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3994 Monroe Hwy
Ball, LA 71405
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Patricia DeWilde

Patricia Avis DeWilde (Downs)

Thursday, March 3rd, 1955 - Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Mrs. Patricia Avis Downs DeWilde, age 64, of Pineville, Louisiana, entered eternal rest on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Funeral services for Mrs. DeWilde will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball, Louisiana, with Reverend Nathan Martin officiating. The visitation will be held at Gallagher Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m. Burial will follow the Funeral Service at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ball, Louisiana under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home.

Mrs. Patricia was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a faithful employee to the McDonalds franchise, working at different branches for 38 years. Mrs. DeWilde enjoyed fishing but her favorite time was spent with her grandchildren. She will forever be missed by those that knew and loved her.

Mrs. DeWilde is preceded in death by her parents, James Thomas Downs and Winnie Bryant Downs.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, 1 month, and 16 days, Paul DeWilde; sons, Thomas DeWilde (Stephanie) of Pollock and James DeWilde (Kayla) of Deville; sister, Rebecca Greene (Danny) of Prattville, Alabama; four grandchildren, Tristan, Tanner, Kasey, and Kaydence; niece, Katherine Stokes
(Marty); and great-niece, Winnie Katherine Stokes.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be Kenny Russell, Rusty Murdock, Randy Hickman, John Crooks, Michael Porter and Luke Bouchie. Honorary Pallbearers are Jayson Heims and Ryan Strain.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
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    Reverend Nathan Martin
  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    4000 Monroe Hwy.
    BALL, LA 71405
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Jo Oliver

Posted at 11:17pm
Losing a loved one can be very difficult.
Death is our enemy but know that soon God has promised to swallow up death forever and a resurrection of our loved ones. Isaiah 25:8 and Acts 24:15

Connie Hattaway

Posted at 08:33pm
I always remembered Ms Patti as a hard working, dedicated employee. She was never too busy to speak to me . I am saddened by this news of her passing. She will surely be missed by many friends and her family.
May she rest in peace.
In Sympathy,
Connie and Gary Hattaway

Alan E McBride

Posted at 07:10am
Paul & Family,
Please accept my condolences in Your loss of Pat.
She was always such a friendly personality & a pleasure to be around.
I wish You & Your Family peace in this time dealing w/Your loss...

Pat & Jack Dwyer

Posted at 10:02pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul and family. We know you will miss her very much. But may you find some comfort in all the memories you shared. Pat & Jack Dwyer

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Posted at 02:24pm
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