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In Memory of

Louise Cantrell

September 22, 1929 - May 8, 2017

Obituary


Louise Cantrell was born September 22, 1929 in Maydelle Texas to James and Lizzie Parrish went home to be with the Lord on May 8, 2017.



Louise is preceded in death by her parents James and Lizzie Parrish and her husband Frank Cantrell, Jr.



Louise is survived by her daughter Linda Cantrell and husband Ronald Thomas of Forney, Texas, son Frank Cantrell and wife Deborah of Mesquite, Texas and son Steve Cantrell of Mesquite, Texas. Louise was Nanny/Mimi to 9 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.



Louise was known as...

Louise Cantrell was born September 22, 1929 in Maydelle Texas to James and Lizzie Parrish went home to be with the Lord on May 8, 2017.



Louise is preceded in death by her parents James and Lizzie Parrish and her husband Frank Cantrell, Jr.



Louise is survived by her daughter Linda Cantrell and husband Ronald Thomas of Forney, Texas, son Frank Cantrell and wife Deborah of Mesquite, Texas and son Steve Cantrell of Mesquite, Texas. Louise was Nanny/Mimi to 9 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.



Louise was known as Nanny to many friends including her neighborhood in which she spent many years. Louise enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, watching Westerns on TV and soap operas.



In addition to her hobbies, Louise was the Matriarch of the Cantrell family who loved cooking big Holiday meals for her family and extended family. Many of Louise recipes were one of a kind and cannot be duplicated, she was well known for her special cornbread dressing and more importantly for her beautiful heart which she gave freely to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.



Louise was very involved with her grandchildren and devoted to her sweet cat Cleo.



Nanny will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.



The Watcher



by Margaret Widdemer



She always leaned to watch for us,

Anxious if we were late,

In winter by the window,

In summer by the gate;



And though we mocked her tenderly,

Who had such foolish care,

The long way home would seem more safe

Because she waited there.



Her thoughts were all so full of us,

She never could forget!

And so I think that where she is

She must be watching yet,



Waiting till we come home to her,

Anxious if we are late—

Watching from Heaven's window,

Leaning from Heaven's gate.





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