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The staff members of Rhodes Family of Businesses will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.
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Our Obituaries

Joan Dell Malbrough Allen

November 20, 2020

Joan Dell Malbrough Allen was born June 21, 1941 to the late Wilton Gleason and Marjorie Perry Claiborne in New Orleans, Louisiana. On Friday November 20, 2020 she took her last breath and transitioned to be with the Lord. Joan Dell Malbrough Allen accepted Christ at an early age and studied to become a licensed minister. She was licensed at Beaver Meadow Baptist Church in Mississippi under the...
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Alison Richards

November 19, 2020

The family will be hosting a private service. Services will be live streamed on both the website and Facebook pages of Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, share memories and condolences for the family.
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Louis Edward Brown

November 15, 2020

Louis Edward "WeeBoo" Brown, native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Terrytown, LA, departed this earthly life on Sunday, November 15, 2020, age 77. Louis was born on February 5, 1943, to the late William Brown, Sr. and Mathilda LaBranch Brown. He was educated in the New Orleans Public School System attending Booker T. Washington High School. He was a veteran serving nine years in the Army...
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Frances Sylve St. Ann

November 15, 2020

Frances Sylve St. Ann, born December 8, 1936, peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at West Jefferson Hospital at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victoria Ancar Sylve & Eddie Sylve Sr., husband, Oscar St. Ann Sr., Children, Oscar St. Ann Jr. and Alex St. Ann Sr., siblings, Florence Sylve Thiel, Eddie Sylve Jr., Henry Sylve, Ralph Sylve, and Almena Sylve....
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Brian Christopher Wright

November 13, 2020

Brian Christopher "Chris" Wright passed away in his sleep on Friday, November 13, 2020. He was born in Ruston, LA, the son of Nikolya T. Sparks and Brian C. Wright on April 9, 1998. He was reared by a devoted father, Joseph B. ("Pooh/Pops") Farve, Jr. He attended and graduated from Sci High of New Orleans, class of 2016. Chris, also known as Waxx, was an up and coming rapper and music producer....
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Nancy Mae Sanford

November 9, 2020

Nancy Mae Sanford entered into Eternal Rest on Monday, November 9, 2020 at the age of 101. She was a Native of Slaughter, La. and a resident of New Orleans La. Nancy was born in Slaughter La. to the late Anna Hills and Monroe Etters. She was a retired Domestic Worker. She was the wife of the Late Johnny Sanford (Manboy) and Loving Companion of Oscar Bourgeois. Beloved Mother of Edna Dodson (Ralph...
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Gloria Marie Journee Jones

November 8, 2020

Gloria Marie Journee Jones passed away peacefully at Touro Infirmary Hospital on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Harold Jones. Sr. Daughter of the late Wilfred Journee and Hazel Declouet Journee. Devoted mother of Kevin Jones (Ruth Ann), Lynnette J. Dillon (Matthew) and the late Harold M. Jones. Sister of Joyce Maurice, Melva Wilson and the late Wilfred Journee...
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Joseph Paul Peters, Sr.

October 31, 2020

Joseph Paul (Dinky) Peters, Sr. departed this life on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the age of 94 (June 28, 1926). He was the husband of the late Mary Lee Peters and Dear Friend of the late Anna Armstrong. Son of the late Eli Peters and Edna Viola Harris. Brother of the late Charles Lewis, Eugene Peters and August Peters. He is the father of Joseph P. (Miriam) Peters, Jr., Eric, Rosemary, Joyce...
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Miquel Chatman

October 31, 2020

Miguel Chatman passed away on October 31, 2020. Miguel's life exemplified the simple virtues of love of family and strength in the face of incredible challenges during decades of psychiatric illness. His loss will be felt for many years ahead, but the inspiration of his strength will persist even longer. Miguel was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Rosemary Chatman, his sister Pamelyn...
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Audrey Bougere Joseph

October 28, 2020

Audrey Bougere Joseph, age 84, a native of Plattenville, Louisiana and current resident of Jonesboro, Ga., departed this life on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Audrey is survived by her husband Raymond Anatole Joseph, currently of Jonesboro, GA.; sister, Agnes Riviore of New Orleans; sister-in-law, Ordean Joseph of Donaldsonville, LA; three children, Stanley Joseph of Marietta, GA, Yolande Turner...
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Sheryl Keeler Blackwell

October 17, 2020

Sheryl Keeler Blackwell transitioned from mortality to immortality on Saturday, October 17th, 2020. Sheryl was born in New Orleans, La where she resided until passing away. Sheryl received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Southern University of New Orleans. She instilled the love of music in many of her students, while teaching music in the New Orleans Public Schools. She also served as...
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Norwood Chapman, Jr.

October 16, 2020

Norwood Chapman, Jr. departed this life on Thursday October 16, 2020 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Elaine Cato Chapman; Son of the late Norwood Chapman, Sr. and Roxie Matthews Chapman; Loving father of Deanna Chapman Granger(George) and Dr. Nicole Chapman Griffin; Brother of Lemmie Chapman Sr., Elnora Chapman Moore, Foxie Chapman Gray, William Henry Chapman(Georgiana), Gladys Chapman...
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Errol E. Rideau, Sr.

