Obituary: Frankie Slade Hughes

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BOSSIER CITY – Frankie Slade Hughes died December 13, 2014 after a lengthy illness but a full life. She was born January 3, 1927, in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Frank and Thelma Irwin. Frankie has been a resident of Bossier City, Louisiana since 1967 when her first husband, George was transferred to Barksdale Air Force Base. She worked in the banking industry for almost 30 years before retiring so that she could enjoy gardening, reading, bible study, and weekends at her lake house. She experienced the greatest joy when she was with her children and many grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her precious daughter, Martha Barca, her devoted son-in-law, Frank M. Walker, Jr.; and her beautiful granddaughter, Nina Elise Walker; and her husband, John. She was loved beyond compare by her two sisters Dorothy Doherty and Virginia Faubion who prayed for her and spoke with her by phone almost every day.

She is survived by her son, George H. Slade, Jr and wife, Catherine; her daughter, Suzie Walker Sharp and husband, Doug; and her grandchildren, Marc Prodgers and wife, Michelle, Jennifer Dysart and husband, Eric, Michael Prodgers, Brian Slade and wife, Kibbie, Keith Prodgers, Meredith Walker Price, Brooke Walker Strickland and husband, Ben, Matthew Barca and wife, Jenny, Amanda Slade, Sarah Mendez and husband, Thomas, Carmen Walker and Slade Walker. Her great grandchildren include, Ethan and Brian Dysart, Gavin and Gabrielle Prodgers, Lauren and Cam Slade, Ella, Maddie and Ava Price, Marriya Barca and Walker Strickland.

Our family sends our heartfelt thanks to Yolanda Hicks, Miss Frankie’s dear friend and caretaker for the last year.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19th at Osborn Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 20th, in the chapel of Osborn. Interment will be at Forest Park Cemetery following for family members.