August 24, 1953 ~ April 29, 2020

Born in: Oklahoma City, OK
Resided in: Denver, CO

Fran (Grant) Potts was born on August 24, 1953 to the late Leon and Nadine Grant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fran was blessed with five siblings; Toni, Leon, Von, Lynn, and Erma (Kim).

Fran matriculated through the Oklahoma City Public School system graduating from Douglass High School in 1971. She attended Central State University in Edmond Oklahoma earning her Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Special Education and Learning Disabilities in 1979.

After graduating college, Fran moved to Denver, Colorado with the love of her life Tony Potts. They were married in August of 1979. To this union Fran inherited her daughter, Stacie Wynnette. Soon after, Ryan Anthony and Justin Leon were born. Fran was a fun, loving, no BS, and supportive mother and took great pride in her children and grandchildren.

Fran had a passion for helping people.  She began her career journey in 1979 working with Northeast Denver Youth Services. She then worked with the Equal Employment Opportunity Center where she was a grievance case worker. Fran started her career at the IRS in 1989 where she retired with 25 years of service as an IRS Specialist in January 2014.

Fran and Tony loved to travel and together traveled all over the United States. She loved gardening, hiking, fishing, interior design, shopping, brunch with her kids, and loving on her grandchildren.

Fran was preceded in death by her father, Leon Grant. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her. Fran passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 30, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 40 years, Tony Potts; her mother Nadine Grant of Dallas, TX;  her loving children, Stacie Potts (Reggie) Alexander, Ryan Potts both of Denver, and Justin (Laura) Potts of Vancouver, WA; Brother, Leon Grant of Oklahoma City, OK; Sisters, Toni Grant and Vonn (Rodney) Pickett of Oklahoma City, OK,  Lynn Cooperwood of Dallas, TX and Erma (Reginald) Halstead of Atlanta, GA; Grandchildren, Kaelan, Michael, Ta’Lor, Tatum, Dublin, Jaceson, Alexis, Ellis, Layla, Morgan, Monroe, Zen, and Halo; Sister in Law, Jeannie Potts (Lonnie) Dixon of Denver, CO, Connie (Terry) Bryson, and Pat Kemp both of Oklahoma City, OK, and David (Peggy) Potts of Surprise, AZ; a host of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Services

Private Cremation:

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


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  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother… You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.. sending my condolences and lots of love and hugs… LaShanna

    • My condolences to the family. You are in my prayers. I remember how much she loved her family from our years together at IRS.

  2. Fran I will miss you, just listening to music, eating your famous rolls and gravy and yard sales. Rest In Peace you will always be in my heart.

  3. Mama Fran you will be missed!! Thank you for welcoming with open arms!! Love you so.
    To the Potts Family, I love you all and if there is anything that Miles I can do please know we are just a call away.

  4. I will always remember FRAN, know that I am thinking of the Grant Family and pray for comfort.
    I LOVE MY GRANT FAMILY

  5. Rest In Peace Fran. Fond memories of you when we were in grade school at Corpus Christ in Oklahoma City. Offering prayers for your family during this difficult time. ❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏

  6. So sorry to lose one of the Grant clan; all the family is special to your OKC friends. Praying that God’s peace will comfort you during this difficult time.

  7. Sending you all my condolences. Mama Potts was love. My childhood was full of her smile, big hugs and the love she had for her Family.. Thank you for sharing her with us for so many years. Ryan, I’m one call away! Love You all

  8. Extending heartfelt condolences to family and friends. May your Faith strengthen you during this difficult time and may loving memories ease your pain. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

    • To Lynn and the Grant family my heart felt sympathy goes out to you. Hope you find comfort in knowing that Fran is home with the Lord Jesus Chris and that she lived a fruitful life.

  9. My condolences to Frans family. It was a pleasure to work with Fran at IRS. She had a positive spirit.

  10. May God comfort the family and friends of Fran. Praying for peace.
    I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • My sincere and heart felt sympathy for the Grant family. Knowing that Fran is at home with the Lord will give you peace and comfort. I pray that the family gather strength from her life well lived here on earth.

