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Frances Spigner

October 13, 1935 ~ March 21, 2021 (age 85)

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In Loving Memory of Frances Spigner October 13, 1935 – March 21, 2021


Saturday, April 17, 2021, 4 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 415 369 7529 Passcode: 802715 Telephone No.:(646) 558-8656

Condolences may be left at Williams Funeral Home, Inc


Order of Service

Chairman: Khalil Otoba

Opening Song:(140) “Life Without End At Last”

Opening Prayer: Ed Steele

Obituary Reading: Charles Dunn

Memorial Talk: Quincy Patterson

Concluding Song:(151) “He Will Call”

Concluding Prayer: Anthony Griffin Slide Presentation



Frances Spigner was born on October 13, 1935 in New York City. She was the youngest of two daughters born to Mazie and Andrew Wilson. Frances grew up in Harlem where she attended Margaret Knox Junior High School and Central Commercial High School. She was a very caring person, and for more than twenty years she worked as a private duty home attendant, after being a stay at home mother to her children.Frances became acquainted with Jehovah’s Witnesses as an adult, through the door to door ministry. From the beginning, she introduced Jehovah to her children, and they made rapid spiritual progress. Though Frances studied for several years, it was the spiritual advancement of her children that motivated her to make changes to qualify for baptism. She married her beloved husband William Spigner on April 18, 1982 and they were baptized in July 1982. Together they raised four children (Belinda Steele, Diane Patterson, Anthony Wilson (deceased), and Lisa Wilson-Thomas). Frances was industrious, and a devoted wife. In fact, she cared for her spouse during many years when he was ill, until her own health required that she receive greater assistance. Frances took up residence at a nursing home in 2011. During the many years she resided at the nursing home, she continued to be an active member of the Christian congregation (attending Melrose, Sheridan and later Grandview congregations) and she regularly attended the meetings in person, with the assistance of her family members. She was well known at the congregation and her daughter described her as a social butterfly. She enjoyed being at and participating at the meetings. The meetings were her lifeline. When she could not attend due to sickness, she would tie in by phone. She also endeavored to share Bible truths with her health care providers whenever she could, making sure she carried tracts with her when going for her weekly medical treatments. Frances also made attending the assemblies and conventions a priority. Her health necessitated that she break up the sessions in order to attend the whole program. Her steadfastness and endurance during trials was commendable. Sadly, Frances succumbed to death on Sunday, March 21, 2021 after health complications. Frances is preceded in death by her sister (Gloria Lytle), her beloved spouse (William Spigner) and her son (Anthony Wilson). She is survived by her three daughters; Belinda Steele (Ed), Diane Patterson (Quincy), and Lisa Wilson-Thomas; and three grandchildren; Briana Thomas, Jasmin Steele and Jonathan Steele; and a host of family and friends who will miss her dearly. 


(2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in all in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.


Acknowledgment From the Family:

The family of the late Frances Spigner wishes to extend their gratitude to all who kept us in their prayers and sent their condolences. We have been comforted by the many expressions of sympathy offered to us in our bereavement and shall long remember your thoughtfulness with sincere appreciation.


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Zoom Service
April 17, 2021

4:00 PM

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