Delories Elmira Bell Lanehart, age 54, of Lettsworth

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Delories Elmira Bell Lanehart
LETTSWORTH - Funeral services for Delories Elmira Bell Lanehart of Lettsworth will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 beginning at 11 a.m. at Escude Funeral Home in Simmesport. Burial will be held at Tree of Life Baptist Cemetery in Lettsworth. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Escude Funeral Home in Simmesport.
Delories Elmira Bell Lanehart, age 54, passed peacefully from this life to her eternal home on the afternoon of Saturday, November 19, 2016 at her home. She was surrounded and supported by her loving husband and family. While we are uncertain of why she departed this life, we are confident that when God says, ''Old thy good and faithful servant well done, come now and enter unto they rest, we who believe on Him know we will see her again. 
She was born on November 10, 1962.
Mrs. Lanehart was a life-long resident of Lettsworth, Louisiana, but periodically lived in New Orleans only to return to her home town. She was baptized at an early age in 1969 by the late Reverend Henry of the Tree of Life Baptist Church. She was honored to serve as the church’s secretary and lived a life as a devout Christian. She was a graduate of Pointe Coupee High School where she developed her talents as a pianist. She attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, but soon realized her calling was in nursing. She graduated from Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans but brought her skills and talents to her home community where she worked as a registered nurse in geriatric psych, pediatrics and long term care. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Elmira Reynolds Bell, and John Paul Bell.
Mrs. Lanehart is survived by her soul mate and love of her life for the last 32 years, her husband, Mr. Samuel Lanehart, Sr.; her step-children: Tongila Lanehart (Calvin) Jones, De’Oandra (Latisha) Lanehart and Theron (Nichole) Lanehart; her best friend, confidant and sister, Shawna Bell Mitchell; step-brother, Minister Gregory Brooks; step-sister, Kasandra Adams; her beloved God children: Nadia Elizabeth Turner (niece), Xavier Elijah Mitchell (nephew), Nytavis Beco (nephew) and Alaydea Serf (cousin); great aunt, Judy Mae Rachel; uncles, Joseph Francois and Roosevelt Hatford; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends to celebrate her homegoing.