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Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

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

Theresa Rose Encalarde Taylor

January 16, 2019

Theresa Rose Encalarde Taylor was called to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at her residence after a strong fight with cancer. She was 69 years old. Wife of the late Bernard Lionel Taylor, Jr.; daughter of the late Octave Curt Encalarde, Jr. and Ione Sambrone Encalarde; mother of Gina Taylor Duncan (Omar), Joel Michael Taylor (Hallianne) and the late Bernard Lionel Taylor, III;...
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Lillie Trudeaux Wright

January 15, 2019

Lillie Wright went home to be with her Heavenly father on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the age of 92. Daughter of the late Vance Trudeaux and Elvina Forges Trudeaux. Wife of the late John Wright, Jr. Mother of Arthur Simmons, Lorraine S. Harris, Gerald Wright, Marya Hebert-Green (James), Benjamin (Belinda) Wright, Vance (Jean) Wright, Glenn Wright, Vonnie Wright, Jeannie Wright, Jeffrey and a...
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Rose Lee Chapple

January 12, 2019

Rose Lee Chapple died peacefully and quietly on Saturday January 12, 2019, in New Orleans, LA. She was born on October 12, 1931, in Franklinton, LA, to George and Clivie Chapple, the youngest of three children. She was a long-time resident of New Orleans who was a graduate of Washington Parish Training School of Franklinton. After graduating from high school, she married the late James Curtis...
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Joseph Thomas

January 11, 2019

Joseph "Joe" Thomas passed on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 79. Son of the late Leola and Clarence Thomas, Sr. Brother of Rose Mary Robertson, Lionel Thomas, Clarence Thomas Jr. and the late Edward Thomas. He is survived by a host of devoted nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend A Celebration of Life, Love and Laughter...
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Jasper Price, Jr.

January 10, 2019

Jasper Price, Jr. (Butch), age 70 passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Son of the late Jasper and Sarah Price Sr. Jasper was a graduate of G. W. Carver High School in 1966; a Veteran of the U. S. Navy and a retired plant Manager at Stone Container Corporation. Father of Elgin, Sr. (Hope), Alendra Canty (Eric) and Ferris Price. Brother of Keith (Julia), Gail , Kent , Michael (Warlinda)...
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Merial Stewart Bercy

January 10, 2019

Merial "MayMae" Stewart Bercy passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the age of 71. Wife of the late Anthony Eugene Bercy, Jr; daughter of the late Ernest and Florence Allen Stewart; mother of Myra Bercy, Mera Bercy (Mark Bruno), Anthony Bercy, III (Latonia), Antonio Bercy (ZiJazo) and Antoine Bercy (Tracy); step mother of Janice Frith; sister of Elouise Lindsey, Bernell Stewart...
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Taurean Maurice Anderson

January 7, 2019

Taurean Maurice Anderson entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the age of 35. Beloved son of Vanessa Jeanette Sterling Anderson and the late Randy Anderson; devoted friend of Latisha Lewis; loving father of Tamia, Autumn and Ava Anderson; brother of Ronell Bonnee'; grandson of the late John and Florence Sterling, and Grace and Harry Anderson, Sr. He is also survived by 1...
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Gloria Ribet

January 5, 2019

Gloria Ribet departed this life on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the age of 90. Wife of the late Stanley Ribet, Sr. Daughter of the late Adeline Caraway. Mother of Stanley Ribet and Allison Dean. Sister of the late Doretha Caraway and Johna Caraway. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers...
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Marie Lorraine Slade Weatherspoon

January 3, 2019

Ms. Marie Lorraine Slade Weatherspoon was born on December 12th, 1950 to the late Mary Louise Slade and Louis Prade Slade of New Orleans, Louisiana, both of whom preceded her in death. Marie Lorraine Slade Weatherspoon was the second born of three children, the other two siblings being her older brother, Louis Prade Slade Junior and her younger brother John Eaves Slade.From childhood Marie...
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Doris Victoria Simon Hunter

