, Jamie R. Thomas, Brittany Harvey, Futrella McNeill, Paris Thomas, Jalessa Thomas, Patrick Thomas, Keyshawn Joyner, Cameron Kelly, Jr. Mickael Squire, Jr and Donovan Squire. Her four great grandchildren, Jaquez Blue, Justine, Tamarion Grand and Morghan Green will manifest her prayers. Her many nieces, nephews, friends God children and many humble and loving hearts just deemed special, you were always in her thoughts. He works spoke loudly in the life of a soft-spoken Woman of God as evident by her favorite scripture.
“I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1