Frances Jean Hall Kilby passed away at her home on Sunday, December 5, 2021. She was the wife of the late Herbert (Hub) Kilby. She was a lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia.
She was truly the most caring, self-less, inspirational wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Her love for her family was evident in everything she did. If there was ever an angel on earth, it was her. She devoted her life to caring for her family, raising two children, then helping to raise her two grandchildren. She also played a huge role in caring for her 6 year old great-granddaughter, who she adored. She doted on her grandchildren, even to the point of being renamed “Rocksteady” by her grandson who was a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan from the age of 2. That nickname stuck and for the past 30+ years she has been Rocksteady – a most fitting name as she was the ‘steady as a rock’ influence in her family.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley R. Hall and Ruby Stone Hall; her husband, Herbert (Hub) Kilby; infant brother Roy Lee Hall; brothers Wiley R. “Buddy” Hall, Jr, William “Brack” Hall, and Roger “Stuart” Hall (Nancy).
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Allan Kilby (Shawn) of Huntersville, NC; her daughter, Cindy Kilby Davis of Ridgeway, VA; grandson, Steven S. Davis; granddaughter, Stacey J. Davis (Max Hall), all of Ridgeway; great-granddaughter, Willow M. Davis; brothers David Hall (Lois), of Snow Creek, Virginia, Michael J. Hall (Vicki) of Louisville, KY; sisters, Ruby “Joy” Smith and Charlotte Griffith, both of Martinsville and Nancy Wray (Richard) of Eden, NC. She is also survived by numerous (great) nieces, (great) nephews, and many others who will miss her greatly.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel and will be officiated by Reverend Dr. Libby M. Grammer. Interment will follow at Roselawn Burial Park.
Special thanks to Dr. James Isernia and his staff for their unending contributions to keeping Frances with us for all these years. Words can’t express our sincere appreciation of you all.
Special thanks also to Ravenel Oncology Center. The doctors and staff there are amazing and such a heaven sent blessing to our community.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA
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