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Walter McFerren

May 5, 1938 — December 9, 2020

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Walter McFerren will be held at 1 pm on Monday, December 14, 2020 at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Blake Deshautelle serving as celebrant. Burial will follow at Fern Park Cemetery in Natchitoches. The family will receive friends from 5 pm until 8 pm on Sunday, December 13th at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 6 pm on Sunday the 13th in the funeral home chapel. Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Robert Gentry, John Morris, Stevie Kinard, Adam Walker, Matt Walker, and Robert Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Dobbs, Isabel Manshack, Jaydan Morris, and John Lee Morris. Walter, 82 years of age and a resident of Natchitoches passed away on December 9, 2020 in Shreveport, LA. He was born on May 5, 1938 to Robert and Dezzie Jennings McFerren in Natchitoches. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 38 years, Gladys Beaudoin McFerren; and siblings, James, Gerald, and William McFerren; and a granddaughter, Debbie Green. He is surived by his children, Terry Kinard, Eugenia “Sally” Abraham, Gloria Kerry and Ervin Jordan; and a brother, Joe McFerren; as well as his grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews that he dearly loved. Walter was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception and a devout Catholic man that loved his faith, family and friends. He gladly served as an usher at church. In his younger days, he worked at nursing homes taking care of the elderly residents. He retired after 28 years of service with the City of Natchitoches but most knew him as a greeter at Walmart but he chose to leave after 7 years of service in order to take care of his wife Gladys when she became ill. Walter loved all of his grandchildren. He was eager to tell a story about their accomplishments and share recent pictures of them to everyone he met. Walter loved his two horses. He enjoyed caring for them and riding them. He always welcomed the grandchildren to come feed and ride them too. He loved celebrating birthdays and holidays with his family and friends. His face would light up every time he gave a gift, and no one left without receiving a gift from Walter. He was a kind and giving person. He will be greatly missed and our love and prayers go with him until we meet him again in Heaven. We thank God for the many years Walter was with us, he was truly a blessing to all who knew him. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed on public gatherings, we request masks be worn and social distancing be maintained for those planning to attend.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, December 13, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home

848 Keyser Ave, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Mass

Monday, December 14, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

145 Church St, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Burial

Monday, December 14, 2020

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