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Frances Brocato Silas

December 20, 1921 ~ October 27, 2010

Frances Caroline Gilley Brocato Silas, 88, of Lake Charles passed away, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in the comfort of her daughter's home.


Mrs. Silas has lived most of her life in Lake Charles. During her younger years she lived in many places as she followed her husband's military career. She enjoyed participating in pageant judging, planning, preparation and proudly followed her granddaughter's as they competed through out the state. She took great pride in following her children and grandchildren anywhere; pageant days, dancing, boxing, baseball and football games; they all added an extra little sparkle to her eye. She was also a diehard, #1 LSU sports fan.


Mrs. Silas' heart was consumed with an overwhelming love for her family, friends and their families and friends. She was a kind, tender, loving woman whose greatest times were spent with her family. She was a wonderful cook, with recipes that will never be duplicated and a specific dish and special something for many. She especially enjoyed family gatherings, Sunday dinners and holidays.


She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of fifty four years, Charles Henry Silas of Lake Charles; two sons, Frank James Brocato, Sr. and wife Dianne and Jerry Joseph Brocato, Sr., all of Moss Bluff; one daughter, Carolyn Dunman Harris and husband Jay of Lake Charles; eleven grandchildren, Frank "J" Brocato, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Michelle Dunman Humphreys and husband Troy, Kallyn Benoit and husband Kerry, Craig Dunman and wife Becky, Jerry "Rocko" Brocato, Jr. and wife Margaret, Joanna Brocato Hagan and husband Toby, Steven John Brocato and wife Elise, Brande' Reiter and husband Chris, Cottie Mouton and husband Ryan, Bonnie Ramsey and husband Jason and Bret Brocato; twenty- five great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy "Bootsie" Reeves of Westlake and Bertha "Bert" Romero of Moss Bluff; two brother- in- laws, Rodney and Edward Silas and four sister- in- laws, Martha Capps, Shirley Honeycutt, Margaret Cadle and Linda Duncan, all of Alabama.


She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Idella Lovett Gilley; two brothers, Alton and Sammy Gilley and one sister, Louise Felice.


Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 31, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Gary Evers will officiate. Interment will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation Saturday will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and will continue Sunday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the funeral home.


Pallbearers for her service will her grandsons and grandson- in- laws.


Mrs. Silas family wishes to express sincere thanks to the Doctor's and staff of Southern Home Health, Heart of Hospice and Ms. Lorena Randle for their excellence in care and compassion.

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  1. Dear Carolyn;I send my sincere sympathies to you your family on the passing of your mother. I only got to keep mine for my first 2 yrs., so I know how valuable a mother is. May all have peace knowing she lived a long life and had the care of a loving family. I pray that God will be with your family in this difficult time and give you peace in your hearts. May God bless each every one of you.Carolyn…you have my condolences, as your heart is sad today, but glad knowing that your mother is healed now, is at rest. May God be with you every minute and keep you safe in His loving arms. **LoveInJesus** Your LCHS friend always, Sandy Claus Cupit

  2. DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP. I AM NOT THERE I DO NOT SLEEP. I AM A THOUSAND WINDS THAT BLOW I AM THE DIAMOND IN GLINTS OF SNOW. I AM THE SUNLIGHT ON RIPENED GRAIN. I AM THE GENTLE AUTUMN RAIN. WHEN YOU AWAKEN IN THE MORNING HUSH OF QUIET BIRDS IN CIRCLED FLIGHT I AM THE SOFT STARS THAT SHINE AT NIGHT. DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY I AM NOT THERE, I DID NOT DIE.Unknown.Mr.B- My heart is with you and your family. May you find comfort and peace. May souls and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. AmenEdrena Vincent Guillory

  3. Frank, Jerry, and Carolyn; My heart and prayers are with you all and your families as you celebrate the life of your wonderful Mother. God Bless all of you.

  4. Mr. B, I met your mother this June, what I remember most about her is her sweet disposition and her since of humor. She said,I've been at Mr. Beaumont's house all day now I ready to go home. We all got a good laugh from that. I know it's hard to see her go, but just think of her being in a better place surrounded by love ones that have gone before her. I'm praying that the Lord will comfort you and your families heart.Love you and praying for you. Ethel

  5. Mrs. Carolyn family,I really enjoyed getting to know your mother in the last year. She was always so pleasant and a joy to be around. I'm sorry for your loss, but I know she is at peace now. Praying for your family.

  6. My sincere condolences go to each one of you for the loss of your mother and grandmother, my prayers are with you. I would like to thank Carolyn for allowing me to be a small part of Ms. Frances' life and always being an active player in her care. Ms. Frances thought very highly of you and she appreciated everything that you did for her. I pray that God will give you peace during this difficult time.


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