Shirley Ruth DeVane, 76, passed away peacefully on Nov. 5, 2022, with her family by her side.

Born in Amite, La., Ms. DeVane spent most of her life in the Hammond, La. area. She retired after many years at the Hammond Medicaid Office within the Louisiana Department of Health.

Ms. DeVane most enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her three loving daughters and their families. She loved to read, play bingo, needlepoint and sew. She played piano and loved music. She was a member of New Beginnings Christian Church (formerly Happywoods Church of God) where she played the organ and was a longtime member of the choir.

Ms. DeVane went back to college later in life and even attended classes with her oldest daughter, graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with her Bachelor’s degree in 1997.

Ms. DeVane is survived by her daughters Monét Whitson, Amber Wells and Melissa Lopez; grandchildren Morgan Robinson, Garrett Robinson, Regan Wells, Ethan Wells, Sophia Lopez and John Lopez; sister Bette White; nieces Beth Wolfe, Toni Graves and Laurie White; and nephews Brian Easley and Stephen White. She was preceded in death by parents Clyde and Verna Mae DeVane; sisters Mary Alice DeVane, and Joyce Easley; niece Carolyn Tackett; and nephews Bart Tackett, David White Jr. and Edwin Easley.

A Celebration of Life will take place in the afternoon on Sunday, December 18th at New Beginnings Christian Church in Hammond, La

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