Mildred Gray Pou Wisenbaker

Mildred Gray Pou Wisenbaker was born December 17, 1922, the 4th and youngest child of Allen & Fannie Coussons Pou. She Was born at home in the Ramah Community near Tenaha in Shelby County TX. She left this earth on September 27, 2010, at her home in the East Beauregard Community. She was 87 years old. Mildred married Gordon Wisenbaker in 1940. She moved to Beauregard Parish in 1950 and spent the rest of her life here. She lived for many years in Ragley and in 1983 moved to the East Beauregard area.
Mildred was a loyal and active member of Gillis Baptist Church before moving to the East Beauregard area. After moving, she became and active member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she had many loving friends. She was a loyal wife, a devoted mother and a generous and loving friend. She loved working crossword puzzles, reading and cooking. She was a fabulous cook, could memorize a recipe after seeing or hearing it once and enjoyed above all, sharing food with her family and friends.


She was married for 56 years before the death of her husband in 1996. She is survived by her 4 children: Pat Lilly & husband Steve of Sugar Land, TX, Ken Wisenbaker & wife Maude of Dry Creek, LA, Virginia Hebert of Moss Bluff, LA and Chris Wisenbaker & wife Lynn of DeRidder, LA; 3 granddaughters Kathleen Randall  & Ellen Mitchell of Sugar Land, TX and Shawn Allen of Lake Charles, LA; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother Charles Pou of Orange, TX, a sister and her best friend, Grace McLaughlin of The Woodlands, TX, she is also survivbed by one brother-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Pou, a sister-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. 


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Shiloh Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rod Martin will officiate. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Cemetery in Elizabeth, Louisiana. 

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