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Fannie Mae Bussie Heard Loraine Heard SHREVEPORT, LA - After courageously battling a lengthy illness, Fannie Mae Bussie Heard passed away Friday, May 29, 2009 at Grace Home in Shreveport, LA. Fannie was born March 12, 1924 in Boyce, LA. to Chris and Fannie Lacaze Bussie and made the world a better place for 85 years. A memorial celebration and visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall Street on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers the family request consideration of a donation to the Grace Home or the in memoriam of Fannie Heard. Fannie was one of the first female Certified Public Accountants in the ARK-LA-TEX. Fannie was a practicing CPA in California, Nevada, and Louisiana for over sixty tax-filing years. With her brilliant mind and caring heart she has touched and improved the lives and fortunes of countless businesses and people. She was never too tired to help, listen, advise and make the world a better place. Fannie leaves a legacy of caring by having served as treasurer of Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal for over nineteen years; during which Holy Cross Villas I and II were built under her supervision. Fannie served as the Lady of Truth for the Krewe de Les Femmes Mystique in 2006 and gave of herself to many charities and people. Fannie loved to fish, garden, read voraciously and be there to listen by the fire, when needed. She was ONE VOICE that made a difference.

Fannie is survived by three daughters; Loraine Heard of Alexandria, LA; Marion Morris and husband John of Deer Park, TX, and Janice Sibley and husband Bert of Shreveport, LA.; two grand-daughters, Ashlie Shoemaker and husband John, and Kellie Hamlet and husband Jonathan all whom mourn her passing; four great-grand children, Tyler and Mary-Ashleigh Hamlet, and Sam and Jake Shoemaker; brother, Victor Bussie and wife Fran of Baton Rouge, LA.; sister, Authree Gorrell of Austin, TX; and many nieces and nephews and countless friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rick Michael and staff of Grace Home for the attentive care they gave her. ALEXANDRIA, LA - Loraine Heard, daughter of Fannie Bussie Heard and Wilfred W. (Bill) Heard passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 1, 2009. She was born November 17, 1950 and was a resident of Alexandria, LA for the past 42 years. Loraine was a sweet spirit that lived and enjoyed life as best she could. She will be missed by her sisters, Janice Sibley and husband, Bert of Shreveport, LA and Marion Morris and husband, John of Deer Park, TX. Loraine leaves behind her nieces, Kellie Hamlet and husband, Jonathan of Austin, TX and Ashlie Shoemaker and husband, John also of Austin, TX; an uncle, Victor Bussie and wife, Fran of Baton Rouge, LA; and aunt, Authree Gorrell of Austin, TX who mourn Loraine's passing. She is survived and missed by three grand nephews and one grand niece and many friends.

A visitation and memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Funeral Home.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Westside Habilitation Center for the care, comfort and compassion offered to Loraine for the past several years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank or to a charity of your choice in memory of Loraine Heard.

Loraine joins her mother, Fannie Heard, on the ultimate journey together. Loraine made a difference and will be missed. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Marshall Street Chapel (318) 222-0348
Published in Shreveport Times from May 31 to June 4, 2009
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