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Jenetta Britt Doseff

by Minden Press-Herald

KMBT_C284e-20150113110516 DOSEFF OLD PHOTOFuneral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home in Lafayette for Jenetta Britt Doseff, 94, who passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. the Rev. Bill Crider will officiate the ceremony. Interment will take place at Lake Lawn Cemetery in Metairie.

Survivors include one daughter, Lyle Ann Hernandez and her husband, John Jerome Hernandez of Lafayette; three grandchildren, Perry M. Lopez and his wife, Kim of Baton Rouge, Cori E. Lanclos and her husband, John of Baton Rouge and Rebecca L. Cronin of Baton Rouge; nine great-grandchildren, Edgar “Ed” J. Baronne III, Carleigh E. Lanclos, Emily M. Fossier, Jeremy M. Lopez, Daniel M. Lanclos, Conner J. Cronin, Claire E. Lanclos, Kylie A. Cronin and Catherine R. Glynn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Daniel Eugene Doseff; her parents, Earl Delton Britt and Lilley Elizabeth Lewis Britt; two sisters, Geneva A. Meynier and Marjorie D. Lux; and one brother, Delton W. Britt.

Jenetta grew up in east Texas in the town of Texarkana. She was an independent soul, having picked up the area’s culture of taking care of their own. After 91 years of independence, she finally had to rely on her daughter (her only child) due to declining health.

“So one night, 10 million fireflies surrounded her. It melted her heart, she left her body and ascended to a new place.” At 94, she is now at rest in peaceful repose. She did not succumb but chose to continue in the next life. She was inspired in her life by her Baptist religion, guided by her Bible and followed her understanding of a loving God. She is in journey – a rising soul.

Visitation hours will be observed from 9 a.m. until time of service, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Walters Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Ed Barronne III, Conner Cronin, Shane Hernandez, Daniel Lanclos, John Lanclos, Jeremy Lopez, Perry Lopez and David Trant. Honorary pallbearer is John J. Hernandez.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of Acadiana and to her loving niece, Arleen Trant, for her care and support while Jenetta resided in Minden.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Hospice of Acadiana, or the First Baptist Church of Minden’s Homebound Program.

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Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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