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Hixson-Snider Funeral Home

205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy, LA

OBITUARY

Thelma Lena Gilland

March 4, 1929November 16, 2019

Thelma Lena Gilland, 90, of DeQuincy, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at DeQuincy Memorial Hospital. She was born to her late parents, Roy and Rosie Bunch in Sulphur on March 4, 1929. She was employed by Gimball Candy Company in San Francisco, and then later worked for Paul Fisher in the furniture business. She loved traveling to different places in the United States, quilting, crocheting, sewing, and in her younger years, carpentry.

She is survived by her two daughters, Diana Barton of Tucson, Arizona, Mary Elizabeth Cyrus of Gandeeville, West Virginia; two sisters, Rose Belle Young, Elaine Droddy; grandchildren, Sharon Price, Kristine Williford, Michelle Leek, Michael Barton, Tracy Myers; along with numerous great grandchildren.

Thelma is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ray Gilland; her sister, Edna Scruton; and one granddaughter, Nancy Myers.

A Celebration of Thelma's life will be held at Bible Baptist Church of DeQuincy on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:00am, with Bro. Eric Aultman officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00am until the time of the service at the church. Burial will follow at Hyatt Cemetery in Fields. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her two daughters, Diana Barton of Tucson, Arizona, Mary Elizabeth Cyrus of Gandeeville, West Virginia; two sisters, Rose Belle Young, Elaine Droddy; grandchildren, Sharon Price, Kristine Williford, Michelle Leek, Michael Barton, Tracy Myers; along with numerous great grandchildren.
    Thelma is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ray Gilland; her sister, Edna Scruton; and one granddaughter, Nancy Myers.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, November 21, 2019

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