2024ObituariesShirley Jean Hoyt Barnett

January 24, 2024by SealeUser8
Barnett, Shirley

December 9, 1945 – January 22, 2024

Shirley Hoyt Barnett, age 78, beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend to many was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 22, 2024.  Shirley was born on December 9, 1945 to Lester and Audrey Hoyt of Melville.  She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Elton Barnett of Walker, La; daughter Dana Barnett and son Daniel Barnett of Central, La; sisters Linda H. Bertrand of Morse and Alice H. Landerno (Wayne) of Melville, La; along with a host of nieces and nephews.  Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter Brianna Barnett; brothers Ervin Hoyt and Roy Hoyt; and sisters Nellie Dauzat, Ella Mae Hill, & Lucille Dupont. Visitation will be at Seale Funeral Home, 1720 S. Range Ave, Denham Springs, La. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 9a until services at 12p, officiated by Pastor Jason McNaughten and Rev. Merrick Henry.  Interment will be at Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary at 2p. Pallbearers will be Mark Dupont, Travis Breaux, Wayne Landerno, Matthew Breaux, Wendell Landerno, and Vince Rispone. Honorary pallbearer will be Daniel Barnett. Condolences may be offered at www.sealefuneral.com




  • Cheryl Hoyt

    January 29, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Shirley will be missed.


  • Marjorie Dupont

    January 27, 2024 at 8:03 pm

    Aunt Shirley you and uncle Elton were there for me at the lowest point in my life. There was no judgment just love and acceptance. You will always have a very special place in my heart. I love you dearly and will miss you until my last day here on earth.


  • Cynthia

    January 27, 2024 at 3:21 pm

    Aunt Shirley you willl be missed by so many . You and Uncle Elton have always been wherever a need arose. You always told me you prayed every night for our entire family . You were a true example of a Christian woman . I’ll never forget the many weeks of staying with y’all . Especially the time took Jenny and I to Elvis Presley’s . So many great memories.


  • Linda, Keri, Travis, Matthew, & Ellorie

    January 26, 2024 at 2:15 am

    You were one of a kind, a true example of a Christian woman living out her faith. You touched more lives than you ever could have known. We will never forget the weekends we spent together in Baton Rouge, the trips we took together, the many game nights in Melville, the countless birthday parties and basketball games y’all came to for Matthew & Ellorie, all of the birthday and anniversary texts and especially those saying you were praying for us. We love you so much and you will always be in our hearts. Our loss is Heavens gain. Thank you for loving us and being such a beautiful example.


  • Lucy Havard

    January 25, 2024 at 2:14 pm

    So sorry to hear but know she is rejoicing now with her savior. Many good memories of Shirley and all this family. May God’s love and peace comfort you.


  • Emma G Bertrand

    January 25, 2024 at 12:34 pm

    So sorry Sis Alice and Linda and all the family for the loss of your loved one . May the good Lord comfort you now and days to come . Love And Prayers


  • Sidney ryder

    January 24, 2024 at 11:23 pm

    So very sorry for y’all family loss. She and Elton are very kind/heart loving people. Prayers to the family for healing.


  • Alice

    January 24, 2024 at 10:49 pm

    My beautiful sister I will miss you so much. I will miss our Saturday morning phone calls and our occasional Sunday morning greetings. You were a blessing and an inspiration to me. Family meant so much to you. I am so glad we had our family reunion in October and you were able to be there with us. We didn’t know that would be the last one you would attend here with us. You were so happy to see everyone. I love you so very much. Thank you for spoiling me. Our signature sign off has always been.
    Love & Prayers
    Your baby sister (a family joke)


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