Surnetta L. Cage
April 20, 1933 – Aug. 11, 2019
VIDALIA— Services for Surnetta L. Cage, 86, of Vidalia, who died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at her residence, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Vidalia with the Rev. Robert Strickland officiating.
Burial will follow at the Vidalia Cemetery under the direction of Curtis Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Thomas Baptist Church in Ridgecrest.
Mrs. Cage was born April 20, 1933, in Shaw, Louisiana, the daughter of Jack Lyles and Evelyn Williams Lyles.
She attended Concordia Parish schools and was employed as a housekeeper by Jefferson Davis Hospital. She was retired. She was a member of St. Thomas Baptist Church and served as an usher and on the mother’s board. She was also an Eastern Star.
Mrs. Cage enjoyed fishing, quilting, gardening, traveling and spending time with family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Eddie Cage Jr.; one son, Gerald Bruce Cage; two daughters, Mildred Cage Blakes and Jeanette Cage; four sisters, Viola Nichols, Evelina Cage, Mary Anderson and Sophie Lyles; and three brothers, Lennie Lyles, Jack Lyles Jr., and Roosevelt Lyles.
Survivors include seven children, Gene Cage and wife, Bobbie, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Alma Cage of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Linda Robinson and husband, Ned, of Zachary, Louisiana, Virginia Anderson and husband, James, and Clarence Cage, all of Vidalia, Geraldine Muse and husband, Bobby Sr., of Baton Rouge, and Raymond Cage and wife, Angela, of Frisco, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Jones and Carrie Lyles of Vidalia; one brother, Charles Lyles of Ridgecrest; four sisters-in-law, Eliza Cage of Ferriday, Cinderella Washington of Melbourne, Florida, Willnetta Taylor of Albany, Georgia, and Inell Lyles of Natchez; one brother-in-law, Arthur Cage of Pensacola, Florida; and a number of special nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and godchildren.