Frances Prestridge Richard, 80, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2023, in Jonesville, LA.
She was born November 8, 1942 in Urania, LA to the union of her parents, Davis Taylor Prestridge Sr. and Johnnie Colter Harrist.
She was a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Fran was loved by many and was an active member of Jonesville Methodist Church for many years. She opened Richard’s Flower Shop in downtown Jonesville in 1971. It later moved to the Purvis Building where it remained open until 1989.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Jonesville Methodist Church, with the Bro. Bruce Lofton officiating.
Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.
She was reunited with her grandparents, Raymond and Irene Colter; parents; and sister, Barbara Prestridge Bishop.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Kelly Richard Meyers (Wayne) of Harrisonburg and Austin Richard of Houston, TX; siblings, Bobbie Prestridge Merchant and Davis Taylor Prestridge Jr.; five grandchildren, Taylor Meyers (Kelly B.) of Harrisonburg, Kaity Meyers Bond (Brian) of Jena, Blake Richard (Hannah) of Plano, TX, Rachel Richard McDaniel (Aaron) of Baton Rouge and Christopher Meyers (Emily) of Monterey; thirteen great-grandchildren, Mckensie Meyers, Molly Meyers, Morgan Meyers, Riley Bond, Cameron Bond, Samuel Bond, Noah Sharp, Charlotte Richard, Annie Richard, Amelia McDaniel, Maggie McDaniel, Hazel McDaniel and Kolbie Meyers; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Taylor Meyers, Blake Richard, Christopher Meyers, Aaron McDaniel, Eric Richard and James Parish.