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Melzola (Mel) F. Encalade, of Gretna, LA, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Daughter of the late Frank and Julie Franklin. Beloved mother of LeTonya (Stephen) Washington. Sister of Jacquelyn Franklin, Evangeline Smith, Frank L. Franklin Sr. and the late Yvonne Franklin, George and Randell Franklin, Sr. Grandmother of Adriana, Travis J. Frederick, and Taheera Washington. Sister-in-law of Iona, Patricia, and the late James Smith and Joy Franklin. Godmother of Beatrice Ellis, Frank L. Franklin Jr., Arwin Sino and Rochelle Garcia. Her special Aunt Helen Franklin, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and friends. Melzola retired from Amax Nickle Plant in Braithwaite, LA after 27 years. Relatives and friends of the family, also Pastors, Officers and members of St. Andrew Baptist Church and all neighboring churches are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday March 25, 2017 at St. Andrew Baptist Church, 2823 English Turn Rd., Braithwaite, LA at 10 am. Interment English Turn Cemetery. Visitation 9 am.

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  • Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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