Marcia Allen Compton Francis
LAFAYETTE – A memorial service will be held in honor of Marcia Allen Compton Francis on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at East Bayou Baptist Church in Lafayette. She died in her home in Gueydan at the age of 64 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born Marcia Dianne Allen in Alexandria on Jan. 9, 1948. She attended Jena Elementary School, Jena High School, Morgan City High School and Nichols State College. She later married William D. Compton Sr. and resided in Houston, Texas. She owned her own successful cleaning business called Flopsee Mopsee Cleaning Service and later went on to work at American Leak Detection Service as the office manager.
Marcia enjoyed times with her family, but Thanksgiving was her favorite time of year. She liked decorating, gardening and fishing, but most of all taking care of her husband, Mike. All of their family and friends know of the deep love they shared for one another.
She was active in the community serving on the board for the Welcome House and the Opera House in Crowley, as well as the Jena High School Alumni Board.
She is survived by her husband, Mike “Bugs” Francis; one daughter, Dr. Leigh Anne (Dr. Nathan Mundell) Compton of Boston, Mass.; one son, William D. Compton Jr. of Houston, and his daughters Jessica, Alyssa and Bethany; her mother, Melba Allen of Baton Rouge; and two sisters, Glenda (Gene) Guffey of Baton Rouge and Ann (Glenn) Laborde of Hammond, and their children Gene (Peyton)Guffey, Greg (Chrystal) Guffey, and Daniel (Tara) Laborde, and their daughter Glynis.
She was preceded in death by her father, Fletcher Russell Allen; her brother, Fletcher Milton Allen; her maternal grandparents, Coy and Ethel Crews Doughty of Jena; and her first husband, William D. Compton Sr.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Mulraj Katira of Crowley; the staff of MD Anderson in Houston; American Legion Hospital in Crowley; and Hospice of Acadiana.
Memorial contributions can be made in Marcia’s name to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston Street, Lafayette, La. 70503.
It was her wish that this service be a casual memorial to celebrate her life rather than mourn her passing. She will be sadly missed by her husband, family and friends, but more than that she will be remembered very lovingly and fondly by all of them.
The services will be officiated by Reverend Mike Walker of East Bayou Baptist Church at 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road.
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