April 22, 1959 - December 12, 2017
ELLERY GIVENS, AGE 58 and a resident of Mt. Hermon, died early Tuesday morning December 12, 2017 at Tulane Medical Center. He was a former MRI Specialist for General Electric and also the MRI supervisor at North Oaks Medical Center for many years. Ellery was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton where he was an active member of the Open Door Sunday school class. He was also the owner/operator of Lazee-noll Farm for nearly 15 years after working alongside his family in the dairy business for the previous 15 years. During this time, he loved showing his registered Holsteins at the Fair and other events each year. Ellery enjoyed coaching his daughter in her youth softball games and loved watching her games throughout high school. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors.
Survived by: Wife of 38 years: Donna D. Givens of Mt. Hermon; Daughter: Gabrielle Givens, M.D. of Franklinton; Brother: Norman “Buster” Givens of Franklinton; Sister: Lorraine Roshto of Mt. Hermon; Mother in law: Myrt Digirolamo of Luling; 2 Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Deena and Glen Rigby of League City, TX, Darla and Michael LeBlanc of Hahnville; Nieces, Nephews and their Spouses: Allison and Joey Cormier, Adrian and Kal Roshto, Anna Rigby, Ben Rigby, Olivia Rigby, Morgan LeBlanc, Mason LeBlanc
He was preceded in death by his parents Norman “Ivy” Givens and Ruth Louise Alford Givens, a brother in law Richard Roshto, and father in law Nick Digirolamo.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Thursday December 14th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.