Wilma Jean Merello, age 66, passed away at her home in Shreveport on Sunday, November 12, 2017. A short Rosary service will be on Saturday, November 25 at 11:00am at St. Mary of the Pines Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother; George and Lillian Rhodes, and her brothers; Larry Rhodes and Clifford Rhodes.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Patricia Newbanks and Jennifer Hiller; sons, Joseph Merello, Jr., John Merello and Peter Merello, 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other family and friends.
Mrs. Merello proudly served her country as part of the United States Air Force. She will be laid to rest at the Northwest Louisiana State Veteran’s Cemetery in Keithville.