In Loving Memory

Frances Coleman Reasons

August 4, 1932 - May 25, 2021


Virginia Frances Coleman Reasons, age 88, a native of Humboldt, Tennessee and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 25, 2021. 

Frances is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Susie Coleman, brothers, Bill Coleman and Chuck Coleman, sister, Sue Reasons, and her loving husband, James Louis Reasons. 

She is survived by her children, LaDonna (Donnie) White of Marlow, AL and James Gregory (Tammy) Reasons of Fairhope, AL, two grandchildren, Courtney Reynolds of Loxley, AL and Cliff (Samantha) Snellgrove of Horseheads, NY.  She also leaves behind two bonus grandchildren, Jonathan (Kelly) Stinson and Allyson Stinson.  Her joy was showering her eight great-grandchildren with gifts and love, Dylan Snellgrove, Dean Snellgrove, Simone Snellgrove, Silas Reynolds, Lucas Reynolds, Delaney Reynolds, Cameron Stinson and Missy Stinson.  She was also blessed with many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Frances graduated from Peabody High School in Trenton, TN and attended Memphis State University where she received her B.S. and eventually her M.Ed.  She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society and an active member of First (Evangelical) Presbyterian Church in Humboldt, TN. Her hobbies included sewing, reading and working her crossword puzzles and word games, but her one true passion was teaching.  She spent 40 years teaching math to countless students in the Humboldt City School System. She will be remembered and missed by all for her love, generosity, and kindness. 

A memorial service will be held in Humboldt, TN on July 10th, 2021, at Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home at 2:00 PM, with the visitation beginning at 12:00 noon.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Barbara Smallwood

    Frances was one of the finest people I’ve ever met. She was a good friend to me and I loved her very much. My prayers are with her family

  2. Fran Williams

    Such a beautiful lady. She truly loved her church. A wonderful teacher and friend.

  3. Cindy Albright

    What a woman of grace and character she was -a true Proverbs 31 woman! Growing up in church I always saw her looking so very attractive and always with a smile! When she asked how you were, she really wanted to know. She will truly be missed…but the memory of her is like a beautiful fragrance!

  4. Martha Jane Bailey Shaeffer

    I have so many sweet memories of Frances and my mama…Norma. I’m praying for family members- she will be missed by many. Love to you all and may your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

  5. Cynthia Chandler-Snell

    She hated teaching me, but masked it very well. I had zero math skills. Zero. But she was kind and as patient as she could be, and I feel like she recognized I had other talents. Bless her heart for having to help me try. She was a nice lady and she taught all who came to her, whether we had gifts or just needed to get by. That’s what a teacher does. Love yo the family. Thanks for sharing her with us.

  6. Jessica Alsobrook

    My favorite teacher. A sweet delightful lady! I scored 99 percentile in Math under her tutelage! A gem of a lady! Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Loved her so!

  7. Anita Coleman McGaughy

    My aunt Frances was a beautiful soul inside and out. We became closer later in life and I saw her more as a friend. We enjoyed sharing memories on the phone and loved to keep in touch. My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved her.

  8. Nekita Lovelady

    Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and wisdom. May your rest translate to your family’s peace.

  9. Linda Boals Loyd

    Feel like losing a family member. Frances and Mother were teaching buddies, Rook buddies, and good friends for many years. It just became habit to ask how her flock were doing whenever I touched base with Mother. Our loss and Heaven’s gain.

  10. Frances Raines

    Frances was a beautiful lady. She was a wonderful math teacher and a true blessing to her students.

  11. Jane Wyatt

    Frances was always professional! In all our years together I never saw her lose her cool. She is missed greatly.

  12. Karen Kelley

    We were distant relatives (I am Nelce Coleman’s granddaughter) but she was my high school math teacher. She gave me the confidence and encouragement to go to college. Very loving memories of her!


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