Cleo Abadalla

April 13, 1934February 27, 2013

Cleo Abdalla, known to many as "Meia", 78, a native and resident of DeQuincy, was called home to be with her Heavenly Father, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Houston, Tx. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of DeQuincy where she was active in teaching Sunday School, GA's, and Vacation Bible School. Cleo was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all her loved ones. Her love and faithfulness for God showed through all her actions. Cleo was a true giver. She was always devoting her time to others. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cleo was always on the go and full of energy. Her favorite past times were attending grandchildren's activities, cooking for family and friends, involved in church functions, shopping and riding her zero turn mower. She was the daughter of the late C.E. and Dora LeBlanc of DeQuincy. Those who are left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years, Gerald Abdalla, Sr.; one daughter, Mickey Lynn Marcantel of DeQuincy; one son, Dr. G.J. Abdalla, Jr. and wife Karlyn of DeRidder; one sister, Margaret Cox of DeQuincy; sister-in-law, Betty LeBlanc of Carlyss; 2 brother-in-laws, Jimmy Abdalla and Pargie (Neelum) Abdalla; 4 grandchildren, Kace Marcantel and wife Sarah, Kili Reeves and husband Greg, Leslie McGuire and husband Joshua and Megan Johnson and husband Timothy; 5 great grandchildren, Reci & Kinlee Reeves, Jacob, Alex and Ty Marcantel. "Meia" loved having a large family. She was thrilled with the new editions to her family; her step grandchildren, Luke, Elijah and Eliana McGuire and Aaron, David, Dustin, Rush and Kaylianna Danielson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Kenny E. LeBlanc, daughter-in-law Jill Abdalla, brother-in-law Adrian Cox, Sr., and her in-laws, J.J. and Edna Abdalla, Sr., and sister-in-law Myrtle King. Her funeral service will be at 10:00am Saturday, March 2, in the First Baptist Church of DeQuincy. Bro. Mike Paris and Bro. Rob Walls will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Snider Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Friday, March 1, from 3:00 - 9:00 at the church and resume on Saturday at 8:00am until service time. Memorial donations in Cleo's memory may be made to First Baptist Church of DeQuincy.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2013

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David & Kathy Abdalla

March 2, 2013

We were so very sad to hear of the passing of Cleo. She was always so very kind to Abe and the "boys" and their extended families during the passing of Tommie Linn and Aunt Sadie. Heaven has gained a wonderful blessing and this earth has lost a beloved treasure. We wish we could be there to comfort you and your family who we think so "highly of" and adore. My God comfort and bless you during this time and that her spirit of giving unselfishly and willing to others live on in those which she left behind.

March 2, 2013


February 28, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow.
God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times. Psalms 91:2. May you find the needed strength from God, family and friends.


February 28, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. We love ya'll. I know what you are going through. Daddy passed Nov. 18, 2012 . Will be thinking of you if we can not attend. Facebook me: Donna Windham Darbonne. Love you, Donna Jean

Vickie Rollo

February 28, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Cleo was a very special person. I have such fond memories of my time as a small child in her Sunday School class. She was always seemed to be so happy to be sharing God's love with us. I will always remember her sweet smile and loving spirit. She served God so willingly in so many ways. She will be greatly missed at FBC. I pray that God will give you the strength and comfort that only He can provide during this difficult time. Just remember that she is rejoicing with Jesus now!