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Levi Wayne DeForrest

Funeral service for Levi Wayne DeForrest, 23, of Winnsboro, are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Lowe Funeral Home with Bishop D.B. Kitchell and Pastor Bryant Kitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Little Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Levi Wayne DeForrest was born in Sulphur Springs to Shannon and Shelley DeForrest on February 7, 1993. He lived in Winnsboro all of his life, graduating from Winnsboro High School in 2011. After graduation he went on to work in the oil field. He started out working on work over rigs and worked his way up to a driller. He then became a welder's helper, and in the near future would be a welder. He enjoyed bowfishing and spending time with his friends and family. Levi went to be with the Lord on October 13, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James DeForrest I.

Levi came from a very close-knit family who will forever cherish the memories they shared. Left to cherish those memories are his parents, Shannon and Shelley DeForrest; sister, Destinee Thomas and husband Casey; paternal grandmother, Melba Barrick and husband James; maternal grandparents, Allen “Gab” and Janey Weems and Brenda Tinney; paternal aunt and uncles, Stacy Ferrell, James DeForrest II, and Joseph DeForrest and wife Sueann; maternal aunts and uncle, Sheila Williamson, Jimmie Weems and wife Lynn, and Sharon Lyons and husband Ricky; nineteen first cousins, Jaycee, Jacob Ferrell, Tuesday, Elizabeth, James III “Trey”, Kurt, Amanda, Joseph Marion, Daniel Marion, Josh, Brandon, Bradley, Kaleb, Joseph Williamson, Brittney, Jacob Weems, Daniel Weems, Thomas, and Patience; and several great aunts and uncles, and second and third cousins.

Serving as pallbearers are Ray Smith, Paul Weems, Thomas Moss, Bo Browning, Dalton Parker, and Casey Thomas.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Ken Ragsdale Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

Shannon and Shelley I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

Shelly Nicholson Ahlfinger Oct 20 2016 12:00 AM

Levi DeForrest was full of energy he was the first one to have his bucket ready his dad's leads out and his grinder in hand, hard hat, and those sleeves he would roll up or Dwn depending on wrk or break as soon as we started the line you could immediately tell Shannon was vry proud of him and knew That his son would be a great welder Levi would work a grueling week in temperatures and dust storms others run from and in the evenings after 10-12-14 hr days Levi would practice over and over again while being his own helper and critiquing his craft to one day be a welder now God you have the greatest welder ever he's born from the best and now one of ur Angels

Bobbie Minter Oct 20 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I love all of you. Prayers from Aunt Brenda.

Brenda Raley During Davis Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you close during this time of sorrow.

Ginger Richardson-Frazier Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your liss. Prayers go out to all of you.

Tammy Raley DeGeurib Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

Praying for your peace and strength...We love yall!! Psalm 27:4-5 "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock." Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Tera L Holeman Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

You and your family is in our prayers

Pamela and Jason Smith Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers for you Shannon and Shelley over the loss of your son. May God give you comfort in the days ahead

Sandra Strickland Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

I am truly very sorry for the loss and heartache everyone is feeling. I still remember all of the kids playing in the yard with papa Gab. The loss of anyone is incredibly hard. The loss of such an amazing person that would light up so many lives is even harder. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. You will forever be my family. Love to all. 💜

Heather Teel (Nolan) Oct 19 2016 12:00 AM

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