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Shannon & Shelby Ansley With Shelia Waggoner Hake“She was always smiling and knew how to make everyone smile.” Kelli Mims, close friend of Sheila Waggoner Hake, said. “She could light up a room.”

On July 10, 2013, Sheila Waggoner Hake, 46, suddenly passed away

The life-long Bossier City resident left behind a loving husband, Alan Hake, and two daughters, Shelby and Shannon, among others.

Mims was one of those people.

“I talked to her every day,” Mims said. “A piece of my heart is gone and I want to do everything I can, especially for the girls.”

Mims and a group of people from the class of 1985 decided it was time to give back to Hake —by starting a bank account for the twins.

Mims said that the money in the account would be divided equally for the girls for educational and personal reasons as well as to aid the girls whenever they graduate high school.

“They will always have this money to fall back on if they need anything.” Mims said. “I just feel for the girls. Sheila was a rock for the girls, as they were to her.”

Shelby and Shannon currently live with their grandmother, Mary Gugliuzza, and are starting their sophomore year at Airline High School.

Mims describes the twins as beautiful, bright young ladies and are both honor roll students at Airline.

Mims has been spreading the word of the bank account and wants to continue to spread awareness about the beautiful life that was lost on July 10th.

“I know she is everybody’s guardian angel and she would be the first to help everyone else out.” Mims said. “She will be missed terribly by everyone.”

To donate funds for the Waggoner twins, contact Kelli Mims at 318-507-9116 or by email kellimims67@gmail.com. The account is currently at Barksdale Federal Union and is controlled by Debbie Elrod Funderburk.

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