Mary Ann Sootoo

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mary Ann Sootoo was born November 11, 1947, in Paragould, to the union of her parents, Franklin and Billy Faye (Leonard) Contini. She passed away January 10, 2015, at her home in Urania, La.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Urania.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Cheryl Frazer.

Mary is survived by her husband, Henry Sootoo of Urania; one daughter, Contina Shoemake, and husband Mike, of Livingston, Tex.; one brother, Bruce Gramling, and wife Olga, of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Carolyn Stowe of Piggott and Debra Schleiff, and husband Mike, of Pointblank, Tex.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two nieces; seven nephews and numerous other family members and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Urania First Baptist Church, of Urania, La., with Brother Bo Prather officiating. Burial was in the Urania Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bruce Gramling, Terry Moore, Michael Shoemake, Brandon Frazer, Bradley Frazer and Bryan Frazer.

Riser Funeral Homes was charged with the arrangements.