Elodie M. Shipley
(Feb. 9, 1960 - Jan. 27, 2021)
Known to many as Squirrel or Mama Squirrel, Elodie M. Shipley, 60, died Wednesday morning.
Born in Pomona, California, Elodie grew up in the Lake area where she attended ICCS and Barbe High.
She could sew, crochet, paint, draw and garden, she could pave a road and parallel park a loaded 5-ton dump truck. She once made the best potato lasagna anyone had ever had but she didn’t write down the recipe so she couldn’t duplicate it.
She had exquisite handwriting and a funny story for every occasion. She never met a stranger because she treated everyone like they were old friends. She gave great compliments.
Elodie is survived by her two children, Blaine Bourk, of Sulphur, and Marguerite Shipley, of Lafayette; her younger brother, Richard Bourk, of Houston, TX; foster daughter Michelle Cormier, of Lake Charles, as well as generations of “adopted kids” she loved along the way.
Elodie was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Shipley, her parents and her older brother, Vincent Bourk.
Arrangements are still pending.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA- 23, BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 (504) 208 – 2119
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