Frances M. Shakes

Frances M. Shakes, age 65, she transitioned on December 1, 2018 to be with the creator. She was born in Georgetown, Kentucky on February 21, 1953.

Frances dedicated her life to Spring Hill Baptist Church at a young age. Frances was a graduate of Linden McKinley High School. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the U.S. Army and served 9 years as a dental assistant. She would then go on to become an account specialist for DFA retiring after 38 years.

Frances was an avid bowler, who expressed herself through knocking down pins! She had a spark that could put a smile on anyone’s face. She loved to crack jokes and make people laugh. She enjoyed any and everything that had to do with fashion and jewelry. She loved to travel, she visited many states and exotic countries. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, QVC, L.C. Shop, and TV family.

She is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Grace Black; daughter Ebony Shakes, and sister Vanessa Black.

She leaves to cherish her memory; husband Glen Shakes, daughter Demetria (Anthony) Hammonds, son Doral Shakes, sisters Beverly (Royce) Martin, Linda (Calvin) Simmons, Edith (Hosea) Wooden, Marty Black, and Nettie Black, brothers Oliver (Jackie) Black, Rotley Black, and Canada Black, grandchildren Jayana, Jaliya, and Javaya Harley, Darrick Ferrell Jr., and Demetrius Hammonds, also a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

“To Allah we come, from Allah we shall return.”

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, December 8, 2018 at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 Joyce Ave.

Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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Condolence Messages

  1. We send you thoughts of comfort peace and blessings. When a love one dies we feel so helpless, but draw close to our creator, pour out your hearts to him in prayer, because he feels your pain he cares for you. 1Peter 5:7

  2. Jennifer L. Williams :

    I am truly sadden to hear about the passing of Frances Shakes. I have known Frances and Glenn, for many years, working at the Defense Finance Center (DFC)/Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). Frances always had a friendly, loving, and warm spirit when interacting with everyone. She also had a knack of a green thumb too. I will continue to pray for the Shakes’ family, during this difficult time of mourning. I hope that God will wrap his arms around each one of you and provide peace, understanding, love, faith, and mercies.

    “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

  3. Please accept my warmest condolences; I’m sending thoughts of peace and courage your way. Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. I’m truly sorry to hear of the loss of our dear Frances, a kind lady to all who knew her.

  4. Catherine Schaffer :

    It’s so sad to read about the passing of Frances, she was such a beautiful and caring individual. My thoughts and prayers for everyone.

  5. Margaret Robinson :

    I was sadden to learn of Frances passing away. We were cube mates for many years at DFAS. Frances was a special person and will not be forgotten. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

  6. Vicky Hendricks :

    Frances was a very nice lady and always classy. She was a hard worker, and I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  7. I did not know Frances personally,but from the condolences mentioned ,I wish that I had. My deepest sympathies to the Shakes family and those whose lives were touch by her.John 11:25

  8. Clarence Billheimer :

    Frances and I were very close coworkers for a long time at DFAS. I wish I had known about this sooner so I could have paid my respects. I just happened to meet another coworker, Margo Berry, at the grocery store, who told me about it. We had a lot of laughs and she was an excellent worker. May the family find comfort in this loss.

  9. Sherrie Hardy :

    To the family of Frances Shakes, Dear Glen was sorry to hear about the lost of your beloved wife. No words can express my heart felt sorrow for you and your family. But knowing that you have faith in God I know that he will comfort you. Frances is in the arms of our heavenly father.
    the word of God says absent in the body present with God is far better

    Sincerely Sherrie Hardy

  10. BETTY STARKEY :

    Frances was a special person and one of the hardest and most dedicated workers DFAS ever had. She was always so very pleasant to be around. I know she will be missed by many. Courage and Peace to her family.

  11. Clarence Billheimer :

    I worked with Frances many years and got to know Glenn pretty well, too. On the day of her funeral, I met someone else I worked with at DFAS when I was shopping at Kroger on Hamilton. So sorry I missed the notice in the Dispatch, as I certainly would have loved to be there in person to share comfort.

  12. let god be with you

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