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Lucia Angelina Franco Brown

Lucia Angelina Franco Brown went to her eternal reward on Friday, April 24, 2020, after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by her daughter, Kelly Andrews and her pastor, Father Robert Dore. Lucia was born July 15, 1937. 

She graduated from St. Francis Xavier Academy and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for many years at Mercy Hospital and The Street Clinic as Director of Nursing. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Angelino Franco and Mozelle Self Franco and her brother, Angelino Franco Jr. 

Lucia was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Brown Andrews (Dean) of Vicksburg; her son, Carl Brown (Karla) of West Monroe, La.; her grandson, Zachary Brown of West Monroe, La.; her cousins; and many friends. 

A private graveside service was held Monday, April 27, 2020, at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with Father Robert Dore officiating. 

Pallbearers were Ed Hampton, Paul Banchetti, Anthony Franco, Jim Cook, Anthony Hall, Douglas Self, Steve Butler, Clay Morgan, Terry Cox and Sammy Childress. Honorary pallbearers were the nursing staff of Vicksburg Convalescent Home. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, Vicksburg, MS  39180, or to Vicksburg Catholic School.