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Sara Lou Hudson Silk Obituary


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“Oland.....I just found out that Sara had passed away....I knew that she had been ill and was in the hospital....I'm sooo sorry that I did not find...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Charlotte Savoy - Monroe, LA

“Praying for all of you during this difficult time. Love to all. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Ginger & Cole Padgett - LA

“This is to Mike, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. I know you two were very close, and not only did you lose your mother, you...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Ashley Bass - West Monroe, LA

“Sara Lou was my dearly loved friend and I will miss her more than words can tell. Truly a beautiful, caring, loving and totally unforgettable woman. ...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: MARTHA K. COLEMAN - HOT SPRINGS, AR

“Mike, my condolences to you and your family on your loss. Sara was a beautiful, fun-loving lady, always ready for a good laugh. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: maryjo - monroe, LA

“Ellen, I wanted you to know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was such a sweet lady and she always made me laugh. Please tell...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Paige Pankey Sims - Sterlington, LA

“knew sara all my life, lived just down the street .she will surely be missed. God bless you all. Pete & Carolyn Petty ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Pete & Carolyn Petty - shreveport, LA

“Although we cannot be at the Memorial Service for my cousin, her memory will always be in my mind. She was a person whose company was always a fun...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Edwin and Betty Hudson - Carthage, TX

“Oland and Family: Sincere condolences and best wishes from Texas. We'll always remember with affection our classmate of NHS '55. Gaye and...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Gaye and Tommy McDonald - Neches, TX

“Oland and Family: Sincere condolences and best wishes from Texas. We'll always remember with affection our classmate of NHS '55. Gaye and...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Gaye and Tommy McDonald - Neches, TX

“In September of 1976 I met Sara, Oland, Mike and Ellen. What a blessing this family meant to me, as I was a freshman at NLU/ULM and six hours away...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Merri B. Jones - Tyler, TX

“Although it has been several years and Sara was part of my life for only a couple of years, I remember her so well as a caring and beautiful person....Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Laura Sledge - Rayville, LA

“Dear Ellen & Family, We were sorry to learn of the loss of your precious Mother. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Evans McCleish - Monroe, LA

“Oland, Ellen and Mike, You are in our thoughts and prayers today. Sara blessed many and will be greatly missed. I still use the Webster's...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Doyle R. Hamilton, III - Roswell, GA

“ELLEN AND FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS! I ALWAYS SMILE WHEN I THINK OF SARA ! SHE BRIGHTENED UP ALL MY VISITS TO DR. JARRELL'S OFFICE. YOU AND...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Jean Ann Taylor - Monroe, LA


A memorial service for Sara Lou Silk, who died on August 4, 2011, following a lengthy illness, will be held in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes on Lamy Lane, Monroe, LA at 1:00 P.M., Friday, August 12, 2011. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until time of service. Sara was born on September 13, 1937, the only child of John A. Hudson and Grace Porter Hudson. She is survived by her husband, Oland Silk; daughter Ellen Silk Hicks and her husband, Jeff Hicks, and son, Mike Silk. Sara grew up on North McGuire Street near the University, attended Georgia Tucker Elementary and Neville High School, where she was blessed with great teachers. The most influential person of her teenage years, however, was Miss Clara Freiberg, a renowned piano teacher of that period. A diminutive lady with boundless energy and an infectious smile, she brought out of Sara an artistry and understanding of theory that made her a more complete musician. Sara attended for a time Southwestern University in Lafayette, and the local college which is today ULM. During her life, Sara was the happy owner of Ferd Levi's Bookstore, and formed a partnership with Sharron Bonner and Rev. Don Woods to open Care Team, a Community Mental Health Center. Sara had a tremendous love of animals, music, children, and extended family members. Her talent for friendship was such that she drew people to her from all walks of life. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Owen Meyers, Ginny Meyers, and Kay Downey and the 6th floor medical staff of St. Francis Medical Center. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society Adoption Center of Monroe, P.O. Box 15311, Monroe, La. 71207-5311.

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