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Shirley Cantrelle

Shirley Cantrelle

Saturday, November 10th, 1928 Saturday, May 11th, 2019

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Obituary for Shirley E. Cantrelle (Ellison)

Shirley Mae Ellison Cantrelle, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11:08 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, LA. She was 90 years old.
Shirley was born on November 10, 1928 in New Orleans, LA and and reared by her grandmother, Josephine Overton Raymond, her mother Velma Parker Green and stepfather Royal Sam Green. She married Paul Cantrelle, Jr in 1948 and raised seven children in St. James, LA. She obtained a BS in Elementary Education from Southern University and A&M College in 1965 and enjoyed a 31-year career as an educator in the St. James Parish School System. She was longtime parishioner of St. James Catholic Church where she was named Director of Religious Education. She also served as a member of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxillary.
She leaves to cherish her memories, siblings – The Joseph and Ellison Families; four children: Janice Cantrelle Kelson of Donaldsonville, Velma Adrienne Ferchaud (Dwight) of Gonzales, LA, Christopher Cantrelle of Garland, Tx, and Anthony Cantrelle of St. James; one godson, Ralph Williams (Olivia) of Denham Springs, LA; twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, daughters-in-law: Ann, Sheryl, Ava, Marsha, Darlene & Shawanda; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her grandmother, mother, father and husband, she is preceded in death by three sons: Daryl, Michael, and Paul III Cantrelle; two sons-in-law, Walter Celestin & Harvey Kelson, Jr; and one grandson Jaime Peterson.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from St. James Catholic Church, 6613 LA-18, St. James, LA, Father Matthew McCaughey, celebrant. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by Rosary then service at 11:00am. Entombment, church cemetery. Treasures of Life Funeral Services have been entrusted with her final care. 315 E. Airline Hwy, Gramercy, LA.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:00am
    St. James Catholic Church
    6613 Highway 18
    St. James, LA
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    Saturday, May 18th, 2019
    8:30am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. James Catholic Church
    6613 Highway 18
    St. James, LA
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    Saturday, May 18th, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 |
    St. James Catholic Church Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    St. James, LA
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    Saturday, May 18th, 2019

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Latonia McQuirter

Our deepest condolences to the family of one of my favorite Teacher, and a friend of my Mother. May you, her children, find comfort in knowing that she's resting with God. Our prayers are with you.

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