Demetris Mingo-Avery

Published 2:17 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Demetris Michelle Mingo-Avery departed this life on Aug. 2, 2022, at the age of 39. She was raised in Angie by her grandmother, Mary B. Peters. Demetris worked as a waitress at Redzone and as a babysitter for family and friends.

Demetris was a very lovely woman, who loved helping everyone she could. She has six children whom she loved more than anything.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her six children, Nigeria, Angel, Keandrus Mingo, Kinsley Weary and Ky’ier Avery, all of Bogalusa, and Jerome Mingo of Hammond; her father, Elvis (Theresa) Peters; two sisters, Bri’Anne Toliver and Edna (Leo) Esters; a niece, Felicity Toliver; her godmother, Molean Brock of Angie; goddaughter, Stardashia Lewis of Columbia, Miss.; a special friend, Stephanie Jackson of Bogalusa; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gisele Francis Lee, and a sister, Laraycia Toliver.

The funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, with the Rev. Terrance August officiating. Interment will be at the Wesley Ray Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at