Frances Campbell Thackston

Frances Campbell Thackston, 94, widow of B. Gordon Thackston, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

She was born in Laurens County, the daughter of the late W.V. ‘Bill’ and Ione Taylor Campbell. Mrs. Thackston was a loyal member of Temple Baptist Church since 1948. She served in many areas including the church choir, Ladies Trio, Nursing Home Ministry, as a member of the TEL Ladies Sunday School Class and ‘Templeaires Group.’ She taught in the ‘Beginners’ Dept., the Youth Training Union, and WMU. In addition, she served on the Planning Committee and was involved in many special programs and dramas. Mrs. Thackston was employed at Her Majesty for 20 years and served as secretary at Glidden Paint Co. and Upstate Trucking before she retired.

Mrs. Thackston is survived by her son, Dr. Michael ‘Mike’ G. Thackston and his wife, Dianne, of Lilburn, GA; two grandchildren, Erin Thackston (Colin Thon) and Daniel Thackston; a soon to arrive great-grandson, Thomas Gordon Thon; her brothers, Rev. Taylor Campbell (Joyce) of Greenwood, and Cecil Campbell of VA; one sister, Mary Jane Templeton of Spartanburg; sisters-in-law, Debbie Campbell and Ann Campbell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas, John Henry, Edwin, and Billy Campbell; a sister, Virginia Campbell Smith; brothers-in-law, Norman Smith, and Warren Templeton; and sisters-in-law, Margie Campbell and Kathryn Campbell.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Cannon Byrd Funeral Home – Simpsonville, 313 N. Main St., Simpsonville, SC 29681.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Cannon Byrd Funeral Home – Simpsonville. Interment will follow in Cannon Byrd Memorial Park in Fountain Inn.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to: International Mission Board’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering @ Give Now – IMB Generosity , to the Senor Activity & Senior Center of Simpsonville, 310 W. Curtis St., Simpsonville, SC 29681, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences to the family of Frances Campbell Thackston

  • Cecil Campbell
    4 months ago

    Remembering the ways Frances demonstrated her love of family, friends, and her church. She enjoyed singing with her friends at church and providing music at assisted living facilities in the area. She has now joined the heavenly choir and sings with all the other angels.
    we miss the visits and the hospitality she showed to all of us. Lots of good food and fun. Great memories!!!
    She now enjoys her eternal life of peace and happiness.

  • Sharon Reuss
    4 months ago

    As you grieve, know that we are remembering you, and honoring the memory of Frances. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Only time moves on to the next scene. Memories remain part of our heart forever. Alton Taylor’s daughter Sharon T Reuss

  • My sincere condolences. I was in Frances’s Sunday School Class at Temple for several years. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was always so kind and sweet and her love for her Lord and Savior was always evident. I was blessed to have known her.

  • Trish Thackston Espinoza
    4 months ago

    We wish we could be there with you. We loved Aunt Frances. I was so happy that my kids were able to meet you all before my dad passed away. I am sure your dad and my dad are welcoming her in heaven with open arms and so much love. Prayers and condolences for you and your family.

  • Joey & Susan Campbell
    4 months ago

    Please accept our sincerest condolences. Words cannot express how saddened we are to learn of your loss. May your happy memories of Aunt Frances life and her legacy give you peace and comfort during this challenging time. We continue our prayers for you during this difficult time. Aunt Frances truly lived and practiced her faith in Jesus Christ greatly. May she rest in peace.

  • Chrissie Sison (Cecil's Daughter)
    4 months ago

    My sweet Aunt Frances always made me feel so loved and special when we came to visit. She fixed us the best food and got down on the floor to play with the kids, even in her eighties. They still talk about the special times they had playing games with her and snuggling up with her to watch “I Love Lucy.” We live states away, so we had many phone calls and Aunt Frances loved talking to the children as well. She always remembered birthdays and sent cards. She was the hub for family news. I am so grateful that after many years without traveling, we finally got it together and visited her last summer. Sitting in her wheelchair she immediately reached out and pulled my “little one” (actually big 8 year old boy) onto her lap! That was precious. She just loves children so much.

    It is so obvious how much Aunt Frances loves her precious son, Mike and Diane, Erin, and Daniel. They have always been the light of her life. I am so certain that she is sending you all her love and rejoicing over you from heaven. She is also rejoicing to see my uncle Gordon and having a wonderful time with many loved ones that were waiting to greet her with open arms.

    What a loved mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend she is. I will treasure my memories of my time with her forever.

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