Joseph Blackshear

Joseph "Jody" Blackshear

Shreveport, LA - Joseph "Jody" Blackshear, 61, passed away at his home on December 10, 2012 after a brief illness. Jody was born in Shreveport, LA on October 14, 1951 and raised in Waskom, TX. He was fondly known as the "Mayor" of his street. After retirement Jody enjoyed life with his family, friends and was a big LSU sports fan.

He is preceded in death by his father, Julius Blackshear. He is survived by his mother, Faye Blackshear, Brenda Meshell, whom Jody said was, "the love of my life, the one that I love, and could never, not ever, never love". Brothers Calvin and George Blackshear, sister Sue Kyle, son Bryan (Tiffany) Meshell, daughters Brandi Deaton and Barbie Bishop,grandchildren, Dalton & Wyatt Meshell, Bailey & Christian Goldberg, Elise Hausman, Hailey & Luke Deaton, Finn & Hunter Bishop.

Special appreciation during his last days to Brandi, David, Calvin, George, Eric and Benji. Jody couldn't have asked for more loving, caring people to surround him in his last days. As per Jody's request no funeral will be held.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Jan. 6, 2013