August 25, 1930 - December 23, 2015
Frances Bernice Holden Petty-Elliott was affectionately known to her loved ones and friends as “PomPom”. Frances Bernice Holden was born August 25, 1930 at North Cross Hospital in Detroit, Michigan to the late Theodore Roosevelt Holden and the late Fannie Mae Nibblet Holden. Frances was the third of seven children. Four children preceded her in death; Theodore Jr., Evelyn Taylor, Willie Leon Holden and James T. Holden. Frances was the mother of two children, Samuel T. Holden, who preceded her in death and Roberta Colvard. Frances had the opportunity to marry twice in her lifetime; Her first marriage was to James Petty in the 1960’s and her second marriage was to Willie O’Neal Elliott in 1984 until he passed away in 2006. Frances was educated in Detroit and she matriculated through the Detroit Public School System. She attended Russell Elementary and Northwestern High School. Frances was a “work-a-holic’ after gaining her expertise and training in the hospital as an Administrator of Environmental Services. She had over forty years of experience at three of the Top Medical Systems in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. Henry Ford Health System twenty seven years of Service, Retired August 18, 1992; Detroit Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of Michigan fourteen years of Service, Retired July 9, 1999; St. John’s/Providence Health System four years of Service, Retired 2006. She also gave of her time helping families doing domestic work. Frances had a love for poetry and music, as a young lady she played the piano and along with her sister Josephine, they would sing “duets”. She continued in her adult life playing the piano and keyboard. She also supported and promoted gospel singing groups. Frances other hobbies included crossword/search word puzzles and watching soap operas. Frances confessed Christ at an early age and was very active in Church throughout her life. She worked with the Missionary Society and sang in the choir at New Grace Missionary Baptist Church.Frances served several years within the Baptist Church Community. She was the Vice President of the Nurses Guild at Wings of Love Missionary Baptist Church. She also sponsored the First Pastoral Banquet for Rev. and First Lady Alvin Jackson of Wings of Love Missionary Baptist Church. Frances joined Triumph Church under the Pastor Solomon Kinloch Jr., in 2006 after moving to Taylor, Michigan. She served on the Benevolence Ministry until her health could no longer allow her to serve. On December 23, 2015 at 8:50p.m. Frances was called to go home with the Lord. Frances leaves to cherish her memory her loving daughter Roberta Colvard, her daughter-in-law Mrs. Micheala Holden, two sisters Mrs. Josephine Massengale and Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, fifteen grandchildren; Tina, Sheila, Traci, Kimberly, Frank(DaMesha), Dominique, Roberto(Sequoia), Juan, Shakaris, Anthony, Shereese, Salina, Samantha, Sam Jr., Deja’, thirty two great grandchildren, seventeen great-great grandchildren. Along with her surviving children are her “children” that she held close to her heart; Minister Thessalonia Stubbs, Rev. Kevin Mack, Pastor Solomon Kinloch Jr. & First Lady Robin Kinloch, Mr. Levene & Mrs. Helen Stribling, and a host of relatives and friends.
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