Frances Wessells Belote

Well known Leesburg resident, Frances Wessells Belote, passed away on March 19, 2017.  She was the proud daughter of Fred and Nettie Wessells.  Married to Robert P. Belote, they were blessed with two sons.   Mrs. Belote worked for over thirty years with the Leesburg real estate firm, James F. Tyler as a realtor and broker.  She also served for over thirty years in various roles with the Leesburg Baptist Church as an active member and church leader in the roles of church administrative council, finance team, and church historian.  She donated countless hours to the ministries of Leesburg Baptist church with a special emphasis as a lay ministry counselor for the church.  Many throughout the community and church called her “Mom” as she always extended the advice and love of a mother to so many people.  Although saddened by her passing, the many friends and loved ones she leaves behind are comforted in knowing she is now in her heavenly home.   She is pre-deceased by her husband, Robert Pierce Belote; her brother, A.P. Wessells, and her sister, Lillian Gollivan.  Her sons Dr. Keith (Martha) Belote and Dr. Larry (Yim) Belote; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren survive her.  Family will receive friends between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2016 at the Leesburg Community Church, 835 Lee Ave. SW, Leesburg, Va., 20175 where a service will immediately follow starting at 12:00 pm.   A private burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Va.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her honor to one of the following: Leesburg Church Foundation, 835 Lee Ave. SW, Leesburg, Virginia 20175; and Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405 Winchester, VA 22601.

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