Fran Roberts, Sendone2me signed up on July 8, 2005.
She was an active member here at Dave's Garden and many members were recipients of her generosity, as she loved sharing plants. She was active in the Florida Gardening Forum, Coleus, Daylilies and Trading Forums.
Fran enjoyed attending Roundups and meeting other DG'rs. Many in the community were saddened to hear of her illness earlier this year. She stayed active as long as her health permitted.
Today we received a message from her husband Bill, letting us know that she had passed. He said that she loved her Dave's Garden Family and all of the thoughts and prayers were greatly appreciated.
She was part of what makes this community so special and will be greatly missed.
I'm very sad to hear of Fran's passing!!! I really enjoyed meeting her at Tupelo a few years ago!!! I've managed to keep the begonia she gave me alive and will continue to think fondly of her!!! God bless this family and give them the strength to celebrate her life!!!!
I am so saddened by Fran's passing, although I knew she was in pain, and I would not wish that on anyone.
I never knew Fran until I saw her post on the prayer forum in July. It just touched my heart, she sounded so lost, yet so accepting of her fate.
I dmailed her, and we talked back and forth until August 20th when she told me she was going home to see her relatives including her Mom. At that time she told me the radiation was terrible. I never heard from her after, and assumed she was very ill, and could not write. I continued to dmail her every couple of weeks, and hope she was able to read my messages.
During the time we 'talked' I got to know and care very much for Fran. She was a lovely lady, and a wonderful gardener, and a great storyteller. It was such a joy to correspond with her, and I do wish I had known her before her illness, but thank God I came to know her after.
God bless, Fran. I will miss our dmails, but am thankful you are no longer in pain.
For those that had the pleasure of meeting Fran, you know what a special lady she was. She loved her plants, and was always willing to share whatever she had. I have quite a few plants that will remind me of her kindness, and friendship, for many years to come.
I'm gonna miss you, my friend.
I never knew her until her post on the prayer forum, either, but what a delightful lady! I am so sorry and saddened by her passing. Prayers for comfort and healing are on the way to her husband and family. I am glad that she is not in pain any more. Rest in peace, Fran, you will be missed.
I did not know Fran, but recognize several of the names of DG members here whose threads and pictures I've enjoyed. To all here, I am sad for your loss and will pray for your friend that she may share in God's perfect love in heaven, where pain and illness are washed away.
I too am sad to hear of Fran's passing. I always enjoyed her in the threads and even more when we met up at the roundups. She was a great person and always caring & generous. God's garden has gained another angel.
My heart is saddened with the news of Fran's passing, but I am so relieved that she is no longer in pain. I had just had the priviledge of "meeting" Fran here just before she found out she was ill... and she knew I was making a trip to Florida for vacation and even though she was hospitalized, she wanted me to come by and pick up my plants! I didn't go ... told her she (and her family) needed to focus all their energy on her getting well - and that we would swap those plants next Spring. Her generosity, and concern for others, was striking as she was dealing with such an overwhelming disease.
One of my favorite verses is John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." NIV ... one version says pain and suffering... May the family gain some peace and comfort from knowing that now Fran has overcome this world as well, and will no longer have to be in pain.
My prayers are with her family. May God hold them close during this difficult time.
I have had the honor of being at Fran and Bill's home and they have been to mine. She was a wonderful gardener and so generous. I think of her whenever I wander the gardens and gaze upon the crepe myrtles she brought for me.
I was so saddened to learn of her illness and worried about the pain she must have suffered. She is at peace now and with our Father.
Bill, my prayers are with you during this very sad time. Know this, you were a wonderful and very devoted husband and gave Fran so much joy and happiness.
She was very special. I will NEVER forget the post where she announced she had the tumor. She said exactly what I would have said, and knowing how scared I would be to say " well I guess Im gunna die". Whenever I get scared, she often pops into my mind. Yes indeed RIP