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Berline Day Broom
(August 27, 1918 – February 1, 2013)

Berline Broom passed away peacefully on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the age of 94. Born on August 27, 1918 in Kentwood, LA. Daughter of the late Joseph Day and Augusta Watson Day and wife of the late Roger Shales and the late Charles Broom. She was preceded in death by 5 siblings, grandson, Rex Shales and her eldest daughter, Gay Ann Shales. She is survived by 3 children, Roger Day Shales (Karen), Linda Greenblum and Berline Broom. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, V-Ann Richmond, Michele Borey, Shan O’Connor, Bart Manguno, Ross Shales, Roger Shales Jr., Rachel Roppolo, Max Greenblum and Hannah Greenblum; 16 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dian Davis, Kacharie Harris and Vickie Taylor for all of their care, love and support during the past few months. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation and funeral service at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church, 3893 Hwy 440, Kentwood, LA. Visitation on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Service will follow the visitation. Interment at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guest book, visit




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