Funeral services for Irene Francis, age 69, of Tupper Lake, will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 2 p.m., with Father Bill Cooper officiating. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 7 at the church from noon up until the time of the service. Ms. Francis passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at Mercy Living Center surrounded by her loving family.
She is survived by her daughter, Nkechinyere Sloan, of Lake Clear; her grandchildren, Jamison, Thompson, and Emerson Sloan, of Lake Clear; her sister, Dewreathe Francis, of Tupper Lake; her former husband, Muna Ezumah; and additional family members, Vanessa and Osita Ezumah. She is predeceased by her parents, Dr. Richard and Dewreathe Francis.
Ms. Francis was born on April 26, 1950 in Tuskeegee, Alabama, the daughter of Dr. Richard and Dewreathe Green Francis. She attended Dover Plains High School and graduated from Tupper Lake High School. She then went on to receive her Bachelor Degree from Syracuse University and her Masters degree in nursing from New York University. She married Mr. Muna Ezumah, which ended in divorce. She worked briefly for Mercy Hospital and as a developmental aide at Sunmount Developmental Center. For past several years, she worked as a domestic abuse counselor at Comlinks in Malone.
Donations in her memory can be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8 Brentwood St., Tupper Lake, NY 12986.
Online condolences can be made at www.fraryfuneralhomes.com