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Lanelle "Nell" Antrice Whatley was born on June 16, 1983 and entered her eternal rest on August 10, 2019 at the age of 36, surrounded by her family. She was a long time resident of Harvey (Old Harvey), Louisiana.
Nell was born in Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana to James and Carolyn Whatley. She was baptized at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in 1993 by Dr. Reverend John E. Brooks. She received her GED from Pentfoster High School in 2000.
Lanelle is survived by her mother, Carolyn Whatley; her husband, Charles Wells; her sister LaTina Whatley; her brother, Desmond Whatley; her children, LaJara and Ja'Marcus Whatley, and a host of loving family and friends.
She is predeceased by her son, Charles Howard Whatley; her father, James Whatley; her grandmother, Nellie Fluker; her godmother, Linda Fluker Garrison and several other loving family and friends she has joined in the afterlife.
Nell spent her days as a homemaker. She was best known for her renowned cooking skills, as the aroma of whatever meal she was cooking always filled her mother's home and clung to any visitor who crossed the threshold. She was also known for her selflessness, always assuring that her family had everything they needed before moving forward and caring for herself. Lanelle was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories and the strong bonds she established with every soul she ever touched.
A Funeral Service will be held at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil Street on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm. Viewing ceremony will begin at 11:30 am. She will subsequently be buried at Restlawn Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Avondale, LA. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 120 Virgil Street, Gretna, LA. Please visit to sign the guestbook.