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2409 Westwood Rd, Westlake, LA

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Gwendolyn Ann Hollingsworth

September 22, 1931October 7, 2019

Gwendolyn Ann Hollingsworth, age 88, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, October 7, 2019. She was born in Lake Charles to Roderick Paul Hawkins and Lucy Thelma "Tete" Guillory Hawkins. She resided in Westlake and Sulphur until her passing.

Gwen and her husband were the owners of Westlake Farm and Garden. She drove a school bus for Calcasieu Parish for over 16 years. Gwen was a faithful servant to her Lord and Savior and devoted to the Blessed Mother. She helped to start the Children of Mary with her best friend, Alice Hooper, member of the Altar Society, and belonged to the Rosary Group. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great -grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Raymond Hollingsworth, two grandchildren, Aaron Golden and Kenzie Golden-Roden and several grandchildren and great grandchildren who were born to soon; parents, sons-in-law, Todd Juranka and Lloyd "Snubbie" Reeves, and brother-in-law, Charles Dykes.

Survivors include four daughters, Donna Reeves and husband the late "Snubbie" of Gillis, Teresa McBride and husband, Bill of Sulphur, Mary Cholley and husband, Bobby of Sulphur, Pam Benoit and husband, Tommy of Sulphur; three sons, Boyce "Bub" Hollingsworth and wife, Charlotte of Sulphur, Johnny Hollingsworth and wife, Belinda of Sulphur, Rory Hollingsworth and wife, Tiffany of DeQuincy; 27 grandchildren, Michelle Fontenot, Robert Reeves, Mikey Greenslade, Brad Hollingsworth, Denise Hollingsworth, Jake Golden, Phillip Golden, Blair Spears, Blake Spears, Kelli Thibodeaux, Clay Hollingsworth, Caleb Hollingsworth, Jordan Hollingsworth, Kace Hollingsworth, Trevor Johnston, Kasha Kile, Josh Cholley, Austin Cholley, Ryan Juranka, Stephen Juranka, T. J. Juranka, and Lexie Benoit; sisters, Pat Gillard and husband, Jess of Newton, Texas, Jeanette Mitterlehner and husband, Dennis of Brenham, Texas; sister-in-law, Wilma Hollingsworth Dykes of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; 52 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with an ACTS Rosary held at 6:30 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home in Westlake. Visitation will resume at 8 a.m.- 9:30 am on Thursday at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019 St. John Bosco Catholic Church of Westlake. Burial will be follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonwestlake.com for the Hollingsworth family.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include four daughters, Donna Reeves and husband the late "Snubbie" of Gillis, Teresa McBride and husband, Bill of Sulphur, Mary Cholley and husband, Bobby of Sulphur, Pam Benoit and husband, Tommy of Sulphur; three sons, Boyce "Bub" Hollingsworth and wife, Charlotte of Sulphur, Johnny Hollingsworth and wife, Belinda of Sulphur, Rory Hollingsworth and wife, Tiffany of DeQuincy; 27 grandchildren, Michelle Fontenot, Robert Reeves, Mikey Greenslade, Brad Hollingsworth, Denise Hollingsworth, Jake Golden, Phillip Golden, Blair Spears, Blake Spears, Kelli Thibodeaux, Clay Hollingsworth, Caleb Hollingsworth, Jordan Hollingsworth, Kace Hollingsworth, Trevor Johnston, Kasha Kile, Josh Cholley, Austin Cholley, Ryan Juranka, Stephen Juranka, T. J. Juranka, and Lexie Benoit; sisters, Pat Gillard and husband, Jess of Newton, Texas, Jeanette Mitterlehner and husband, Dennis of Brenham, Texas; sister-in-law, Wilma Hollingsworth Dykes of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; 52 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Raymond Hollingsworth, two grandchildren, Aaron Golden and Kenzie Golden-Roden and several grandchildren and great grandchildren who were born to soon; parents, sons-in-law, Todd Juranka and Lloyd "Snubbie" Reeves, and brother-in-law, Charles Dykes.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 10, 2019

Memories

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Lisa Sonnier

October 8, 2019

So sorry for your loss she was a very special person.

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Biography

Gwendolyn Ann Hollingsworth, age 88, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, October 7, 2019. She was born in Lake Charles to Roderick Paul Hawkins and Lucy Thelma "Tete" Guillory Hawkins. She resided in Westlake and Sulphur until her passing.

Gwen and her husband were the owners of Westlake Farm and Garden. She drove a school bus for Calcasieu Parish for over 16 years. Gwen was a faithful servant to her Lord and Savior and devoted to the Blessed Mother. She helped to start the Children of Mary with her best friend, Alice Hooper, member of the Altar Society, and belonged to the Rosary Group. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great -grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Raymond Hollingsworth, two grandchildren, Aaron Golden and Kenzie Golden-Roden and several grandchildren and great grandchildren who were born to soon; parents, sons-in-law, Todd Juranka and Lloyd "Snubbie" Reeves, and brother-in-law, Charles Dykes.

Survivors include four daughters, Donna Reeves and husband the late "Snubbie" of Gillis, Teresa McBride and husband, Bill of Sulphur, Mary Cholley and husband, Bobby of Sulphur, Pam Benoit and husband, Tommy of Sulphur; three sons, Boyce "Bub" Hollingsworth and wife, Charlotte of Sulphur, Johnny Hollingsworth and wife, Belinda of Sulphur, Rory Hollingsworth and wife, Tiffany of DeQuincy; 27 grandchildren, Michelle Fontenot, Robert Reeves, Mikey Greenslade, Brad Hollingsworth, Denise Hollingsworth, Jake Golden, Phillip Golden, Blair Spears, Blake Spears, Kelli Thibodeaux, Clay Hollingsworth, Caleb Hollingsworth, Jordan Hollingsworth, Kace Hollingsworth, Trevor Johnston, Kasha Kile, Josh Cholley, Austin Cholley, Ryan Juranka, Stephen Juranka, T. J. Juranka, and Lexie Benoit; sisters, Pat Gillard and husband, Jess of Newton, Texas, Jeanette Mitterlehner and husband, Dennis of Brenham, Texas; sister-in-law, Wilma Hollingsworth Dykes of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; 52 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with an ACTS Rosary held at 6:30 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home in Westlake. Visitation will resume at 8 a.m.- 9:30 am on Thursday at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019 St. John Bosco Catholic Church of Westlake. Burial will be follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonwestlake.com for the Hollingsworth family.