Irene Ceasar Francois

Irene Ceasar Francois passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:23 a.m. in New Orleans, LA. Mrs. Francois was born May 24, 1920 on English Turn Plantation to the union of the late Albert and Lucille Thompson Ceasar. Beloved wife of the late Jules (Willie) Francois Jr. Daughter-in-law of the late Jules Sr. and Anna S. Francois. Mother of Anita W. and Arthur Hughes Sr. Grandmother of June M. Jiles, Carol A. Hughes-Price(Donnell), Arthur Hughes Jr. and Tyrone C. Hughes. Great-grandmother of Vernon Jr. and Vontrell Jiles, Ty C. Hughes and Joshua I. Price. Devoted aunt of Vicky Ellis-Hughes (Paul). Great aunt of Da'Klan Randolph and Jordan Sanchez. Sister-in-law of Leon Francois Jr. Aunt-in-law of Anna Goldsmith (Allen), Linda, Florence and Clarence Hughes. Devoted cousin of Norma Matthew, Margery Payne, Clementine Louding and Donnell Burns. Godmother of Romalice Ellis, Wanda Taylor (Willie) and the late Williams Jeff Payne (Gloria). Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family; Pastor, Officers and members of St. Andrew of Braitwaite, LA and Branch Bell Baptist as well as all other churches of New Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes; employees of the McDonogh No. 35 School Cafeteria Workers and the Youth Study Center School are invited to attend the service at Branch Bell Baptist Church, 1231 St. Maurice Street on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m. Rev. Kevin L. Williams, officiating. Interment at English Turn Cemetery in Braitwaite, LA. A viewing was also held in the Chapel of the Roses of Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

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