DeQuincy - Tressa Marlene Sadie Abdalla, 72, passed from this life on Saturday, May 21, 2011 in a local care center.
A life-long resident of DeQuincy, Sadie was a graduate of DeQuincy High School and McNeese State University. She was a retired Calcasieu Parish educator, teaching in Starks and DeQuincy for many years. Sadie was dedicated to her community where she was instrumental in the operation of the DeQuincy Railroad Days Festival, as she was the last remaining active charter member of the DeQuincy Federated Service League. She was also involved in many other clubs and organizations including Calcasieu Historic and Preservation Society, Friends of CHAPS, The DeQuincy Study Club, and Sondra Stark Studio of Dance. Sadie was an active member of First Baptist Church of DeQuincy where she served in youth ministry with her close friend, Mary Barbery, for over 40 years. She loved her community and church and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her brother, Abraham Abdalla of DeQuincy; nephew Jonathan Abdalla and wife Melissa of Conroe, TX; nephew David Abdalla and wife Kathy of Ringgold, GA; nephew Daniel Abdalla and wife Liz of DeQuincy; great-nephews Devin, Brendan, Keaton, Dillon, and Thomas; great-niece Callie; a host of cousins and friends; and "The Holler Squad" – Ada, Alma, Grace, and Sondra.
She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Evelyn Crawford Abdalla, brother Jerry Fredrick Abdalla, and sister-in-law Tommie Linn Robinson Abdalla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at First Baptist Church of DeQuincy under the direction of Hixson Snider Funeral Home. Reverends Rob Walls and Eddie Hoosier will officiate. Burial will be in Rigmaiden Cemetery. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 5 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday and at the church from 9 am until service time on Wednesday.
Words of comfort may be given at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com