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Doretha Ann Bonton

September 21, 1948 — May 21, 2023


Funeral services for Doretha Ann Bonton of Mansura will take place at the Little Zion Baptist Church of Cottonport on Friday, May 26th, 2023 beginning at 11:00am with Rev. Vernon Simon officiating.

Visitation will begin at 10:00am on Friday, May 26th, 2023 at the Little Zion Baptist Church until time of services.

Doretha Ann Bonton, 74 years young, entered eternal rest on Sunday May 21st, 2023 at Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pury and Albirta Blackman; brothers, Patrick Blackman and Raymond Blackman.

Those left to cherish the loving memories husband, SL Bonton Jr.; daughters, Molette Huggins, Corretta Hall, Kimberly Lavalais (Charles), Joyel Greenhouse (Terrence Cook), Tennelle Greenhouse-Pickett (Jimmy); sons, Cedric Hall (Phyllis) and Brandon Blackman (Ashley); step-daughters, Michelle Bonton and Dusty Bonton; sister, Vera Batiste; brother, Reginald Blackman; loyal friend, Nancy Gibson; 20 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends; and her beloved pet chihuahua, Tiger.

You are and always will be our supermom, grandmother, sister, and friend.  You were the best by far seamstress, baker, cook, carpenter, gardener, school bus driver, decorator, and friend anyone could ask for. We sit here and ponder how much we like to talk to you today. There are so many things that we didn’t get to say. We know how much you loved each one of us dearly. An angel came and took you by the hand and said, your place was ready in heaven far above. You had to leave behind all those you loved dearly. You had so much to live for, you had so much to do, it still seems impossible that God was taking you. Though you’ve walked through Heaven’s door, we are never far apart. For every time I think of you, you're right here deep within our hearts.

Thanks for being a loving person. You are loyal, kind, and full of beautiful compassion to everyone.

It is not the end, just the beginning of a wonderful journey for all of us to follow.

Always remember the separation from our loved one is only temporary.

You will truly be missed and your memories will last forever in our hearts and minds.

Those honored to be pallbearers, Matthew Hall, Danerius Greenhouse, Chandler Greenhouse, and Albert "Rocky" Lavalais IV; honorary pallbearers,  Myles Pickett, Raylon Hall, Ladrekus Greenhouse, Christopher Hall, Trayvon Hall, and Rodney Blackman.

The immediate family would like to thank everyone who showed their support and love through these difficult times.

Escude Funeral Home of Mansura, 6608 Porterie St. Mansura, LA 71350 (318-964-2324) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.





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