Funeral Services for Denise Dawn Arthur will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Fellowship Community Church, 135 Meadow, Gloster, Louisiana. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Fellowship Community Church. Officiating will be Pastor Josh Burford. Interment will follow at Centuries Memorial Park, 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Denise was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 1, 1963 and passed away on February 14, 2023. Denise was a true warrior. She was concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character. She was virtuous, principled, honorable, honest, respectable, decent, and law-abiding. She had a wicked sense of humor and her sharp observations or clever comebacks were her most prominent personality characteristics. Denise was a bright light with a beautiful soul and she spread joy, love, and laughter everywhere she went. She did great things and possessed an innate gift to motivate the people around her by just being herself. It is not a coincidence she passed away on the National Day of Love.
Denise was a graduate of Woodlawn High School wherein she was a proud to be a Knight. She recently retired from Drs. Brown & O’Neal where she spent 35 years caring for many patients and building life changing relationships. Denise was a member of The Republican Women of Bossier and a radio personality as one-half of the American Mama duo on American Ground Radio. She was a member of the Krewe of Centaur where she enjoyed attending the Krewe of Centaur Ball and riding on the float during the parade. Denise was the ultimate leader. If there was a need, she was always there to serve in the most unselfish way. She was the team mom and a member of every booster club her boys were involved in. It did not matter if it was school field days, high school baseball, college activities or fraternity parties, she was spearheading the event. She spent her life protecting the underdog, mentally or physically challenged, and every broken individual she could take under her wing. She was the ultimate protector of those she loved. She was heavily involved with Holy Angels and during her younger adulthood years, she was active in the Deaf Action Center.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda “BeBe” Vinson; grandparents, Mildred and Randall Prather and Katherine and Rowe Vinson; and her sweet aunts, Marilyn Prather, and Mona Vinson. She is survived by her husband, Marty Arthur; sons, Nicholas Arthur and Kory Arthur; father, Roland Terry Vinson (Jamie); aunt, Kathy Vinson; sister, Courtney Boyton (Charles); an entire host of cousins and her special fur baby, Sam. She is also survived by and leaves behind life-long friends she referred to as her “sisters.”
Pallbearers will be Steele Netterville, Zach Ward, Walker Simmons, Braden Simmons, George Mainous, and Nicholas Arthur. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kory Arthur, Zavier Moore, Alex Hutchings, Drew Getsinger, Keaton Holley, Austin Linacre, Martin Milner, David Pool and Joseph Pool.
The family would like to express the deepest appreciation to Chris Snead, MD, Scott Howard, MD, Gus Hamdan, Pharmacist, Gabby Woodward, Heather Warner, the entire staff at the Cancer Treatment Center, Christus Highland ICU and Grace Home for their kindness, compassion, patience, and care. A very special thank you to Susan Wilson-Teague.
Memorials can be sent to Holy Angels.