Gloria "Colette' Geddes

October 11, 1942 ~ March 5, 2023

Gloria “Colette” Geddes, 80, of Sulphur, LA, passed away on March 5, 2023, in a local care facility. Colette was born on October 11, 1942, to Cole and Merrell in Rayville, LA.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, embroidery, bible study and spending time with her grandkids.  Colette taught first grade for 33 years at Maplewood.  Colette was a graduate of Northeast College.  She was a member of Henning Memorial United Methodist Church where she did story time at the daycare for many years. 

Colette is survived by her children, Kelley Gouldin and husband, Walter, Jr., Kristen Gorum, and her bonus daughter, Angel Duncan; nine grandkids, Clayton Gorum, Julie Gouldin, Avery Gorum, Audrey Gorum, Lauralee Gouldin, Lila Gouldin, Thiago Preira, Opiem Suwattanapongched, Florian Lorquet, and Madison Griffen; one great grandson, Finn Griffen; siblings, William “Bo” Davis, David Ray Davis and wife, Mary; Richard “Rick” Davis and wife, Paula; and Robert Davis and wife, Lynn; brother in law, Billy White; sister in law, Joy Davis; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald “Ronnie” Geddes; sister, Ida Lee White; brother, Charles Davis; sister in law, Bonnie Davis; son in law, Blayne Gorum; and brother and sister in law, Jack and Peggy Geddes.

Services for Colette will be on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Henning Memorial United Methodist Church in Sulphur with Reverend Doctor Juliet Spencer officiating.  Burial will follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss.  The family will receive friends on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home from 5-8 PM and will resume on Saturday at the church from 11 AM until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Links ABA Therapy, 4019 Common Street Lake Charles, LA in Gloria Geddes’ name.

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  1. I knew Ms Colette from church.  We were in the same Sunday school group.  She was a very special and sweet lady.  

  2. Mrs. Geddes was my first grade teacher. Then when I became an itinerant teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing I had the privilege of working with her. It was great working with her!

  3. My deepest condolences to family & friends. I sincerely loved talking to this lady when I worked at Henning Methodist! She had my girls at Maplewood -also. Your going to be missed dearly! 

  4. She was an incredible mentor.  She loved my special education students in a way I’ll always remember. Your family is in my prayers. 

  5. Mrs. Geddes taught with my grandmother, Edna Canady, at Maplewood.  When she was going to retire, she asked to have my daughter, Rebecca, as one of her students for her last year.  How wonderful she wanted to do that.  She was so great.  

    Michelle Bolen

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