Frances Marie Gooden Greene

October 31, 1953 – April 10, 2022

Funeral services for Frances Marie Gooden Greene of Winona will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15 in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in the Winona Garden of Memory. Rev. John Goldwater and her son, Wesley Greene will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Danny Varnes, Jr., Jamie Varnes, Jonathan Wenger, Benny Steed, Terry Greene, and Danny Varnes. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Dees, Paul Campbell, AJ Ables, Jonathan Ables, Blake Greene, John Conner Greene, and Jayson Mills.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 14, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.

Frances Marie Gooden Greene, 68, passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, due to complications of heart failure, on Sunday, April 10, 2022. She was born in Kilmichael, MS to George Garvis and Evie Mae Perry Gooden on October 31, 1953. She was a member of Bethany Church of God. She was a talented seamstress and an avid American Cancer Society supporter. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and watching her son, Wesley, race. She enjoyed traveling and vacationing, especially to the mountains.

Mrs. Greene is survived by her daughters, Becky Ables (Jason) and Melissa Varnes, both of Winona; son, Wesley Greene (Chelsea) of Winona; companion and caregiver of 28 years, Randy Varnes of Winona; sister, Ann Dees of Winona; seven grandchildren, Jason “AJ” Ables, Jr. (Mary Hannah), Colden Blake Greene (Sandy), Charles Jonathan Ables (Caitlin), John Conner Greene, Bristol Brianna “Sissy” Greene, Peyton Shields, and Olivia Thompson; five great-grandchildren, Ava Claire Ables, Elizabeth Grace Ables, Colbren Bryce Ables, Madi Kate Ables, and Taylor Lynn Marie Ables. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Wilburn Greene, Sr.; son, Charles Wilburn Greene, Jr.; two sisters, Annie Gray and Eloise Pollard; two brothers, Garvis Gooden, Jr. and Jimmy Gooden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Foundry Church at PO Box 916, Winona, MS 38967.

5 thoughts on “Frances Marie Gooden Greene

  1. Greene family: My heart just sank when I saw my friend Frances had passed away. We had a lot of laughs and good times when we worked together at Summers’ Mfg. She had the best laugh! I will miss her along with so many others! Sending prayers to each of you during the difficult days ahead as you say goodbye to this sweet lady. Deborah


  2. We are praying for both Wesley Green and Becky Ables and families and Ann Dees. God is Forever Faithful! Love and prayers. Roses 🌹 are unfolded when GOD desires. Aunt Frances was a beautiful rose. We will always miss her.


    1. So sorry for your loss prayers for all of you me and Frances had some great times together I thought about her a lot Becky and Wesley your in my heart I’ll be thinking and praying for you ll always will love her and both of you I know she’s rejoicing with all the families up there love youll always


  3. Continued prayers for you both, Wesley and Becky, and for your families. We serve a merciful God, and for this I am thankful. This is not goodbye. It is we will meet again very soon. Much love.


  4. Francis was a loving understanding woman. She always had a smile on her face. Prayers and mercy for the family. Becky n wesley n randy. She was kin and we loved her very much.


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