Shirley Sue Steward Gilmer

Shirley Sue Steward Gilmer, 63, of Zwolle, LA, passed from this life on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at her home. 


Shirley was born to Bill and Peggy Steward on August 23, 1951 in DeRidder. She was raised in Beaumont, TX and graduated as Salutatorian from French High School in May 1969 and from Lamar University with a B.A. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification in June 1973. She married Pete Geisen in 1977 and had one daughter. Sadly, Pete was killed in an automobile accident in 1979. In 1985, Shirley met Jerry Gilmer and they were married in September, 1986 and they had one son.


She is survived by her devoted husband, Jerry Gilmer; daughter, Amy Dyson (Jimmy); and son, Ethan Gilmer, both of DeRidder, LA; stepdaughters, Julie Vining (Glen) of LaPorte, TX, and Jennifer McAnaly of Zwolle, LA; beloved grandchildren, Jacob Osborn, Phillip and Ana Williams, Haleigh Dyson, Colby Rowe, Jordan McAnally and fiance’, Cooper Miller, Hunter and Peyton McAnally, James, Bailey, Abbie, Valiree, and Lorelai Vining; sisters, Peggy McCabe of Madison, WI, and Cathy Murphy (George) of Beaumont, TX; brothers, Bill Steward, Jr. (Betty) of Nome, TX, and Gary Steward (Janet) of Jennings, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.


 She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Peggy Steward; former husband, Peter Leo Geisen III; son, Joshua Travis Gilmer; and granddaughter, Kylee Rose Dyson.


Visitation will be held Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral service is Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00am at Unity Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA. Burial will follow at Newlin Cemetery in Singer, LA. Bro. Roger Gill and Jason Fortenberry will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The River Church, P.O. Box 277 Merryville, LA 70653

Shirley Sue Steward Gilmer