Death Notices

Judi Toms Reed
February 3, 1955 – February 15, 2022

reedMs. Judi Toms Reed was born on February 3, 1955, in Hodge, La. to Tom Roy and Nita Jean Toms. She passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, in Monroe, LA.

Judi lived most of her life in Jackson Parish. Judi was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, & friend. Most importantly, she was an amazing ‘Nonna’ or ‘Nonnie’ for her grandchildren & great grandchildren!

Judi was preceded in death by her father, Tom Roy Toms, her mother, Nita Jean Toms, 3 brothers, Jody Toms, Mitchel Roy Toms, Tommy Toms, 2 sisters, Karon Sue Hill & Vicki Lynn Lashley, daughter, Christan Danielle Askin, and one great granddaughter, Jaslyn Coleman.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Alechia Parker and husband Berlin ‘Gus’, son, Jordy Askin, two brothers, Cody Toms and wife Margaret, Timmy Toms, sister, Tammy Toms Cox and husband Greg, grandchildren, Jaimie, Britnie, Kiah, Amiah, & Avani and a host of great grandchildren who adore her!

Judi was vivacious and had a genuine personality that was full of life and authentic. She was loyal and loving. Judi was funny! She loved to tell a story and if you missed it, don’t worry, she would tell it again and again! Judi was protective of everyone she cared about, especially those great grandbabies! She was a constant friend, always calling to check on us or just to say, “hey, what’s up?”


Judi loved us all unconditionally with understanding and without judgement & she forgave willingly. Her smile, her stories, her jokes & her laugh were irreplaceable. Her hugs were warm and made us feel at home. Each of us had our own special relationship with her. Judi was a wonderful blessing to us all! She made a mark on each of us that we will carry forever!

Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, February 20th at North Hodge Assembly of God in Hodge, LA. Interment will follow at the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Bienville, LA. Pallbearers are Thomas Kennedy, Joshua Hill, Ethan Lashley, Lukas Cross, Nicholas Williams, Todd Abercrombie, Shane Wigley and Mark Treadway. 

Patricia Faye Sullivan
April 3, 1936 – February 16, 2022

sullivanPatricia Faye (Rogers) Sullivan of Saline passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was a second-grade teacher at Saline High School for thirty-five years and enjoyed being the cheerleader sponsor. In her later years she was elected several times to serve as a councilwoman for the town of Saline.

Mrs. Sullivan loved her family and was especially fond of her thirty grandchildren and great grandchildren and supported them in everything they did. Patricia’s two favorite hobbies were driving her car and reading. Her family said it was not uncommon for her to read all night, if she had a very good book in hand. Considered a Saline High School Bobcat “Super-fan”, Mrs. Sullivan not only attended the home games, but was often seen at away games pulling for her team.

Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her children, Deryl Sullivan & wife Gail, Keith Sullivan & wife Sandy, Karen Bradford & husband Phillip; Sister, Jenine Thomas; seven grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Talbert E. Sullivan; daughter, Linda Kaye Sullivan; parents, Cason Caskey Rogers and Esther Gertrude (Holman) Rogers; and niece, Deann Bartlett.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, February 20, 2022, from 1 pm until 2:30 pm at Magnolia Baptist Church in Saline. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 pm. Interment will be in the Old Saline Baptist Church Cemetery.

Ernest Donald “Donnie” Searcy
December 10, 1962 – February 14, 2022

searcyMr. Donnie Searcy passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022, at his home in Chatham, Louisiana, surrounded by loved ones. He served in the United States Army and worked many years as a roughneck in the oil industry.

Donnie loved riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and horses and he was seldom seen when he was not wearing cowboy boots and a Stetson. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and could often be found spending time with family on “Searcy Hill”. Donnie also enjoyed hunting and fishing. There is one thing that Donny’s family and friends all agree upon, Donnie always told you exactly what he was thinking.

Mr. Searcy is survived by his wife, Deborah Gayle; children, Ashley Pennington, Christy Durbin, Kasey Turner; step children, Brian Evans, G.W. Horton, Cristal Coody, April Presley, Brandy Presley, Shane Horton; mother, Jackie Searcy; sister, Debra Abedi; brothers, Danny Searcy & Lisa, Eric Searcy & Tracy; grandchildren, Savion Searcy, Kache Searcy, Alexis Pennington, Karsyn Pennington, Madison Turner, Bailee Turner, Josh Turner; and a host of other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Searcy; son, Donnie Ray Searcy; and sister, Sissy Evans.

Mr. Searcy’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Clyde Wayne Pointer
October 20, 1949 – February 17, 2022

pointerMr. Clyde Wayne Pointer, age 72 of Quitman, died peacefully at his residence February 17, 2022. Mr. Pointer was a kind and gentle person who enjoyed being involved with his work. As a youngster Clyde loved to hunt and fish and found a real nitch when computers evolved. He was a graduate of West Monroe High School and attended U.L.M. before entering the Navy and spending years being a code breaker. He later was s Security System Technician until his retirement.

His mother, Myrtle Pointer is left to cherish his memory and he was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Luther Pointer; brother, Clifton Ray Pointer.

Visitation will be held 12:00pm until 2:00pm Wednesday, February 23, 2022 in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home with a graveside service at 2:15 in Brooks Chapel Cemetery with Reverend Wayne Morrow officiating. He will be interred at Brooks Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

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