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Dionna C. Mello
  • In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to:
  • The Bridge Adult and Teen Challenge Center
    PO Box 126
    Charenton, LA 70523

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“My condolences to the family at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Amy Edwards - Franklin

“To the Family's of Mrs D. You'll have Lost an Angel, so sorry to hear of her passing,May God keep you in his care.she may be gone, but never...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Andr'e' & Lillie Baker - LA

“Joey, Martha, and Michelle, you are in our thoughts and prayers! ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Chris & Miriam McCoy - Franklin, LA

“To the family, we continue to trust God for his love and mercy. Ms. Dionna was such a happy person, always smiling and cheerful joking. Love yall ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Anna Pery - Charenton, LA

5 of 12 | Posted by: Esther Rochon - Jeanerette, LA

“Joey,You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Aunt Dionna will be missed! ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Juanita Carda - Castle Rock, CO

7 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Sam - Franklin, LA

“Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Mrs. Dionna C. Mello, she will be missed! ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Hatcherson - Franklin, LA

“Aunt Dionna, you will be missed! With Love, Kelly, Richard, Cameron and Rebekah ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kelly Evans - Cumming, GA

“Keeping the family in my prayers. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Mae Clarkston - Franklin, LA

“You are in my prayers Joey ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Belinda Lewis - Friend

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Ms. Dionna rest in God's eternal peace and may...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin celebrating the life of Dionna C. Mello, a native of Seagraves, TX and a 37 year resident of Franklin who went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the age of 79 with her family by her side. Following the service she will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery Mausoleum. Pastor Den Hussey will conduct the services with Kenneth Perry providing musical selections. Serving as pallbearers will be Aubrey Oliver, Arlie Oliver, Nelvin Mello, Rusty Dore, Kenny Perry, Talley Boykin, and Harley Mello.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Ibert's Mortuary on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Many will remember Ms. Dionna from her many years working at Walmart in Franklin, where she retired as Personnel Manager after 28 years of dedicated service. She was also an active and faithful member of Crossing Place Church of Bayou Vista. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those she leaves to cherish her memory include her son, Douglas Joseph "Joey" Mello Jr. and his wife Martha; her granddaughter, Michelle Mata Gomez; three brothers, Aubrey Lee Oliver and his wife Nana, Bobby Ray Oliver, and Arlie Byron Oliver and his wife Connie; one brother-in-law, Johnny McLemore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Joseph Mello Sr.; her father, Chester Henry Reese; her mother and step-father, Ruby Jewel Sims Oliver and John Byron Oliver; and two sisters, Mary Louise Moore and Lois McLemore.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to The Bridge Adult and Teen Challenge Center, PO Box 126, Charenton, LA 70523, 337-923-7009.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.