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Reatha Denham (04-06-2017)
Mrs. Reatha Denham, 83, of Bernice, passed away on
April 3, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Bernice.
Bro. Randy Trail and Bro. Charles Malone will officiate.
Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Visitation will be
11 a.m. until the service at the church.
Reatha was born on September 2, 1933. She was a taltalented
artist who enjoyed painting and crocheting. She
loved to play cards and Bunco with her friends. Reatha
was a member of First Baptist Church of Bernice, where
she was active in Sunday school and sang in the choir. She
loved to watch sports and the Game Show network on TV.
Reatha was preceded in death by: Her daughter, Rene’
Wheelus.
Reatha was loved by her husband of 66 years, Windy
Denham; two daughters – Charlotte Bowen and husband
Johnny and Kathy Tyson and husband Vernon; son-in-law,
Dennis Wheelus; four grandchildren – Leon Wheelus and
wife Tracy, Geoff Deason and wife Rachel, Lensie Stanley
and husband Justin and Michael Wheelus and wife Becky;
seven great grandchildren – Tristan and Carlie Wheelus,
Alyssa Deason, Katelynn and Dillon Stanley and Knox and
Cruz Wheelus; two siblings: Bonnie Harkins and husband
Bobby and Connie Turner and husband Bill; puppy dog
“Biscuit;” and her card playing friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First
Baptist Church, 502 Cherry, Bernice, LA 71222
Online condolence messages may be sent to the family
kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.