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Elouise Parker

Elouise Parker went to her heavenly home to see her Savior and her family who has gone on before her on March 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Elouise was a past member of Union Avenue Baptist Church for over 40 years, where she led the preschool department for over 17 years along with Vacation Bible School. Her joy was working with the youth of the church, as later, she became an active Youth Sponsor. She enjoyed hosting the youth members at her home with love, and plenty of food and plenty of games ready to play. She enjoyed sponsoring the youth members and made lasting memories with them riding the famous Union Avenue Baptist Church Greyhound bus to the youth camps at Boggs Springs, Ark., and Glendale Youth Encampment. Later in life, she became a faithful member at Memorial Baptist Church, where she served on several committees. Elouise helped nurture many of Bogalusa’s toddlers as she opened her doors to them at Elouise Day Care. She also worked for the J.C. Penney and South Central Bell.

Those left to cherish her memories are Kim Quave Lively (Brian), Helen Quave Cotton (Billy), and Monica Quave Triana (Brad), all of Bogalusa; and her step-children, Susan Parker (Darryl) Singletary of Bogalusa, and James “Jim” (Christie) Parker Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; her grandchildren, Heidi Lively Rose of Petal, Miss., Dustin Lively (Melanie) of Bogalusa, Jessica Miller Stewart (Shaun) of Bogalusa, Hailie Cotton Adams (Andy) of Bogalusa; step-grandchildren, Grayson Parker of Reno, Nev., Adreane Kuhn of Bogalusa, and Richard D. Kuhn of Bogalusa. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Brayden, Mason, Danyan, Addyson and Cody, and Baby Allen Ray Adams to be born on March 17, 2021.

She is also survived by her siblings, Elbert Harris (Brenda) and Frank Harris (Jackie), both of Bogalusa, Mary Harris Aman (Tommy) of Morrow, Ga., and Faye Harris Foust of Baton Rouge. She is also survived by other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Helen Smith Harris; her first husband, Walter Kenneth Quave; her second husband, James “David” Parker Sr.; and a special brother-in-law, Thomas “Tommy” Foust.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, March 18, from noon until 2 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with her brother-in-law, the Rev. Thomas “Tommy” Aman, officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa.

The family and funeral home request masks to be worn and social distancing rules to be followed.

Condolences and memories may be shared on the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home website, at www.pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.