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Barbara Paul DePrato

Barbara Paul DePrato

Wednesday, February 5th, 1958 - Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Barbara Paul DePrato, 62, of Ferriday, LA, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Alexandria, LA. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at one of the following services: Catholic Mass at 2PM, Friday, October 16, 2020 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Ferriday, LA with Father John Pardue officiating. Visitation will be from 1PM until time of the mass at 2PM Friday, October 16th at the church. A second service will be at 11AM, Saturday, October 17, 2020 at New Era Baptist Church, Monterey, LA with Rev. Dustin Davis officiating. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of service at 11AM, Saturday, October 17th at the church under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.

Barbara was born February 5, 1958 in Ferriday, Louisiana to Clay and Willidene Paul.

She is survived by her husband, Jay DePrato; daughter, Roxanne Owens Jennings; son, Clay Owens; step-daughter, Stephanie Primeaux (Keith); and eight grandchildren, Allie Grace Jennings, Abigail Jennings, Aiden Jennings, Jaden Owens, McKaliegh Owens, Keegan Owens, Cole Primeaux and Jolie Primeaux. She is also survived by her brothers, Don Paul, Marcus Paul (Sue); sisters, Teresa Williams (Neil), Olivia Duplessis, Evette Cross (Steve) and Sarah Mills (Chris).

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Vala Paul.

Pallbearers are Paul Mathis, Brent Burley, Blake Burley, Steve Cross, Chris Mills, and Neil Williams. Honorary Pallbearers are Jeff DePrato, Keith Primeaux, David Phelps, Darrell Reid, Blair Wilson and Joe Dalrymple.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of your choice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Saint Patrick Catholic Church
    Address
    606 Florida Avenue
    FERRIDAY, LA 71334
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    First Service: Friday, October 16th, Saint Patrick Catholic Church, visitation will be from 1PM until 2PM with a Mass at 2PM. Second Service: Saturday, October 17th, New Era Baptist Church, visitation will be from 10AM until 11AM with service at 11AM.
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    New Era Baptist Church
    Address
    11698 Highway 129
    MONTEREY, LA 71354
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    First Service: Friday, October 16th, Saint Patrick Catholic Church, visitation will be from 1PM until 2PM with a Mass at 2PM. Second Service: Saturday, October 17th, New Era Baptist Church, visitation will be from 10AM until 11AM with service at 11AM.

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Cynthia Stumps

Posted at 05:12am
Barbara was a good and sweet friend of mine. She always kept me laughing. I always knew when she went on her vacations. She would talk about the times she had and she would never forget to bring me back a souvenir. I really enjoyed Barbara telling me about her family and showing me pictures of them. There was no one at work who could out talk her and she never met a stranger. I enjoyed all the fun we had at work together. You were a great, funny friend and you will never be forgotten. Especially your infectious smile!
Until I see you again,
Cynthia
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Marcey Dobson

Posted at 03:54am
Oh, sweet Barbara. We worked night shift together when we both started at Riverland. What a time that was! Cynthia Stumps, Barbara and I became "Sistas". (I have a magnet that she brought from one of her sister getaways in Florida to prove it. It says, You either have one, know one, or are one- Crazy Sistas.) We would talk and laugh about everything under the sun. I know she loved her family by how she talked about them. From Mr. Jay, her siblings, her children, and most definitely her grands, it seemed like I knew you all personally. Barbara loved you all so much. She will definitely be missed and I have comfort in knowing that God only picks the most beautiful flowers for his garden and he got one of the most beautiful ones this time.
TC

Tommie cordovava

Posted at 08:56pm
So sorry Jay, I know she was a special lady. May god be with during this tough time. Praying for you. Tommie CoRdovs
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Penny Daggett

Posted at 10:29pm
Even though we haven't visited in many years, when we did, Barbara was always the same sweet girl I remember from high school. Always smiling and always so giving! Heaven's gain is our loss. Sending love and prayers to her family! Penny Daggett
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Denver Coats

Posted at 10:54am
I will always remember and cherish The memories I have of Mrs. Barbara. She was an incredible person with a heart of gold. Her smile could light up a room she will be greatly missed.

Denver Coats

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