Frances Dickerson Slayton

Born: Sat., Jan. 26, 1929
Died: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
Location: Shorter Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Location: Spring Creek Baptist Church Darlington Heights,Va.

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Frances Dickerson Slayton, 89 of Pamplin, VA passed away peacefully on August 22, 2018. She was born on January 26,1929 to the late William Merton and Ida Layne Dickerson. She married her husband Bernard A. Slayton and together raised 5 children. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved to play the piano and played her last softball game with kids at the age of 69. She loved her church; she taught Sunday School for many years as well as functioned as church organist, pianist and a member of the choir. Her kindness for animals was apparent by her "pets" consisting of domestic cats and dogs and sometimes wild animals needing rehabilitation. She also was a member of Pamplin Chapter #58 of the Order of the Eastern Star for years.


She is survived by her children: Laura Slayton Mann (Melvin) of Forest, VA, Bonnie Slayton Trenum (Bud) of Warrenton, VA, James Slayton of Lynchburg, VA, Linda Slayton Jackson (Christopher) of Fayetteville, NC, a brother William Dickerson (Edna) of Pamplin, VA, nephew, Gary Dickerson also of Pamplin, a daughter in law Teresa Slayton of Farmville, 15 grandchildren: Melanie (Will), Melissa (Gary), Megan (Mike) Christiana (Dustin), Will (Basia), Nick, John, Evan (Lauren), Audrey (Daniel), Lindsey, Kaylie, Heather (JT), Matthew (Lisa), Chad (Lauryn), Erin and 14.5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Danny Slayton. 

The family would like to express a thank you to Runk & Pratt on Leesville Road in Lynchburg for the wonderful care given by the staff.


A  celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM in Spring Creek Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Shorter Funeral Home in Farmville. 

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Jo Mahoney
   Posted Sat August 25, 2018
Sorry for your loss.

Annie and Doug Herbert
   Posted Sat August 25, 2018
My heart is with you as you say goodbye to Aunt Frances. I wish i could have come to help you all celebrate her life. My love and thoughts are with you all.

Darcy and Bruce Canton
   Posted Sun August 26, 2018
Bonnie and Bud,

We are sending our love to you in this very difficult time with the loss of your mom. Losing a parent is so very difficult. We are believing God for the peace that passes all understanding to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. You are loved, just as she was.

Love you,

Bruce and Darcy Canton

Jane and Tommy Fantaci
   Posted Sun August 26, 2018
so sorry for your loss

Malani Hope
   Posted Sun August 26, 2018
I'm sorry about your loss. may peace be with your family.

Your friend,

Malani Hope (Living Water Church)

   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
My condolence to the family. May you find peace in the hope that Jesus set out for us at John 5:28,29 of the resurrection. Revelations 21:4 says death will be no more. May the memories of the good times and the scripture comfort you at this time.

Irene Fernandez and Eric Kaler
   Posted Fri August 31, 2018
So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

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