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J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA

OBITUARY

Scottie Witherwax Gary

January 17, 1929May 26, 2019

Scottie Witherwax Gary, 90, formerly of Woodlawn, LA passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

She was born on January 17, 1929 to Gertrude and James Witherwax. In December 1948 she married Dewey Gary and together they enjoyed 50 years of marriage. Those who knew her lovingly referred to her as "Aunt Scottie". She will be long remembered for her love of children and how she modeled Jesus to all. Scottie was a devoted and faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, a son; Jonathan Gary and her brother, Gerald Witherwax.

Those left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Scottie Ellen (Dan) Pillsbury of Moss Bluff, two brothers, Burton Witherwax of Woodlawn, LA, and Jimmy Gwendell (Jean) Witherwax of New Mexico, two sisters, Betty Hardy of Welsh, LA, and Elthabye "Dub" Moseley of Pearl, MS and a special great niece Shelly Gary and five grandchildren, Jacob Lavergne, Joshua Lavergne, Chase Ortego, Blake Gary, Brooke Broussard and three great grandchildren.

The family will welcome friends for visitation on Wednesday May 29, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm and resume on Thursday May 30, 2019 at 9am at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Funeral Service will begin at 11am. Michael Shamblin will officiate. A private burial will follow at Pinehill Cemetery.

Words of comfort or condolences may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Scottie Ellen (Dan) Pillsbury of Moss Bluff, two brothers, Burton Witherwax of Woodlawn, LA, and Jimmy Gwendell (Jean) Witherwax of New Mexico, two sisters, Betty Hardy of Welsh, LA, and Elthabye "Dub" Moseley of Pearl, MS and a special great niece Shelly Gary and five grandchildren, Jacob Lavergne, Joshua Lavergne, Chase Ortego, Blake Gary, Brooke Broussard and three great grandchildren.

    She is preceded in death by her husband, a son; Jonathan Gary and her brother, Gerald Witherwax.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 30, 2019

Memories

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Christi Richard

May 28, 2019

Granny will always be my angel and life saver for chase an I.Her unconditional kindness giving and loving ways helped us an so many others. She always had a beautiful an happy smile which I will never forget. I can’t thank her an Pa Dewey enough for all the love an time they shared with my son Chase. Thinking of all her loved ones you are in my heart an prayers

Carolyn Delahoussaye

May 28, 2019

Scottie came over a lot to help my mom when my dad was drafted into the military. I also remember how she and Dewey had youth activities for us at the church one night a week. She also babysat for so many people, taking wonderful care of little children. She also had a beautiful singing voice and could belt out a song without any instrumental accompaniment. May God comfort you, the family, in the days ahead. May you have wonderful memories of Scottie as do we.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY