Frances Louise Sponberger McBride, lovingly known as“Boots” to her friends and family, went to be with her Savior peacefully in her home on January 12th at the age of 94surrounded by family.
Services will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home on January 14th with visitation from 12:00-1:00 pm with services following. Pastor Gary Henderson officiating the service with the burial following at Brister Cemetery in West, MS under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. McBride was born January 28, 1926 in Mercer, Pennsylvania, and moved to Mississippi in 1945 with her parents at the age of 22. Shortly after, she met her husband of 49 years, George McBride. They wed just after three days of courtship. Together they were blessed with seven children, including three sons and four daughters, 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Mrs. McBride spent her life devoted to her Lord and her family as a homemaker. She had a love for music and was quite talented, playing any instrument with strings and had the voice of an angel. She also enjoyed songwriting, sewing, gardening and cooking. When she was not doing any one of those things, she was found reading or offering anyone she met with a kind word and was always the counselor when she met someone in need.
Mrs. McBride was a member of Short Creek Baptist Church and a lifelong active Christian.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Marie Steigar, and father, John Henry Sponberger, of Durant; her husband George Louis McBride, of Yazoo and her sons, Johnny LouisMcBride, of Tupelo; David Lee McBride, of McCool. She was the last sibling of one brother and four sisters.
She is survived by her children, Leroy McBride (Ann), Janie Wynne, Rose Potter (Bill) and Anna McBride, all of Yazoo City; Margie Fowler (Jerry) of Madison, Ala.; and stepson, Eddie Hoover (Kendra) of Vicksburg.
The pallbearers are Leroy McBride II, David McBride II, Rob Cotten, Tre Cotten, Jacob Potter and Lynn Olive.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of gratitude be made to Eden Baptist Church.
The family would like to thank the Martha Coker Greenhouses and their staff for their care, as well as the amazing compassion and care provided by Adoration Hospice during her journey to be with the Lord.