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Toni Shirley

Nov 06, 1947 - Nov 23, 2023

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Bossier City, LA

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Toni Trahan Shirley, 76, of Bossier City, Louisiana, will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana, at 5:00 p. m. A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 4:00 p. m. until the time of service. Officiating the service will be Brother Tommy Patton.Toni Trahan Shirley was born on November 6, 1947, to Albert Joseph Trahan Jr. and Ruby Clause Trahan, in Carencro, Loui...Read More

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Ernestine Sanchez

Aug 20, 1956 - Mar 03, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Funeral services for Ernestine Sanchez, 67, will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church, 425 McCormick St., Bossier City, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery in Bossier City, Louisiana. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Officiating the service will be Father Fidel Mondragon.Ernestine was born on August 20, 1956 to Noe Sanchez Moreno and Maria Gomez in Oaxaca, Mexico, and passed away Sunday, March 3, 2024 in Bossier City, Louisiana.In honoring Ernestina’s memory, let us carry forward the light she brought into our lives by spreading kindness, compassion, and love to all those we encounter. May she rest in peace knowing that she was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.Ernestina was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Kimberly De la Paz. She is survived by her husband, Jose Lima; daughter, Patricia Flores; sons, Isidro Flores and Oscar Flores and her two grandsons, Edward De la Paz and Jose Rodriguez.Honoring Ernestina as pallbearers will be Jose Lima, Jose Rodriguez, Evaristo Rodriquez, Jose Rodriguez, and Edward De la Paz. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jose Lima, Jose Rodriguez, and Edward De la Paz.

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Clyde Henry Sims

Sep 12, 1937 - Feb 23, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

A graveside service for Clyde Henry Sims, 86, will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Cemetery, 5185 Swan Lake Rd., Bossier City, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be a Chaplain with the Barksdale Airforce Base Honor Guard.Clyde was born on September 12, 1937 to Harry C. Sims and Jeanette Hazel Sims in Sheridan, Missouri and passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 in Bossier City, Louisiana.Clyde led a remarkable life filled with significant achievements and contributions. His dedication to serving his country was evident through his military service. Clyde joined The United States Army in 1956 and was stationed at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. His exceptional skills as a sharpshooter and marksman earned him well-deserved medals during his tenure. Subsequently, he transitioned to The United States Air Force in 1959, where he served in various locations such as Arizona, Texas, Guam, and Vietnam during the war. His commitment to duty was exemplary, leading to his retirement at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana in 1977 with an honorable discharge.In 1960, Clyde married his beautiful bride, Conna Sims. She was always there to support him in all his endeavors. Beyond his military career, Clyde pursued diverse interests that brought him joy and fulfillment. He found pleasure in collecting classic cars, motorcycles, and vintage firearms, showcasing his passion for all things historical and intricate. Clyde’s legacy will be remembered by all who were fortunate to know him.Clyde is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Conna Sims, and his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son, Troy Sims and wife, Deborah; stepdaughter, Cheri Morgan; grandchildren, Kristin Meza and husband, Sam and Jason Sims and six great-grandchildren.Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the United States Military.

