Frances T. Youngblood, a beloved member of Clayton County Public Schools community and a devoted teacher, has passed away at the age of 96. Born on February 13, 1927, in Roanoke, Alabama, Frances dedicated her life to the pursuit of knowledge and instilled a love of learning to countless students throughout her career.
Frances’ passion for education led her to obtain both a Masters and Specialist Degree in Education. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and a natural ability to connect with her students, she embarked on a fulfilling journey as an educator. For many years, Frances selflessly imparted wisdom and guidance to young minds, shaping their paths and encouraging them to reach their full potential.
Beyond her professional achievements, Frances held a close personal relationship with God, and together with her husband Willard, worshipped at the First Baptist Church of Morrow for over 40 years. Her unwavering faith was an essential part of her life and provided her with strength and solace during challenging times.
Frances will be remembered not only for her dedication to education but also for the light-hearted spirit she brought to every aspect of her life. Those who knew her best describe her as loving and caring, whose gentle spirit made everyone feel accepted.
In addition to her teaching career and spiritual devotion, Frances found deep fulfillment through various hobbies and interests. She volunteered at the Good Shepherd Clinic and dedicated her time to the Augustin Clayton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. As an active member of the Georgia Teacher’s Association and the Retired Teachers of Clayton County organizations, she remained connected to her profession even after retirement. Frances also generously contributed as a volunteer at Reynolds Nature Preserve and was a previous member of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. While living at Merrill Gardens in Woodstock, she also served as an Ambassador representative for the community. When she wasn’t busy making a positive impact in her community, Frances enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, spending cherished moments with family members, staying physically active, and delighting in the thrilling world of college football, particularly as a passionate supporter of the Auburn Tigers.
Frances departed this world on January 9, 2024, in Marietta, Georgia, surrounded by her loved ones. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, knowledge, and unwavering dedication to those she cared for. Frances’ impact on her students and the community at large will forever be cherished.
Frances is preceded by her loving husband of 56 years, Willard M. Youngblood. Frances leaves behind her son, Willard O. Youngblood and his wife Laura of Jacksonville, AL, as well as her daughter Kathryn Wiggins and her husband Marc of Marietta, GA. In addition to her immediate family, she is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews who were touched by her love and wisdom.
To honor Frances T. Youngblood’s remarkable life and bid farewell to this extraordinary soul, visitation services will be held on January 13th, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the First Baptist Church of Morrow located at 1647 Lake Harbin Rd in Morrow, Georgia. The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 1:00 PM with Rev. J. Phillips Gilbert officiating. Frances will be laid to rest next to her loving husband at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that you consider a donation to be made in Frances’ name to the Good Shepherd Clinic at goodshepherdclinic.org/donate/ a charity that was near and dear to her heart.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Frances T. Youngblood, please visit our flower store.