Suzette Silk

Suzette Silk, formerly of Rayville, LA, passed from this life on Monday,
January 25, 2021. Suzette was born on September 11, 1953. She was 67.
Suzette passed away peacefully in Attleboro, MA with her family by her

For the last three years, Suzette lived in Norton, MA with her sister Leigh
Anne (Silk) Palin, brother-in-law Rick, nephew Jake and niece Julia. She
enjoyed her time with the family and was especially fond of their dog,

Suzette is the daughter of Allen and Melda Silk, formerly of Rayville.
She is survived by her sister, Leigh Anne Palin and husband, Rick, of
Norton, MA and her brother, Allen Bruce Silk and wife, Ewella, of
Greenville, MS.

Suzette loved life and loved people. She was a registered nurse,
graduating from Northeast Louisiana University. She was respected and
valued by many doctors (from Monroe to Shreveport) for her skilled
nursing care and compassionate heart for all of her patients. She cared
deeply for those she professionally served, especially war veterans.

A memorial service of remembrance for Suzette will be held in Rayville at a
future date to be planned by her family. An announcement of the place
and time will be publicized two weeks prior to the service.

Memorials can be made to the Scleroderma Foundation at or the Disabled Veterans Association at


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9 Condolences

  1. Donna Center-Vitiello on February 5, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    I enjoyed meeting Suzette at Julia’s graduation. She had a lovely smile & warn, gracious spirit. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love you all
    Donna Center-Vitiello

  2. Richard Mulhern on February 7, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    My most Sincere Condolences to Suzette’s family. Suzette and I graduated from Nursing School in 1975. She and other nursing friends frequently studied together and Suzette was always the life of our study group. Suzette was such a dedicated professional to her profession and her patients absolutely adored her. I will miss her beautiful smile and warm personality. With Most Sincere Condolences, Richard Mulhern

  3. Daniel Lafferty on March 1, 2021 at 3:18 am

    So sorry about her, we finished school togather and was one of a few who would stop and talk with me. Have asked many times how to get in touch with her but no one would give me any info. Prayers for her family

  4. Mickey Shoemaker Nicholson on March 1, 2021 at 3:41 am

    I always admired her sweet smile and her kindness she showed to everyone she knew. She was a friend to all.

  5. Sheila Hales on March 1, 2021 at 4:43 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss Leigh Ann. I’ll be Praying for you and the family. just breaks my heart. Suzette was one of the Sweetest girls I knew in school. I helped take care of her when she was at Rayville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. I would go check on her after she went home for awhile. She will always be Special to me. RIP my Sweet friend.

  6. Tom Heath on March 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Suzette was such a pretty girl…was a loyal customer at my Pharmacy for over 20 years….your Dad and my Dad were the best of friends…Dad picked Allen up when he returned from being a POW WWII and brought him back to Rayville…always felt a special connection to the Silk family…lots of admiration and fondness for your dear sister….my sincere condolences

  7. Dana Kay Kervin on March 4, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    I’m so sorry to ready of Suzette’s passing. I remember Suzette and her family from attending Sunday morning services at the First Baptist Church of Rayville. Suzette’s mother, Melda, drove my mother to Houston to visit me back in the 1980’s or 1990’s. The Silks were such a nice family. I haven’t seen the family members in decades.

    To Suzette’s survivors, please accept my deepest condolences. Like others have said in their tributes, Suzette had a beautiful smile and such a sweet disposition. She will be missed.

  8. Sherry Darnell Hutto on March 22, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Leigh Ann, I’m very sorry to hear about Suzette. She was a good friend to everyone. I went to school from first grade to graduation in 1971! I had heard that she had schleroderma which is a very rare disease which is also extremely painful. I know…..I watched my own Mother suffering for 26 years. I am so sorry Suzette had to suffer with this disease! It’s so hard to watch your beloved sister suffering through the pain n agony that goes along with this disease. I also worked with Suzette at the Richland Parish Health Unit. Suzette never spoke an unkind word to anyone. She was loved by all! Leigh Ann, I loved your precious sister! May she forever Rest in Peace! After all, she has a new body with no more suffering!

  9. Michael Mcdonald on March 26, 2021 at 7:06 am

    was a classmate for many years. She was a friend for life. Her passing is a relief in ways from her terrible disease. But now she doesn’t hurt anymore. I’ll carry her memory closer to my heart than most. She was a special woman! May God bless her loved ones.

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