OBITUARY

Miriam Braud Elam

August 11, 1926March 26, 2014
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Miriam Elam, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of Reserve, Louisiana and a resident of Lake Charles. Miriam and her late husband, Jim were active members in the VFW and American Legion for many years. They were residents of Barnes Creek, Allen Parish for many years and owners of Oilfield Welding Service in Cameron until retirement. Miriam was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Elam and wife Pattie of Sulphur and Billy Elam and wife Emily of Orange, TX; two daughters, Donna Elam and Sue Coleman both of Panama City, FL; one brother, Stafford Braud of Renton, WA; two sisters, Viola Bryson of Baton Rouge and Mattie Elisar of Gonzales; and five grandchildren, Laura Elam Tompkins of Biddeford, ME, Angela Maria Elam of Phoenix, AZ, James Reeder and Laurie Reeder Womble both of Panama City, FL and Kavin Coleman of Lafayette; and two great grandchildren, Madison and Reghan Womble both of Panama City, FL. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Conrad Elam; her parents, Oscar and Nora Denuoux Braud; a brother, Ernest Braud; and a sister, Geneva Peters. Her funeral will be at 1p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. The Rev. Rick McClain will officiate. Burial will be in Kinder McRill Cemetery in Kinder, LA. Visitation will be from 6p.m. to 9p.m. Friday and from 10a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 29, 2014
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Miriam Braud Elam

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Peggy Kelley

March 29, 2014

Dear Ron, I am so sorry and extend to you my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful Mom. I will be praying for you and your family in the days to come. God bless you my friend.

Susanna Daigle

March 28, 2014

Ron & Pattie we are so sorry for your loss. God gained another Angel. We pray for strenght for each of you in the days ahead. We are hear for y'all.

Emily Elam

March 28, 2014

Bill, Donna, Sue, and Ron. Praying for all of you during this time of loss. I am really remembering Miriam as she celebrated life with a liveliness and spunkiness all the way up until the end. She will be greatly missed. Love you all. Emily

Mike McCall

March 28, 2014

Prayers for her soul and for her family to have the strength to continue.

Mike and Joel McCall

Diana Walker

March 28, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss, wishing you peace during your time of sorrow.
My thoughts are with you - Love Diana

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