Obituaries

Wed
01
May

VANESSA WOOLRIDGE DUPLESSIA

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Vanessa Woolridge Duplessia, M.D. And Board Certified OBGYN was born in Mansfield, Louisiana on October 5, 1965 to Larnceen and Maattie Wooiridge. She joined the St. James AME Church at an early age. She passed away April 18, 2019.

Family hour will be at Jenkins Funeral Home on 170 Van Buren Street, Mansfield, La on Friday, April 26, 2019,from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral at Mansfield High School gynasium in Mansfield, La at 10:00 a.m. Interment at New Hope Well Cementary in Bernice, LA

Vanessa received her early education in the schools of DeSoto Parish, having graduated from Mansfield High School in 1983. She received her Bachelor Degree from LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, M.D.Degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She did her intern at Tulane University in New Orleans,LA

At the time of her passing , she lived in Plano, Texas. Vanessa was a very successful doctor in Piano, TX.

Wed
17
Apr

MICHAEL J. WOOLEY

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Keatchie, LA – Funeral services honoring the life of Michael James Wooley were held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Champions For God “Cowboy Church” in with Rev. Charlie Mahone officiating. Burial followed at Keatchie Cemetery in Keatchie, LA. The family received friends for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA.

Mike was born August 12, 1955 in Many, LA to Everette C. Wooley and Helen Brandon of Many, LA and he entered into rest on April 5, 2019. Mike retired after 25 years of employment with General Motors where he enjoyed his job and co-workers.

Wed
17
Apr

MICHAEL SHANE WEAVER

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Keatchie, LA – Funeral services honoring the life of Michael Shane Weaver were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Rose-Neath Mansfield Chapel with Rev. Toby Shaw officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Heights Cemetery in Mansfield, LA. The family received friends for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA.

Michael was born December 5, 1976 in Shreveport, LA to Edward and Marilyn Adkison Weaver and he entered into rest on April 8, 2019. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward D. Weaver, Melissa Weaver, Travis Adkison, and Erma Jean Adkison.

Wed
10
Apr

BERNIECE ELIZABETH NICHOLS

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Converse, LA – Funeral services honoring the life of Berniece Elizabeth Nichols, began with the family receiving friends for visitation from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Mansfield Chapel. Mrs. Nichols’ funeral was also held in the Chapel on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Waylon Guant and Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Converse, LA.

Berniece was born February 1, 1919 in Mitchell, LA to Elmer Leroy Barrett and Ethel Elizabeth Gieger and entered into rest on April 6, 2019.

Wed
03
Apr

BARBARA DIANNE HOWELL TOUTCHEQUE

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Barbara, 71, was called home to her heavenly savior on March 25, 2019. Her devotion to family and a firm faith in God along with being surrounded by family and friends ultimately gave her peace in her final days. Barbara married her best friend, Donald Lee Toutcheque. They were married for over 55 years. They shared a beautiful life together with strong family values. She protected her family through her prayer and faith in Jesus Christ. She was a spiritual mentor and prayer warrior; especially to her many grandchildren. Her faith overflowed as blessings onto all who met her. She had a servant’s heart. She loved to entertain family and friends in their home for dinner or coffee. Her spirit and smile were radiant and captured the hearts of all who met her. She was kind and soft-spoken, and always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how small. One of her favorite past times was participating in Bible study and fellowshipping with other believers.

Wed
03
Apr

ELIZABETH JANICE ROGERS PIERCE

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Logansport, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Janice Rogers Pierce, 70, were be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Rose-Neath Chapel, Logansport, LA. Officiating was Rev. Wayne Jones. Interment will be at O. E. Price Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the funeral home.

Janice was born August 5, 1948 and passed away March 17, 2019. She was proceeded in death by father, Shelton Samuel Rogers, Sr.; mother, Annie Lois Steele Rogers; brother, Shelton Samuel Rogers, Jr.; father-in-law, Walter Pierce; and motherin-law, Catherine Pierce.

Wed
27
Mar

RONALD “RONNIE” REAGAN CHAMBERLIN

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Many, LA – Funeral services honoring the life of Ronald “Ronnie” Reagan Chamberlin, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rambin, LA with Father Francis Kamau officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rambin Community. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 with Rosary being held at 6:30 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA.

Ronnie was born July 12, 1956 in Mansfield, LA to John Marshall Chamberlin and Jeanine Rambin Chamberlin and entered into rest on March 21, 2019. Ronnie worked for Cleco for 30 years and loved his coworkers. He loved gardening, fishing and hunting. Most of all he was a proud grandfather of his first grandbaby, Lil Jack, who loved helping his Paw Paw picking his garden. He never met a stranger and was loved by so many people. He would help anyone in need. He loved the Lord and read his bible daily.

Wed
27
Mar

BONNIE MAE DANS

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Mansfield, LA – Services for Mrs. Bonnie Mae Dans, 82, of Marthaville, LA, will be held Monday, March 25, 2019 at Jennings Chapel in Marthaville. Services will begin at 10:00 AM, with visitation held Sunday, March 24, from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. Interment will follow services on Monday at Bethany Cemetery in Marthaville.

Bonnie was born June 30, 1936 in Eagle Lake, TX to Alford Oscar Morse of Bastrop, TX and Olivia Ladwig Morse of Garwood, TX. She passed away March 22, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Floyd Roland Dans, Sr., and her son Gary Dans.

Wed
20
Mar

LARRY AUSTIN

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Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Larry Austin, 76, were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed at Converse Cemetery in Converse, LA. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Larry was born May 16, 1942 in Converse, LA to Alton and Eloise Branch Austin and entered into rest on March 13, 2019 in Shreveport, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Eloise Austin; sisters, Pauline McKee, Audrey Leach, Opal Allen; and brothers, Jessie Ray Austin and Leroy Austin.

Wed
20
Mar

WANDA LEE PROTHRO

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On March 8th 2019, at the age of 84, Wanda Lee Prothro of Mansfield, Louisiana, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Wanda was born in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma on October 3, 1934 to her parents Orville and Iris Leflett. She grew up in Haslam, Texas and graduated from Joaquin High School in 1951. She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Tandy Byron Prothro, Jr, sister Quelda York and sister Leurene Murry, She is survived by her brothers Bobby Leflett, and Charles Leflett, son Robert Prothro and wife Kay, daughter Vicky Williamson and husband Michael, and son John Prothro, Grandchildren Emily Gilbert and husband Bryan, Jonathan Prothro and wife Leslie, Melissa Alvarez and husband Gonzalo, Christin Quintana and husband Victor, and Great Grandchildren, Avery Gilbert, Ryan Gilbert and William Prothro.

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