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Joseph Francois, Jr.

1938 ~ 2021 (age 83)


Funeral mass for Joseph “Baby boy” Francois, Jr. of Mansura will begin at 10:45am on Saturday, October, 30, 2021 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Marksville. Burial will follow at the St. Paul Catholic Cemetery of Mansura.

Joseph Francois, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the Avoyelles Hospital in Marksville.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Cecile Francois of Marksville; son, Zachary Scott (Ashley) Francois of Tickfaw; sister, Marella Francois of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren: Jalinda Johnson of Texas, Nikki Jenning of Marksville, and Timothy Wilkinson of Tickfaw; great- grandchildren: Ja’Kee, Mykel, Khory, and Kyrie.

He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Fitzgerald Francois; parents, Joseph Herman, sr., & Genitha James Francois; sisters, Thelma Hampton, Mary Holmes and Jeanette Tyler.

A visitation will begin at 9:00am until 10:15am on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Escude Funeral Home in Mansura.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.escudefuneralhome.com.

Escude Funeral Home of Mansura have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph, please visit our floral store.


October 30, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Escude Funeral Home of Mansura
6608 Porterie St.
Mansura, LA 71350

Funeral Mass
October 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Holy Ghost Catholic Church
121 S Preston St
Marksville, LA 71351

Graveside Service
October 30, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Paul Catholic Cemetery (Mansura)

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