Margarite Bedford Thomas
Margarite Bedford Thomas, 81, of DeRidder, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Ms. Thomas retired from Beauregard Memorial Hospital after over 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary COGIC where she enjoyed singing in the choir and she also attended Grace Church. She was a stern, in-charge, classy lady.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Harvey Bedford and wife Jenifer of Missouri City, TX, and Carlton Bradford of DeRidder; daughters, Geraldine Horne and husband Joseph of Oakdale, LA, Aline Bedford of DeRidder, Martha Terrell of DeRidder, Cynthia Gonzales of Seattle, WA and Margaretta Mayes and husband Tim of DeRidder; sisters, Laura Mae Woodley of Many, LA and Haneefah (Velma) Yamini of DeRidder; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lizzie Jones; sister, Annie Prater; brothers, Jack Jones, Frank Jones and Berchie B. Jones; son, Robert Bedford; daughter, Bobbie Bedford and grandson, Curtis Lee Bedford.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 3:00pm at Myer-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder. Rev. Robert L. Mayes and Rev. James Glass will officiate.