OBITUARY

Wesley Joseph Francis

September 1, 1979March 23, 2019
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Wesley Joseph Francis, a native and longtime resident of Lafayette and recent resident of Amelia, was unexpectedly called to his heavenly home on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the age of 39.

A Marine, devoted son, caring brother & uncle, a fiancé, an adoring pet owner, and a greater friend, Wesley was loved by everyone who crossed his path and will be dearly missed. Wesley was an Iraq War combat veteran and felt his greatest accomplishment was dedicating his life to his country as a United States Marine (0313 U.S. Marine Corps as a 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance (1st LAR Marine), 11th meu, 15th meu, 2/1 Marines).

Wesley leaves to cherish his memory; his fiancé, Casey Polvadore; their son, Nicholas; his parents, Carey and Shirley Aucoin Francis Jr.; two siblings, Jealena Francis Gros and her husband, Chad, and Melinda Francis Tonglet and her husband, Jason; and one niece and nephew, Jackson and Josephine.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Villier "V.A." and Elizabeth Pennison Aucoin, and Carey and Madge Francis Sr.; two uncles, Terrance "Terry" Aucoin and Doug Fontenot; and an aunt, Ann Aucoin. The family requests that friends and family may begin gathering at the First Baptist Church of Amelia, 866 Julia St., Amelia, LA, on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 am in preparation for a rendering of military honors and memorial service beginning at 2:00 pm with an after-gathering being held in the Amelia Fire Station on Lake Palourde Rd. following services. Military honors will be conducted by the East St. Mary Funeral Squad and memorial services will be officiated by Pastor Frank Pellissier.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through Hargrave Funeral Home (985)384-8605 to assist in the alleviation of funeral expense.

Services

  • Gathering Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Military Honors & Memorial Services Saturday, March 30, 2019
REMEMBERING

Wesley Joseph Francis

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Denise Chaissin

March 29, 2019

Everytime you seen wesley no matter how bad of a day he was having he always had kind words to say about everyone. He loved his dog kevin and his pig rocket.Kevin is so lost without him and so are we .God needed an angel and he got a wonderful one.My love and prayers to all my family.You are going in sight but never in our minds or our hearts Wesley we love you .

Janice Aucoin

March 28, 2019

Larry and Wesley were talking by the airboat. Rocket , Wesley's pig , was with them. Larry started tha airboat and Rocket lived up to his name. Took Wesley a while to find him.

Janelle Lajaunie Vance

March 28, 2019

Carey, Shirley, girls and family, My deepest condolences to all of you. Please know I'm sharing in your sorrow with love and prayers.

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