Lela Mae McAllister Cockerham

Lela Mae McAllister Cockerham

Mrs. Lela Mae McAllister Cockerham, age 83 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Born Wednesday, August 10, 1938 in Waterproof, Louisiana, she was a member of Old Union Baptist Church where she enjoyed working with the children’s choir. She enjoyed all flowers and plants and she loved being a grandmother and a sister to her siblings.

Mrs. Cockerham was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Barrod and Hattie Mae Naff McAllister; husband, Howard Ray Cockerham; siblings, Ruth Carol McAllister, ElbertMilburn McAllister, Charles Edward McAllister, Allie Louise McAllister and Cathy Carroll.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Steven Ray Cockerham (Annette) and Timothy Craig Cockerham (Christine); grandchildren, Elaine Annette Burdette (JShawn), Steven Ross Cockerham (Delinda), Amber Brook Dick (Kegan), Emilee Christine Cockerham, Lela Denise Scroggins (Logan) and Rusty Lane Cockerham and ten great-grandchildren; siblings, Ethel Addington, Betty McAllister, Wesley McAllister, Robert McAllister, Jimmy McAllister and Huey McAllister.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Old Union Bap-tist Church with Rev. Mike Green and Rev. Brian McAllister officiating. Interment followed in Old Union Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

The family received friends at the church on Monday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM and again on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until time of services.

Mark Sweat, Joey Jordan, Derek Broadway, Kreston Phelps, Brent Montgomery, and Jamie McAllister serv-ed as pallbearers. Hon-orary pallbearers were Ross Cockerham, Rusty Cockerham, J. Shawn Burdette and Monty Lynn Phelps.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

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