Mrs. Francesca “Franca” Guill, age 56, of Drakes Branch, Virginia, passed on June 13, 2022.
Mrs. Guill was born on March 28, 1966, in Toronto, Canada, to Luigi Russo and Francesca Caradonna Russo.
Mrs. Guill worked at Randolph-Henry Highschool where she touched the lives of many. She was a very creative person and loved expressing herself through painting, sewing, cooking, and baking. Family and friends meant everything to her, she always brought a smile to everyone’s face.
Mrs. Guill is survived by her loving husband, Harry Warren Guill; her mother, Francesca Caradonna Russo; step-daughter, Priscilla Guill; brother, Joe Russo; and sisters, Josie Rauti and Toni Raposo.
Mrs. Guill was predeceased by her father, Luigi Russo.
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 2 PM at Friendship Baptist Church in Drakes Branch, Virginia with Reverend Ralph Moore officiating.
Browning-Duffer Funeral Service of Keysville, Virginia is respectfully serving the Guill family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Bernice Webb

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    This breaks my heart for her family and all who loved her. Rest in peace beautiful soul.

  2. Charlene M. Whitehead

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    Dear God, our world is hurting and broken. We pray for those who have lost loved ones this week, please comfort them in their grief and loss, cover them with your peace and presence, as only your Spirit can do. We know that in whatever we face, you are our peace and refuge, a very present help in times of trouble. In Jesus name I pray Amen!

  3. Tanya Ayers

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    My heart goes out to all of you! Prayers! Franka was a sweet woman!

  4. The Clinton Card Family

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    Please know how much we pray that your family feels God’s loving arms wrapped around you. Our family sends our deepest sympathy.

  5. LaTaysha Ghoston

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    Praying for the family .
    You was such a nice sweet woman.
    You will truly be missed

  6. Jane Hayes

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    Franca was truly an amazing woman. She was always so helpful to me when I worked at RH. I will never forget her. Sympathy to family and friends.
    God bless you all.

  7. Shawn Boyd

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    She was definitely one of a kind, and will be truly missed by the individual lives she touched. Deepest condolences to Mrs. Guill’s close family and friends.

  8. Sandra salmons

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    Very sweet and kind lady to be around such a tragic shame my condolences

  9. Frank Trimboli

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    Antonietta, I am deeply saddened by your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  10. Shirl Milton

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Guill’s husband, family and many friends. I only knew her for 10 months working my first job in the education field at Randolph-Henry High School, but in that 10 months she made such a difference in my life. She was so caring and supportive, and was there for every employee that worked with her. You knew if you needed anything, you could turn to her to help you out in any way she could. The love, support and concern she showed for me and my family in the times we needed it so badly, will never be forgotten. While she may have been in my life for only 10 months, I will remember her forever. May God give his love and strength to all who are grieving the loss of the wonderful lady.

  11. Loretta Austin

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family. May your fond memories of Franca sustain you during your time of sorrow.

  12. Jessica Manley

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    She was a very nice lady prayers go out to the family

  13. Janet D Owens

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    My deepest sympathy is extended to the family, friends, and our Randolph-Henry family for this devastating loss! Franca was an amazing person! She was so patient with us all, and loved doing things for others every day. Our hearts are broken. Praying for peace and understanding at this difficult time.

  14. Lisa Guill Bowen

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    My heart is breaking for my family. Franca was such a beautiful person who brought so much joy to everyone she met, she will truly be missed.
    Love you Warren and know that I’m praying for you.

  15. Glemn

    14 June 2022 2 years ago

    She was such a great person she was one of the many people who helped me though my 9th grade year she was a real inspirationl women she will be truly missed

  16. Maxine Lee

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    Franca a heart of gold truly amazing person with so many talents in which she shared with so many thank u for that our deepest condolences to your family and friends forever in our hearts

  17. Tiffany Wells

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    I am so so sorry !!! May God be with her family, and the children and staff at rhhs!!!

  18. MARK Fears

    15 June 2022 2 years ago


  19. Peggy Claytor

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    Prayers for peace and comfort. This is heartbreaking. Please keep your faith and know that she is with our Lord and Savior now. Brenda met here at heavens gate.

  20. Elba Boileau

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    My condolences to the Guill and Russo family. I knew Mrs. Guill for a short time. She alway showed kindness and love. I was honored to have her as a friend.

  21. Laur Warren

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    She is among the angels now; she is higher than they are as is God’s plan. There to stay, in a perfectly lovely place; no one, not even she, can pluck her from the Father’s hand. On earth, we miss beautiful Franca. Knowing she is with the Lord Jesus gives us comfort.

  22. Brittany, Matt, Adamo and Stella Mauti

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    We are absolutely heartbroken for your family and sending our love. Ant, we know how much you adore your beautiful sister. You are in our thoughts and prayers, always.

  23. Mary (Ani) Bagby

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    God gave me the privilege of working with Franca at RHHS.Although I only knew her for a short time, our shared Italian heritage gave us a special bond. She loved working with the students and staff.Franca was a beautiful, caring individual who put family first. She spoke fondly of her husband and her loved ones in Canada and Sicily. She was so excited when she became a citizen of the United States! The world is not the same without this beautiful lady in it. My sincere sympathy to her family.

  24. Noblin family

    15 June 2022 2 years ago


  25. Peggy Williams

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    I can’t even express the loss I feel for losing this wonderful, vivacious, intelligent, generous woman. I know she has some good friends waiting for her in Heaven.

  26. Jennifer Walker

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    Praying for her family this is so sad. Both of my children knew Mrs.Guill and talked about her the children are going to truly miss her at the school. May god comfort her family and give the strength during this difficult time.

  27. Charles Stewart

    15 June 2022 2 years ago

    Our deepest sympathy to Warren and the rest of the family. I worked with Franca at Chase City Health and Rehab
    several years ago. a very kind soul.
    Charles & Denise Stewart

  28. Jenna Adams

    16 June 2022 2 years ago

    Mrs.Guill touched the lives of many. She brightened my 9-11th grade years at rhhs. It is unreal to think I won’t get to see her warming smile anymore. May she Rest In Peace. Sending prayers to her family.

  29. Charles Stewart

    17 June 2022 2 years ago

    Our deepest sympathy to Warren & the rest of the family. I had the pleasure of working with Franca at Chase City Health & Rehab several years ago. Such a kind soul. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Charles & Denise Stewart

  30. Stacy Dewberry Kinder

    19 June 2022 2 years ago

    I am still speechless and that is rare for me. Mrs. Guill was there for me during my daughter’s father, and 2 grandmother’s passings all during my daughter’s junior year and then me having covid when my daughter graduated high school. Not to count the many other occasions big or small that came up while my daughter was at RHHS. Mrs. Guill was calm but in charge and she made you feel loved and cared about no matter what was going on, big or small. It is going to be so weird if I need to call the high school and don’t hear your voice! My condolences to Mrs. Guill’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Guill, you will be missed more than you know!!

  31. Toneka Clark

    19 June 2022 2 years ago

    I loved mrs guill like a second mom she was a special person in my heart an I will forever remember her & her conversations An always asking how I’m doing and everything when she seen me.. Rest In Peace and condolences to your family

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