Funeral service for Reba “Sista” Francis, 72, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in St. Paul Baptist Church in Jennings. Pastor Pernell Trent will officiate.
Visitation will begin on Saturday from 9 a.m. in the church.
Mrs. Francis died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in a Lafayette hospital.
A lifelong resident of Jennings, she was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church where she served on the Pastor’s Aid Board and the Mass Choir.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Cleveland Francis of Jennings; a daughter, Edna Marie Nixon of Carencro; five sons, Terry Huntsberry and Wallace Nixon, both of Houston, Texas, Lawrence Nixon of Minden and Cleveland and Delvecko Nixon, both of Jennings; six sisters, Willa Bell George of Lake Charles, Odile Williams of Abbeville, Matilda Byers of Beaumont, Texas, Betty Sue White, Beatrice Zachery, and Cecelia Byers, all of Jennings; five brothers, Edward Nixon, Joe Nixon, Lee Allison Bias and Bradson Lehman, all of Jennings and Frank Lehman of Kinder; and a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
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