Dewanna Sally Hanson

Written by on April 27, 2020

We celebrate the home going of Dewanna Sally Holder Hanson at the age of 90. She peacefully entered into the presence of Jesus on April 20, 2020 at 10:09 PM. She lived most of her life in Cotton Valley, Louisiana and was known by all as a friendly, generous, fun loving woman of God. She was born February 28, 1920 in Jonesboro, Louisiana to Sam Holder and Gay Shackleford Holder.

She was the owner of Dewanna’s Beauty Shop that became an extension of her home that everyone loved to visit. She would always ask if she could get you something to eat or drink. There’s not an unkind word that can be said about her, just as she never had an unkind word to say about anyone. She genuinely wanted to help everyone. She brought a smile to your face, especially when you remember a funny story of one of her adventures that showed her unique personality.

She was married to Jack Hanson for 67 years raising 4 children that she loved without limitations. Cynthia Rosetta Hord (husband Murray), Jackie Ruth Yarbrough (husband John), Nancy Lavonne Windham (deceased husband Tracy), and Mark David Hanson. Her joys in her life were her grandchildren, Shawn Myers (Missy), Crystal Tippen, Shayne McGinty (Marissa), Jason McGinty (Tara), Brandi DeHart (Brandon), Misty Troquille (Todd). Great Grandchildren, Katie Tippen, Allie Tippen, Callie Tippen, Jannie Myers, Jack Myers, Kolton Vaughn, Gabby McGinty, Owen McGinty, Shayne Junior McGinty, Caleb McGinty, Molly McGinty, Seth DeHart, Levi DeHart, Wylie Kate DeHart, Kaylin Troquille.

Dewanna is preceded in death by her husband Jack Hanson. Brothers Elsie E. Holder, Bud Holder, and Buster Holder. Sisters Louise Hammett, Oleta James and Sherrie Murray. Grandson Tyler Windham. Dewanna is survived by her sister, Opal Cole and her brother Tommy Holder.

Trying to comply with the limitations of the COVID virus, we will have visitation Thursday April 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The graveside service will be officiated by Reverend Kenneth DeHart beginning at 100 PM at the Cotton Valley Cemetery with the sharing of friends and family favorite stories of her. Social distancing rules will apply. A car procession will drive by and limited friends may join the family at the tent.

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