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Ira Bea (Shroll) Broxson

Mrs. Ira Bea (Shroll) Broxson, 87, of DeQuincy, Louisiana passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones on February 10, 2012 after a long and happy life.  She was born in DeQuincy on December 13, 1924 with twin brother Everett Lee to Edward Clyde and Zella (Dyess) Shroll.  Ira Bea graduated from DeQuincy High School and the same week married Eugene (Gene) Broxson, Sr. in Lake Charles, Louisiana on May 21, 1943.  Their marriage lasted 48 ½ years before his death.  Ira loved making her home a gathering place for friends and family with food and fellowship.  In her younger days, she enjoyed flower gardening, quilting, crochet, hunting and fishing as pastimes.  While residing in McComb Mississippi, Ira was employed on the sewing line for Kellwood Manufacturing.  A few years later, Ira began a career as an independent sales consultant with Home Interiors and enjoyed meeting new people and helping them make their homes warm and inviting.  

Ira Bea was preceded in death by her husband Gene, and Parents, four brothers:  Norman Shroll, Roy Knight, Carroll J. Knight, and E.C. (Fritz) Shroll, three sisters:  Fern S. Griscom, MarieEtta Stephens Baukman and EttaMarie Shoemake. Ira Bea’s survivors include: Son:  Eugene Jr. and wife Corinne Broxson of Merryville, Louisiana Daughter:  Sondra Aline Broxson Hyman & husband Alvin C. Hyman, Sr. of Metairie, Louisiana. One Granddaughter:  Sarah Grace Broxson of Huntsville, Texas Three Grandsons:     Preston Eugene Broxson of Cottonwood, Louisiana, Brandon Broxson Hyman of Metairie, Louisiana & Alvin Christopher Hyman, Jr. of Metairie, Louisiana Great Grandchild:    Alvin Christopher Hyman III of Metairie, Louisiana She is also survived by her twin brother, Everett Lee Shroll of Santa Ana, California, Sisters:  Mrs. Elsie S. Crewell of DeQuincy, Louisiana and Mrs. Edna S. Palermo of Yucaipa, California; Sister-in-law, Mrs. Estelle Broxson Allen of Beaumont, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the country. 

Sis. Ira Bea was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy where she was active in the Ladies Ministry and was a faithful prayer warrior until the end of her days.  A celebration honoring her life will be held at the 1st United Pentecostal Church in DeQuincy, LA on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.  If you would like you may wear Ira’s favorite color of pink or bright colors when attending the service celebrating her life. Visitation will precede the services at First United Pentecostal Church, T.D. Cardwell Center on Monday, February 13, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and again on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in the First United Pentecostal Church Sanctuary.  Pastor Wayne Cardwell and Elder T.D. Cardwell will officiate.  Interment will be at Perkins Cemetery in DeQuincy under the direction of Myers Colonial Funeral Home of DeRidder.  

It was Ira Bea’s request in lieu of flowers; donations be made to First United Pentecostal Church building fund.  If you prefer to honor Ira as a five year Breast Cancer survivor and daughter, Sondra a 30 year Breast Cancer Survivor, donations may be made to Breast Cancer awareness and education.  

For several years, Ira Bea received special love and care by her niece Nina Annette Shroll Spencer in addition to a number of special friends and relatives:  Burnadell Baggett, Angie Bell, Betty Berry, Dorothy Bushnell, Jenell Cooley, Cookie Gearen, Carolyn Gilbert, Mavis Goulart, Ruby Frazier, Doris Karriker, Darlene Nortman, Anna Royer, Gayla Royer, Dorothy Simmons and Maudrey Whatley.  The family would also like to express their sincere appreciation to Church family of First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy, the staff of Perkins pharmacy, the Odyssey Hospice Medical Care Team, DeQuincy Home Health, Dr. Jalel Joudeh and staff  & Dr. Stephen Castleberry and staff.

Ira Bea (Shroll) Broxson
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