Saltillo-John Michael Francis, 60, better known as Frog by friends and family left this world Saturday, May 12, 2018 due to an unexpected illness. Frog was born on October 1, l957 in Tupelo to the late John Prather and Sarah Hunter Francis. He was a l976 graduate of Saltillo High School and attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of the Maroon Jazz Band. Frog was a great storyteller and practical jokester. He always had great stories to tell. An avid history buff, he possessed great knowledge of local and military histories. He enjoyed breakfast at Hardee’s in Saltillo with the “Breakfast Club”. He worked over 30 years at Action retiring from the packaging/shipping department. Much beloved by his family and close friends, Frog exemplified the term simple man - he never needed much, nor did he ever want much. He was a lifelong member of the Euclatubba Baptist Church near Saltillo.
To honor his life and memory, a private service will be held in the Tupelo Room at Holland Funeral Directors with family friend, Bro. Jay Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in the Francis family plot at Euclatubba Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo Chapel is honored to be serving the family.
Frog leaves his siblings, Gail Pierce (Billy) of Wren, Alan Francis of Saltillo, and Jimmy Francis (Angie) of Pine Bluff, Ark.. His aunt, Betty Hunter of Tupelo. nephews, Will and Wes Francis, nieces, Hope Holly, Savannah and Emily Francis; great niece and nephews, Blakely Brown and Bryson and Wyatt Francis. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, Buddy and Pernie Francis and Troy and Eula Hunter.
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It is obvious from the kind expressions that Mr. Francis will be sadly missed by all who knew him. May you find comfort in knowing death, sickness & sorrow were not God’s purpose for mankind and his purpose has not changed. His word is clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4)
Further, Jesus guaranteed the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), he performed resurrections and was himself resurrected by his Father. All resurrections took place on earth, giving us a glimpse of what is to come.... seeing our loved ones again! (Acts 24:15)
Until his promises are fulfilled, may Jehovah God continue to bless & comfort you in the days ahead....
Submitted by A. Marie Casey on May 21 2018 09:19:00 AM
Prayers for the family. Sorry to hear of Michaels passing, I know he will be greatly missed.
Submitted by Debra Lee Meyers on May 17 2018 11:11:30 PM
So sorry to hear about Frog, he was always such a funny & sweet guy, plus made band so much fun. Prayers for family & friends, may you all have peace, comfort, & strength through this most difficult time...
Submitted by Pam Lansdell on May 16 2018 08:35:11 AM
So sorry to hear about Michael’s death. We will keep his family in prayers. I will always remember his smiles.
Submitted by Regina Bishop Sumner on May 16 2018 12:59:57 AM
Jimmy, we are praying for you and your family.
Submitted by Susan Wolf & family on May 16 2018 12:13:01 AM
God bless all of your family at this sad time...
Submitted by Susie DuVall on May 15 2018 10:32:49 PM
Frog was a life long friend. Soo many great memories. Rest in peace my brother, till we meet again.
Submitted by Larry Webb on May 15 2018 06:14:11 PM
Alan and family...I was saddened to hear of the passing of Frog. I remember him like it was yesterday and I hadn't seen him in many, many years. In High School, he was always so precious and kind to others. I know your hearts are hurting. May God give you comfort and peace through your precious memories. Rest In Peace Frog...
Submitted by Kathy "Wilbanks" Frederick on May 15 2018 05:55:10 PM
Prayers for the Family! Frog was a SHS icon
Rest In Peace my friend
Submitted by Roger Raines on May 15 2018 04:54:33 PM
Michael was always such a sweet person with such a gentle soul. I remember him well from school. Prayers for peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
Submitted by Gail Hinds Bowden on May 15 2018 04:00:15 PM
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