June 22, 1926 ~ July 11, 2013

Mrs. Jessie Lee Cissna Hewitt, 87, a native of Patterson and a longtime resident of Franklin, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at her home in Franklin.

Survivors include three sons, James L. Hewitt and his wife, Frankie; Gary C. Hewitt and Will Hewitt and his wife, Melanie; daughter-in-law, Mary Hewitt May; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Madison (Bill) Hewitt Jr.; her parents, John B. Cissna and Adele Adams Cissna; one brother, John E. Cissna; and one granddaughter, Allison Hewitt.

The family would like to express their deepest heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Mary Hewitt May, along with her devoted caregivers, Ann Boudreaux, Ann Patrick, Charlene Soule, Marilyn Borne, Delores Cooks, and especially Louise Rogers; the staff of Heart of Hospice, as well as Dr. Roland Degeyter and his staff for the loving and compassionate care given to Mrs. Jessie.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Mrs. Jessie’s name to Heart of Hospice, South Louisiana, 14777 Highway 90 West Frontage Road, Franklin, La. 70538, 337-828-2678,

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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