A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Born in New Orleans, she was a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge. Mildred transitioned to her new life on July 4th, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center. She was a graduate of Southern University Laboratory School as class salutatorian, Southern University and Louisiana State University. Mildred retired from the Louisiana State School for Deaf with 33 years of service. Visitation is on Thursday July 11, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1565 Curtis Street, Baton Rouge, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Christian Burial begins at 11:00 a.m. with Father Thomas F. Clark officiating. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Marcelle is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Earl A. Marcelle, Jr.; daughters Deidra C. Marcelle, Atlanta GA., Dawn M. (Merrel) Porche', Baton Rouge and son Earl A. (Mariah) Marcelle, III, New Orleans, grandson Julian Marcelle-Sam, granddaughters Meghan Porche' and Madison Marcelle, brother Nolan F. Kelly, sister Jacquelyn K. Thomas, sisters-in-law Yvette A. Marcelle, Yvonne M. Marcelle, Cheryl M. Murray, Irma A. Kelly and Rita P. Marcelle, brothers-in-law Tony Marcelle and Marvin Marcelle and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur J. and Mildred Donaldson Kelly, sisters Dolores Kelly Jackson, Gloria Kelly Conerly-Harrow; brother Frank "Rougie" Kelly and grandson Jourdan Arthur Porche'. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's Omega-Omega Services will be announced at a later date. The family sincerely thanks Prestige Home Health for their special care given our loved one especially Pattie Jarrell and Angela Jenkins. We also thank Dr. Frederick Billings, Dr. Philip Greipe of the Mayo Clinic and the nurses and staff of the 5th and 6th floors of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Arrangements are with Hall Davis & Son Funeral Services.
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Published in The Advocate from July 8 to July 11, 2013