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Melvena Ann Francise

April 1, 1935March 1, 2021

Melvena Ann Dahduh Francise, also known as BeBe by her grandchildren, 85, a native of Jackson, MS and resident of Valrico, FL and White Castle, LA, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021. Melvena was a devout Catholic, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, especially pokeno, crafting, and cooking. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 64 years, Dr. Mike Francise; seven children, Naheem M. Francise, II (Lynda), Geralyn F. Callegan (Bill), Michael J. Francise Jr., Paula F. McDonner (Paul), Regina F. Villarreal (Al), Cynthia M. Francise, and George A. Francise (Stacy); fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three siblings, Pat Dahduh (Jean) of Brandon, MS, Albert Dahduh (Jackie), of Brandon, MS, and Vivian Weaver of Forest, MS as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Mrs. Lynette, her card playing buddies, and her caregivers for all their love and support. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11am at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in White Castle, LA, with interment to follow in the White Castle Mausoleum.

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Natalie Francise

March 2, 2021

Best grandmother I could’ve ever asked for. Her compassion and strength were truly inspiring. She always supported me and encouraged me to do my best in life. We would watch television, cook, play cards, and craft together. She would always call me and we would catch up on the phone. I’ll miss you, and I’ll see you again one day. I love you with all my heart, BB.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY