Services

Visitation One

Mon. Sep. 25, 2023
12:00 pm

Sugar Grove Church of Christ

11600 W. Airport Blvd.
Meadows Place , TX 77477.

Funeral Service

Mon. Sep. 25, 2023
1:00 pm

Sugar Grove Church of Christ

11600 W. Airport Blvd.
Meadows Place , TX 77477.
Mon. Sep. 25, 2023
12:00 pm
Sugar Grove Church of Christ
11600 W. Airport Blvd.
Meadows Place , TX 77477.
Mon. Sep. 25, 2023
1:00 pm
Sugar Grove Church of Christ
11600 W. Airport Blvd.
Meadows Place , TX 77477.
In Memory of
John Francis
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John Francis, 43 was born in Houston, Texas on January 11, 1980, to Paul Jan Francis and Frances K. Francis. John graduated from Hastings High School in Houston, Texas, and was an avid soccer player, beginning as a child and his love for the sport grew through adulthood. John played goalkeeper for the Arsenal Soccer Team throughout his high school career.

Not long after graduation, he met the love of his life Kimberly Francis, at Wilcrest Baptist Church. They were married on December 21, 2002, and went on to have four beautiful children.

John began his career early as a “Glorified Plumber” (Level V Sprinkler Service Technician). Additionally, John found a passion for serving God and the community as a Volunteer Fire Fighter, with Stafford Fire Department. John and Kim not only met at Wilcrest but continued to serve there in the Awanas program for several years before they were called to serve at Sugar Grove Church of Christ. In March 2016, Kim and John had a calling to become foster parents. Their love for children and wanting to serve has given them the blessing of being able to foster eleven children.

John had a servant’s heart and a calling from God to meet people exactly where they were in their lives.

John had the ability to make everyone feel loved and accepted for who they were. John enjoyed anything about soccer, spreading the gospel, reggae music, and most of all, being with his loved ones.

John is survived by his loving wife Kimberly Francis; their four children, Chase and fiancé Nicole, Van, Adelynn, and Joryy. Sister, Shereece Francis.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Services are scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2023, at Sugar Grove Church of Christ.

Public visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service begins at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the 2 organizations that were dear to John’s heart:

Behind the Badge Charities - www.behindthebadgecharities.org 

Pathway Family Services - www.pathway.org

The family would like to especially thank the Stafford Fire Department, Sugar Grove Church of Christ and ALL family and friends for their assistance throughout this hard time.

Thank you for visiting this memorial web page.  Please sign the online guest book to let the family know you were here thinking of them.

Tributes

Message from
Xavier D. Etherly
Fri, 09/22/2023

John always showed me kindness! I’m covering you all in prayer especially the sons and Ms Kim! Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal draw nigh unto God!

Message from
The Courts
Fri, 09/22/2023

John will truly be missed. We are blessed to have known him, and enjoyed the time we spent with him through school, Scouts, the fire department and the community.

Message from
Janet Burton
Fri, 09/22/2023

John was a very gentle and loving man. I'm so blessed to have known him, even briefly. Praying GOD will be with the family as they grieve this tremendous loss.

Message from
LeeRoy Bryan
Fri, 09/22/2023

John was a brother in Christ, a great friend a great man. I will truly miss him. I believe I will see him again in heaven. He had a heart for Christ and a love for his family. He was and is a great example of a true believer and follower of Christ. Love you brotha.

Message from
Christy M. Wolfe
Mon, 09/25/2023

John always had a smile on his face and was always one to help anyone. He was a hero to many not just as a husband, dad, foster dad or firefighter. He was in many ways a Hero to our son and he and other firefighter friends coached, and encouraged him, while training him to become a volunteer firefighter. He was the type of person that was always in your corner. He was also, a foster dad to our niece and nephew for 5 months. He wasn’t just a neighbor, he was a friend. He walked with Jesus and it showed any time anyone ran across him. He had a sense of humor like no other and could make you laugh just by something silly he may say or a face he may make. He will be missed my so many.

Our prayers, love and thoughts are with the family!
Blessings,
Christy Wolfe

Message from
The Romeyns
Wed, 09/27/2023

Brought together by the most unusual circumstances, we grew to love the Francis family instantly. John touched our heart with his kindness, his ease of laughter, his smile, and the deep love he showed for his family. Forever in our hearts and the stories we tell. Fly high John, you will be greatly missed. We love you Francis fam. XOXO