|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1953|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 2010|
SHREVEPORT, LA - Denise Baxter passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 14, 1953, in Shreveport and grew up and lived in Blanchard most of her life.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 Tuesday, October 19th, at Osborn Funeral Home Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in the Chapel of Osborn. Officiating will be Barry Chance, of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church where Denise was a member. Interment will follow in Andrews Cemetery in Karnack, TX.
Denise was preceded in death by her parents, Britt and Jackie Meek. She is survived by her loving and caring husband of 35 years, Ron "Buddy" Baxter; and three sons, Brad, Clint and Mitchell. She is also survived by two brothers, Bobby Jack Meek and Britt Meek, Jr. and his wife, Brenda; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends. She was affectionately known to her great nieces Jada and Madison as "Nene".
Denise refused to give in and fought to the end with great strength and dignity. She was more worried about her family and friends than she was for herself. A very talented person with crafts and decorating, Denise enjoyed working in her home and doing things for others. Her home was a haven for all of her son's friends who were always welcome and many of those seeking advice from her. She had so many friends who called her their best friend. Denise had great faith in her Lord and it showed in her actions. So many people came to Ron and Denise's aid in their long struggle and everyone said that Denise and Ron would have done the same or more for them and they were grateful for the love they had been shown. She will be missed by many who will never ever again meet a person quite like Denise.
Denise loved music with Merle Haggard being her early favorite and then being replaced later with Delbert McClinton. She also loved her dogs and visiting with her computer buddies. She was very supportive of almost everyone she met.
Pallbearers will be Derek Bass, Robert Baxter, Don Farley, Larry Wood, Mike Gildon and Lonzo Lanier.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Baker, Joe Baxter, Pat Baird, Mark Gorum, Ernie Free and Dan Odle.
The family requests that memorials be made to Grace Home, 1035 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Dr.'s and staff of Christus Schumpert Cancer Treatment Center with a special thanks to the staff at Grace Home.
Published in Shreveport Times on October 19, 2010
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Oct 19, 2010
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