January 3, 2019

Doris Victoria Simon Hunter emerged into eternal life on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, she was 78. Doris known to family and close friends as "Maug" spent her early days as a resident of Harvey La. and later raised her own family in Terrytown La. Doris was a graduate of Southern University and Loyola University in New Orleans where she earned a Masters' degree in Special Education. She was an...
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Rosa Lee Paul

December 28, 2018

Rosa Lee Paul entered eternal rest on Thursday, December 28, 2018 at John Hainkel Rehabilitation Center in New Orleans at the age of 90. Daughter of the late Webby R. and Francais Paul; mother of Johnny Paul, and also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family, also Pastor, officers, and members of the Holy Faith Temple Baptist Church and...
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Lawrence Henry Moore

December 27, 2018

Lawrence Henry Moore, departed this life on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the age of 79 after a battle with lung cancer. He died peacefully at home with his wife and daughter at his side. Son of the late George C. Moore and Marguerite V. Moore. Preceded in death by brothers, Ernest, George Jr., Clyde, Andrew, Lorenzo; sisters, Ernestine and Ephyania, and daughter, Loretta Nevilles. Husband of...
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Jerrie Harrell Godfrey

December 23, 2018

Jerrie Ann Harrell Godfrey, 54, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed December 23, 2018. Our mother, Jerrie Harrell Godfrey, was called home to her final resting place, on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at the age of 54 years old. Jerrie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Gerald Harrell Sr and Barbara Jones Harrell. She was a faithful wife to the late Kenneth Godfrey, devoted mother of...
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Donald Joseph Adams, Jr.

December 20, 2018

Donald Joseph Adams, Jr. entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the age of 29. A native of New Orleans, Donald was born on October 24, 1989. He was a graduate of the McDonogh #35 Roneagle Class of 2008 and attended Southeastern Louisiana University. Donald, was the son of Rachelle D. Gilliard (Marvin) and Donald J. Adams, Sr. (Charlene); Grandson of Charles and the late...
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Estelle Williams

December 17, 2018

Estelle "Stella" Ned Williams was born March 13, 1920 to the union of Ophelia Smith and Alfred Ned (deceased), and entered into eternal rest Monday, December 17th, 2018 at the age of 98. Estelle was preceded in death by her beloved late husband of over 60 years, Eddie Williams Jr. the love of her life. She was also, preceded in death by two sons, Louis Dabon, Milfred James Dabon, and her...
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Noel Angela Braud

December 13, 2018

Noel Angela Braud entered into eternal life on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her parents the late Clarence Braud, Sr, and the late Wilhelmina Dupre Braud. Loving mother of Candice Braud and grandmother of Trey Pinkney, Sydney Noelle Pinkney and Alexis Braud. Great grandmother of Caiden Victor. Devoted sister of Mary Braud Harris, Clarice Braud Willis,...
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Selina Benson Dupre

December 8, 2018

Selina May Benson Dupre, born on November 20, 1925 to the union of the late George and Daisy Benson. She entered into eternal rest on December 8, 2018 at the age of 93. She was united in marriage to the late George Alex Dupre, Sr. She leaves to cherish seven loving children: Najja (George, Jr.) (Edwina), Benson G. Dupre, Sr., Jacqueline D. Brown, Jo Ann D. Carrie (Gregory, Sr.), Brian K. Dupre...
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Linda Lenoir Jenkins

November 30, 2018

Linda Faye Lenoir-Jenkins was born on March 19, 1954 to the proud parents of James Ernest and Lillie Bernice Lenoir in New Orleans, LA at Charity Hospital. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in New Orleans, LA in 1972 and shortly after started her career. She met her husband Edward Jenkins, Jr. in January 1983 at the Touch of Class Night Club. He approached her at the club and...
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Gwendolyn Arthe Goode Armstrong

