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Antoine Randolph Francis

December 4, 1923 - December 11, 2010

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Arrangements under the direction of Hargrave Funeral Home, Morgan City, LA.
Antoine Randolph "Tee" Francis
December 4, 1923 - December 11, 2010
Antoine "Tee" Francis, 87, a native and long time resident of Dulac and a recent resident of Berwick passed away at his Berwick Residence Saturday, December 11, 2010 surrounded by his loving family.
Antoine lived among his family and close friends in Dulac most of his life. As a young man, he made his living shrimping where he grew up, except for about four years when he enlisted in the service during World...

Arrangements under the direction of Hargrave Funeral Home, Morgan City, LA.
Antoine Randolph "Tee" Francis
December 4, 1923 - December 11, 2010
Antoine "Tee" Francis, 87, a native and long time resident of Dulac and a recent resident of Berwick passed away at his Berwick Residence Saturday, December 11, 2010 surrounded by his loving family.
Antoine lived among his family and close friends in Dulac most of his life. As a young man, he made his living shrimping where he grew up, except for about four years when he enlisted in the service during World War II. He served with the 9th Infantry Division, and 746th Tank Battalion in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He participated in the Allied Invasion of Normandy on D-Day.
Upon returning home from the service, he went to work first on a shrimp boat for some time and later worked as a tugboat captain for the remaining of his working days. "Tee" spent most of his retired life fishing with his wife Mary and taking care of his small boat that he used for trawling in the nearby lakes where they enjoyed many sunrises. He also enjoyed hunting until his eyesight got bad. Antoine looked forward to the local Indian Pow-Wows for good eating and visiting with his friends whom he didn't get to see very often. His favorite times were spent with his children celebrating birthdays and special occasions where all eleven of his children made it a point to be present. His time spent fishing and hunting with his boys and nephews made for good stories handed down with a lot of good laughs. He loved the Francis Family Reunions, and was a proud member of the United Houma Nation. His fishing days with his pastor, Rev. Kirby Verret , and his dog BoBo were some of his highlights. He will be missed in a big way in the communities of Dulac and Berwick.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lodrigue Francis, four sons; Randolph Francis and wife Brenda of Wedowee, AL; Delvin Francis and wife Angie of Houma; Ray Francis and wife Lisa of Theriot; Ted Francis and companion Rochel of Houma; Seven sisters; Relta Lirette and husband Barry of Theriot; Debra Liner and husband Gabriel, Sr. of Theriot; Connie Guidry and husband Lloyd of Theriot; Penny Lirette and husband Terry, Sr. of Theriot ; Sylvia Sanders and husband Harvey of Houma; Terri Ann Francis and companion, Kevin of Theriot and Jill Cooper and husband Casey of Theriot. He is also survived by thirty-three Grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.
Antoine is preceded in death by his first wife Mary Pearly Smith Francis, his parents Louis Alcess and Corine Duthu Francis, brothers Clifford, Delvin and Joseph Francis, sisters Elnora Francis Billiot, Eva Francis Dion and Malvina Francis Landry, and a grandson Chase Francis.
A time of reflection and rememberance will be held Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Clanton Chapel United Methodist Church in Dulac, continuing Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. followed by a service of Christian Burial beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Hargrave Funeral Home Chapel. He will be laid to rest in the Berwick Cemetery.
Military Honors to be provided by The East St. Mary Funeral Squad, Inc.