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Mrs. Mary B. Francis

September 15, 1929 - May 29, 2020

Burial Date: June 4, 2020

Funeral Home Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel

Interment Live Oak Memorial Park

Church Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica

Wednesday (06/03): Visitation – 5PM to 7PM; Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel

Thursday (06/04): Funeral Service – St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica; Interment –  Live Oak Memorial Park


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At the age of ninety surrounded by her family at home, Mary Belle Francis, peacefully transitioned to be with the Lord

Mary Belle was born September 15, 1929, in Beaumont, Texas to Edith Como-Levy and Clifton Levy, Sr., and was the youngest of five children.

 She was united in holy matrimony to her high-school sweetheart, Matthew Joseph Francis, celebrating  72 years of marriage together. To that union three children were born: Edith, Matthew (Jay) and Deborah.

 Mary Belle was a faithful member of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica for over 50 years. An advocate for equal rights and fair treatment, you could always find her giving of her time at the voting polls and actively volunteering her talents in ministries at the Cathedral. She was known for her wit and strong personality, was a member of several social groups, and enjoyed sewing and baking.

 Mary Belle was proceeded in death by her parents, siblings: Roy Levy, Clifton Levy, Jr. (Rose), Mildred Jacquo (Royal), and Rose Allison and grandchild Harold Smith.

Those left to celebrate her memory, are her devoted husband, Matthew Joseph Francis, Sr. and three children: Edith Francis, Matthew Joseph Francis, Jr., and Deborah Francis. Her six grandchildren: Tifany Wilson (Derrick), Matthew Joseph Francis III (Krystal), Jeremy Hagans, Andre’ Francis (Amanda), Kristin Francis, and Dennis Hagans and four great-grandchildren: Matthew Joseph Francis IV, Kalynn Francis, Miles Wilson and Nolan Wilson. Along with a host of family members, friends, and compassionate caregivers.

 On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, there will be a visitation from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. at Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson St in Beaumont. She will be entombed at Live Oak Memorial Park.

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