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Sunday, February 26, 2023
12:30 - 2:00pm (Central time)
Sunday, February 26, 2023
2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)
Funeral Services for Louis Reginald Whitlock, 80, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Columbia, LA, with Rev. Huey Diffey officiating. Interment will be in Fellowship Cemetery in Columbia, LA. Visitation will be held from 12:30 P.M. until service time.
Mr. Whitlock was born October 23, 1942 in West Monroe, LA, and died February 20, 2023 at his residence in West Monroe, LA.
He enjoyed a long and distinguishing career at Graphic Packaging working his way up from the ground floor before retiring after 32 years as Customer Service Manager.
In his spare time, Louis was also an avid sportsman who enjoyed his free time fishing and hunting.
His true long-time passion was largemouth bass fishing. As a long-standing member of the local B.A.S.S. Chapter Louis won multiple awards in the many fishing tournaments he competed in.
Prior to his full-time career at Graphic Packaging, Louis held multiple jobs including playing music on the road. He was versatile in playing multiple musical instruments with the electric guitar being his favorite. He also played a regular gig at the Ward 5 Jamboree. At an early stage in his life, he traveled to multiple states playing music with various bands over the years.
Later in life, Louis came to know the Lord when Judy came into his life. His relationship with the Lord led him to music ministry at Grace Christian Mission in Columbia and ministering to the inmates at the Columbia prison in his retirement.
His family and loved ones take comfort in knowing that he had a close and personal relationship with the Lord, and that when the time came, Louis would be having a heavenly homecoming with his family that preceded him in death. He and his wife Judy were also faithful members of Cornerstone Baptist Church where his faith was on full display.
Louis loved his 4 children dearly and worked very hard to give them a good life. He instilled in them the value of working hard in life for a secure future. He also adored his many grandchildren and great grandchildren and was very proud of them. Louis’s children are extremely grateful for his loving wife Judy who was his devoted caretaker until his very last breath.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Quincy Whitlock; mother, Dettie Mae Delancy Whitlock; sister, Marion Patricia Barnette; brothers, Gene Whitlock, and J.Q. Whitlock; brothers-in-law, Willie Brister, Glen Carter, and Lavelle Rice
Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Judy Whitlock; children, Dennis Whitlock, Angela Whitlock Kodros (Paul Kodros), Christi Whitlock Marshall ( T.J. Marshall), Vickie Whitlock Tobin (Shawn Tobin); grandchildren, Brandi Williamson ( Matthew Ball), Stephen Fitts ( Joy), Racheal Fitts, Reece Pruett; great grandchildren, Lucy Williamson, Molly Williamson, Emily Williamson, Zoey George; sisters, Johnnie Mae Brister, and Kitty Jane Carter; sister-in-law, Jan Whitlock; step daughter, Melanie McGuire (Jeff); step son, Kevin Mullenix; step grandchildren, Chelsea Bailes, Morgan Poole, Logan McGuire, Shelby McGuire, Mia Mullenix, Ava Mullenix; and 8 great grandchildren. “Uncle Butch” as he was also known as had many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Louis also had many church friends.
Judy and her family would like to thank Passages Hospice in West Monroe, LA for their wonderful and compassionate care and to his niece, Sharon Richmond for her regular stays and personal time and care she gave to her Uncle Butch.
Pallbearers will be Randy Barnette, Eric Carter, Scotty Whitlock, Tim Richmond, Stephen Fitts, and Charles McGuire.
Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church at 136 Fellowship Rd., Columbia, LA 71418. Phone # 318-649-3777.