Vaneda Paul Henderson
Vaneda Paul Downer "Neet", Shreveport passed away on October 11, 2011, after a long hard fought battle with Alzheimer's. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Forest Park Funeral Home, 1201 Louisiana Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana with the funeral service being held on Monday, October 17, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Forest Park Funeral Home. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens North in Blanchard, Louisiana. Vaneda was born January 31, 1921 in Illinois, residing in Shreveport for over the past 50 years. She was a devoted wife and mother, a friend to many and true godsend to the fortunate few that knew her best. She was a tireless worker with a passion for antiques and a love of the outdoors. Though her later years were consumed with her battle with Alzheimer's, she nonetheless occasionally delighted those around her with a yodel and smile. Vaneda was preceded in death by her husband, Philip E. Downer, Jr., as well as a number of other family members and friends whom she has now joined in the glory of Heaven. Left to cherish are her children, Philip E. Downer, III (Allison), Sonya Downer Bowman (Robert), Charles W. Downer, her grandchildren, Joshua, Stephen, Katherine, Wayne and Zoe, and great grandchild, Mason. The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the caregivers at The Terrace in Bossier City for all their help and loving care.