October 11, 2020

Errol E. Rideau, Sr., departed this life on Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather was born on October 9,, 1938 to Frank Bill and Mamie Rideau, one of 11 children, in the Rideau Settlement of Palmetto, Louisiana. He received his education at Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Lebeau, Louisiana. He joined the United States Army after high...
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Anthony Daranda

October 10, 2020

Anthony Daranda graduate of St. Augustine class of 74 and Southern University departed this life on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the age of 64. Devoted husband of Enola R. Daranda. Son of Oace and Marshall Daranda, Sr. Devoted father of Kellen (Jessica) Daranda and Justin (Staci-Lyn) Daranda. Brother of Jacquelyn Brown, Marshall J. Daranda, Jr., Josephine Daranda Bechet, Francis Daranda, Stephen...
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Raymond Lionel Reed

October 7, 2020

Raymond Lionel Reed a native of New Orleans, LA, entered into eternal rest on October 7, 2020 at the age of 73. He was a proud graduate of Walter L. Cohen Sr. High School in the graduating class of 1968. He was a Longshoreman with the International Longshoremen Association Local 3000 until he retired in 2019 after 47 years of dedicated service. He is preceded in death by his parents Alfred Reed,...
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Rosemary Williams Lafayette

October 3, 2020

Rosemary Williams Lafayette departed this life on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the age of 82. Rosemary was a devoted wife to the late Roosevelt Lafayette, Sr. Daughter of the late Jeffery and Melvina Williams. Devoted mother of Joyce Journee, Barbara Davis, David Lafayette, Pamela Dupre, and the late Willie Lafayette, Roosevelt Lafayette, Jr., and Orneser Lafayette. Sister of Maudry Williams and...
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Gerald A. Delpit

October 1, 2020

Gerald A. Delpit transitioned in peace on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the age of 74. Gerald A. Delpit was born Wednesday, July 31, 1946 in New Orleans, LA to the proud parents of August and Beulah Delpit. He went to Epiphany Catholic School and was a graduate of George Washington Carver in the graduating class of 1963. He received training at Job Corp Vocational School for skilled trades where...
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Verbon Steven Jones, Sr.

October 1, 2020

Verbon Steven Jones, Sr. reached out and took God's hand and began his journey home on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the age of 75 and one-half years. Beloved son of the late Johnny Jones, Sr. and Thelma Brown Jones, he leaves to cherish his memory his loving son, Verbon Jones, Jr. and two grandsonsóJace and Jordan. He was the loving brother of Marva Jones Doughty (Joseph), Johnny Jones Jr. (Ester...
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Cooper Clark

October 1, 2020

Cooper Clark departed this life on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the age of 100. Cooper is the Husband of Mary H. Clark, son of the late Henry Mack Clark Sr. and Martha Dunbar Clark. He is the Father of Audrey Anderson and grandfather of Michael (Gailene), Kevin (Cassandra) Anderson, Michelle (Leo) Mercadel, Anthony Jenkins and the late Rhonda Jenkins. He is also survived by 11 great grand...
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Emerson Daniel Calderon

September 28, 2020

Emerson Daniel 'MAC' Calderon went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 28, 2020. Emerson made his grand entrance into this world on June 6, 2019 (weighing a whopping 8lbs 11oz, the largest of his siblings) to his devoted parents Elvin and Elizabeth Calderon. Soon after birth, Mac was found to have some medical perplexities. He was found to have leukemia and this turned his family's world...
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Helen Marie Dangerfield-Williams

September 27, 2020

Helen Marie Dangerfield - Williams (Mama Helen) was born August 19,1945, in New Orleans Louisiana to the late Sophia Brown and the late Wilson Dangerfield. She was raised by the late Thomas Brown Senior and recognized him as her father. She passed away in her home on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 5:35p.m., in Kenner Louisiana surrounded by family. Helen was educated in Orleans Parish school...
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Raymond Edward Weber, Jr.

September 24, 2020

Raymond Edward Weber, Jr. was born on April 19, 1995. Raymond departed this life at his home on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Raymond leaves to cherish memories to his parents Raymond, Sr. and Robin Lowe-Weber; two brothers, Reuben A. Weber and Rodney R. Weber; grandmother, Barbara Pierre Weber and the late James Weber, Sr.; grandfather, Pastor John A. Lowe, Sr.; lale 1st lady, Juanita Lowe....
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Eldridge Austin Randolph, Sr.

September 24, 2020

Mr. Eldridge Austin Randolph Sr. departed this life on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at University Medical Center. Loving husband of Benedict Montz for 59 years. Father of Eldridge A. Randolph, Jr. (Anice), Derek M. Randolph (Lizette) and Shannon B Randolph Sr., (Kathy). Grandfather of Eldridge Randolph III (Sierra), Aaron Randolph, Shannon Randolph Jr., Chante' Randolph, Crystal Randolph, Kammi...
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Michael Judson Riley

September 24, 2020

Michael Judson Riley, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, went to his eternal rest on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his home. Michael was 60 years old. He was born on April 12, 1960 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Fate Riley and Ruth Moise Riley. He graduated from Johnson C. Lockett Elementary School, McDonogh 35 Senior High School, and attended the University of New Orleans. He began...
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Leotha Smith

September 21, 2020

Leotha Smith departed this life on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the age of 64. The daughter of the late Charles Smith and Annie-Bell Smith. The mother of James Smith, Lerinthia Smith and Alvin Smith. She is also survived by 3 brothers, 10 sisters, 5 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral...
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James E. Chapman, Sr.

