On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Odelia “Roxanne” Frison, loving mother of 4 children, passed away at the age of 60.
Roxanne was born on January 26, 1960 in South Bend, IN to O.D. and Ruth Nance. She received her high school diploma from Vashon High and her Associate’s degree from Davenport College. She raised two sons, LeMond Nance and Jamian Stewart and two daughters, Keisha Nance-King and Tanya Stewart. She was the proud grandmother to 17 and great-grandmother to 5.
Roxanne spent a large part of her career as a store manager at Subway Sandwich on Miami & Ironwood. She used her position as an opportunity to give many of the neighborhood youth their first job and to help teach them work ethic and how to be productive citizens. She also spent many years working at Belmont Beverage.
While Roxanne only had 4 biological children, she was referred to by many in the neighborhood as “Mama Roxanne”. She always had an open heart, hand and home for any and everyone, regardless of their background, circumstances, or race. She welcomed everyone, whether they needed a meal, a place to stay or anything in between, she helped however she could and never asked for anything in return.
Roxanne was preceded in death by her father, O.D., her mother, Ruth and her brothers Robin, Tracy, Shawn, Mark, and Alex (Sunny). She is survived by her four children, her brothers Kevin, Kyle (Tim), and Robert (Bernie), her sister Sonya (Yvette) and many grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
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