Doyce Rookard Abernathy

Obituary of Doyce Rookard Abernathy

Funeral services for Mrs. Doyce Rookard Abernathy, age 81, of Bastrop, LA, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Golden Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Monday.

Mrs. Abernathy, a retired postal carrier and member of First Baptist Church, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Lagniappe Health Care.

She is preceded in death by husbands, Tommy Rookard, Sr. and J.D. Abernathy; parents, Austin Funderburg and Jessie Willis; sister, Betty Yarbrough and great grandson, Ayden Miletello.

Mrs. Abernathy is survived by her daughters, Ladonna Dodd and husband Dan of Bastrop, LA, Lisa Ratcliff and husband Deryl of Shreveport, LA, April Jackson and husband Quinton of Bastrop, LA, Angela Miletello and husband Tony of Monroe, LA; sons, Tommy Rookard, Jr. and wife Brenda of Bastrop, LA, Keith Abernathy and wife Trish of Broken Arrow, OK; grandchildren, Trey Rookard, Matt Rookard, Austin Rookard, Amber Wilkerson, Nicklous Spigner, Robin Spigner, Abreanna Jackson, Ashley Miletello, Joey Miletello, Michael Abernathy, Jennifer Abernathy; great grandchildren, Garrett Rookard, Grace Rookard, Anna Claire Rookard, Spann Rookard, Evariste Rookard, Lillian Rookard, Hunter Bryan, Sadie Wilkerson, Molly Wilkerson, Charlie Wilkerson, Jessie Wilkerson, Tyler Spigner, Brayden Spigner, Lexi Spigner, Payton Spigner, Abby Dickey, T.J. Dickey, Jaxon Clark, Kaelin Croft, Mya Miletello, Elliot Abernathy, Jerrell Abernathy; sister in law, Carolyn Hay and husband Johnny Ray of ElDorado, AR; special friends, Carolyn Spann, Mary Nell Henderson and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Serving and pallbearers are grandsons, Austin Rookard, Matt Rookard, Trey Rookard, Nicklous Spigner, Michael Abernathy; great grandson, Garrett Rookard and  nephew, Steve Yarbrough.

The family express their thanks to Lagnaippe Health Care, First Baptist Church and New Life Church of God.