  11. My Condolences to the Grant and Potts Family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I went to High School in Oklahoma City with Fran and her brother Leon, and I will always cherish the good times we shared. It is my prayer that God strengthen and comfort you all. RIH Fran

  12. To the Family: Sorry for the passing of one so kind, Confidently strong. Fran brought a glow to every entered room, She left an impression on the heart of those whose path she crossed, never to be forgotten. Oh how she loved her Husband, grandbabies, children and family . Cherish the memories

  13. So sorry for your loss. May God comfort and keep you and your family during this time of transition. Know she’s in a better place now, in the arms of Jesus. She will be missed but never forgotten. I love you ❤

  14. Fran has entered into her Eternal Home with her inheritance of Life Everlasting with Jesus. Fran’s journey on earth was brief compared to her everlasting home that she will experience in heaven.
    We all will see you again Sweet Lady, Rest In Peace in the Presence of the Lord.

  15. My deepest sympathy and condolences are sent to the Potts and Grant families. Fran was a good friend and coworker during our years at IRS and beyond. There was never one day that she didn’t have that beautiful smile and infectious laugh! Fran was a strong and gracious spirit that will stay in our hearts forever. She loved her husband, her children and her family more than anything else in this world. May the blessings of strength, faith and healing embrace Fran’s loved ones.

  16. ..to the Grant family….sorry for your loss….fly and soar like an Eagle Fran…..you’ve earned your wings and deserve a glorified and sanctified rest…
    Ronny …19th Street…

  17. My Fran Teresa a precious jewel, a FRIEND & SISTER that was truly there for a lifetime. We shared our youth, teenage, grown womanhood as wives and mothers till we became Grandmothers and for you a GG. A loyal friend l will miss. I will hold you in my heart forever until we meet again in the New World.
    Rev 21:1, 3 ,4 and John 5:28&29
    You will never be sick again. Rest well in Jehovah GOD’S loving arms until YOU Rise in Paradise. You will be missed by All that love YOU. <3

  18. Rest now, in the Lord & His peace Sista Trojan. May the comforter shower God’s love over the Family in Jesus mighty name, amen.

  19. Sending my love and prayers for the Grant and Potts family.
    With Heartfelt Sympathy for the Family loss.

  20. We Love You Family<3
    You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

  21. My sincerest condolences.
    Fran was truly one of the bright spots in my life’s journey, as I’m sure she was for so many others.
    Father God’s blessing to us is eternal, and did not end with her earthly life.

  22. To Tony and family. I am sad to hear about the passing of Fran. I am glad I had the chance to know her for many years working at the IRS. I am a better man for knowing her. My memories of her remain in my heart. May God bless you and your family.

  23. So sorry to hear of Fran’s passing! My condolences to her family. Fly high beautiful 🙏🏾

  24. Rest In Peace. DOUGLASS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1971, Classmate.
    Sending our Condolences The Family of Fran Grant Potts.🌹🌹🌹

  25. Rest In Peace. DOUGLASS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1971–Classmate.
    Sending our Condolences to The Fran Grant Potts Family. May God give you strength and peace.🌹🌹🌹

  26. I am so saddened to hear of Fran’s passing she was a very special person and personable I enjoyed knowing her and working with her at the IRS MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

  27. My sincere condolences to Fran’s family. She was that one bright spot. I always enjoyed seeing and speaking with her when our paths would cross at the IRS.

    • Toni, Grant & Potts family sorry for your loss. Thinking of your families in this difficult times, sending love and prayers.

  28. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Grant family. Special prayers go out to Leon. Hold on to God’s unchanging hands & He will get you thru this difficult time. We will miss Fran & Her lovely smile. RIP Fran!!!

  29. My Condolences to the family of Fran Grant Potts sorry for your pain and loss may the Lord continue to bless the family with comfort and peace.
    Love Reggie and Barbara Booker

  30. Potts family our wholehearted condolences and love go out to each one of you.
    Fran was a beautiful fun loving woman!!!

