Frances Howell McBride
March 31, 1926 – July 24, 2013
Our Lord lovingly took Frances McBride to be with Him in heaven on July 24, 2013. Frances was born Frances Joelyn Howell to Aaron and Valerie Howell in Walnut, Mississippi and grew up in Ripley, Mississippi. She married Walter Faulkner McBride, where they resided in Memphis, Tennessee, and then later made their home in McAllen, Texas.
Frances was a loving daughter, sister, wife and mother. Her greatest attribute was that she gave unconditional love to all those who knew her. She was caring, loving and very independent!
She enjoyed participating in her daughter’s lives by volunteering at school functions, dance recitals, and was known as “the backstage angel” helping wherever needed. One of her greatest passions was serving as a volunteer for the McAllen General Hospital Auxiliary where she was a lifetime member. While living in McAllen Frances was a member of St. Mark Methodist Church.
She was the most wonderful grandmother to her four grandsons loving each of them equally and with all her heart. She was always there for them attending their activities and meeting their needs. Later, she enjoyed getting to know and love her eight great-grandchildren, who all adored her. Her favorite pastime with them was to pull out her old Polaroid camera and let them take pictures. They all remember “Nanny and her camera” and countless packages of film entertained them for hours. Her home was always well stocked with art supplies and things for them to do.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents J.A. (Aaron) Howell and Valerie Boyd Howell, husband Walter Faulkner McBride, brother Gene Norris Howell and her sister, Barbara Howell Nance.
She is survived by her sister Nell Howell Hatcher (Jack), two daughters Margo Molthan (Mike) and Melissa Holland (Mike) along with grandsons, Michael Molthan, Mark Molthan (Heather), Justin Holland (Barbara) and Cameron Holland.
She also leaves her great grandchildren, Brandan, Hudson and Hogan Molthan, Megan, Molly and Blake Molthan and Shelby and Jacob Holland.
She will be greatly missed but all are rejoicing that she is now with God and the family she loved so dearly. Her unconditional love will be forever in our hearts.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13.
Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252, 214-306-6700.