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Billy Charles Barnett

Feb 14, 1954 - Feb 29, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

A graveside service for Billy Charles Barnett, 70, will be held Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 552 Pleasant Hill Cemetery Rd., Plain Dealing, Louisiana. A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Dr., Bossier City, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Reverend Calvin Hubbart.Billy was born on February 14, 1954 to Linden Ray Barnett and Clara Gray Matlock Barnett in Springhill, Louisiana and passed away Friday, February 29, 2024 at his residence in Bossier City, Louisiana.Billy will always be remembered for his passion for the outdoors. An avid fisherman and hunter, he found solace and joy in nature’s beauty. Beyond his love for the great outdoors, Billy had a soft spot for classic Western films. He found comfort in watching them and would often lose himself in the tales of the old West.A dedicated family man, Billy had a daily tradition that brought him immense happiness. Each morning, without fail, he would sit down with his wife to watch "Leave It to Beaver" and "Looney Tunes" while sipping on their morning coffee. These simple yet precious moments captured the essence of their enduring love and companionship.Amongst all his interests and hobbies, perhaps none held a more special place in Billy’s heart than his dog, Clyde. To Billy, Clyde was not just a pet but a cherished member of the family, a loyal companion who brought endless joy into his life. You will be forever remembered as a true outdoorsman, devoted husband, doting father, and loyal friend.Billy was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald Ray Barnett, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Theresa Austin Barnett; daughters, Angela Barnett Beard, Cristina Barnett Sitter; son, Nathan Barnett and grandchildren, Ethan Beard and Anna Sitter.Honoring Billy as pallbearers will be Tony Nesse, Larry Anderson, Jerry Kruise, and Barry Budwah. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be W.D. Boatner, Randy Matlock, Rusty Beard, Mike Rich, and Dick Davidson.The family suggests memorials may be made to Lumberjack Rescue, 1122 Reynolds St., Springhill, Louisiana 71075, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Donors@stjude.org.

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Geraldine Blanche Linn

Jul 31, 1925 - Feb 03, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Geraldine Blanche (Earnest) Linn has departed on her final trip. She left her daughter Shirley's home in Bossier City, LA for her Heavenly home on February 3, 2024.Gerry was born to Clyde and Grace (McFalls) Earnest in Altoona PA on July 31, 1925. She married, became a military wife and raised 2 daughters, Shirley Ann Linn Robertson, and Betty Lou Linn Royal while traveling the world.Gerry was based in Fayetteville NC most of her life. She was always an avid reader, loved crafting and sewing, playing cards, spent countless hours working in her yard and later retired from JC Penney. She was admired for her sense of style that continued into her 90's. In 2002, she relocated to her hometown of Altoona where she volunteered with her sister at the Altoona Hospital making children's puppets. She developed a large group of friends and enjoyed attending their gatherings. Gerry continued her passion for travel by taking numerous European cruises with Shirley. Gerry (born a redhead) was always fiercely independent, driving well into her 90's, even refinishing a rocking chair at age 95. But sadly, when macular degeneration cut into her independence, she moved to Louisiana in 2023 to live with her daughter.Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Earnest, the father of her children Jack H. Linn and daughter Betty Royal, as well as her beloved brother-in-law Tom Stellabotte.Gerry was deeply loved by many family and friends, but especially by her daughter, Shirley Robertson, grandchildren: Tracey Lassiter (Eddie), Stacy Royal (Jodi) and Cathy Bolton (Chip), great grandchildren: Tyler and Kaci Lassiter, Connor Dearing and Haze Bolton, great-great grandchildren: Sadie and Riley Lassiter, her only sister Doris Stellabotte, nieces: Paula, Amy (Dave), nephews: Mike (Leah), Jeff (Mel), Bill (Vickie), Bob (Sally) and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, all of who lovingly referred to her as 'Aunt Sis'.A special thank you to St. Joseph Hospice and Peton who cared for Gerry in her final days.At Gerrys request, there will be no public viewing.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY, 10306 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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Nancy Lee Gallion

Jun 13, 1943 - Feb 12, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Nancy Lee Gallion, 80, of Bossier City LA, passed away on February 12, 2024.Nancy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 13, 1943. As an Air Force dependent, she grew up living in Utah, Illinois, Africa, and England. She graduated from Lakenheath High School at Royal Air Force Base, Lakenheath England Suffolk.During her time in England, she met the love of her life, James Gallion Sr., and they married on August 11, 1961. They were married 62 years. Together, they traveled the world with his Air Force service, living in places such as England, Guam, and many U.S. states, settling in Bossier City LA when James Sr. retired from his service in the Air Force. They still traveled often to California to spend time with her mother and sister.Nancy was a homemaker, raising her three sons, James Jr., Ronald, and Kenneth. Her proudest accomplishment was the family she created with James. Nancy's greatest love was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.She is survived by husband, James Gallion Sr; her sons, James Jr. (Christi), Ronald (Melody), and Kenneth; grandchildren, Brandy Gallion, Joanie Boeckman, Justin Gallion, Jacob Gallion, Matthew Gallion, Kevin Gallion, Kyle Gallion, and Shannon Cutrera; and her 17 great-grandchildren.Nancy is preceded in death by her parents Ivan Reimer and Margaret Webb Reimer, and her sister Cathy Reimer.She will forever be remembered by her love for her family and all of the special memories the have made.Service will be officiated by Bishop John Albin