September 19, 2020

Reverend James E. Chapman, Sr. departed this life on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the age of 76. The son of the late Henry Chapman, Sr. and Geneva Chapman. The husband of Jacqueline A. Green Chapman. Father of James E. Chapman, Jr., Connie Chapman Delmore, Eunice Green, Tracy Johnson, Dominique Drummer and the late Anthony Washington and Adam D. Green. He is also survived by brothers: Leon...
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Sgt. Major Larry Wesley Harvey, Sr.

September 18, 2020

Sgt. Major Larry Wesley Harvey, Sr. ("Daddy") was born on July 17, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Daniel Harvey, Jr. and Nellie Harvey Frederick. He was surrounded by his loving family when the Lord called him to attention at the age of 77 on September 18, 2020. He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, class of 1962 and from there he enlisted into the United States Army where...
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Velma Hicks

September 13, 2020

Velma Hicks, a native of New Orleans, transitioned from labor to reward at Ochsner Medical Center on Sunday, September 13, 2020. She was born to the late Henry and Velma B. Brown on June 30, 1928. The beloved wife of Albert E. Hicks, Sr. A devoted mother of Carol Ann Hicks, Lynn Moore (Alonza), Albert E. Hicks, Jr. (Marilyn), and Tremel Y. Hicks. A wonderful and caring grandmother to Alona N....
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Clarence Jones, Jr.

September 12, 2020

Mr. Clarence "Tampa" Jones Jr, age 93, was granted his angel wings on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Touro Hospital surrounded by his family. Clarence was a native of Bentonia, Mississippi and resided in New Orleans, Louisiana for over 60 years. He was a firm believer in God and attended Mt. Rock Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memories his children: Clarence Jones III, Gladystine ...
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Beatrice Wakefield Jones

September 3, 2020

It is with loving gratitude and sadness the family of Beatrice Wakefield Jones announces her peaceful departure on September 3, 2020. She was 99 years old. Mrs. Jones was born July 27, 1921. In McCormick South Carolina. She was the beloved matriarch and mother of Barbara Jean Hooker (deceased). Elizabeth Wakefield Johnson and Rev. Bennie Hooker. She was a deaconess at True Love Missionary Baptist...
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O'Neil Woods

September 3, 2020

O'Neil Woods passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 3, 2020. He was born on November 9, 1929 to the union of the late Alexander Woods and Eola O'Neil Woods. O'Neil was raised in a Christian home and was baptized by the late Rev. A.L. Davis Jr. As a member of New Zion Baptist church O'Neil was a member of the Usher Board and the Benevolent Society. O'Neil Woods loved his pastor, church...
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Ramona Felton Jupiter

August 30, 2020

Ramona Felton Jupiter, age 91, native of New Orleans, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt passed away peacefully on 8/30/2020. As she rests in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Ramona will be forever loved, remembered and missed by all who knew her. Ramona attended Corpus Christi Elementary School, St. Mary's Academy and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier...
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Marion P. Johnson

August 30, 2020

Marion P. Johnson departed this life on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the age of 86. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Rev. Samuel L. Johnson. Loving daughter of the late Vera Cooper and Jessie Peterson. Devoted mother of Sandra Johnson- Severin, Lela Jackson and Vera Boothe. Sister of the late Clarence James Peterson, Sr., Michael Petty and Ruth Petty. Grandmother of Damian Jackson,...
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Clairville Joseph Martinez

August 29, 2020

On Saturday, August 29, 2020 the Lord called home His faithful servant, Clairville Joseph Martinez, at the age of 92. He was the loving and devoted husband of Carol Martinez for 60 years; loving father of Shelita Martinez Prograis; devoted grandfather of Regis Prograis (Raquel) and India Prograis (Wayne); and great grandfather of Kayden McDaniel, Ray Prograis, Khaleesi Prograis and Marley Brown....
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Burnell Jerome Robinson

August 17, 2020

Burnell Jerome "Hula" Robinson passed away peacefully on Monday evening, August 17, 2020 surrounded by his family at home. Although Burnell was his birthright name, everyone knew him as either Jerome or Hula; Hula being a nickname given to him at an early age. He was 66 years old. Burnell is a native of Houma, Louisiana, and a graduate of the 1972 Class of Vanderbilt Catholic High School. He...
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Earlean Fredieu King

August 14, 2020

Sister Earlean Fredieu King entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 14, 2020. Earlean was the fifth of eight children, to the late Roberta and Drew Fredieu, Sr. in Nacogdoches, Texas. Earlean graduated from Galilee School in Hallsville, TX. Immediately upon graduation, she married the love of her life, Mr. Albert King, Jr, of Hallsville, Texas. To this union were born two daughters, Lois A....
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Melvin Henry Francis, Sr.

August 12, 2020

Melvin Henry Francis, Sr. affectionately known as "Moon", passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Catherine Philip Francis for 52 years and the father of Charmaine Francis Rowan, Melvin H. Francis, Jr. (Shanice) and the late Adrienne D. Francis, grandfather of Kenneth Rowan, Jr., Kendal A. Rowan, Melvin H. Francis III, Tailor Smith, Mia King, Melneshia King,...
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Alvin Eddie Hartford

August 12, 2020

Alvin Eddie Hartford departed this life on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the age of 84. Husband of the late Vanessa Hartford. Son of the late Eddie Hartford, Sr. and Elease Tolliver Morris. Father of Rynell, Roderick, Shawn, Rashad, Alvin Jr., Darren Hartford, Dorothy Bailey, Evelyn Roy, Debra Brite, Lori Dunlap, Sham Abbott, Sr. and Gregory Wheeler. Brother of Bessie, Ervin, Larry, Lornary,...
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Eddie Muse

