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October 1, 2012

Sherry Lou Bilbo (Gram) Johnson

ORANGE —  

Sherry Lou Bilbo (Gram) Johnson, 71, of West Orange died Sunday, September 30, 2012, at her residence.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery on Meeks Drive in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange on May 30, 1941, Sherry was the daughter of J.D. and Erney (Broussard) Bilbo. She was an RN at Orange Memorial working as a pediatric nurse. Then she received her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Lamar University in Beaumont then became a nursing instructor at Lamar State College Port Arthur for many years until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Wendell Smith.

Sherry is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Veronica Johnson; daughter and son-in-law, DeeDee and Jimmy Windham, all of Orange; as well as her most precious grandchildren that she lived her life for, Lauryn and Lyndsey Windham and Valen and Luke Johnson. She is also survived by her sister, Darlene Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Brandon Smith, Don McMullen, Brian Powell, Caleb Powell, Andrew McMullen and Wyatt Powell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Claude Broussard and Al Baas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cure Starts Now foundation, 10280 Chester Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215.

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