Linda Gae Longoria

Linda Gae Longoria, 60, passed from this life on Friday, January 23, 2009 at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas.  Visitation will begin on Sunday, January 25, 2009 from 4 PM until 10 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home and will continue on Monday, January 26, 2009 at First Baptist Church DeRidder from 9 AM until 2 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 26, 2009 at First Baptist Church of DeRidder at 2:00 PM.  It will be officiated by Rev. Wayne Squyres and Rev. Bill Robertson.  Burial will follow at Newlin Cemetery in Singer, Louisiana.  Survivors include the following Husband: Lyndon Longoria of DeRidder, Louisiana; Son: William R. Smith, II and wife Susan of Louisville, Kentucky; Daughter: Kelly Benoit and husband Chris of DeRidder, Louisiana; Mother: Norma Slaydon of DeRidder, Louisiana; Brother: Les Slaydon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Eight Grandchildren:  Nathan Smith, Joshua Smith, David Smith, Joanna Smith, Caleb Smith and Sophia Smith all of Louisville, Kentucky and Kelsea Benoit and Hunter Benoit of DeRidder, Louisiana; as well as Numerous Brothers and Sisters in Law, Nieces and Nephews.  She was preceded in death by: Father: Marvin Slaydon; Twin Brother: Bryan Slaydon.


Mrs. Longoria was born and raised in DeRidder, Louisiana.  She retired from Boise as an Engineer Project Coordinator.  In 1966 she graduated from DeRidder High School and went on the attend Northwestern State University.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Merryville.

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