Bennett Westley Palmore
Caledonia Moore Goodman
Johnstone J. Jeffs
Elizabeth Waller
(Cir 1844-Cir 1890)
Marvin Atwell Palmore Sr.
Mae Elizabeth (Mazie) Jeffs
Frances Waller Palmore


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Leon Dibrell Johnson III

Frances Waller Palmore

  • Born: 2 Jul 1917, Chesterfield Co. VA
  • Marriage: Leon Dibrell Johnson III on 28 Oct 1939 in Drewry's Bluff, Richmond, VA
  • Died: 25 Feb 2001, Richmond , VA at age 83
  • Buried: Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, VA

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The email below relates to Frances Waller Palmore, sister of Bennett Wesley Palmore:
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 11:44:10 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
From: Gail Johnson <>
Frances Waller Palmore Johnson, 83, of Richmond, died Sunday, February 25, 2001. She was the wife of Leon Dibrell Johnson III. She was born in Drewry's Bluff, Va., on July 2, 1917, daughter of Maizie Jeffs Palmore and Marvin Atwell Palmore. She attended Chester High School. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marvel Coover and Virginia Eaton; two brothers, Marvin Palmore Jr. and Bennett Palmore. She was an active and faithful member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Richmond. She is survived by one brother, Woodrow Wilson Palmore; one daughter, Gail Johnson Morrison and her husband, Frank West Morrison; one son, Leon Dibrell Johnson IV and his wife, Nancy Louise Johnson; six grandchildren, Katherine Gail Hamilton and her husband, David, John Ferguson Heil Jr., Henry Faulkner Heil and his wife, Caroline, Lucy Palmore Heil, Evan David Johnson and Erin Louise Johnson; two stepgrandchildren, Brooks Morrison Trebilcox and her husband, Kent Trebilcox, and John Francis West Morrison; three great- grandchildren, Alison Gail Mayo, Ian Johnson Mayo and Ella Frances Bishop-Heil; and a community of beloved friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rt. 10), Richmond. Her funeral service will be conducted at New Covenant Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2001, by Rev. Caroline Price- Gibson. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6415 Irongate Dr., Richmond, Va. 23234. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the interment.


Frances married Leon Dibrell Johnson III, son of Leon Dibrell Johnson Jr. and Alice Faulkner, on 28 Oct 1939 in Drewry's Bluff, Richmond, VA. (Leon Dibrell Johnson III was born on 1 May 1917 in Richmond, VA, died on 30 Jan 2011 in Richmond, VA and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, VA.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014
Name: Leon Dibrell Johnson
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 22
Birth Date: abt 1917
Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1939
Marriage Place: Drewrys Bluff, Virginia, USA
Registration Place: Chesterfield, Virginia, USA
Father: Leon Dibrell Johnson
Mother: Alice Faulkner
Spouse: Frances Waller Palmore
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 22
Spouse Father: Marvin Atwell Palmore
Spouse Mother: Mazie Elizabeth Jeffs
Certificate Number: 1939037623

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