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Shirley Ann Suire Blankenship

March 18, 1938 — December 4, 2019

Shirley Ann Suire Blankenship, 81, a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Ochsner Foundation Hospital.

Shirley was born on March 18, 1938 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, the daughter of Elton and Victoria Beard Suire.

Spending time with her family is what Shirley loved most. She loved the holiday season and family gatherings because it meant that all her family would be all together and she would be able to cook for them all. She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren. Shirley had a bit of a green thumb and enjoyed being outside tending to her plants and flowers.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three children, Becky Blankenship Pitre and husband Scott of Franklin, Buddy Ray Blankenship and fiancé Cheri Hebert of Patterson, Vicki Blankenship Laubach of Morgan City; 11 grandchildren, Matthew Paul Beadle, Jonathan Ray Beadle, Kelsey Ann Beadle, Grace Victoria Beadle, Kristi Renee Pitre, Ryan Scott Pitre, Brenna Renee Blankenship, Jude Christian Blankenship, Blaine Edwin Laubach, Trey Anthony Laubach and Travis Adam Laubach; three great grandchildren, Cooper Ryan Pitre, Madilyn Hale Beadle and Dax Joseph Leonard; three brothers, Louis Suire and wife Betty of Alexandria, Tommy Suire and wife Mandy of Morgan City and Michael Suire of Lafayette.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Elton and Victoria Beard Suire and her husband, Donald Ray “Possum” Blankenship.

Shirley’s grandsons will have the honor of serving as pallbearers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Twin City Funeral Home with a visitation being held from 9:00 a.m. until just before the service time, when a rosary will be prayed. Following the service, Shirley will be laid to rest in the Berwick Cemetery Mausoleum.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, December 9, 2019

9:00am - 1:45 pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Monday, December 9, 2019

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 9, 2019

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Mausoleum Entombment

Monday, December 9, 2019

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