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Ilene Francine Kay

September 22, 1960 — November 26, 2021

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Ilene Francine Beasley Kay will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Provencal United Methodist Church with Rodney Boswell officiating. Burial will follow at Weaver Cemetery in Flora under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5 pm until 9 pm on Tuesday, November 30th at Provencal United Methodist Church located at 140 Bellwood Street, Provencal, LA 71468. Francine, 61 years of age and a resident of Provencal, passed away on Friday November 26, 2021. She was born on September 22, 1960 to Henry Carmen Beasley and Eva Lee Antilley Beasley in Natchitoches Parish, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dennis Kent Kay; daughter, Miranda Marie Kay; grandson, Kyle Woodel; granddaughter, Kelsey Paige Vercher; sisters, Sally Broadway and Judy Walker; brother, Clarence Howard Beasley; mothers-in-law, Melba Kay and Dorothy McLaren. She is survived by her son, Jason Kent and wife Tina; daughters, Jessica Danell Woodel and husband Brad, Lacey Marie Sanders and husband William, and Jennifer Nicole Kay and husband Clyde Thompson; grandchildren, Julie Conday and husband Aaron, Alanna Woodel, Anna Friday, Matthew Janet, Kynlee Woodel, Millie Woodel, Alysa Ardoin, Michael Sanders, Dakota Sanders, Madison Sanders, Piper Sanders, Ricky Sanders, Haven Sanders, Tina Mabou, MacKenna Kay, Emma Kay, Alyssa Bennett, Amie Thompson, Abbie Thompson, Todd Thompson, Brooke Ingalls and husband Kyle; great grandchildren, Kent Conday, Keagan Conday, Brentlet Ingalls, Kole Ingalls, and Gracelee Ingalls and soon to arrive, Kynzlee Conday; siblings, Vonell Parker, Barbara Ann Walker, Henry D. Beasley, Kerry Trahan, and Myra McGee; and father-in-law, Lavell Kay. Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Rance Parker, Darren Bates, Brent Broussard, Aaron Carter, Austin Hoare, and Duane Bates. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Janet, Michael Sanders, Dakota Sanders, Thomas Beasley, Brett Broussard, John Wesley Hoare, Shane O’Bannon, Russ Guilliams, Cavanaugh Beasley, Lynn Oxley, Johnny Kay, and Joey Kay. Ilene Francine Beasley Kay had a heart as big as the Kisatchie bottom she grew up in and loved so much. She grew up in a large blended family. Nature and wildlife were the cornerstone on which she was raised. She met the love of her life Dennis Kent Kay in high-school. Together they were the perfect pair. She would follow him as far as he wanted to go in the woods and loved every second of it. After the loss of their first child Miranda, they had four more children. Together they raised their children with not only endless love and devotion to each other but to everyone. They were taught respect for everything around them. Francine and Kent instilled a deep understanding of the animals they killed, the land they roamed and for God who created and provided it all. Grandchildren gave them such joy. Birthdays and holidays hold memories of them laughing with the two little girls that first made them grandparents. They were three and five years old when they first entered the Kay family. That would become a deep meaningful pattern in their family. Everyone was taken in, fed, kept warm and most of all loved. Francine lost Kent before any other Grandchildren arrived. Her life and heart were never quite the same. When their new grands started arriving her heart was full again. Each one held such a special place in her heart. Her sensitive and kind heart made her the Grammy everyone should experience. She always smiled through any pain. She made the time spent in her company filled with laughter and love. She loved big and hugged right. She corrected with a stern but caring tone. She comforted with love and sensitivity and laughed with pure joy. We can only hope as parents and grandparents that we do half the job she has done. She instilled so much love and care, her legacy will forever live on through each of us with every laugh, smile and tear we shed. For She was and always will be truly loved more than she could have ever imagined.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Provencal United Methodist Church

140 Bellwood Church Rd, Provencal, LA 71468

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Provencal United Methodist Church

140 Bellwood Church Rd, Provencal, LA 71468

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Burial

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Weaver Cemetery

, Flora, LA 71469

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