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Cisely Compson
MessyDressMess Cisely.png
Gender Female
Animal Rabbit
Family Rufus Compson (husband)
Gussie Compson (older son)
Madison Compson (older daughter)
Ladonna Compson (younger daughter)
Bud Compson (younger son)
Lena (possibly grandmother)
Whitney (brother or brother-in-law)
Silas (sister or sister-in-law)
Mable (sister or sister-in-law)
Cartoon debut "Based on a True Story"
Voiced by Julie Lemieux

Cisely Compson[1][2] is the wife of Rufus and mother of Gussie, Madison, Ladonna and Bud Compson.


Early life

According to Ladonna, Mrs. Compson played in a band until she was 25, but got so broke she had to sell her trumpet, but then a soldier (who would one day be her husband) bought it back for her.

Elwood City

She made Ladonna wear the snow hat her Aunt Bo gave her, in "Based on a True Story."

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  1. "Hi, Cisley, I'm glad you called. I want to speak to you about Bud."Jane Read on the phone with Cisely Compson, "The Tattletale Frog"
  2. Closed captions of "Ladonna Compson: Party Animal" and "Shelter from the Storm" confirm the spelling of the name is Cisely.