Natchitoches & Area Obituaries

Ms. Jennifer Jenkins Ms. Jennifer Jenkins
(November 6, 1976 - January 13, 2015)

Services will be celebrated Saturday, January 24, 2015, 12:00 p.m. at Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. to service time in the chapel. Burial will take place in Lawrence Serenity Sanctum.

Mr. Stephen Bradley, Sr. Mr. Stephen Bradley, Sr.
(August 31, 1921 - January 15, 2015) 

Funeral Service will be celebrated at the First Baptist Church, 1116 Amulet Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457, 10:30 a. m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 with military honors burial following in Memory Lawn Cemetery on Highway 6. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday, January 25, 2015 at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. with a reflections service at 7:00 p. m.


Mr. Ronald Jackson Sr. Mr. Ronald Jackson Sr.
(July 17, 1958 - January 20, 2015)

Service will be Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00 p. m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Montgomery, LA 71454. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. until service time at the church. Burial will take place in Montgomery Cemetery.


Ellen "Scooter" Freeman
(February 6, 1966 - January 20, 2015)  

Funeral services for Ellen Elouise "Scooter" Freeman will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Robeline, LA with Rev. Jody Ferrell officiating. Interment will follow at Lambertown Cemetery in Robeline, LA. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on January 23, 2015 at Blanchard - St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA. Ellen Freeman, 48 years of age, was born February 6, 1966 Shreveport, LA, and passed away January 20, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Louis Freeman of Robeline, LA; her sons, Marvin Louis Freeman, II and his wife Jennifer, Jonathan Noble Freeman and his wife Amanda, and Anthony Wayne Freeman and his wife Courtney, all of Robeline, LA; his grandchildren, Savannah Freeman, Destiny Freeman, Jonathan Freeman, II, Marvin Louis Freeman, III, Justin Freeman, Ella Freeman, and Anthony Freeman; her mother, Elouise Berry Lodrige Weeks of Robeline, LA; three sisters, Suzanne Clark and husband Gary of Robeline, LA, Angela Henry and husband Gary of Robeline, LA, and Lynn Webb and husband Tony of Bristow, OK; one brother, Anthony Lodrige of Bristow, OK; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Noble Lee Lodrige; and her sister, Janet Mitchell.
Irene Mary (Morvan) Niette Irene Mary (Morvan) Niette
(September 25, 1924 - January 20, 2015)

 Irene Mary Morvan Niette, 90 years of age and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away on January 20, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Irene was born September 25, 1924 in Many, LA. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 62 years, Tom Peter Niette; her parents, Jules Morvan and Josephine Corrales Morvan; her brothers, Eura Morvan, Gilbert Morvan, Julius Morvan, Bernard Morvan, Earl Morvan and Floyd Morvan; and one sister, Rebina Morvan O’Con. She is survived by three loving children, Howard Niette and his wife Sue Ivy Niette of Dry Prong, Janie Niette Sandel of Haughton, and Brenda Niette Melder and her husband, Thomas G. Melder of Natchitoches. Irene adored her six grandchildren, Todd Niette, Kelly Wayne Sandel, Denise Sandel Duncan, Chadwick Melder, Angelina Sandel Minogue, and LeAnne Melder Broussard. Also left to cherish her memory is an honorary daughter, Gwen Banes of Natchitoches, 11 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. As a young mother, Irene raised her infant son while her husband proudly served in General Patton’s Army in Italy and Western Europe from 1942 until 1945. She managed the Chief Drive-In Theatre in Natchitoches for 18 years, but she gave her heart and soul to tending to her family. As a busy homemaker and caregiver, she was always cooking, gardening, and attending to the activities of her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed time with friends playing BINGO. After raising her own children, she cared for the children at the Up With Kids daycare center. Irene was a member of The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxillary. Irene loved nothing more than to cook a lovely meal for her family; she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be from 5 pm until 9 pm on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 pm on Friday the 23rd in the funeral home chapel. Visitation on Saturday will be from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Stephen Soares serving as celebrant. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery of Natchitoches. Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Todd Niette, Kelly Wayne Sandel, Chadwick Melder, David Broussard, Jr., Kenton Johnson, Garrett Sandel, Kirkland Hoffpauir and Tristen Niette. Honorary pallbearers will be Beau Broussard, Briggs Broussard, and Baylor Broussard. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of The Courtyard of Natchitoches for their extraordinary care during Irene’s lengthy illness.