October 11, 2018


Leshia Newman Rohrer
February 24, 1961 - October 10, 2018

Leshia Newman Rohrer, a resident of Franklinton passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born February 24, 1961 in McComb, MS and was 57 years of age. She was a devoted Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge for 23 years. She was an avid traveler and photography enthusiast.

She is survived by her husband, Karl Rohrer; 3 children, Dana Perilloux, Kyle Newman, and Adam Rohrer; 2 grandchildren, Troy and Tyler Perilloux; mother, Lynda Hyde Spears; sister, Sheila Spears; 2 brothers, Trenton A. Spears, and Clint Spears; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Richard “Dickie” Newman; father, Troy A. Spears; and son, Jean-Paul Rohrer.

Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church, 73072 Hwy. 1054, Kentwood, LA from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

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