JoAnn Francis Grandpre passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at her residence. She was 65 years old. She was born December 5, 1948 and was a native of New Orleans, LA. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony Grandpre. Daughter of the late Herman, Sr. and Evelyn Francis. Mother of Treva G. (Michael) Cadres, Trina (Melvin) Thomas and Troylise Grandpre. Sister of Doris and Aline Brooks, Evelyn Green, Gail (Allen) Mercadel, Pamela Francis, Louis, Sylvester (Anita), Robert and Lawrence (Robin) Francis. She was the loving grandmother of Terrence Grandpre, Trionne and Tayonne Kohlman, Tyce and Taj Cadres. She is also survived by a host of godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, best friend Rose Jones, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, 2 sisters Elvera Touro, Ethel Mae Lenaris and 1 brother Herman Francis, Jr. Relatives and friends also Priests and parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, employees of Walgreens, Lowe's Home Improvement, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gene's Po-Boys and Melvin's Lounge are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 411 North Rampart St. at 11:00 am. Visitation from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Interment St. Roch No. 2 Cemetery. Arrangements by DW Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave., NOLA; Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.
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Rhodes Funeral Home
3933 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from June 25 to June 27, 2014