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Michael E. Francois Jr., affectionately known as "Champ" entered into eternal rest on Monday, October12, 2015 surrounded by family at University Medical Center New Orleans, La, he was 57.

He was so of Michael E. and Olivia Francois Sr. He graduated from George Washington Carver High School. He was a well-respected Freelance Mechanic and former longshoreman.

He is survived by devoted son Michael E. "J'Michael" Francois III Baton Rouge, LA and devoted and loving daughter Latara Michelle Francois Dallas, TX. Mother, Olivia Francois and one grandson Kyron Johnson Dallas, TX. Sisters, Dyna Davis, Yolanda Mitchell (Anthony) brother, Bryant Francois. Aunts Joyce Hayes and Ursula Dardin. The object of his affection Malissa Tompkins and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Proceeded in death by father, Michael E. Francois Sr., paternal grandparents Oscar and Irma Francois and maternal grandparents Thomas and Irma Huling. Aunts Erma Jackson, Doris Tharpe, Ethel Carter and Mildred Davis. Uncles Thomas Huling Jr., Oscar Sr., Percy Sr., Willie, and Alvin Francois Sr.

Celebration of Life service will be held at D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue on Saturday, October 17th Visitation 10 a.m. until service religious service at 11 a.m. Anthony Mitchell officiating. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit to sign the online guest book.