Sylvia White Zimmerle
March 9, 1939  -  June 26, 2018

Sylvia White Zimmerle

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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Monday, July 02, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Monday, July 02, 2018
2:00 PM
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Resthaven Gardens of Memory
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
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Sylvia White Zimmerle passed away June 26, 2018 at the age of 79 at home with family. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy. She was a retired Vice President from Hibernia Bank, a notary agent and later enjoyed working for H&R Block. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James “Cooter” Zimmerle; two sons, James Jr. “Jay” and wife Debbie and Jerry and wife Lupe’; daughters, Julie Z. Tallo and fiancé Bobby Brenneke and Jo Z. Chapman and husband Matt; daughter-in-law, Krista Lambert Zimmerle; 60 grandchildren and great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sister, Sally W. Crifasi; and brothers, John “Duke” White and Prentiss “Buddy” White. She is preceded in death by her parents, Garney and Evy Sanchez White; two sons, John “Jack” and wife Catherine and Jeffrey Daniel; two grandsons, Chad Michael and Travis “T.J.”; and special fishing buddy Liz Gonzalez. Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral Home on Jefferson Hwy in Baton Rouge, LA on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 11:00am until funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial will immediately follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Family of Sylvia Zimmerle would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Patrick Stagg for his long time care and to the staff of “Hospice in His Care” for their compassion and gentle care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in honor of great grandson Parker Zimmerle using the following website: Also, to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for great grandson Anthony Zimmerle at


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  1. Kimo Hickman
    Prairieville, LA

    Mrs Z. A great great woman with a loving and kind heart like very few I've ever known. You always treated me and everyone else Z brought home like family. Rest easy now. Tell Jeffrey I said hello. Until we see each other again. ❤️❤️

  2. Karen Bailey
    Gonzales, LA


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Just know that all of you will be reunited one day.

  3. Darin Brasseaux
    Laporte, TX

    God bless you Mrs. Z, and thank you for giving me a home when I had no place back in high school. Your kindness will be deeply missed, deepest sympathies and prayers.

  4. John C Gautreau, II
    Miramar Beach, FL

    God bless all of you and comfort you through this loss. I am so sorry Coach, if i lived in BR still I would be there. I will be in spirit though.


  5. Jennifer Darbonne Millican
    Zachary, LA

    So many childhood memories of you and Mr Cooter being across the street for us. Many days, we needed your help and you or Mr Cooter were always there! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.

  6. Gina Bourque
    Youngsville, LA

    Julie, Jo, and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mom. May she be resting in the hands of our Lord. I wish I could be there for the services, but will be moving my daughter out of state. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Love, Gina

  7. Darlene Tallo
    Hammond, LA

    Julie I'm so sorry for your family!!! Praying for you 🙏🏻

  8. Sherry Chagaris
    Newmarket, NH

    Julie, Rhiannon and Family. We are thinking and praying for you each day. May MawMaw rest in peace.
    Sherry and Mandy Chagaris

  9. Darlene May
    Maurepas, LA

    I will miss you each & every day of my life. You were such an special & wonderful person to have in my life and I wouldn't change one day of knowing you. You were not only my mother-in-law for 18 years but more importantly my friend. I will miss you and love you forever. RIP sweet lady!

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