Mary Ellen Fondel Semien
Mary Ellen Fondel Semien was born on August 10, 1935, to Rosa Beatrice Williams and David James Fondel Sr. Mary Ellen, was the sixth child born to this union and was named after her maternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Williams. Mary Ellen departed this life suddenly on Monday, September 14, 2020. at Jennings American Legion Hospital. In June 1957, she married Arthur J. Lewis and to that union, four children were born, Donnie Patrese Lewis, Arthur Julius Lewis II, Franklin David Lewis, & Kevin Ray Lewis. In December 1969, she united in holy matrimony to Antoine Semien Sr. for 53 years. She mothered his two children from a previous marriage, Gwendolyn Ann Semien and Antoine Jr.