    Liz, Ameer and Ahmad Lowe

  31. Words can’t express how saddened I am for your loss of Fran, my friend. I am sending healings prayers and comforting hugs to the Potts and Grant family.

  32. Sorry for the Family loss. A mother, daughter and sister has left memories that will keep her in your hearts forever. Praying that Gods comfort will help you through this time. To Mama Nadine, sisters Toni, Von, and Lynn and Brother Leon, your Corpus Christi family will be with you spiritually. GODS peace be with you all.

  33. I will truly miss my sister Frans beautiful smile , may she rest in the loving hands of our Lord, Praying for brother Potts and your family.

  34. Rest In Peace my sister, will miss that beautiful smile. Praying for brother Potts and his family

  35. Will miss Fran wonderful smile. Rest in the arms of God, good and faithful serpent. Praying for brother Potts, children and the Grant family.

  36. Tony and Kids – I’m so sorry and heartbroken for your loss! I had the privilege of working with Fran many years at the IRS as her manager, co-worker and friend. Her kind, gentle spirit, ever willingness to assist where needed and infectious laughter made for a positive, fun work setting. As a manager and co-worker, her goodness strengthened my character. As a friend, she’ll never be forgotten for the wisdom and care spoken into my personal life. I’m praying for you Tony and may God bless you and your family with peace in knowing how much she adored you and was deeply loved by so many.

  37. To the Potts and Grant Family:
    In an instant she came to us, in an instant she’s gone.
    When I must leave you for a little while Please do not grieve and shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you through the years. But start out bravely with a gallant smile; And for my sake and in my name Live on and do all things the same
    We have known our earth angel since her birth
    All of us agree, God empowered Fran with virtues The best virtues there could ever be
    Kindness, understanding , wisdom gentleness, meekness and love ….
    Angels will be dancing and singing some very special songs . She won’t be lonely there we know other angels there that will welcome her at the gate. Just think for a moment family and friends, aren’t the heavenly angels going to have a very special friend.
    We Love you all
    Cousins Jackie (Donald) Hall- Graves and Nikki

  38. I’m Shocked. My babysitter when she was in high school. Fran is also my cousin. My deepest condolences to the Grant family. We’ve shared so many happy memories and unfortunately great losses like this one. Love and prayers to you all.
    Valinda Booker Jones and Family.

  39. Tony and families: I am so sorry for your loss and praying for your strength and peace during this difficult time. I had great times working and talking with Fran at IRS, such a sweetheart!

  40. To our classmate Leon and the rest of Grant and Potts Family…
    In this life there are few certainties; happiness, human love, achievements, or even peace. But there is always God’s unconditional love.
    In death we return to the familiar. As we continue in our life’s journey, let us be reminded to share peace, love and happiness with others.
    Fran has completed the journey and leaves the challenge of daily living to us. May she now find peace in this rest.
    Remember…God’s peace to all who mourn and hope for those of us who continue on this journey called life. We will miss you Fran…
    The Douglass High School Class of 1971

  41. To the FAMILY,
    My deepest condolences
    She was a SPECIAL LADY. She has her WINGS now fly,fly
    Family GOD is able. May GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS EACH OF YOU

  42. To the Family
    So sorry for your loss. We use to play together as kids when the Grant family lived on 19th st in Oklahoma City

  43. My condolences and prayers to Fran’s family, she was strong, full of kindness and I was blessed to know her. I enjoyed working with Fran at the IRS for 25 years. May you Rest In Peace my friend 🙏

  44. My deepest condolences to your family. May you find comfort in knowing what a wonderful woman Fran was. She was a bright light at the IRS and I am so grateful that I had a chance to know her. Praying that God’s love will give your family comfort and peace.

  45. My condolences to the family. Fran I remember you when I was a young teenage girl trying to find my way in the world. You took to me to work at the Denver Nuggets games showing how to be responsible and do better with my life. I appreciated you for that. RIH Fran!!

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