GREENVILLE — Martha Frances Finch Lott, 70, of Greenville, passed away peacefully at her residence in early morning hours on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Fran was born May 29, 1949, in Fayette, to Francis and Eva Finch. The Finch family moved to Magee when Fran was young and she graduated from Magee High School. Fran graduated from Milsaps College with degrees in chemistry, biology, and medical technology from Baptist Hospital — Memphis. She started her career at King’s Daughters Hospital in Greenville and continued at Delta Regional Medical Center until her retirement, 25 years later, as lab manager.
Fran was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Francis and Mrs. Eva Finch.
She is survived by her husband, Emery H. “Bucky” Lott; two daughters, Amy and her husband, Bart Barrett, of Longwood, Florida, (and their three children, Sam, Eva, and Emery), and Sally and her husband, Chris Miller, of Colchester, Connecticut (and their four children: Reilly, Paxton, Jewell, and Buck); a sister, Mary Ann Knotts, of Brandon; brother, Dan Finch and his wife, Renee, of Fairview, Texas; along with several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her forever best friend, Billie Sanders, of Mustang, Oklahoma.
Fran will be best remembered for her generosity and compassion for others. She enjoyed serving her church and community through leadership at the church food pantry, after-school reading program, United Methodist Women, Newcomers Club, and others. She will be missed for her happy hospitality, laughter in her Mah Jongg Group, her fantastic cooking, and her love for her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Visiting hours will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service in the Parlor, Trinity United Methodist Church.
Flowers will be gratefully accepted, Fran loved them. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be donated to St. Jude, Batson Children’s Hospital, or a charity of your choice.