November 30, 2018

Gwendolyn Arthé Goode Armstrong, also known as Granny, Diva, Gwen, Gwenlen, Aunt Gwen and Elegance, was born on November 21, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The third child of the union between Anne Victoria and Herbert Goode, she was described as "a force of nature" by her youngest granddaughter Erin Michelle, "a TRUE Scorpio" by her grandson Christopher Anthony, and "the Matriarch" and ...
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Michael Oliver-Goodwin

November 28, 2018

Michael Oliver-Goodwin, born Michael Goodwin, an important chronicler of Louisiana culture in prose and film, died peacefully in his sleep on November 28th, 2018 at age 77. He was born in New York City on October 9th, 1941. His parents, Rosa Marin and Joseph Goodwin, and his brother, Jerry Goodwin, preceded him in death.After completing his B.A. in English at Cornell, he moved back to New York...
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Ernestine Gourrier

November 24, 2018

Ernestine "Teen" Walker Gourrier transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly mansion on November 24, 2018. She was 103 years old. Ernestine was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Gourrier, only daughter, Jewel G. Simon, son in law, Joseph M. Simon, her parents, Harry and Stella Walker and her three sisters, Alice W. Gueno Stella W. Populous and Rosemary Vappie. Ernestine is...
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Aurora A. Picone

November 24, 2018

On Saturday, November 24, 2018 at University Medical Center New Orleans our beloved Aurora Avis Picone kindly known as "Muttie" transitioned from earthly life to her heavenly home with her Lord and Savior.Aurora was born November 14, 1963 at Charity Hospital, New Orleans to Joseph Barthelemy Sr. and the late Irma DeMolle Barthelemy. She was the affectionate and devoted wife of Bernard E. Picone...
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Arthur John Pomfrey, Jr.

November 22, 2018

Arthur John Pomfrey, Jr. departed this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in New Orleans, LA at the age of 79. Arthur is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ella Lee Hall Pomfrey; siblings, Philip Werlin Pomfrey, Joseph Pomfrey, Patricia Claiborne, and brother-in-law, Clarence Maire; children, Anita Ann Watkins, Randy Garland Pomfrey, Rhonda Lynnora Pomfrey, Reginald Pomfrey and fiance' Amy,...
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Arthur John Promfrey, Jr.

November 22, 2018

Arthur John Pomfrey, Jr. departed this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in New Orleans, LA at the age of 79. Arthur is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ella Lee Hall Pomfrey; siblings, Philip Werlin Pomfrey, Joseph Pomfrey, Patricia Claiborne, and brother-in-law, Clarence Maire; children, Anita Ann Watkins, Randy Garland Pomfrey, Rhonda Lynnora Pomfrey, Reginald Pomfrey (Amy), Roderick Allen...
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Andria Chamberlain

November 19, 2018

Andria Chamberlain entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the age of 67. Daughter of the late Clifford and Theresa Daniels Verret. Sister of Ethel, Kathleen, Terry, Gary (Margie) Verret and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family also priests and parishioners of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, employees of Bellsouth; AT&T;...
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Marland Wellington Adkins, Jr.

November 18, 2018

Marland Wellington Adkins, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the age of 60. Husband of Barbara Adkins, Son of the late Marland W. Adkins and the late Verona Adkins. Father of Marland, III, Xia JaNai and Breland Adkins. Brother of Stephanie Jones, Yolanda Thomas and Carla (Kevin) Hicks. He is also survived by one grandson, August Harrison, and a host of nieces, nephews,...
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Leonard Tuesno

November 18, 2018

Leonard Tuesno, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the age of 79. Leonard is survived by his 3 sons and 1 daughter; Leonard, Sr. (Joyce), Leonard Frederick Tuesno, Ronnie Tuesno (Tyra) and Charlotte Ross; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; a devoted, awesome companion, Jessie Louise Ross and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends...
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Lillie Lucinda James

