Service with Distinction

Obituary For

Dixie Francis

09/09/1927 - 04/21/2017

Dixie (Gray) Francis, age 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 21, 2017. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 24th in the Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. Dixie was born in Locust Grove (Yonkers), OK on September 9, 1927 and was a resident of Bartlesville, OK. Dixie received salvation at the age of twelve during a revival at Happy Hill in Ramona, OK on April 17, 1940. She was a  longtime member of the Church of God of Prophecy and ministered alongside her husband, Reverend Marvin Francis, for many years in the states of Oklahoma and Iowa. She was also employed with Hobby Lobby in Tulsa, OK for several years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Dixie was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Francis, parents, Winferd and Gladys Gray, sister, Mona Grigsby Coy and brother, Darrell Gray. She is survived by daughter, Glenda and husband Leonard Sumpter of Bartlesville, son, Lealon and wife Edith Francis of Ramona. She was blessed with six grandchildren: Kenneth Sumpter, Leasa Marshall, Ricky Sumpter, Deryl and wife Janean Francis, Renee and husband Jeremy Holt and Kendall Francis, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.


​Casket Bearers: Trevor Sumpter, Brandon Marshall, Kollin Francis, Preston Francis, Kasen Francis, Parker Francis.


Honorary Casket Bearers: Jordan Sumpter, Lauren Eckelberry, Jeff Young.



"I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You"

"It's Me Again Lord" - Vocalist Kendall Francis

"Look For Me At Jesus Feet"

"Because He Lives" - Congregational

Vocalist - Brad Marshall & Janean Francis


Reverend Bill Stone

Reverend Bill Oldham


04/24/2017 02:00 pm
Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel
4201 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


04/23/2017 12:00 pm - 04/23/2017 05:00 pm
Walker-Brown Funeral Home
4201 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


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  • Posted by Patsy Barber from Bartlesville , Oklahoma
    I am so proud to be Aunt Dixie's niece. I love her so much. She always made me feel more special that I really was. The last time we were able to talk, the presence of God was all over the room. We sang "Its me again Lord" together. We prayed together. What a wonderful memory God gave to me. She worked in the kitchen at so many youth camps for oh so many years & she would let me go in the kitchen and just hang out with her. I so love my Aunt Dixie. Patsy Barber
    04/23/2017 at 01:07am