August 12, 2020

Eddie Muse entered eternal life on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He was born to the late Charlie Muse Jr. and Mollie Robins Muse. Eddie was united in Holy Matrimony to Mardria Hayes Muse on April 2, 1950. He was blessed with one daughter, Shirley Muse Francois, and one son, William "Richard" Armstead. He is survived by his grandchildren, Andrea and Alanna Francois, Derek and Darnell Armstead; great...
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Dolores Legaux Robert

August 10, 2020

Dolores Legaux Robert was born August 26, 1931 in Convent, LA to the late Louis and Lucia Legaux. Everyone who loved her knew her as "DoDo." Dolores departed this life on Monday, August 10, 2020. Dolores was a strong, loving, giving, hard working, outspoken woman, who lived a long, vivacious life and helped all those around her. During her 63 years of marriage to the late James J....
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Linell Bridges

August 8, 2020

Linell Bridges passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 54. Linell was the daughter of Ardella Bridges and the late Jesse Bridges. She was a devoted mother of Dana M. Robinson (Lance) and Danielle D. Bridges (Justin). She was the loving grandmother to Camren A. Gaudet whom she adored. She was the loving sister of Helen D. Bridges-Sandifer ...
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Raymond LeConte Brown

August 7, 2020

Raymond (Ray) LeConte Brown, was called from Labor to Reward on Friday, August 7, 2020, at the age of 55. He was the beloved son of Gladys Barber Brown and Raymond Brown; Brother in Christ to Ellie Randolph (Yvette) and Leona Swain (Lonnie); Proud Godfather of Alisha Maison; Godson of Nathaniel LaCour (Connie) and Josie LaCour. Raymond was preceded in death by his grandfather's, Wilbert Barber...
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Cory Martin Williams

August 6, 2020

Cory Martin Williams departed this life on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the age of 65. He was born October 31, 1954 to the late Earl Williams and Delores Roberts Williams. Cory was the beloved father of Chane Martin Williams and Cameron Joseph Williams and grandfather of Cailan Joseph Williams. He is also survived by brothers Earl B. Williams, Sr. and Bryan A. Williams, Sr., sisters Kim W. Buras...
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Raphael Gerard Meyers II

August 3, 2020

Raphael Gerard Meyers, II of New Orleans, LA, passed away at his home on August 3, 2020 at the age of 31 years old. Ray-Ray was a beloved son, brother and father. Ray-Ray leaves to cherish his memory to his father, Raphael G. Meyers, Sr. (Elizabeth); his mother, Marie Roussel-Meyers; his two sons, Eli and Leo Ray; his brother, Larry Meyers; his sisters, Kelsey Meyers and Tiffany Charlot; his...
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Mary E. Leroy

July 30, 2020

Mary E. Leroy departed this life on Thursday, July 30, 2020. She was 87 years old. She was born on May 4, 1933 to the late Della Butler and Williams Jones in Aquasco, MD. She resided in New Orleans, LA for most of her life. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry Leroy. Mary leaves to cherish her memory son Stanly Keys; sister Amanda Young; grandson Anthony Keys and Mekhi Keys; nieces...
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Charles Edward Britton

July 25, 2020

May the work I've done speak for me. I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race and kept the faith. - 2Timothy 4:7 Charles Edward Britton was born on June 27, 1938 to the union of the late Teddy Britton and Mary Taylor of Waterproof Louisiana. Charles was baptized at an early age in Waterproof, LA. Charles then moved to New Orleans, LA where he met his devoted wife of 62 years,...
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Martha L. Atkins

July 24, 2020

Martha L. Atkins a native of New Orleans, LA passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the age of 67. She is survived by three daughters; Tamica Williams Reed, Markeila Hammond, Freda Hammond; one son, Earl Hammond; four brothers Kenneth Lagarde Sr. of New Orleans, LA; Leslie C. Winbush of Houston TX, Andre Aguillard of Slidell, LA and Kerry C. Aguillard of Arlington TX; five sisters: Tamary Hunter...
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Angelene J. Davis

July 22, 2020

Angelene J. Davis "Maw Maw" departed this life on Wed., July 22, 2020 at the age of 87. She was a native of Woodville, Miss and a resident of New Orleans, La., one of 12 children born to the late Morris Jackson Sr. and Sarah L. Jackson. Her legacy was her love for her family. Her grand and great grandchildren gave her so much joy and happiness. She was always helpful with a beautiful smile and a...
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Dorothy Sanders Bailey

July 15, 2020

Dorothy Sanders Bailey, 100 years of age, of New Orleans, died peacefully July 15, 2020, in Minneapolis. During her final days, she was surrounded by all her children and lifted up in prayers by the countless people whose lives she touched. Dorothy (Mama Dot) was born November 1, 1919, in New Orleans, to Hippolite and Lucy Sanders. She attended Holy Redeemer, St. Raymond Catholic, Valena C....
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Jeanne Cunningham Augustine

July 12, 2020

Jeanne Marie Cunningham Augustine was born on June 5, 1930 to parents Edna "Ruby" Francis and Joseph H. Cunningham. She grew up in New Orleans, where she attended James Lewis Elementary School, J.W Hoffman Junior High, and graduated from McDonough No. 35 Senior High School in 1946. She finished in the top 20% of her class, while serving as a member of the French Club, Science Club, and...
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James Bernard Halley

