Jannell Marie Manriquez Dye, 53, of Orange, died Monday, Feb. 4. Born in Deridder, La, on Aug. 23, 1959, Jannell was the daughter of Nacho Manriquez and Hazel Ruth (Moses) Manriquez.

Jannell worked as a caregiver. She had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger. Her family described her as a “free bird”.

Jannell was preceded in death by her partner in life, Alvin Myers. She is survived by her dad, Nacho Manriquez and wife, Julie; mother, Hazel Ruth Shirley and husband, Jimmy; daughters, Samantha Gore and Jennifer Williams; and son, T.J. Flebbe.

Other survivors include, sisters, Terry Bagley, Frances Manriquez Christian, Lisa Fields and husband, Henry, and Regina Savage; brother, James Michael Shirley; step-brothers, Kirk Richard, Shannon Richard, Spence Richard, Chance Richard, and Chad Richard; nieces, Kristyn Crysel, Stacy Bagley, Savannah Savage; nephews, Jason Fields, Mitchell Fields, Devin Savage, Gavin Shirley, Gabrel James Shirley; great nieces, Jaylin Melchor, Lylah Calloway; and her beloved cat, Lana.

Arrangements held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.