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December 22, 2019


Myrtis Penton
August 04, 1918 - December 20, 2019

Mrs. Myrtis Penton age 101, passed away December 20, 2019 at Heritage Manor of Mandeville peacefully where she was a resident for the last four years.

She was born in Bogalusa, August 4, 1918, but spent her adult life in Varnado. She was a long standing member of First Baptist Church in Varnado where she served as Sunday school secretary for twenty-five years. She was a charter member of Pushepatape #239 where she held many offices including the secretary for 25 years. She was an avid quilter for most of her life. She loved working in her yard for as long as she could. Myrtis loved her family very much.

She is survived by her two daughters, Maylee Fornea of Varnado and Jessie (H.J.) Amato of Independence, LA; eleven grandchildren, Hylton J. Spillman (Katherine), Sonya Cassard, Daniel (Terri) Spillman, Jerry Spillman, Ame Flynn, JD Flynn, Norma (Jack) Jordan, Charlie (Tammy) Fornea, Sarah (Richard) Williams, Chad ( Natalie) Amato, and Brad Amato; 17 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.

She is also survived by one daughter-in-law, Beverly Flynn of Slidell, LA, numerous nieces and nephews, and a longtime friend Marylee McKenzie and loving sitter Debbie.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, JD Flynn; her second husband; Hugo Penton; parents, Charley and Bessie McNeese; one daughter, Earlene Spillman; a son, Jack Flynn; son-in-law, Charles Wayne Fornea; two brothers, Clifton McNeese and Gary McNeese; four sisters, Dot Coleman, Gladys Nastai, Joyce Taylor, and Shirley McClendon.

Active pallbearers are Chad Amato, Brad Amato, Charlie Fornea, JD Flynn, Blake Fornea, and Jacob Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are Hylton J. Spillman, Daniel Spillman, Jerry Spillman, Tim Seal, Ronald Owens, HJ Amato and Richard Williams.

Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Bro. Mike Thomas and Bro. Kelly Penton will be in charge of the service. Burial will follow in Pierce Cemetery in Angie, LA.

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