Frances Sont Smith

November 13, 1918 - January 15, 2017

11/13/1918 - 01/15/2017

Past Services

Cemetery
Wednesday January 18, 2017
1:00 pm
Hebrew Cemetery
1817 Kecoughtan Road
Hampton, Virginia 23661
757-930-4606 | Directions
Service
Wednesday January 18, 2017
1:00 pm
Hebrew Cemetery
1817 Kecoughtan Road
Hampton, Virginia 23661
757-930-4606 | Directions
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Graveside Service

Frances Sont Smith, 98, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach. Frances grew up in Portsmouth, VA, the daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel Sont. In addition to her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Leon, as well as her 4 siblings.
Frances and Leon owned and operated Wythe Lanes, a bowling alley in Hampton, VA for 40 years. After retirement she continued to help out her family members at Riverdale Delicatessen and later at Philly Style Steaks. Frances was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary at Adath Jeshrun Synagogue where she also served as a volunteer for many years. She was very much a people person and known as the “Dancing Queen” at Beth Sholom Village.
Frances is survived by her son Mannie (Judy); 2 daughters, Anita (David, deceased)and Debbie (John); 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and a host of extended family.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:00 in Hebrew Cemetery, 1817 Kecoughtan Rd., Hampton, VA. Following the service, the Meal of Consolation will be held at Beth Sholom. The Minyan services will be Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm at the home of Judy and Mannie.
Frances’ family would like to thank the staff of Beth Sholom for the kindness and care extended to her while she was a resident. They would also like to thank her caregivers, Debbie, Nekesha, and in particular Freda, who provided exceptional care to Frances and always ensured her comfort and happiness.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.altmeyerfh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beth Sholom Village in her name.

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Stacy and JT Dail
5 years ago

Debbie and family, We send you our heartfelt condolences to your family in the loss of your mother, grandmother and friend. May you have comfort in your memories and the love she passed on to all of you. With deepest sympathy.

Carolyn Allen
5 years ago

Debbie and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

S. Tyler
5 years ago

Please accept my sincere sympathy. The Holy Scriptures say that a person who lives for 80 years is especially strong. (Psalm 90:10) What a privilege that your mother lived for 98 years. Take comfort in God’s promise concerning the hope of seeing her again and living in a world without tears where heartache and death will be no more.

Phyllis Poisall
5 years ago

Debbie,
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Ivy Carter
5 years ago

My condolences are sent to Debbie and family, sorry for your loss.

Jeff Deibel
5 years ago

Debbie, sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Alfreda King
5 years ago

King Family

Courtney bailey
5 years ago

My condolences to Debbie and her family for their loss. Prayers for peace.

Alfreda King
5 years ago

Frances will always have a space in my heart. This last 6yrs she brought so must joy and happiness in my life as well as my family.She became a part of us all with her smile and her up going out going ways. Kept me on my feet. I love her for showing me life is what you make it and never give up on what you want from it. I will miss you Frances My heart feels lonely already without you My Best Friend RIP