Elsa Maria Nettles, 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2017. "For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith". 2 Timothy 4:6-7.
She was born to Howard and Lula Mae Morris Browden on June 22, 1948 in Ridgely, Tennessee. She attended school in Mansfield, Ohio and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and married in 1967. She accepted Christ at an early age, loved her family and friends and always showed genuine care to everyone she met. She retired with The State of Louisiana Department of Corrections with over 20 years service. After retiring, she enjoyed working in security at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. She was a hardworking, loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Elsa is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Nettles (fiancé, Eric Carter) and Catherine Nettles Sept (Ralph); son, James Browden (Stephanie); four grandchildren, Brandon Nettles, Fitzgerald Batiste, Shantell Batiste and James Batiste; two great-grandchildren, Zaria Batiste and Ja'niya Batiste; three brothers, Charles Nesbitt (Namir Abdul Mateen), Michael Nesbitt and Joe Nesbitt; Sisters in Christ, Pam Nesbitt, Barbara Williams and Sharon Walker; devoted nieces, Robin Arrington, Rosie Stevens, Rachael Arrington and Yolunda Mayo; and nephews, Robert Arrington Jr. and Ryan Arrington.
Elsa is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Lula Mae Morris Browden; sister, Sue Arrington; and brothers, Jerry Nesbitt and Stanley Nesbitt; and niece, Rondala Marshall Broaden.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA, on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue at Baker Funeral Home, Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Pastor Norman Elrod. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Cemetery, Baker.
Sylvia Nettles wishes to extend her deepest appreciation for the many prayers, phone calls and wonderful acts of love, kindness and support expressed during this time of bereavement.