Ernest Habib Francis, Jr. and Judith Hill Francis
Celebrate their 50 year anniversary on January 21, 2017
Ernest Habib Francis, Jr., and Judith Hill Francis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 21, 2017.
The couple first met in 1966 in the elevator of the Charleston Federal Building where they were both employed - both admit it was love at first sight. They were married a year later at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Walterboro, SC.
They have 3 children: Kevin Francis and his wife Heidi McAllister Francis, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Scott Francis of Lexington, KY, and Melanie Francis Schnier and her husband Alan Schnier, of New Hartford, NY. They have 5 grandchildren Harrison, Collin, Lily, Jackson, and Carson, and 2 step grandchildren, Benjamin and Ayla Schnier. After moving around Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, they settled and raised their family in Columbia, SC.
Ernie is retired from the Internal Revenue Service and Judy is retired from the Social Security Administration. Judy & Ernie created a loving home that welcomed anyone and everyone that walked through the door. You were sure to leave with a valuable lesson or two, and be full from a delicious home cooked meal. Fifty years later, they continue to show us what family is all about, and we are truly blessed to call them Mom and Dad (although we usually call them Judy & Habib).