Esther Gatlin Soape, 91 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was born on Friday, July 7, 1922, daughter of the late Thomas G. Gatlin and the late Rose Ella Bigner Gatlin. She is survived by 1 son, Burleigh E. Soape, Sr. and wife Patricia Crayton Soape, 2 daughters-in-law, Sandra Shaffer Soape and Barbara Gallender Soape, 10 grandchildren, Burleigh E. Soape, Jr. (Afton), Stacie Soape Penalber and husband Walt, Tommy Soape and wife Debra, Kimberly Soape Walker and husband Brian, Andrew T. "Andy" Soape II, Nikki Newman Williams, Marcy Newman Rogers and husband Brian, Kenneth R. Soape, Jr. (Melissa) April Soape Harris and Chursha Soape (Brandi), 21 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Alvin Soape, Sr., 3 sons, Charles Soape, Jr., Andrew T. "Bubba" Soape and Kenneth R. Soape, Sr., sisters, Helen Delaune, Eunice Delaune Prevost, Eloise DePaula, Willie Dunn and Ruby Traylor, brother, B.V. Gatlin, grandchildren, James Paul "Jimmy" Newman and Brandi Soape, grandparents, George Z. Gatlin and Mary Addison Gatlin, great-grandparents, John Robert Bigner, Asenith Jones Bigner, great-grandparents, George W. Gatlin and Adeline Hutchinson Gatlin and beloved pet Lexie. Friends will be received Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:00 am with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. Interment will follow in the Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, Hammond, Louisiana. A guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
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Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70401
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2014