2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Darlene Cashio, a native of Morganza, La and resident of Fordoche, La passed away on February 14, 2021 at the age of 71. Darlene enjoyed spending time cooking and antique shopping. She was passionate about her grandchildren and grandson. She was a member of the NRA and retired as a School bus driver for the Pointe Coupee School District. Darlene is survived by her husband of 52 years, Sal Cashio; daughter, Hope Cashio; son, Cassidy Cashio (Melodi); grandchildren, Tyler Cashio, Taylor Cashio, Cassi Catlett, Maddi Cashio, Presley LeJeune, Christopher Cashio and Trevor Williams; great- grandson, Beaux Catlett; mother, Nora Cline Neal; siblings, Bonnnie Dickinson (John Ray), Pamela Lurry (Johnny), Frankie Neal (Darlene), Stacie Debetaz (Shane), Shannon Brown (Tim). Preceded in death by her father, Wesley James Neal; maternal and paternal grandparents; Mother and father-in-law, Sam and Rosie Cashio. Pallbearers will be Tyler Cashio, Christopher Cashio, Trevor Williams, Justin Bordelon, Joey Catlett and Derrick Neal. The visitation will be held at Niland's Funeral Home in New Roads on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 8:30 am until 10:00 am. The Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Morganza, La at 11:00 am. The burial will follow in St. Ann's Catholic Church cemetery. Psalm 24: The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in paths of righteousness for the sake of his name. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and Mercy will follow me all the day of my life. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Published in The Advocate from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2021.