Mary Frances Potter of Stanleytown, Va. passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2023, after a long illness. She was born in Ferrum, Va. on January 23, 1943, to James Lauren Carter and Ella Reavie Carter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Zack Wilson Chitwood and her second husband, Richard James Potter.
She is survived by her children, Stephen Rhett Chitwood, Reavie Katrina Amos and Christopher Bruce Chitwood; brothers, Abram Vanus Carter of Rocky Mount, Va. and George Isaac Carter of Charlotte Hall, Maryland; sisters, Alice Ann Townsend of Orlando, Florida and Elizabeth Rebecca Carter of Sanford, Florida; Frances worked at Pannill Knitting Co. and Sara Lee from age 18 to age 63. After her retirement she worked as a CNA in nursing homes for approximately 10 years. She later became a home caregiver for her mother and her husband for over 3 years.
She sacrificed so much for others, especially her husband, mother and father and her children. There are many others who would say she was their angel. She was a very loving and caring person.
A visitation was held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at McKee-Stone Funeral Home. A funeral service followed at 1:00 pm at the funeral home and was officiated by Reverend Dr. J.D. Harmon. Interment followed at Roselawn Burial Park.
McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville, Va. served the family.
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