Dora “Frances” Lovelace Satterfield of Halifax passed away June 27, 2020.

She was born in Halifax County on March 21, 1930 and was 90 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Charlie James Lovelace and the late Sallie Jane Francisco Lovelace. She was married to Joe Cephus Satterfield Jr. who survives. “When you saw one, you saw the other.”

Frances taught in the Halifax County school system for 37 years. Once she retired, she still wanted to be active so she and Joe volunteered at the South Boston/Halifax County Museum and in the Wilson Memorial Ruritan Club serving in many positions. She started playing the piano when she was 12 at Mount Zion Church. She loved her Pleasant Grove Christian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, choir director and the pianist for many years. Frances loved to help in any way she could and was always looking for ways to be active. She and Joe always enjoyed their breakfast with their Hardees’ Family. She really loved running into her former students, Virginia Tech, watching all sports, baking for her family and friends and gardening. She will always be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, friend and lover of life.

In addition to her husband of 66 years, survivors include her children, Joe C. “Joey” Satterfield III, and wife Kathryn of Waleska, Georgia and Sharon Satterfield Jones of Oxnard, California; her siblings, Sadie A. Light, and husband Clarence O. Light Jr. of Fairfax, Margaret H. Brown and husband Jack P. Brown of Greensboro, North Carolina and Charlie J. Lovelace Jr. and wife Carolee Waldron Lovelace of Roanoke.

One sister, Nancy L. Ferguson, and her husband, Charles Wayne Ferguson, also preceded Frances in death.

The family extends a thank you to her caregivers, Sherry Barksdale, Kimberly Craighead, Chloe Polk, Alisa Barksdale and all Sentara Halifax Regional Hospice nurses.

Special thanks to Charles Ferguson and Rita Fay Edmundson for their love and attention.

A funeral service will be held today, July 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with the Revs. Harvey Spencer and Jack Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Music will be provided by Chris Jones.

The family will receive friends today, one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at her home.

For memorials consider Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 2154 Pleasant Grove Rd., Halifax, VA 24558, or Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department, 2019 Oak Level Rd., Halifax, VA 24558.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.