July 8, 2020

James B. Halley began this world as JB Halley on August 14, 1944, born to the late Sarah Halley Raymond, in Lake Providence, La (East Carroll Parish). Due to an antiquated school requirement, his mother subsequently renamed him James Bernard Halley. "JB", as she affectionately called him, was later raised by his maternal grandparents James and Mary Phelips Jordan. He would go on to attend GW...
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Yvonne Theresa Olivier Bechet

July 5, 2020

Yvonne Theresa Olivier Bechet, a retired Lieutenant with the New Orleans Police Department, died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on July 5, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old. The daughter of Armand G. Olivier, Sr. and Eva Francis Olivier, Yvonne, born in 1934, grew up in the Lafitte housing project. She attended Joseph S. Clark High School and not long after...
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Brenda Lee Smith DeVore

July 5, 2020

Brenda Lee Smith DeVore was born into this earthly world on February 20, 1943 to the late Alvin Joseph and Dovado O'Lillian Gordon Smith. During the Heavenly Roll Call on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 5:00 a.m., God called Brenda's name, while answering; she entered into her eternal home. Her grandfather, the late Reverend Wilbert Tross Sr. baptized her at an early age, at New Hope Baptist Church. She...
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Dorothy Harris Cleggett

June 27, 2020

Dorothy Harris Cleggett, age 91, entered eternal rest on Saturday, June 27, 2020 to be with her heavenly Father. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Cleggett, Sr. and son, Mark A. Cleggett. She is survived by her children; June C. Hanchett, Robert J. Cleggett, Jr, Byron M. (Valerie) Cleggett, Marva C. (Mance) Tutt and Brent E. (Felicia) Cleggett. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren,...
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Maggie Selina Carter Butler

June 25, 2020

On June 25, 2020, Maggie Selina Carter Butler, 88, entered into eternal rest to be with the Lord. She was born to the union of Joseph Carter and Alberta Stalk Carter on February 5, 1932. She was raised by her aunt, Lillie B. Cornish, having lost her mother in childbirth when she was 4 years old. Maggie was baptized at Hopeful Baptist Church in Hilleryville, LA and graduated from Lowery High in...
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Rosemary Robertson

June 24, 2020

After a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure, Rosemary Robertson transitioned from earth to glory in her sleep at East Jefferson Hospital on June 24, 2020. She was 83 years old. God saw fit to bless the union of the late Clarence and Leola Thomas with their first child, a beautiful baby girl, "Rosemary", on April 6, 1937. The love of her life, Walter Robertson Sr., spotted Rosemary at a...
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Vera Ann Hanson Prosper

June 22, 2020

Vera Ann Hanson-Prosper departed this life on Monday, June 22, 2020 at the age of 70. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, she was born on March 25, 1950 to the union of the late Louis Hanson, Sr. and Maria W. Perkins-Hanson. The oldest of three siblings, Vera was educated in the Orleans Parish school system. She attended Joseph A. Craig Elementary school, McDonough 41 Junior High School, and she...
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Pearl Ruth Gougisha Adams

June 19, 2020

Sunrise, March 18th 1942, Sunset June 19th 2020. Pearl transitioned into eternal rest at the tender age of 78. Ms. Adams passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Ochsner Westbank Hospital due to health complications. Ms. Adams, a native of New Orleans, resided in Gretna, Louisiana for most of her life. She is the daughter of the late Octave and Marguerite Gougisha....
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Rosalie Marguerite Hebert

June 16, 2020

Rosalie Marguerite Hébert, née Lawrence, Mémère Rose, AKA Rosie, passed away peacefully at The Sanctuary Hospice on June 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born in the New Orleans Seventh Ward in 1938 to Chester and Emma Antoinette Morris Lawrence lifelong parishioners of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She received her compulsory education at St. Raymond Catholic...
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Loretta Young Jones

June 14, 2020

Loretta Young-Jones, 51, departed this life on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Wife of Arthur K. Jones. Daughter of Josephine S. Young and James L. Young, Sr. (Yolonda). Mother of Robert J. and Raheem D. Young and Ireauna Lloyd. Sister of Genel Young-Collins (Melvin), James L. Young, Jr. and Anthony Harris. Loretta is also survived by four grandchildren, two nieces, five nephews, and a host of aunts,...
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Eve Bernella Walters Profit

June 14, 2020

Eve Bernella Walters Profit was born June 17, 1926 in Mansura, Louisiana to the late Widdie Walters and Belver Johnson Walters. Sister of Adam J. Walters. Eve attended the New Orleans public school system and later graduated from Katie's Beauty School where she later opened "Profit's Beauty Shell" on Toledano Street, New Orleans LA. Eve Profit united in holy matrimony to the late Charles Harrison...
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Tito Angel Castillo

June 13, 2020

Tito Angel Pleitez Castillo, departed this life on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the age of 41; He is survived by his sons; Bryan Eduardo Pleitez and Marcos David Pleitez; his father, Marcos Pleitez; his mother, Maria C. Castillo de Pleitez and the mother of his children, Patricia Ramires. He is survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. Tito was preceded in death by his...
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Esther Stemley Braxton

June 13, 2020

Esther Stemley Braxton was born on December 24, 1934 in Evergreen, LA to Felton Stemley, Sr. and Elvira Stemley (nee Franklin). She was one of thirteen children born of this union. Her early years were spent in New Orleans, Louisiana where she was raised by Elizabeth Jenkins (Aunt Liz) and her daughter, Marguerite Bush, who was her godmother. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was...
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Calvin Francis Goines

