Francis Dillon

Published 2:29 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Francis Elain Bickham Dillon completed the final chapter of her life on April 9, 2019, at PAM Specialty Hospital of Covington.

Francis was born on Aug. 19, 1949, to the late Sherman Bickham Jr. and the late Audrey Warren Bickham, and she was a proud resident of the Rest Haven Living Center of Bogalusa.

She attended school at the Washington Parish School in Franklinton, and graduated with the class of 1967. Francis joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church at a young age. Later on, she became a member of Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnado, where she fellowshipped under the Divine Leadership of the Rev. Terrance August.

Francis was united in marriage and to that union three children were born.

She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Centra (David) Carter of Franklinton; one son, Larry (Yolanda) Dillon Jr.; one son-in-law, Kenny Guy Sr.; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Gilbert Sherman Bickham III and Roshell (Norma) Bickham; and a host of great-grandchildren along with countless friends and loved ones.

Francis Bickham was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Dillon (Robert Earl Bickham).

Services will be Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at Crain and Sons in Franklinton, 2000 Washington St., with the Rev. Terrance August officiating.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at