Josie Cajun Chatman Francis, 87, departed this life on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, TX. She was retired from Beaumont Independent School District. Josie was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Elnora Chatman; and her daughter, Beverly Farris. She leaves cherished memories to her loving daughters, Lorrain Sartin (Dino), Marilyn McKinley, and Arlean Davis; loving sons, Keith Francis (Lora), Wesley John Francis, Gary Francis, and Riley Francis (Samia); brother, Vincent Chipo Chatman; sister, Irene Chatman Nobles; 21 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and a loving host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life services for Josie will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel, located at 624 Irma Ave. There will be a visitation from 9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m, immediately followed by the the funeral at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the professional direction and care of Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel.