Frances Brownlee Soileau, 82, of Nederland, died Wednesday, Dec. 9. She was born on Feb. 18, 1933, in Beaumont, to Fannie Cena Carson Brownlee and Perry Kavanaugh Brownlee.

Frances loved crafts, painting, and anything artistic. She was a member of the Eastern Star and First Baptist Church of Nederland. Most of all she loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Walter James Soileau, Jr., of Nederland; daughter, Lynn Mulhollan and her husband, F.D., of Bridge City; son, John Soileau and his wife, Connie, of Nederland; daughter, Susan Lemieux and her husband, Ricky, of Groves; grandchildren, Jason Crawford and his wife, Katrina; Kimberly Crawford Emigh; Jennifer Crawford; John Soileau, Jr.; Joshua Aldredge and his wife, Jena; six great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister.

A gathering of Mrs. Soileau’s family and friends will begin at 8:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at Broussard’s, in Nederland. Her interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

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