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Gordon N Blackman Sr

Jan 20, 1934 - Feb 17, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

A Memorial Service will be held for Gordon N Blackman Sr (1/20/34-2/17/24) on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 900 Jordan St, with Rev Dr Will Scott officiating. A reception will follow the service.It would be hard to imagine anyone more optimistic than Gordon. His motto was to let negativity flow off him like water off a duck's back. A native of Dallas TX, he met the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Pingree at North Texas State College (now University). They were married shortly after graduation in what Gordon always described as the smartest decision of his life. They were married 68 years.Gordon and Mary were stationed with the Air Force across the United States during the first 22 years of their marriage, including Tampa FL where all three sons were born, Plattsburgh NY, Atwater CA, Ft Worth TX, and finally Bossier City LA where they sank deep roots. Gordon's decorated career included piloting B-47s, a notoriously difficult plane to fly, and KC-135s during the VietNam War.Gordon loved to help people. He served as a deacon, ruling elder, usher, and Second Grade Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian Church in Shreveport. He served on the Bossier City Council, Bossier Parish Library Board, Bossier City Clean City Commission, and in numerous capacities with the Kiwanis Club. He took particular pride in organizing the annual Middle School Football Jamboree and in getting the Terrific Kids and BUGS (bring up grades) programs implemented in every school in Bossier Parish. During his years with the Kiwanis Club, he served as President and was awarded the Kiwanian of the Year and Layman of the Year Awards.Gordon was predeceased by his parents: Daisy I Coleman and James J Blackman; brother: James J Blackman III; granddaughter: Mary Elizabeth Blackman; and nephew: Jimmy Blackman. He is survived by wife: Mary E Blackman; sons: Rev Gordon N Blackman Jr (Terry Langley), George R Blackman, and Gregory E Blackman MD (Marie Roche); grandchildren: Rachel R Blackman (Monserrat Andujar), Neal Blackman PhD (Lorelei Rogers), Caroline Blackman, Andrew Blackman, Juliette Blackman, Camille Blackman (Matt Johnson), and Manon Blackman; sister-in-law: Anita Fons Blackman; nieces: Janie Denise Blackman, Lela Bhavani Beechum, Deborah Main Williams (Curt), Kathryn McWilliams (Robert); nephews: Stephen Mark Blackman, Stuart Kyle Blackman, Steven Main (Theeann), and Stuart Pingree (Cynthia); former daughter-in-law: Michelle Dolan Blackman; and fur-baby: Tasha.The family requests memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport.

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Sherwin Eugene Tombleson

Dec 16, 1957 - Feb 22, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Sherwin Eugene Tombleson was born December 16, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Eldridge and Ethel Tombleson and passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Sherwin worked at Frymaster as an Industrial Engineering Tech for over 35 years before retiring in 2018. He enjoyed working there and made many life-long friendships there. Sherwin was a devoted family man. He was so wise and knowledgeable. He always gave great advice. If he claimed you as a friend you were a friend for life. If needed he would stop what he was doing and be there for you. He would help any way he could. He had the biggest heart and do anything he could for family and friends. Sherwin loved with all his heart and will be missed by many. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Anita Tombleson; and nephew Tommy Tombleson. Left to cherish his memory are; his partner in crime and best friend these last 15 years, Dawn Pearson; daughter Amanda Wing and husband Jamie, Shelly Johnston, Tina Santos and husband Albert, Jeri Pearson and partner T.J. Frachiseur, Cheryl Daniel and husband Billy, and Rachel Ott and husband James. Also left to cherish his memory are his 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren all who he loved very much. Brother Thomas Tombleson, wife Carole and family, brother Joseph Tombleson all cherished so many great times with Sherwin. A memorial service honoring the life of Sherwin Eugene Tombleson will be held 11am on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Elm Grove Baptist Church, 8180 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71112.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Patriot Guard Riders. To donate to the Patriot Guard Riders, please visit www.patriotguard.org. Dad, You were the best Dad a girl could ever hope for. You were always there for me when I needed you no matter what. You always gave the wisest advice. You would help anyone you could. You hardly ever complained unless it was warranted. You had the biggest heart. You are greatly missed. Enjoy your ride in heaven. I love you more. Love always and forever, Amanda. Papa, We loved you so much. We loved when you came to hang out with us. We had some good holidays together. We remember the time you and Nana Dawn picked us up to go hang out. We came back with huge oversized stuffed Easter rabbits and bears. Mom’s face was priceless. Katelynn and Ashlynn, xoxo.

