Shirley Sue Itson, passed away peacefully at Old Jefferson Community Care Center in Baton Rouge, LA, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the age of 85. A native of Silsbee, TX, and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, LA. Shirley was a retired administrative assistant with 30 years of experience.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband, Bob Itson; her parents, Charles S. Hooks and Alma Griffith Hooks; her brothers, Preston Lamar, Merle and Selman Hooks; and her sisters, Earlyne Busby and Doris Bankston.
She will be greatly missed by her family and the many friends who knew and loved her.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA, on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 2:00 pm until a memorial service at 3:00 pm.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Old Jefferson Community Care Center and Clarity Hospice.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
I miss spending time with Shirley, Sandra and Marian (my mother) on the front porch of Old Jefferson Community Care. We sat outside in the winter and spring to see the seasons change by watching pretty birds fly, flowers bloom, and snowflakes falling a few times.
My mother and I were blessed with friendship shortly after meeting Shirley and Sandra. We'll cherish those memories.
Linda Draper, and Marian White
LindaBaton Rouge, LA