June 12, 2020

Calvin Francis Goines, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Passages Hospice Care Facility. He had just turned 81 years old. He was born on May 20, 1939 to the late Joseph and Geneva Goines. He was married to the late Evelynn Marie Goines. Father to Kimberly and Kevin. Grandfather of Jaylin, Christian, Amirah and Aminah. Brother to Betty (Johnson) James Wilson, William, Joseph,...
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Roosevelt Taylor

May 29, 2020

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." It seems Rosey Taylor was always fighting his entire life - to be better, to be faster, and to reach higher. Roosevelt Taylor, also known as "Rosey," was born July 4, 1937 in Eudora, AR. Born to the union of William Taylor and Savannah Mathis Taylor. His mother moved his sister and him to New Orleans when he was...
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Shirley Wilson Haynes

May 27, 2020

Shirley Wilson Haynes entered eternal life on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. She was born April 17, 1933 to Richard Wilson and Ruth Smith Doyle. She was educated in the New Orleans public school system. She met and married McGuffy Haynes. To this union was born Jerome Haynes, Sr. Shirley was a dedicated housewife and mother. She loved cooking and enjoyed family gatherings. Most of all she loved being...
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Emelda Fritz Jeanmarie

May 25, 2020

Emelda Fritz Jeanmarie, age 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 10:15 p.m. at The Sanctuary Passages Hospice. Mrs. Jeanmarie was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a retired employee of Sears, Roebuck and Co. She was passionate about her faith and dedicated to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. During her lifetime she was a registered parishioner of Holy Redeemer, St....
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Barbara Gusman Normand

May 22, 2020

Barbara Gusman Normand, 85, from New Orleans, LA passed away on May 22, 2020 at East Jefferson Hospital. Barbara was born in New Orleans, LA to Theodore and Marguerite Gusman, Sr. in May of 1935. She earned her bachelor's degree from Xavier University in 1956 and spent her career as a teacher and librarian in the New Orleans and Philadelphia Public School systems. With her strong...
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Irmelda Theresa Bachemin Bradley

May 19, 2020

Irmelda Theresa Bachemin Bradley, one of God's angels, received her wings on May 19, 2020 after a valiant fight with chronic renal disease. She was 60. Mel was immensely loved by all who knew her. Throughout her battle with renal failure, Mel's faith in God never wavered. A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mel attended St. Paul the Apostle Elementary School and Marion...
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Frank Batiste

May 16, 2020

Deacon Frank Batiste departed this life on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the age of 75. Husband of the late Maggie Griffin Batiste. Son of the late Clinton and Olivia Julien Batiste. Father of Lavinzale Denise Batiste. Brother of Clinton Batiste, Jr., the late George Batiste, Connie Batiste and Janice Brown. Grandson of the late Kate Tumblin Julien and Edward Julien. God father of Michelle, Shawn,...
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Willie C. Chapman

March 17, 2020

Mr. Willie C. Chapman, 64, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Husband of Jeanne Williams Chapman. Son of the late Rev. Henry Haywood, Sr., and the late Mrs. Mattie Chapman Haywood. Brother of Arthur Landry, Henry Haywood, Jr., Louis Layman, Sr., Frank Chapman, Sr., Addie Ruth Watts, Helen Young, Eva Mitchell and Mattie Morrison. Willie attended McDonough #19 and Joseph Hardin...
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Willie C. Chapman

March 17, 2020

Mr. Willie C. Chapman, 64, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Husband of Jeanne Williams Chapman. Son of the late Rev. Henry Haywood, Sr., and the late Mrs. Mattie Chapman Haywood. Brother of Arthur Landry, Henry Haywood, Jr., Louis Layman, Sr., Frank Chapman, Sr., Addie Ruth Watts, Helen Young, Eva Mitchell and Mattie Morrison. Willie attended McDonough #19 and Joseph Hardin...
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Lucertia Marie Hibbler Ackerson

December 19, 1930 - March 13, 2020

Lucertia Marie Hibbler Ackerson, 89, entered into eternal life on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Touro Infirmary Hospital. She fought a good fight and kept the faith. She was born in Independence, LA on December 19, 1930. She was the daughter of the late George Hibbler and Alma Johnson Hibbler. She was the loving wife of the late James Ackerson, Sr. She was the loving and devoted mother of Antoinette...
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Tajuan McKnight

February 21, 2020

Tajuan McKnight departed this life on February 21, 2020 at the age of 20. He was the son of Linda McKnight and the late Terrence Brown. Father of Tajuan Dillon and Juanaro Henderson. Brother of Terrence Shaw, Kristian Wells, Kayla Martin, Terrence, Terrell and Torrence Buckles. Godson of Ashante Booker. Preceded in death by his grandparents Ella Mae Robinson, Roosevelt McKnight, Mary Brown and...
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Bruce Alexander Davis

February 19, 2020

Bruce Alexander Davis, a First Lieutenant in the US Air Force, was born to the union of Josephine Butler Davis and the late Alphonse Davis, peacefully left this earth on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Bruce leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Kathleen Hunter Davis; his children, Angela M. Davis, Ariane Davis, Olivia T. Davis and Alexandria M. Davis; his grandchildren, Ashley Davis, Amber...
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Bruce Alexander Davis

February 19, 2020

Bruce Alexander Davis, a First Lieutenant in the US Air Force, was born to the union of Josephine Butler Davis and the late Alphonse Davis, peacefully left this earth on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Bruce leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Kathleen Hunter Davis; his children, Angela M. Davis, Ariane Davis, Olivia T. Davis and Alexandria M. Davis; his grandchildren, Ashley Davis, Amber...
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Alida Marie Neveu

