Notice of Death – December 13, 2022

Whitney Blake Martin
January 02, 1991 – December 08, 2022

Funeral services for Whitney Blake Martin, age 30, were held at the Jonesboro Assembly of God on Monday, December 12th. Internment followed at the Carolina Cemetery in Saline, LA under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Whitney was survived by her parents: Thadd and Janet Martin; grandparents: Helen Caver; Uncles: Troy (Angeline)Roberts, LeDean (Sheri)Roberts; Aunts: Carla Roberts, Faith Martin(Roger) Leithead, Fran Angell, Audrey Simpson.

Wanda Gale LeVasseur
June 9, 1945 – December 10, 2002

Wanda Gale LeVasseur Norred, 77, of Natchitoches, LA, she was born June 9, 1945 & sadly passed away December 10, 2022 at Forest Haven Nursing Home in Jonesboro, LA after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents S. C. & Mattie LeVasseur, Sylvian LeVasseur (brother), Mark Noble LeVasseur (brother). She is survived by her son Heath “Shorty” Norred and wife Michelle of Eros, LA and daughter Seantel Price and husband Kenny of Castor, LA.  Grandchildren, Raeghan Norred, MaKaehan & Jake Ingles, Rheachel Ross, Rileigh & Sam Tullis, Krystal Kenney, Chris & Katie Mangham, Cody Price (Allison) great grandchildren Rowhyn, Colt, SJ, Nora, Stella, Skyler, Mattie, Jackson, Bella, Aiden,  Christian, & Barrett. Sisters, Martha Fox, Linda Hilton, Mona Hoogeveen, and brother Tilden (Pat) LeVasseur, special sister Sue Saragossa and numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 12th at the Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Edna Nally Jaynes
March 7, 1947 – December 10, 2022

Funeral services were held for Edna Nalley Jaynes, age 75, on Tuesday, December 13th at the Hodge United Pentacostal Church under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Edna was born March 7, 1947 in Hodge, LA. Edna loved her family and friends above all and was known for her generosity to all in need. She loved to sew and cook, especially if she was doing it for her family and friends. She spent most of her career working for the USPS, and was beloved by her customers. Edna was a faithful member and supporter of the Hodge United Pentecostal Church for all her life.

 She is survived by her children, Michael, Rob(Allyson) Jaynes, and Latasha(Eddie) Stump, her sisters, Verssie (Harold) Churchill, Doris(Luke) Jaynes and Dorethea (Bob) Yates. She was called “Nana” by Amanda, Avery, Marleigh, Travis, Amy, Kelly, Loren and Brook, and multiple great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to express appreciation for Amy Morris, her granddaughter at heart, who was her caregiver for the past two years. Also we appreciate her adopted sister, Gina Phillips, for the love and friendship she had for Edna. Special thanks to the doctors and medical personnel who cared for her in her last illness.

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