Published 2:38 pm Monday, February 13, 2023

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Bablyon “Babs” Sheridan, age 71, passed away on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at Baton

Rouge General Hospital. She was born May 23, 1951, in Bogalusa, La. She was a member of

Southside Baptist Church, in Denham Springs, La.. She had a love of gardening and flowers,

especially pansies. She loved bird watching, traveling, and animals, especially her dog, Levi. All

who knew Babs knew her for her vibrant smile, contagious laugh, and ready to go personality.

She loved LSU baseball and football and the Houston Astros. She was a loving wife, mother,

sister, daughter, friend and proud grandmother. She had many careers in her life: Merle

Norman consultant, Registered Nurse, and cross-country truck driver with her husband, Willie.

She was also a substitute teacher and loved talking with her students.

She is survived by loving husband of 30 years, Willie Smith. Adoring sister and best

friend, Shannon Anderson. One Brother-in-law, Andy Anderson. Son, Randall (Emily) Stafford.

Stepsons and daughters, Marilyn (Mark) McCulley, Carolyn (Steve) Venable, David Smith, and

Tommy Smith. Grandchildren, Tyler and Drew Stafford, Blake (Elizabeth) McCulley, Abbey

McCulley, and Steven Venable. Four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and

cousins. Aunts, Irma Pettit, Nell Bond, Melba Bond, and Laverne Corkern. Special friends,

Charlotte (Wendall) Walker, and Meagan Tassin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard O. Sheridan, and Nelda Bond

Sheridan. Brother, Richard “Rick” Sheridan, stepfather, John Haire. Granddaughter, Victoria

McCulley. Grandparents, Jewel E. Bond Sr. and Isabel Penny Bond, and other family members.

Visitation will be at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, LA, Saturday, Feb. 18,

from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., with funeral service being held at 11 a.m.