Nelda Sheridan

Published 2:24 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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Nelda Sheridan, 88, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020, at The Woodleigh of Baton Rouge. Nelda had beaten COVID-19, but her body was left so frail that she was unable to regain her health. She was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church in Bogalusa. Nelda enjoyed cooking, sewing, flowers and butterflies. Bowling was her passion at Magic City Bowl in Bogalusa, and many fun tournaments. She bowled many games with the Road Runner Team. Nelda was awarded with 200, 225, 250, 500, 525, 550, 575 and 600 scores from the Bogalusa WBA. She and all the bowlers were saddened by the closing of “The Magic City” lanes.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon Anderson and Van “Andy” Anderson of Baton Rouge, and Bablyon “Babs” Sheridan and William “Willie” Smith of Watson; son, Richard (Rick) Sheridan Jr. of Watson; granddaughter, Melissa Sheridan Crain and David of Bogalusa; two grandsons, Randall Stafford and Emily of Franklinton, and Kevin DeLeon and Amanda of Mobile, Ala.; three great-grandsons, Tyler and Drew Stafford of Franklinton, and David L. Crain of Bogalusa; sister, Irma Pettitt of Franklinton; brother, Jewel E. Bond Jr. and Melva of Denham Springs; and two sisters-in-law, Laverne Corkern of Franklinton, and Paula Haire of Bogalusa.

Nelda was preceded in death by husbands, Richard O. Sheridan Sr. and John S. Haire; her parents, Jewel E. Bond Sr. and Isabel Penny Bond; sister, Yuvonne Edwards; brothers, Woodson Bond, Durwin (Shorty) Bond, Douglas Bond, and Charles F. (Charlie) Bond; and other family members.

There will be a graveside service at Hillview Memorial Gardens on Spring Valley Road in Bogalusa, at a later date. Sign the online guestbook at