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Elaine Elsie Blount Degenhardt

Elaine Elsie Blount Degenhardt
  • May 27, 1923 - August 17, 2017
  • Independence, Louisiana

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“Aunt Elaine is going to be dearly miss! My prayer to her family that God will be with each and everyone of you! Your Mom was so special to me! I no ...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Lynn Williford - Livingston, LA

“Auntie you were so loved and I will dearly miss you. You always brightened the day with your smile and laughter. I am sorry for your loss may God...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sandra mcmorris - Holden, LA

“Becky, Ralph and family Toby and I are so very sorry for the loss of mrs. Elaine. She was such a wonderful sweet lady. I know she'll be greatly...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Linda and Toby Dozier - LA

“I am so sorry for the loss of Ms. Elaine, she was a sweet lady to be around...my prayers are with each of you as you go thru this journey without her! ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Betty Jo Whiddon - Independence, LA

“Prayers of comfort for the family. Aunt Elaine will be greatly missed. Love to you all ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Blount - Natchitoches, LA

“Prayers of comfort for the family. Toni Fancher granddaughter of Josephine Blount White ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Toni White Fancher - Brookhaven, MS

“She understood me I loved her and she moved me. She was my surrogate. No one know our lengthy conversations. God speed Ms Elaine I love you like the...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Larry and Jo Stafford - LA


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Elaine Elsie Blount Degenhardt passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 94. She was born on Sunday, May 27, 1923 in Bayou Barbara, Louisiana to the late Margaret Rebecca Fletcher Blount and Tepholas Drakford Blount. She was a native of Albany and a resident of Independence, Louisiana.

Elaine is survived by her beloved family; daughter, Elsie Bankston, son, Ralph Degenhardt and his wife, Pat, daughter, Pearlie "Tiny" Hughes, and daughter, Becky Ballard and her husband, Leonard; 16 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, DeWitt Ralph Degenhardt; son, Pete Fletcher; grandson, Jason Degenhardt; granddaughter, Melissa Degenhardt; great-grandson, Caleb Degenhardt; parents, Margaret and TD Blount; two son-in-laws, Douglas Bankston and Rufus Hughes; three sisters and three brothers.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and will continue on Monday morning from 9:00 am until the service begins at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Tickfaw, Louisiana.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.