A visitation for Marlene Rome, 79, will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and a Prayer Service will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive Bossier City, Louisiana. Officiating will be Deacon Mike Vanvranken. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 10, 2022 at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 1100 S 2nd Street Hodge, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial to follow at St. Lucy Cemetery, 1104 S 2nd Street Hodge, Louisiana. Celebrant will be Father George Thirumangalam.
Marlene was born July 19, 1942 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana to Frank Sylvester Noel Sr. and Constance Jackson Noel and passed away on January 5, 2022 in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Marlene was welcomed into a family of sugar cane legacies surrounded by a strong connection with her family, friends and coworkers. The growing family moved to north Louisiana and remained in that area. Her sons, Tag, Todd and Chris were an active part of her life. She was at every event they participated in with her intensity of love and pride regarding their achievements. Her love for her children, grandchildren and family allowed her so much pride and happiness. "Granny", as we called her, was also known for her outstanding ability to cook anything we requested. We all had our favorites, but there was never a doubt that whatever she cooked it was going to be delicious. She was a wonderful friend to many, and always willing to be the person that made everyone want to be around her.
After having three children she went on to not only get her college degree for teaching, but also graduated number one in her class, Summa Cum Laude. She went on to teach at Jackson Parish Schools, and St. Joseph Catholic School for many years. After the loss of her husband, she went to work with the Clinton Insurance Agency, and finished her career as a life and health specialist at the Tag Rome Insurance Agency. During her time at the Tag Rome Insurance Agency, she exceeded all expectations and created an abundance of relationships with customers, co-workers and friends. We are confident knowing she is now back with the love of her life, Tony Rome.
Marlene is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anthony Nicholas Rome Sr. She is survived by her sons, Anthony Nicholas Rome Jr., Todd Michael Rome and wife, Tammy, Christopher Noel Rome; daughter-in-law, Tammy Rome; grandchildren, Victoria Noel Rome, Anthony Nicholas Rome III and wife, Katie, Micheal Anthony Rome, Sophia Arlene Rome, Camille Alice Rome; great-grandchildren, Gabriella Olivia Rome and Anthony Nicholas Rome IV.
Honoring Marlene as pallbearers will be Trae Brashear, Brady Dulaney, Doug Ireland, Shawn Murphy, Michael Rome and Nick Rome.