Tossye Lee Hewitt Eaves

Tossye Lee Eaves, 87, of Merryville, LA went to meet her Lord on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 5-9pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  Her Homegoing Service will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church in Merryville. Pastor Wayne Squyres and Rev. Darrell Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in Cannon Cemetery in Merryville.


Mrs. Eaves was a strong lady with kind eyes.  She prayed and gave so much love to so many people. Much strength came from her knowledge and respect that she poured into our lives. She built a bridge of faith between her life and ours. She has taught us to face a real world, remembering to be strong and gentle. Her service to God and Life were a great example. Mrs. Eaves taught Grammar school in Merryville and Evans for 45 years.  She was also the Mayor of Merryville for several years.


Those left to cherish her memory are her son, David Edsel Eaves, Jr. and wife Winnie of Merryville, La.; sister, Sue Brandenburg of Puyallup, WA; grandchildren, Kristi Goodknight and husband Michael of Hawaii, Chad Edsel Eaves, of Merryville, LA, Titus Tidwell of Topsie, LA, Owena Wing and husband Eddie of Moss Bluff, LA; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Sarah, and Kinsley Goodknight, Jason and Tony Tidwell, Gabriel and Gracey Wing. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Edsel Eaves Sr.; parents Bill and Betty Hewitt; brother, Bill Hewitt Jr. and sister, Blanche Monk.

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