S. Frances Davis Bond

S. Frances Davis Bond

S. Frances Davis Bond, 87, of Dallas, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 8, 2021.

She was born to the late Purdom and Alma Davis in Jacksonville, Florida. Frances graduated from Lee High School and attended the University of Florida. She married the late Howard Bond and lived in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Loving mother and grandmother, Frances will be greatly missed by her four children: William,and wife Tracy; Grace Bond Palaia; Andrew,and wife Tracey and Daniel Bond. Also survived by two grandsons, David,and wife Susan and Chris Palaia; four great grandchildren: Tait and Clay Palaia and Reed and Jacob Edwards.

Frances was an accomplished, professional dancer, performing in New York City at a young age and taught at her private studio in Jacksonville. She was selected in college to entertain the Air Force Troops with the USO in the Caribbean. Always with her great sense of humor, she added laughter, joy and entertainment wherever she went.

As a mother, she was busy volunteering with the PTA, always on field trips and room mother and loved having the kids’ friends over. Frances enjoyed bridge with her friends, playing golf and always cheering on the Florida Gators. She claimed her blood ran” Orange and Blue”! Her favorite times were the Florida/Georgia game parties with family in town. You never met a bigger fan!!

She utilized her dancing and acting skills by entertaining in many fundraisers with the Junior Woman’s Club. Frances took over as President of Davis Furniture Company after the passing of husband, Howard.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 1:00-2:00pm at Evergreen Cemetery, 4535 N. Main Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. Graveside burial will follow immediately.

The family requests remembrances for her of flowers or contribution in her name to the Jacksonville Humane Society.


  • Shawn Hurst Posted April 15, 2021 2:09 pm

    Our condolences to the Bond family. Her life story sounds incredible and full of stories that you can share for many years to come.

  • Carol kilpatrick Posted April 16, 2021 8:28 am

    So very sorry to hear of Frances’ passing. My fondest memory of her and her football humor was at a Ga/Fl. Game. We were with Maureen and Robert Alonso. she was so much fun . Maureen used to share so many stories about her and Howard. They were very close and continued to be so for many years. I’m sure they are all together laughing and enjoying each other in Heaven?

  • Wade McCormick Posted April 18, 2021 8:55 pm

    I am saddened by the loss of your mother Bill, Grace, Andrew, and Daniel. I am happy however, knowing she is reunited with your father. I have nothing but fond memories of the wonderful times I spent with her growing up. God Bless you all and know I am thinking about you all at this time. Love, Wade

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