A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to cover burial/funeral services for Justeen Francis, a 2016 Wellesley High School graduate who passed away unexpectedly on June 25 from a viral infection.
Francis, who lived in Mattapan, had worked as a camp counselor and was on break from Curry College, where she was studying criminal justice.
METCO K-12 Director Kalise Wornum wrote in a note to the Wellesley High community, “For those of you who knew Justeen, we ask that you remember and celebrate her winning smile, the ability to unite communities, and wonderful sense of humor. For those of you who did not know Justeen, we ask that you respect our sadness and support us with your understanding. It is very difficult for all of us to face the death of a young person.”
Wellesley High Principal Jamie Chisum also shared his thoughts on Francis, noting that they had a playful relationship (he flipping down her hood in the hallway). But Chisum also enjoyed seeing Francis become “a young woman of quiet and determined strength. Justeen was confident.”
Services for Francis will be held on Saturday, July 1 at the Davis Funeral Home, 654 Cummins Highway, Mattapan.
If you would like to send a card of condolence, please mail to:
Ms. Clementine Francis (grandmother)
6 Meadowbank Road
Mattapan, MA 02126