May 20, 2022- Nov. 12, 1937

Graveside service for Mrs. Clovis Whitehead were at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 222 at New Cedron Cemetery in Vowells Mill under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Kay Bedgood officiated the service.
Clovis, 84, and a resident of Vowells Mill, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, in Natchitoches. She was born Nov. 12, 1937, to T.J. Byrd and Bertha Tynes Byrd in Natchitoches. She worked for over 20 years in school cafeterias with the Natchitoches Parish School System. She absolutely loved children and volunteered her time at Westside Baptist Church in the children’s ministry department. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
She is survived by her children, David Whitehead, Donny Whitehead and wife Colleen, and Cynthia Slaughter and husband Lovell; grandchildren, Christopher and wife Melody, Cliff and wife Cassandra, Thomas and wife Melissa, Dana and husband Daniel, Sarah and husband Tim, Jesse, Molly and husband Jordan, Fawn and fiancé Sam, Linda, Ann, and Lou; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Camryn, Callee, Carizma, Paisley, Peyton, Cole, Hunter, Kennedy, Kellen, Kayden, Davian, Levi, Kayne, Avery, Evan, Kayla, Phillip, Jason, Dustin and Adam; sisters, Doris Bynog and Glenda Fenison; and two special friends that she talked on the phone with for countless hours, Elaine Gourdon and Etoile Jones; a special niece that she considered to be her sister, Juanita Howell; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, T.J. and Bertha Byrd; siblings, Virginia Rhodes, T.J. Byrd Jr., Quinton Byrd, Huey Byrd and Iris Byrd; and a daughter-in-law, Mandy Whitehead.
A special thanks to Hospice of Natchitoches, the staff at Community Care and the staff at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center for providing exceptional care during such a difficult time.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers included her sons, David and Donny; and her grandsons, Christopher, Cliff, Thomas and Jesse.