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Elizabeth Choate
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Birth: May 28, 1969
Death: Apr. 19, 2007

SHREVEPORT, LA - A memorial service celebrating the life of Libby Choate will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., at Springs of Grace Baptist Church, Libby's church home. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Segner and Reverend Rafe Semmes of Springs of Grace Baptist Church. The family will receive friends, Monday, April 23, 2007 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Springs of Grace Church, 6300 Hearne Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71108, in the parlor.

Libby came to know the Lord in her teen years and remained faithful to Him until her dying breath. At Springs of Grace, she was active in the nursery and widow's ministry and served as a children's Sunday school teacher. She was always willing to help and was very reliable. Libby was always quick to share her faith and to offer a word of encouragement from the Scriptures at every opportunity. She also greatly loved the study of God's Word. Libby trusted the Lord's perfect plan for her life even when she did not understand it all. In those times when she could not see His hand, she trusted His heart. Libby held fast to God's promise of completing His good work in her.

Libby also truly enjoyed the outdoors and all animals, especially birds. Those who knew her were often entertained by her unique wit and sense of humor, which will be greatly missed.

Born on May 28, 1969, Libby ended a courageous five-year battle with brain tumors on April 19, 2007. She graduated from C.E. Byrd High School in 1987. After working several jobs, she began employment with Shreveport City Court where she worked for a number of years. After taking a job at LSUS, Libby began her quest for a degree in Library Science. During her tenure at LSUS, she was awarded the Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Information Technology Professionals, for service to students.

Libby fell ill to her first brain tumor in May 2002. After a successful response to treatment, Libby began volunteering with the Arts in Medicine Program at LSUHSC until her illness prevented her from doing so.

Those left to cherish her memory are Libby's mother, Leah DeLaune, and her father, Robert T. Choate. She is also survived by her brother, Timothy Wade Choate, his wife Jody, and their son, Libby's special nephew, Caleb Curtis Choate. Libby also leaves behind her paternal grandfather, F.H. Choate, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Henry J. and Lorene Kirkpatrick DeLaune, and her paternal grandmother, Laura Roquemore Choate.

Libby desired that special recognition be given to her aunt Allyson DeLaune. She considered Allyson to be not only an aunt but also a close friend and sister in the Lord. Likewise, she wanted to express appreciation to her Uncle Pat and cousin Audrey for all that they did and meant to her over the years.

Libby requested that her gratitude be conveyed to Dr. Gary Burton and Dr. Anil Nanda for the care they extended to her in the last five years. She also wanted to express thanks to those at LSUHSC and Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and most recently to the nurses, aides and volunteers at Grace Home who diligently loved and cared for her in her last days.

In lieu of flowers, Libby requested that donations go to the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, the volunteer program at Grace Home and to the Brain Tumor Association.

Forest Park Funeral Home
and Cemeteries 221-7181

Published in the Shreveport Times on 4/22/2007.
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Apr 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19047159
Elizabeth Choate
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