Donald “Ducky” Boatman Sr. a native and a resident of Franklin, departed his earthly home on Thursday, March 14, 2013 with his family by his side at 7:15 p.m. in Franklin.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 23, at the Crossing Place Fellowship, 1096 Northwest Blvd., Franklin, from 10 a.m. until funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Pecot Street Cemetery in Franklin, La.
He was employed with St. Mary Parish Government.
Cherishing the fond memories are his father, Herman Madison Sr. of Beaumont, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Claude (Chantel) Colbert Sr. of Franklin and Mrs. Stanley (Tiaes) Brown of The Colony, Texas; and one son, Donald Boatman Jr. of New Iberia; his maternal siblings, Janice Holmes (Quinton) of Mansfield, Texas, Carolyn McDaniel (Johnell), Debra Faye Spain (Charles) and Pamela Jones (Joseph) of Franklin; his paternal siblings, Suzette Madison, Marie Madison Johnson, Toni Madison, Renee Madison, Amanda Madison, Kristy Madison, Torrey Madison, Vivian Madison, Hubert Madison, Conroy Madison, Herman Madison, Charles Madison, Donald Ray Madison and Duke Madison. He is also survived by one aunt, Audrey Reed of Port Arthur, Texas and one uncle, Robert Reed of Gretna; five grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and four sisters:
Jones Funeral Home of Morgan City/ Franklin/ Jeanerette/ Houma is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.jones-funeral-home.com to send condolences to the family.