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Dana Scoggins

February 6, 1968 — February 21, 2023

A funeral mass for Dana Yelverton Scoggins will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Natchitoches, La., at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Father Scott Chemino. A private interment service will follow in honor of Dana's well-lived life. Dana was born on February 6, 1968, to Hosea Allen Yelverton and Beverly Roppolo Yelverton in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dana was called home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, on February 21, 2023, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She was preceded in death by her father, Hosea Allen Yelverton of Shreveport, LA., and her stepfather, John Wessler, of Shreveport, LA., paternal grandparents Hosea Olen Yelverton and Hazel Allen Yelverton, and maternal grandparents Nicky Roppolo (grandfather), Sephrena Elliott (Grandma Pete), and Alice Lacobee, grandmother. Dana is survived by her children, Dakota Allen Scoggins (Kelsey) of Kisatchie, LA., Camden Clark Scoggins of Shreveport, LA., and Kaylee Ann Scoggins (Jacob Curtis) of Kisatchie, LA. She is also survived by her mother, Beverly Wessler (John, dec.) of Shreveport, LA., sister Nicole Yelverton Sipe (Clay), and daughter Ava Gentry Sipe of Broken Arrow, OK. Also, Kristy Scoggins Faulks (Shane) and granddaughters Emma, Ava, and Lana Faulks, all of Tyler, TX., and former husband Keith Scoggins of Kisatchie, LA., with whom she maintained a special bond and friendship throughout her life. Stepsister Jerri Wessler Logan (Mike), and children Drew and Alexander, all of Dallas, TX., Stepsister Jeanne Wessler Soboul and children Lauren Villegas, Lindsey Pisarich, and Beau Soboul. Stepbrother Johnny Wessler and children Trey & Jaime of Shreveport, LA. She also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who loved Dana and will miss her greatly. Dana was a beautiful young lady in high school, where she attended C.E. BYRD and was bestowed the title of Miss BYRD High School before graduation in 1986. In 1990, she graduated with honors from USL in Lafayette with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. One of Dana's passions was teaching young children. Dana's career spanned from the Houston Metropolitan area of Southeast Texas to the rural areas, small towns, and larger cities of Louisiana. Later in her career, Dana gravitated to teaching disadvantaged children in a third-world country. Dana's fingerprint on the world touched and positively influenced many people from all walks of life. Dana devoted her entire heart to her children, career, & relationships. Dana loved traveling and visiting beautiful beaches. During her travels, she visited secluded islands and beaches in Panama, where she befriended a tribe of villagers who taught her tribal customs & recipes. Toward the conclusion of her life, she incorporated her two passions, travel & teaching, as she was a teacher in all aspects of life. Her three children were, by far, the pride & joy of her life. She evolved from the sports mom to the livestock show & rodeo mom as each season came and went. She incorporated her love of teaching and travel into her children's lives and instilled in them a drive for excellence, a joy for life, and above all, faith in and love for Jesus. Dana was the mother figure whom friends sought advice from during the trials of life. Dana was devout in her faith in our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. Her life decisions were faith-based, as she led her children by example. After retiring from the Louisiana Education System in 2021, Dana taught for a year in Panama. Upon returning to the States, Dana worked as a flight attendant for Spirit Airlines until her death. Dana fearlessly embraced all the goodness of life up until her final days. Her legacy will resonate in the hearts of the many lives she touched throughout her journey. Until we meet again, your light will always be a beacon in the night. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 “In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made to TSC Alliance, to help fund the research & treatment for Tuberous Sclerosis patients.” Ways to Give - TSC Alliance 800-225-6872 301-562-9890 8737 Colesville Road, STE 400 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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