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Frances Croom Norfleet
Feb 22, 1944 to Jun 02, 2018


Frances “Frankie Mae” Croom Norfleet, 74, slipped peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Stoddard Baptist Care Center, Washington, DC. Born February 22, 1944 in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Mary Croom Hines. Frances was reared in the home of her grandparents, the late Frank and Emmaline Howard Croom. They taught her the importance of developing a relationship with Christ and attending church. She accepted Christ and joined Wayman Chapel AME Church. After moving to Washington, DC, she joined Peace Baptist Church and later became a member of New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Washington, D C. Frances attended public schools in Sumter and furthered her education after moving to Washington, DC. She was employed at Smithsonian Institution for more than 30 years and then worked at the DC Landlord and Tenant Board following her retirement from the Smithsonian. Precious memories will be cherished by: her grandson, Deon Jones; granddaughter, Mona Jones; brothers, Samuel Peterson of Greenville, TENN, Johnnie Coplin of Connecticut; five nieces, Annette “Jennifer” Montgomery and Genova Billups of Sumter, LaShane (George) Sutton of Mt. Olive, NC, Julia (Brian) Williams of Upper Marlboro, MD and Jimmel Brown of Washington, DC; three aunts, Geneva Croom Montgomery of Union, NJ, Inez Croom of Sumter and Mary C. Croom of Harrisburg, PA; a cousin, Queen Mack of Wedgefield; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 4835 Slick Willie Road, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2 p. m. from the Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Church, 160 North Kings Highway, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Dennis Broughton, Jr., pastor, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 1 p. m. The funeral procession will leave the home at 1:20 p. m. Burial will be in the Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Church Yard Cemetery.
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