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Frances Dykes Obituary, A Remarkable Life Remembered

Frances Dykes Obituary, Death Cause – It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Dykes, 68, of Soso, MS, who peacefully departed this life on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at her residence. Frances was born on Thursday, September 15, 1955, in Laurel, Mississippi, and leaves behind a legacy of love, family, and unwavering faith. Frances was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ricky Dykes, whom she considered her soulmate forever and always, her beloved father, Johnnie Ingram, and her mother, Katie Ryals. She is survived by her son, Brad Dykes (Dayton, OH), daughter, Amanda Corley (Kevin Bowman) (Ackerman, MS), granddaughters, Sarah Pettit (Dayton, OH), Tarah Dykes (Dayton, OH), grandson, Tayler Corley (Mississippi State University), Kamden Bowman (Ackerman, MS), and a host of friends and family.

Frances was not only a beloved wife, mother, and nannie but also a dedicated nurse who touched the lives of many. Her love for her family knew no bounds, and she was deeply committed to their well-being and happiness. Frances was a proud member of Big Creek Baptist Church, where her faith in Jesus Christ was central to her life. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects during the visitation on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel on 4593 Indian Springs Road, Laurel, MS. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM.

The burial will take place in Big Creek Cemetery in Soso, Mississippi, with Bro. Adam Sloan officiating. Pallbearers include Brad Dykes, Tayler Corley, Kevin Bowman, John Pearson, Jason Jefcoat, and Brian Johnson. In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, reflecting Frances’s compassionate nature and her desire to make a difference in the lives of others. An online guestbook has been set up at, where friends and well-wishers can leave condolences and share their memories of Frances Dykes.

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