Denise Tisdale

Published 1:52 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Denise Tisdale, 87, of Bogalusa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Friday, May 20, 2022. She was a past member of The Young Married Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church member and extraordinary pianist and excellent seamstress. Denise was a member of Roogaroo and GG Carnival Group. She loved to travel all over the world.

She is preceded in death by her parents, E. Lavon Burruss and P Aline Crain Burruss; and one brother-in-law, Ben Hurd.

Denise leaves to cherish her memories to her husband, Dr. Walter Tisdale; one son, Barry Tisdale (Janet); one daughter, Terri Dawes (David); one sister Bettye Hurd; four grandchildren, Amanda McDonald (Stephen), Andrew Tisdale (Emily), Dana Dawes Blanchard (Mark) and Zach Dawes (fiancé Andrea Gallo); two great-grandchildren, Nicholas McDonald and Lena Blanchard; one nephew, Trevor Hurd (Kerri); one niece, Heather Hurd; and two great-nieces, Riley and Finley Hurd.

Family and friends are invited to attend Denise’s funeral service on Wednesday, May 25, at 1 p.m., at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Ave. in Bogalusa. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Adams and the Rev. Stephen McDonald will officiate the services.

Flowers will be accepted but if donations are preferred, please send donations to First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, 541 Ave. F, Bogalusa, LA 70427.

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