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 www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements.
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.
Tracy R SpencerBryant, AR
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
Cedae Diana Gradney Rougeaux29 Chapel Rd.Amherst ,Ma., MA
Praying for you, Melissa and your family!
Wanda SullivanLittle Rock, AR
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.
Demesa Guillory BeltranLafayette, LA
Such a dear sweet ,sweet, beautiful person..
Danny Lee suPetrellaMamou, LA
Condolences & prayers to Margie Allen's family. May she rest in peace. Our Lord has welcomed another Angel.
Mary Lynn Gradney VentressOpelousas, 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 🙏🏽🙏🏽
Francis and Amanda BarkerYoungsville, 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
JaNene Willis, LA
My thoughts and prayers are with you,Linda during this sad time. I know you took great care of your mother.
Margie WhittingtonVille Platte, LA
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.
Joyce SlaughterBmt, TX
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...
Toni GuilloryMamou, LA
Perry GuilloryChicago, IL
Our heart felt sympathies go out to the entire Allen and Deculus families! Our Prayers Continue
Julius & Marjorie SemienRed Oak, TX
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.
Ardoin's Funeral HomeMamou, LA