Hargrave Funeral Home

1031 Victor II Blvd, Morgan City, LA


Frances M. Whitney

September 18, 1938February 10, 2020

Frances Maude Whitney, 81, passed away on February 10, 2020 after a brief illness. Her memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Berwick, Louisiana on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

Born on September 18, 1938 in St. Francisville, Louisiana, Frances grew up in Berwick, Louisiana. She graduated from Morgan City High School in 1956, graduating in the top ten percent of her class. She worked for many years at Oceanic Butler in Bayou Vista until she moved to Atlanta in the late 1980’s after the oil industry experienced a downturn. While in Atlanta, she worked in both the banking and medical fields. Her last job was as executive secretary to the CEO of Georgia Cancer.

Frances had an innate ability to form extraordinary relationships. While most people are lucky if they have one life-long friendship, Frances had many friendships that spanned decades. She travelled extensively in the US and Canada with these life-long friends.

She will be sorely missed by her family. She was truly the hub that kept them together. She doted on her nieces, nephews, great-niece, and great-nephews. She holds a special place in all of their hearts.

In 2017, Frances returned to the Morgan City area and resided at Maison Jarden at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Pearl Whitney, and her nephew, Jerry Whitney. She is survived by her brother, Howard Whitney and his wife Connie Whitney of Lawrenceville, Georgia; her brother Leroy Whitney and wife Elizabeth Whitney of Berwick, Louisiana; her brother Gerald Whitney and his wife Doris Whitney of Slidell, Louisiana; her niece Denise Bertaut and Jerry Bertaut (husband) of Prattville, Alabama; her niece Alycia McWilliams and Steve McWilliams (husband) of Esko, Minnesota; her nephew David Whitney of Thibodaux, Louisiana; her nephew James Whitney of Lawrenceville, Georgia; her great niece Darien Clayton of Prattville, Alabama; her great nephew Braden Bertaut of Atlanta, Georgia; her great nephews Caleb Whitney and Blaine Whitney of Slidell, Louisiana; her great niece Bella Whitney of Slidell, Louisiana; her great nephews Evan Whitney, Jack Whitney, Max Whitney, and Aiden Whitney of Esko Minnesota; her great great niece Arya Whitney; and her soon-to-be, already doted on great great niece, Avery Clayton.


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