November 18, 2018

Lillie Lucinda James entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the age of 90. She was a native of Plaquemine, LA and a longtime resident of New Orleans, LA. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 5 brothers, 1 sister, 1 grandchild and 1 great grandchild. She is survived by 6 children, 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, 1...
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Betty Harrell Wilkerson

November 15, 2018

Betty Joyce Harrell Wilkerson was born June 17, 1947 to parents Roosevelt and Eva Mae Harrell, in Blanks, Louisiana. She was raised in Maringouin, Louisiana, graduating from Thomas A Levy High School in neighboring Rosedale. Thereafter, she continued her education at Southern University, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Betty moved to New Orleans, Louisiana,...
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Keith B. Donatto Sr,

November 8, 2018

Keith B. Donatto Sr. departed this life on Thursday November 8, 2018 at the age of 64. The husband of Brenda R. Donatto, the son of the late Ray L. Donatto & Catherine Wiggins Donatto, brother of the late Carl Donatto, and Gary Donatto Sr. Father of Keith Donatto Jr. (Kelly), Melvin Stovall, Merlin Stovall (Renalda), Michael Augustine and Merlin Smith. Also, survived by 15 grandchildren, a...
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Kim Hill Donate

November 8, 2018

Kim "Frost" Hill Donate departed this life on November 8, 2018. He joins his parents, Marion and Paul Donate and two sisters Audrey and Wanda. He is survived by his wife Katrina Hill, his daughter Taleah, his three sons Kentrell, Khaleed, and Leron, his three sisters Yolanda, Jean Paula (Arnold), Linder (Larry) and a brother from another mother Ray. He further leaves one aunt Mary White, two...
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Rachanell Delano Daniels

November 7, 2018

Rachanell Delano Daniels passed away at his home on Wednesday November 7, 2018. He was born to the late Mary Eva Daniels and James Daniels, Sr., on July 19, 1952. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rosa Strahan Daniels and Percy Daniels, Charles Wesley Alfred, Sr. and Eva Mary Alfred, and his uncle Warren Daniels.Widely known as "Ray," he was a larger-than-life figure who transformed...
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Marva Bolden Walker

November 6, 2018

Marva Bolden Walker entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the age of 75. Daughter of the late Rose Keller and Clarence E. Bolden, Sr... Mother of Ronald Dunlap, Jodi Jones and Rebecca Miller. Sister of Paula Hampton, the late Clarence E. Bolden, Jr. and Norma O'Hara. She is survived by 1 grandchild, Keith Morris, Jr., 1 sister-in-law, June Bolden and a host of nieces, nephews...
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Daniel Leo Sylve, Sr.

November 5, 2018

Daniel Leo Sylve, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the age of 73. Husband of Linda Franklin Sylve. Son of the late Morris Sylve, Sr. and Ophelia Lightell Sylve. Father of Daniel (Keisha), Jr., Reggie (Kimberly), Christina (Johnny) and Matthew Sylve also Hollie, Loretta, Shantrell and Evonia Sylve. Brother of Norris Sylve, Sr. (Dail), Darrell Sylve, the late Barbara,...
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Marie Weber Jordan

November 1, 2018

Marie Weber Jordan entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the age of 92. Wife of the late Sidney Jordan Jr. Daughter of the late Edmond and Prezalphine Tassin Weber. Mother of Dr. Kevin Jordan (Todd Adams), Derek Jordan, and Regina LaBranche. Grandmother of Steven LaBranche, Derek Jordan Jr., Janell Jordan and the late Sheri LaBranche Jackson. Great grandmother of Phalyn...
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Ruby Williams

November 1, 2018

Ruby Mae Jefferson Williams, a retired Developmental Disability Occupational Therapist, entered into rest on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at her home in Kenner, La. at the age of 73. Ruby Mae Jefferson Williams was born August 22, 1945 to the union of the late Thomas and Norma Jefferson. Mrs. Williams was a member of Enlighten Fellowship Church. Ruby was baptized at an early age and received her...
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James Joseph Robert, Jr.

