Bonnie A Sheridan
December 23, 1928 – September 9, 2021
Bonnie Alice Gaston Sheridan, born December 23, 1928, in Bernice, La., died September 9 in Baton Rouge after a brief illness. Bonnie outlived her husband, John Harold Sheridan, brother, Erskin Alton Gaston, II, and parents, Madge Gresham Gaston and Erskin Alton Gaston. She is survived by her son, John Harold Sheridan, Jr., daughter-in-law, Meghan Larpenter Sheridan, their children, Julia Benthe, Rhyan Elisabeth and John- Michael, youngest brother, Lewis Gaston, his children, Mary, Peter, Jesse, Bonnie and Twila, niece, Amanda Gaston Ballew, nephew, Alton Gaston, first cousins, James Gaston, Janet Gaston Ewing, Susie Gresham Fultz, Mark Gresham, Gretchen Gresham Till, Carolyn Gresham Franklin and Gary Gresham, and others. Bonnie moved with her parents from Temple, Tex., variously to El Dorado, Ark., Monroe, La., and Shreveport, La., during the Depression and WWII years, settling in Shreveport where she graduated from Fair Park High School and Centenary College in fine art. She subsequently worked in advertising for Shreveport and New Orleans department stores and newspapers before switching to elementary education. Her teaching career included public schools in Frio County, Tex., Terrebonne Parish and the U.S. Air Force base school in Sculthorpe, England, and parochial schools in Lafayette and New Iberia Parishes, where she lived for 45 years near Lydia. Besides art and children, Bonnie loved fast and/or fun cars, dogs, fashion and travel. She was an Episcopalian. A graveside service will be held in the Bernice Cemetery, Sunday, September 19, at 3:00 p.m. She would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.