Lorene Bilbra Elkins (1927 - 2019)

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  • "Such a sweet Aunt. Our love and prayers."
    - Bill & Pat Bonds
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    - Kathy Thigpen
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Lorene Bilbra Elkins, of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away at home with her beloved husband holding her hand on Monday, February 11, 2019, at the age of 91. She was born on October 13, 1927, in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of the late William Campbell Bilbra and the late Elizabeth Abernathy Bilbra. Lorene is survived by her husband of 71 years, Claude K. Elkins Jr.; daughters, Janice Lynne Keene and her husband Tommy, and Deborah Kirby and her husband Ed; son, Claude "Bud" K. Elkins III and his wife Nancy; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; twin sister, Christine Tanksley; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lorene was preceded in death by her sisters, Mildred Hooper, Helen Fogarty, Edith Campbell, Madelyn Bonds; brothers, Wilburn Bilbra, William C. Bilbra Jr., and William Percy Bilbra; as well as mother & father-in-law, Mary Lucinda Elkins and Claude K. Elkins Sr. Family and friends will be received at First United Methodist Church Hammond, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond, Louisiana 70403, on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 am until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am. Lorene will be laid to rest at Parklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Hammond, Louisiana at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, 1109 S. Chestnut St. Hammond, Louisiana 70403; or to North Oaks Hospice, PO Box 2668 Hammond, Louisiana 70404. An online guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
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Hammond, LA 70401
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