Funeral services for Leatrice David West will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Leland Crawford and Rev. Bill Ichter. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Leatrice was born Sept. 14, 1927 in Minden and entered into rest Dec. 16, 2013 in Minden. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Minden where she was active in WMU, Bible School and Missions organizations. Leatrice was also a member of the Woman's Department Club, Junior Service League and Thursday Bridge Club.
Her parents, Larkin and Leo David and sister, Janis Goodwill preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Claude Otis West of Minden; daughters, Sandra Jackson and husband, Mike of Minden, Peggy Waters and husband, Charles of Minden and Claudia Lee and husband, Steve of Minden; sister, Cortez Cupples and husband, Doug; sister-in-law, Gloria Evans and husband, David; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Brian Jackson, Jeremy Waters, Stephen Lee, Marty Kent, Chad Loftin and John Mercer and great-grandsons, Tyler Waters and Gavin Jackson.
Honorary pallbearer will be Shannon Lewis of South Sudan, Africa.
The family extends special thanks to the staff of F.M.C. Dialysis Center Minden, Professional Home Health, Southern Care Hospice, Hospice nurse B.J. Pike and Dr. Joe Bolger.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 Pennsylvania Avenue, Minden, Louisiana 71055 or donor's choice.