Sherry Janice “Sis” Deason, 76, of Hartburg passed away on Saturday, July 12, at Mid-Jefferson Hospital in Nederland.
Sherry was born on May 16, 1938 in Merryville, La., to the late James Edward Karr and Dolores Vivian McWilliams and step father, Leonard H. McWilliams Sr. She moved to Little Cypress in 1959 from Merryville, and spent the last 25 years in Hartburg. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Deweyville. Sherry’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father, mother and step father, and granddaughter, Brittany Deason.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Floyd “Jim” Deason; daughter, Kathy Zirlott and husband, Eddie, all of Hartburg; son, Kerry Deason of Little Cypress; sisters, Ellen Allen, Eva Stark and husband Pard all of Merryville; brothers, James W. Karr Sr. and wife, Lillian of Dequincy, Leonard McWilliams Jr. and wife Cindy of Deridder, and Larry Joe Karr Sr. and wife Carolyn of Merryville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jeremy Randall Zirlott and wife, Brandi, Jamee Summers and husband, Bobby, Janae Welch and husband, Derek, Dyllon Deason, and Lindsey Peoples, and 11 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Monday, July 14, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at First Baptist Church of Deweyville.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 15, at 2:00 pm at the church, with Rev. the Damon Bickham officiating. Burial will follow at Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville.
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