February 18, 2020

Alida Marie (Mason) Neveu departed this life on February 18, 2020 at the age of 97. Alida was born on November 23, 1922 to the late Joseph W. and Celina Dedeaux Mason. She was a devoted wife to Donald Louis Sr. ("Dockey") since their wedding on June 15, 1945. She is the loving mother of Alida (Alfred Ramirez, Lloyd Rochon-deceased), Louis (Elaine, JoAnn-deceased), and Wayne (Debra); Grandmother...
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Alida Marie Neveu

November 23, 1922 - February 18, 2020

Alida Marie (Mason) Neveu departed this life on February 18, 2020 at the age of 97. Alida was born on November 23, 1922 to the late Joseph W. and Celina Dedeaux Mason. She was a devoted wife to Donald Louis Sr. ("Dockey") since their wedding on June 15, 1945. She is the loving mother of Alida (Alfred Ramirez, Lloyd Rochon-deceased), Louis (Elaine, JoAnn-deceased), and Wayne (Debra); Grandmother...
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Bruce A. Kirkland

February 14, 2020

Bruce A. Kirkland passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the age of 71 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 17, 1948. Loving husband of almost 50 years to Chareen Greenwood Kirkland. Reflective of a true New Orleans 7th ward love story, Bruce and Chareen met at Corpus Christi School in 1960. Bruce enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting pool and camping...
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Bruce A. Kirkland

November 17, 1948 - February 14, 2020

Bruce A. Kirkland passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the age of 71 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 17, 1948. Loving husband of almost 50 years to Chareen Greenwood Kirkland. Reflective of a true New Orleans 7th ward love story, Bruce and Chareen met at Corpus Christi School in 1960. Bruce enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting pool and camping...
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Henry Sorrell, Jr.

February 13, 2020

Henry Sorrell, Jr., Korean war veteran and retired Environmental Service Aide, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Veterans Administration Hospital. Son of the late Henry Sorrell, Sr. and Pearl Leonard. Beloved husband of the late Sarah Sorrell. Father of Sandra Jackson (Robert), Leland Sorrell (Beatrice), the late Deborah A. Thomas, Sheila Clair-Bailey (Rodney),...
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Alvarez Emmanuel Peters, Sr.

February 13, 2020

Alvarez Emmanuel Peters Sr. departed this life on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the age of 87. Alvarez was an Army veteran. He was the loving husband to Rosemary H. Peters. Son of the late Adam and Leona Peters. Father of Valerie Rosemond(Claude), Velva McKinsey(John), Brian Peters(Katherine), Brigette Justice(Robert), Jazz Peters(Diemminh), Valita Peters and Alvarez Peters Jr. Brother of...
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Alvarez Emmanuel Peters, Sr.

February 13, 2020

Alvarez Emmanuel Peters Sr. departed this life on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the age of 87. Alvarez was an Army veteran. He was the loving husband to Rosemary H. Peters. Son of the late Adam and Leona Peters. Father of Valerie Rosemond(Claude), Velva McKinsey(John), Brian Peters(Katherine), Brigette Justice(Robert), Jazz Peters(Diemminh), Valita Peters and Alvarez Peters Jr. Brother of...
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Gail Ann Stemley

February 7, 2020

Gail Ann Stemley, affectionately known as "GG", passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 7, 2020 after suffering a sudden and devastating stroke at the age of 67. GG was born in New Orleans, LA to Corry and Cora Stemley. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Corry Jr., Raymond, Edward and Brandon Stemley, and Albert Lindolph, and sister, Shirley...
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Gail Ann Stemley

February 7, 2020

Gail Ann Stemley, affectionately known as "GG", passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 7, 2020 after suffering a sudden and devastating stroke. GG was born in New Orleans, LA to Corry and Cora Stemley. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Corry Jr., Raymond, Edward and Brandon Stemley, and Albert Lindolph, and sister, Shirley Stemley Picou. She...
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Joyce Bidol Evans

April 8, 1931 - February 7, 2020

Joyce Bidol Evans entered into eternal rest, February 7, 2020 on the wings of love, at the age of 91. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 22, 1928 to the late John Bidol, Sr. and Laura Baham Bidol. She was preceded in death by her son, Frank J. Bidol and her sister Jessie Bidol. She is survived by three children; Byron J. Evans(Phyllis), Verita G. Thomas(Charles) and Renaldo P....
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Nathaniel Curtis Jones, Sr.

February 3, 2020

Nathaniel Curtis "Tanny" Jones, Sr., 72, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He is survived by his wife, Linda R. Jones; son, Nathaniel Curtis Jones, Jr.; daughter, Nicole Cereise Jones and Foster daughter, KennYetta RaChel Wright; two brothers, Edward Jones, Sr. and Alfred Jones; one sister, Marilyn Jones; one Goddaughter, Deborah Nicholas-Fortner....
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Nathaniel Curtis Jones, Sr.

