Obituary: Iva Elise Womack

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BOSSIER CITY – Funeral services for Iva Elise Womack will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at Rose-Neath Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Shaun Armstrong of Grace Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hall Summit, LA.

Elise was born October 6, 1933 in Hall Summit to Ralph Dodson Crenshaw and Euna Mae Waters Crenshaw and passed away February 27, 2017 in Shreveport, LA. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and Vice President of E and C Enterprises.

Elise was a remarkable, witty woman and a true blessing to those who knew her. She loved being active in her younger days, often participating in sports and activities like basketball, softball, dancing, and bowling. Her doctor called her a “warrior” because of her strong, fighting spirit – she was certainly one to never give up. Her strength and faith sustained her for the last four months of her illness, and she found humor in life even through this difficult time. She loved to be witty and make others laugh. Elise loved her family deeply and always told her daughters and grandchildren that she loved and cherished them.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ralph, Atley, Miron, Paul and Loren Crenshaw and a sister, Arline Osborne.

Elise is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Charles W. “Chuck” Womack; daughters, Tanya Bowden and husband, Dan, Donna Driskill and husband, Danny, Jill Heins and husband, Robby, Tina Roccaforte; stepson, David B. Womack; grandchildren, Jason Heins, Cole Hughes, Victoria Roccaforte, Lucien Roccaforte, Sofia Roccaforte, Lawson Womack, Michaela Womack; great grandsons, Wyatt Hughes and Tucker Ramsey; sister, Iris Flory and a host of other family and friends. She is also survived by her best friend of over 45 years, Frankie Harris.

Honoring Elise as pallbearers are, Jason Heins, Cole Hughes, Lucien Roccaforte, Lawson Womack, Choya Crenshaw, and Mark Crenshaw.

Our family would like to thank the Willis Knighton Pierremont ICU and 7th floor staff for the care they gave to our beloved mother and wife, with a special thanks to Matt and Jeff for their extra love and care. We would also like to thank Life Care Hospital staff, especially Annette and Linda for the special attention and love. Thank you to Dr. Nelson, Dr. Mainous, and all the doctors who cared for Elise. And thank you again to her two favorite long time doctors, Dr. Robert Martin and Dr. Richard Kamm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Grace Baptist Church, 210 Rachel Ln., Bossier City, LA 71111.