Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Michelle Eley, age 51 of Simsboro, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 24, 2023 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston, LA with Rev. Gerald Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pecan Cemetery in Hilly, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Michelle was born April 25, 1972 in Shreveport, LA to Patsy Marie and Jerry Lane Wiltcher, Sr. and passed away August 21, 2023 in Calhoun, LA. She was a woman of many talents. Michelle was an expert in baking for her family and friends for all occasions and expressed her love so well in baking. She was a lover of arts and crafts, from yard décor to paintings to other nick-nacks far and wide. Many days, Michelle would spend her time doing things outside such as raising worms for fishing trips, fixing things around the house for herself and for everyone else and using her green thumb to keep her home in full bloom year-round, inside and out. These are just a few of the many things her family and friends will cherish for years to come. All who knew Michelle knew that she was a lover of her two little puppies. They were just a couple parts of what made her whole world, as they were her children. Though Michelle did not have any kids of her own, she adopted her many nieces and nephews into her heart, and not one would ever doubt that they had a Shelly Bell that they could run to for anything at all. Most of all, she was a momma’s girl who served her mom Patsy with so much love, compassion and gratitude day in and day out. Michelle was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Eley; father Jerry Wiltcher, Sr.; maternal grandparents Louie and Elvie Payton; and paternal grandparents WT and Bonnie Wiltcher.
Michelle is survived by her mother Patsy Wiltcher of Simsboro; sister Tammy and husband Greg Cook of Simsboro; brother Jerry Wiltcher, Jr. and wife Tiffany of Simsboro; nephews: Todd Cook, Brandon Wiltcher and Zachary Cook; nieces Kaitlin Wiltcher and Savannah Eley; great-nephews: Trevor Cook, Eli Cook and Wesley Cook; great-niece Sophia Cook; and a host of other family and many friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Todd Cook, Brandon Wiltcher, Zachary Cook, Eli Cook, Trevor Cook and Jerry Wiltcher.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at the funeral home.