Marjis "Margie" Allen
October 10, 1932  -  August 29, 2018

Marjis "Margie" Allen

Public Viewing
Ardoin's Funeral Home
717 6th Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Friday, August 31, 2018
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Public Viewing
Ardoin's Funeral Home
717 6th Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Saturday, September 1, 2018
08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anns Catholic Church
716 Sixth Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Saturday, September 1, 2018
10:30 AM
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Ceasers Cemetery
Hwy 104
Duralde, LA  
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MAMOU-Funeral Services will be held at a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mamou on Saturday, September 1, 2018, for Margie Allen, 85, who passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.

Father Billy Massie, Pastor at St. Ann's Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct all funeral services.

Burial will take place in the Ceasar Cemetery in Duralde, LA.

Marjis “Margie” Allen was born on October 10, 1932 to Ashton Deculus, Sr. and Ester G. Deculus. She was a longtime resident of the Jean Reed Community. Ms. Margie was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Mamou and Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church in the Pine Claire Community. She was a caregiver, wife, mother, farmer, homemaker, school bus driver, and the matriarch of the Allen family.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Allen of Mamou; her brothers, Eli Deculus of Mamou, Herman Deculus of Brusly, LA, and Howard Deculus of Mamou; 14 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Linton Allen; sons, Marshall Allen, Michael Allen, and Lennie Allen; daughter, Evella A. Papillion; parents, Ashton Deculus Sr. and Ester G. Deculus; brothers, Ashton Deculus Jr., Horace Deculus, Louis Deculus Sr., Antonio Deculus; and sisters, Edna LaChapelle, and Hazel Espree.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Mamou on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Allen family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Tracy R Spencer
    Bryant, AR

    Melissa, My friend and play-sister in this life. The Spencer Family is standing next to you in spirit. You mean the world to me and I know how important your grandmother is to you; so with this thought, my heart aches, too, for the pain you are experiencing. Much love from “poor baby” as your grandmother referenced me. I’m still puzzled by this. Lol.

  2. Cedae Diana Gradney Rougeaux
    29 Chapel Rd.Amherst ,Ma., MA

    my condolences to the Decules and Allen family ,Marjis I have found and plesent memories of her she was a strong loving women ,you have the sympathy and prayers of Diana and the Shabazz family

  3. Wanda Sullivan
    Little Rock, AR

    Praying for you, Melissa and your family!

  4. Demesa Guillory Beltran
    Lafayette, LA

    To the Allen family, my condolences for cousin Marjis. She was a loving and caring woman who always welcomed me and my grandmother, Gloris Gradney-Guillory into her home with great food and a kind heart. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  5. Danny Lee suPetrella
    Mamou, LA

    Such a dear sweet ,sweet, beautiful person..

  6. Mary Lynn Gradney Ventress
    Opelousas, LA

    Condolences & prayers to Margie Allen's family. May she rest in peace. Our Lord has welcomed another Angel.

  7. Francis and Amanda Barker
    Youngsville, LA

    She was a sweet lady and we enjoyed always visiting with her...She will be missed ... sorry for your loss we will keep the family in our prayers 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  8. JaNene Willis
    , LA

    Ms. Linda, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom's memories will now be like gold in your memory vault. May each of you, walk the path she left behind. Prayers

  9. Margie Whittington
    Ville Platte, LA

    My thoughts and prayers are with you,Linda during this sad time. I know you took great care of your mother.

  10. Joyce Slaughter
    Bmt, TX

    Linda, I am truly sorrow for your loss. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy.

  11. Toni Guillory
    Mamou, LA

    I'm so very sorry for ur loss, my condolences and prayers are with you...I Will always remember Cousin Margie as her spunky self and so full of life...

  12. Perry Guillory
    Chicago, IL

  13. Julius & Marjorie Semien
    Red Oak, TX

    Our heart felt sympathies go out to the entire Allen and Deculus families! Our Prayers Continue

  14. Ardoin's Funeral Home
    Mamou, LA

    On behalf of the staff at Ardoin's Funeral Home, we send our deepest condolences to your family. May your many memories bring you comfort.

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