February 3, 2020

Nathaniel Curtis "Tanny" Jones, Sr., 72, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He is survived by his wife, Linda R. Jones; son, Nathaniel Curtis Jones, Jr.; daughter, Nicole Cereise Jones and Foster daughter, KennYetta RaChel Wright; two brothers, Edward Jones, Sr. and Alfred Jones; one sister, Marilyn Jones; one Goddaughter, Deborah Nicholas-Fortner....
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Charles Wilkerson Dunn

February 2, 2020

Charles Wilkerson Dunn, 81, departed this life on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Devoted husband of Hermenese Dunn. Son of Florida Dunn and Eleander Wilkerson Preston. Father of Charles Wilkerson Dunn, Jr.; step-sons Mark Numa, Errol Numa, Elvin Wright, and the late Gregory Davis, Wayne Wright and West Numa. Brother of the late Julius Allen Dunn. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 17 great...
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Charles Wilkerson Dunn

February 2, 2020

Charles Wilkerson Dunn, 81, departed this life on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Devoted husband of Hermenese Dunn. Son of Florida Dunn and Eleander Wilkerson Preston. Father of Charles Wilkerson Dunn, Jr.; step-sons Mark Numa, Errol Numa, Elvin Wright, and the late Gregory Davis, Wayne Wright and West Numa. Brother of the late Julius Allen Dunn. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 17 great...
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Sophie Ann Dison Dominick

February 2, 2020

Sophie Ann Dison Dominick passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Thomas Joseph Dominick, III; daughter of the late Charles And Inez Dison, Sr.; mother of Deneen Dominick Bienemy; mother-in-law of Tyson Bienemy; Grandmother of Johnny Fritzgerald "BJ" Dominick; sister of Charles (Alberta) Dison, Jr., Rev. Earnest (Earnie Mae) Dison, Sr. Selina D. ...
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Sophie Ann Dison Dominick

February 2, 2020

Sophie Ann Dison Dominick passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 71. Beloved wife of Thomas Joseph Dominick, III; daughter of the late Charles And Inez Dison, Sr.; mother of Deneen Dominick Bienemy; mother-in-law of Tyson Bienemy; Grandmother of Johnny Fritzgerald "BJ" Dominick; sister of Charles (Alberta) Dison, Jr., Rev. Earnest (Earnie Mae) Dison, Sr. Selina D. ...
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Carolyn Whatley

January 28, 2020

Carolyn Whatley entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Wife of James Whatley. Daughter of Nellie Fluker and Logan Fluker. Mother of Latina Whatley, Desmond Whatley and the late Lanelle Whatley. Sister of Oretha Fluker, Wayne Fluker, Letha Gill, the late Donna Hines Broome, Linda Garison, Keshawn Fluker, Desmond Fluker, Logan Fluker and Steven Fluker. Grandmother of Jaymalisa ...
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Carolyn Whatley

January 28, 2020

Carolyn Whatley entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Wife of James Whatley. Daughter of Nellie Fluker and Logan Fluker. Mother of Latina Whatley, Desmond Whatley and the late Lanelle Whatley. Sister of Oretha Fluker, Wayne Fluker, Letha Gill, the late Donna Hines Broome, Linda Garison, Keshawn Fluker, Desmond Fluker, Logan Fluker and Steven Fluker. Grandmother of Jaymalisa ...
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Thelma Johnson Hardy

January 7, 2020

Thelma Johnson Hardy peacefully departed this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the age of 98. Daughter of the late Viola and Morris Johnson Sr. of Plaquemines Parish and God-Daughter of the late Duplain W. Rhodes Jr. Thelma was a devoted nurse of 40+ years, caring for patients at both Charity and Hotel Dieu Hospitals. She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings: Lorena Jones,...
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Thelma Johnson Hardy

January 7, 2020

Thelma Johnson Hardy peacefully departed this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the age of 98. Daughter of the late Viola and Morris Johnson Sr. of Plaquemines Parish and God-Daughter of the late Duplain W. Rhodes Jr. Thelma was a devoted nurse of 40+ years, caring for patients at both Charity and Hotel Dieu Hospitals. She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings: Lorena Jones,...
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Leonard Washington

January 6, 2020

Leonard (Bruser) Washington was born October 31, 1938 to the late Henderson Washington and Augustine Jones Washington. He was baptized at the St. Mark Baptist Church in Gretna by the late Eddie Cross, Jr. He entered into eternal peace on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the age of 81. Leonard attended Lincoln High School and played football. He enjoyed playing baseball and golf. He loved baseball so...
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Leonard Washington

October 31, 1938 - January 6, 2020

Leonard (Bruser) Washington was born October 31, 1938 to the late Henderson Washington and Augustine Jones Washington. He was baptized at the St. Mark Baptist Church in Gretna by the late Eddie Cross, Jr. He entered into eternal peace on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the age of 81. Leonard attended Lincoln High School and played football. He enjoyed playing baseball and golf. He loved baseball so...
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Lionel Renard Simms, Sr.

January 5, 2020

Lionel Renard Simms, Sr. peacefully departed this life on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Florence Shannon-Simms; son of the late Ernestine Simms and Paul (Jack) Simms; father of Lionel Renard Simms, Jr. and Deirdre Azalia Simms; step father of Honore (Ray) Haydel and Rhonda Drake; brother of Paul Bernard Simms, the late Hazel Causey and Beatrice...
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Lionel Renard Simms, Sr.

January 5, 2020

Lionel Renard Simms, Sr. peacefully departed this life on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Florence Shannon-Simms; son of the late Ernestine Simms and Paul (Jack) Simms; father of Lionel Renard Simms, Jr. and Deirdre Azalia Simms; step father of Honore (Ray) Haydel and Rhonda Drake; brother of Paul Bernard Simms, the late Hazel Causey and Beatrice...
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