September 12, 1956 ~ December 3, 2022
On December 3, 2022, Gwendalyn “Gwen” Stithem passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones. She was 66 years old and a long-time resident of Walker, Louisiana.
It would be wrong to say that Gwen lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined to spend time with her “babies” and her beloved English Bulldog, Winston. When anyone else would have broken, Gwen stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. There was no quit in Gwen. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.
Gwen was predeceased by her parents Burnie Lee and Laura Louise Calcote, and husband Jimmy Joe Stithem. She is survived by her children Shawn Dewitt, Chris Stithem, Jaime Seymour and husband Chip, and Jimmy Stithem, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Visiting will be held at Seale Funeral Home, 1720 S Range Ave Denham Springs, La. on December 8th from 11:00 am until services at 1:00 pm. Please join the family at Central Baptist Church, 17017 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge La. immediately following the services.