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Robert and Gwendolyn Francis

Husband and wife Robert and Gwendolyn Francis departed this life four days apart — Gwendolyn Francis on March 30, 2020, and Robert L. Francis on April 3, 2020.

Robert Francis was born on Nov. 13, 1943, in Bogalusa, to Eunice May Brock and Robert J. Francis. His wife was born on June 28, 1945 in Bogalusa, to Zebbie Washington and Ruby Lee.

They are survived by their sisters and brothers, Dan Francis, Ray Francis, Glendora Francis, Antoinette Sampson, Linda Wells, Zebbie Washington and Alfredia James; their two children, Robert T. Francis and Debra M. Francis-Hendrix; two grandchildren, Djenay and Nia Francis; and a host of family and friends.

A celebration of their lives will be held at a later date in their hometown of Bogalusa, and will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Raymond E. Mims Sr. of Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cook-Richmond Funeral Home.