A Celebration of Life honoring Ouida Anne Mitchell McMullen will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Brother Ben Brewster, pastor at Airline Drive Church of Christ. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow the service in Rose-Neath Cemetery, 5185 Swan Lake Rd, Bossier City, Louisiana.
Ouida Anne Mitchell McMullen went to rest with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, following her brave battle with a lengthy illness. Surrounded by her children until she breathed her final breath, she was still offering wisdom and encouragement to her family, stating "These are my last words. No matter how bad things get, things change."
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 2, 1934, Ouida Anne was a lifelong Shreveport resident, graduating from Fair Park High School in 1952. She proudly served her country in the United States Women’s Army Corps working at the Pentagon for a portion of her years of service. Ouida Anne began her distinguished career with the federal government as a Deputy Clerk for the United States Clerk of Court Western District of Louisiana, from 1963 until 2000, taking a break in the 1970’s to stay at home with her children until they entered school.
Ouida Anne married the love of her life, Robert Milton McMullen, Sr. on September 21, 1968. Together they proudly raised their three children in Dixie Garden, nurturing their faith in God and instilling the joys of helping others. In addition to being an exemplary loving wife and mother, she was also a nurturing influence on many other family members, even caring for her husband until his last breath. She was humble in her leadership and delighted in being able to shape the lives of so many that she loved. She will always be remembered for her patience, kindness, generosity, selflessness, and sweet spirit. A devout Christian, she led by example through her wise counsel and quiet acts of service.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Milton M. and Eda Rose Snell Mitchell; loving husband of 52 years, Robert Milton McMullen, Sr.; sisters, Mary Louise Thomas, Barbara Jane Mitchell, and Nancy Rose Richart.
Left to cherish her memory are children, Jennifer Anne McMullen of Shreveport, LA, Robert Milton McMullen, Jr. and wife, Wendy, of Cedar Park, TX, and Linda Gail Brookshire and husband, Shannon, of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Ainsley Fontaine Brookshire, Victoria Anne McMullen, Zachary Dalton McMullen, Ella Lina Andrews, and Vale Dane Andrews; and great-grandson, Joseph Christian Campbell, Jr.
Honoring Ouida as pallbearers will be Robert McMullen, Jr., Zachary McMullen, James “Shannon” Brookshire, Roddy Pate, Stuart Freeman, Eric Schrier, Perry Martin, and Bob Mosley, Jr.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dion Thomas and Parker Wiley.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Christian Homes and Family Services, 1202 Estates Drive, Abilene, Texas 79602.