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Ledarius Wells "Pappee"

January 24, 2001 — February 22, 2022

"I waited patiently for the LORD, and He inclined into me and heard my cry." - Psalm 40:1

Funeral Mass for Ledarius Wells of Cottonport will take place at the St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Cottonport on Saturday, February 26, 2022 beginning at 11am with Fr. Irion St. Romain officiating. Burial will take place at St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery in Cottonport.

Ledarius Wells, age 21 passed away at Bunkie General Hospital on February 22, 2022. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

On February 22, 2022 Ledarius was called home to be with the lord. Ledarius was born on January 24, 2001 to Leroy and Shanteria Wells of Cottonport, La. Ledarius loved fishing, shooting dice, and breeding dogs. Ledarius’ daughter and dogs was his prize possession. Ledarius loved showing and telling everyone about his dogs and the fishing spots he would go. Ledaruis was full of life and kept a smile.

Ledarius left precious memories to be cherished by his daughter, Xirreon Gilmore, his parents Leroy and Shanteria Wells, one brother Dalvin (Raven) Lofton and one sister Leshanna Lofton and three special nieces, six uncles Clennon (Elizabeth) Lofton, Everette (Sheila) Lofton, Erie (Sumin) Lofton, Tonnie (Audrey) Wells, Larry Wells, Allen Wells, nine aunts Alice Hill, Marian Augustine, Cythina Lofton, Vanlisa (Billy) Barzert, Janice(Anthony) McGrew, Betty (Rahad) Qaasim, Betty Antione, Eugena Wells and Debra Wells and one special friend whom he loved like a brother Marlon James. Ledarius also leaves to cherish a lot of cousins whom he loved dearly. Family was his everything.

Ledarius was preceded in death by his grandparents; Jimmy and Alice Wells and Grandmother Juril Lofton, and two uncles, Philip Vernon Augustine Sr. and Billy Wells.

Visitation will begin at 8am Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the funeral home in Cottonport until departing for services.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, February 26, 2022

8:00 - 10:40 am (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home of Cottonport

554 Front St, Cottonport, LA 71327

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church

820 Front St, Cottonport, LA 71327

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