OBITUARY

Estelle Baxter

13 May, 19233 October, 2021

Estelle Blackledge Futrell Baxter (Stella) died on October 3, 2021. A resident of Baton Rouge since 1942, Stella was born May 13, 1923, in Stringer, MS and grew up in Canton, MS. She served her country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. She worked many years for the LA Division of Employment Security. She was a long-time member of Florida Blvd. Baptist Church. Stella is survived by her husband of 31 years, Henry (Hank) Baxter. She is also survived by her children Gayle, Kathy, Becky, and Mike, and was pre-deceased by her daughter Janet. Stella had 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed time with family, traveling, and dancing. A loving mother, grandmother, and friend, she will be greatly missed. Visitation will be at Green Oaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, on Sunday, October 10, 4-7pm, and also on Monday, October 11, at 11am, with funeral at 12:00pm.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, 10 October , 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, 11 October , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, 11 October , 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, 11 October , 2021

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Kathy Blanchard

5 October 2021

Estelle Aucie Blackledge Futrell Baxter was my mom. She was really something. My mom loved people, she loved to talk but most of all she really loved her family. My mom was married to my dad, Mayo C Futrell for 31 1/2 years. They had five children, Gayle Futrell Janet Futrell ( now deceased ) Kathy Futrell Becky Futrell and Mike Futrell. After my dad's passing my mom married Mr. Hank Baxter. She was happily married for 31 years. They had many adventures in their RV and she loved it. It's funny the little things you remember when someone is gone. I can remember and can still hear her singing the song's of the 1940's at the kitchen sink, and telling us stories about her and her sister. How she was as big as your little finger when she was young. I can only imagine the home coming my mom had. She was looking forward to seeing our sister again, Janet, who we lost in 2011 and the 12 siblings she lost and of course our dad, mayo futrell. I know I will miss my mom so much, my greatest supporter, but I look forward to my home coming too one day and seeing them all again. I love you mom , I love you so much

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