Mozelle Crump Francois, 95, of Bridge City, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 3. She was born Oct. 20, 1920, in Silas, to Newtie and Sally Crump. She married J.R. “Blackie” Francois on Feb. 15, 1946, in Orange.
She was a resident of Bridge City for 59 years, living the last few months of her life at Holiday Nursing Center in Center. While in Bridge City, she had been a member of the Bridge City Lioness Club, where she received numerous perfect attendance awards and held several officer positions. She was a faithful and active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for over 50 years and she was a member of United Methodist Women. Her favorite pastimes were reading, watching the Houston Astros and the Dallas Cowboys.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and her sister, Maxine Metcalf.
She is survived by her sister, Dorlene Gibbons; nephew, Don Gibbons (Reba); nieces, Carolyn Renick (Ron), Kathy Newman (Henry), Susan Percival (Robert) and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be her nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Paul White, Fred and Jackie Crnkovic, Jack and Billye Bradberry and Betty Roden.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank her friends and neighbors who so kindly helped her through the years. Their support enabled her to live at her home on her own for many years.