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Natalie Brown Gates Burr

Oct 14, 1927 - Feb 20, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Natalie Brown Gates Burr, 96 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, where she was reunited with family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Chapel, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, from noon until time of service at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana. Brother Ricky McDonald will be officiating with Brother Tommy Patton assisting. Interment for family and friends will follow at the Mitchell Cemetery, Sistrunk Loop, Mitchell, Louisiana.She was born October 14, 1927, to Carlton Brown and Eva Phillips in Caledonia, Mississippi. Natalie attended Stephen Lee High School in Columbus, Mississippi where she graduated in 1945. After graduation she began work for the telephone company in Columbus, Mississippi, and continued in Mansfield, Louisiana, and Shreveport, Louisiana. She retired with 30 years of service from Bell South Telephone Services in 1978 and resided in Naborton until the death of her husband Clifton. After her second marriage to Garthel L. Burr she lived in the Catuna Community until her health required a move closer to her daughter. She spent the last few years of her life at Brookdale Senior Living and Cypress Point Nursing and Rehab, both in Bossier City, Louisiana.Natalie was preceded in death by her parents Carlton and Eva Brown; brother, James, and spouses, Clifton Travis Gates and Garthel L. Burr. She is survived by daughters, Theresa Gates Spears and husband Jim of Greenback, Tennessee; Myra Gates Odum and husband John of Benton, Louisiana; brother, Jack D. Brown (Papa Jack) of Shreveport, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Becky (Shane) Reed of Benton, Louisiana, Alisha (Henry) Mulkey of Annapolis Maryland, Jay Odum of Silver Springs, Maryland, and Mandi (Jason) Ledbetter, Knoxville, Tennessee; seven great grandchildren, Dayne and Brady Reed of Benton, Louisiana, Iris, Eleanor, and Asa Mulkey of Annapolis, Maryland, Hosanna and Joelle Ledbetter of Knoxville, Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.Honoring Natalie as pallbearers will be Steve Brown, Jay Odum, Shane Reed, Dayne Reed, Brady Reed, Bo McDonald, Darryl Dyess, and Clint Houston.The family would like to express special thanks to Tammy, Robert, Raven, the staff and facility of Cypress Point Nursing and Rehab, Jennifer and staff at LifePath Hospice Care Services, Penny, Suzanne, and staff at Brookdale Senior Living, and Janis Love and Bro. Tommy Patton at Cypress Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family request all memorials be made to Mitchell Cemetery Fund, 3712 Sistrunk Loop, Converse, Louisiana 71419, or Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, Louisiana 71211 or https://lbch.org/

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Nicholas H Mammarelli Jr.

Nov 16, 1934 - Feb 27, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Nicholas H Mammarelli Jr., age 89, of Bossier City, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. A visitation for Nicholas will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home & Park, 601 Highway 80 East, Haughton, Louisiana 71037, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM.

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Kenjaquel Smith

Aug 14, 1976 - Feb 22, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Memorial service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Antioch B.C., Bossier City. To to the family or in memory of Mr. Kenjaquel Smith, please

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