Feb. 11, 1938-Sept. 24, 2022
Comilla “Chicken” Fisher Dupree was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Natchitoches to the union of Birel Fisher Sr. and Ida Nelson Conley. She was called to eternal life Sept. 24, 2022, at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. She was baptized at an early age at the St. Luke Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor P.M. Gillie. She later moved her membership to the St. Savior Baptist Church and finished her work at her favorite place, First Baptist Church Amulet.
Chicken graduated from Central High School and worked with various agencies in the parish until her retirement. She was an assistant cook at North Natchitoches Elementary School for many years then went to Natchitoches Area Action Association to work in the Campti area as a social outreach worker. She assisted the participants in learning to quilt, ceramics and feeding programs. After retiring, she became a homemaker and stay-at-home mother for her six children. She later decided to go back to work driving the van for the Natchitoches Assoc. of Retarded Citizens driving the citizens to jobs and activities. After her final retirement, her favorite pastime was watch old TV shows, game shows and westerns until basketball season started.
She was a very active member of First Baptist Church serving beside her husband, the late Dr. Joe D. Dupree Jr. Even after his passing she was still known as the “Mother of the Church” where she had her own reserved parking space. Chicken was a dedicated member of the Deaconess Board, Mission Department, Adult Choir and Sunday School. She also served on several committees over the years. She was always willing and ready to do whatever was asked of her. She LOVED her church and church family.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 54 years, Joseph D. Dupree Jr.; parents, Birel Fisher Sr. and Ida Nelson Conley; and three brothers, Birel Fisher Jr., Edward A. Conley and Jackie Ray Conley.
She leaves the following loved ones to cherish her memory, her children, Dwayne Dupree Sr. (Celia), Juan A. Dupree, Sedrick M. Dupree, Erica G. Dupree, Ansera B. Dupree Sr. (Vickie) and Tywana A. Dupree; 10 grandchildren, Amber, Dwayne Jr. Demarcus, Ansera Jr. Emmanuel, Ja-Naih, Mikalah, Christopher and Darrian; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith Fisher Blake and Ruby Conley Head; brother, Peter (Chris) Fisher; three Godchildren, Amord Babers, Jimmy Carter and Luke Raymond; sisters-in-law, Alphra Austin (Calvin), Teresa Conley and Susie Brooks Winston; an adopted daughter, Kara Lovell (Clark); plus a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who loved and cherished her.
Services will be Friday, Sept. 30 at First Baptist Church Amulet, Natchitoches. Visitation will be from 9–11 a.m. and funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Lawrence Serenity Sanctum. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) or a charity of your choice.