October 30, 2018

James Joseph Robert Jr. was born September 28, 1935 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late James J. Robert Sr. and Rose Coste Robert. Everyone knew him as "Big Jimmy". Jimmy departed this life on October 30, 2018. During their 63 years of marriage he and his wife, Dolores Legaux Robert, owned and operated J&D's Corner Grocery Store for 20 years, he also was a brick mason by trade for 32 years....
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Charles Augustine Jackson IV

October 28, 2018

Charles Augustine Jackson, IV entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the age of 39. Husband of Latanya Lewis Jackson. Son of Victoria Landix and Charles A. Jackson, III. Father of Charles A. Jackson, V; Jayce Charles Jackson; Logan Joseph Jackson; Daniel Tyler Jackson and Victoria Skylar Jackson. Brother of Jarvis Jackson, Travis Jackson and Jemall Davis. He is also survived by...
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Benjamin Soloman Clay, I

October 26, 2018

Benjamin (Ben) Soloman Clay, I passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the age of 79. Husband of Alma Clay; son of the late Herman Isidore Clay, Sr. and Alma St. Martin Clay; father of Benjamin Soloman Clay, II (Nicole) and Cheryletta Harrison (Michael); step father of Quanna Batiste-Brown, Patrice Batiste and Peter Batiste, Jr.; grandfather of Michael Sean Harrison, Jr. and Tayler Sean...
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Leon Gerard Merchant

October 25, 2018

Leon Gerard Merchant departed this life on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the age of 66. Husband of Vernisha Marrero Merchant; Son of the late Leon Merchant and Gloria Hall Merchant; Brother of Margaret Parker. He is also survived by one niece, Tiffany Lauderdale, a host of great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family also priest and parishioners of St....
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Brian Joseph Gulliver-Garcia

October 21, 2018

Brian Joseph Gulliver-Garcia (nee Garcia) chose to depart this world on his own terms suddenly on October 21, 2018 at the age of 41. He is greatly loved and he lived life to the fullest to the very end. He hid his struggles from his friends and family and presented to the world as a loving, caring and devoted man. But the battles he faced around his identity and his past simply became too much....
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Derrick Anthony Johnson

October 20, 2018

Derrick Anthony "Woo" Johnson, was born on April 24, 2007. He departed this life on October 20, 2018 at the age of 11. Derrick was a 5th grade student at Schaumburg Elementary School. Fond and joyful memories of Derrick as a beautiful free spirit will live on through his grandparents Carolyn Fitts, Harlan Jones, Anthony Hennessee and Paulie Karol Sanders; his mother, Dana D. Hennessee; his...
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Xavier Neal Patton

October 20, 2018

Xavier Neal Patton, born July 7, 2018 to his beloved and loving parents Maegan Rachelle Patton and Damian Lamas Williams, departed this life on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the age of 3 months and 13 days. Precious grandson of Thomas Neal, Jr., Janelle Patton, Evelina Verdon Williams and the late Rachel Denise Clark and Rouse Lamas Williams; Great grandson of Susie Clark, Connie Chapman, Thomas...
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Estelle Galloway

October 15, 2018

Estelle Galloway went home to be with Lord on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the age of 80. She was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Warren and Grace Baptiste. Estelle was the wife of the late David Louis Galloway. She is the mother of Lori Warner (Keith) and David Galloway ( Renee).Mrs. Galloway has 4 sisters and 1 brother: Helen Clinton, Karen Wyre, Shirley Hastings, Gwen Piggie, and Warren...
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Gregory Peter Heisser III

October 9, 2018

Gregory Peter Heisser, III, son of Lurline & Orrin Duncan and Gregory & Dionne Heisser, Jr. departed this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the age of 23 with his fiancée the late Darnisha Desilva. He leaves to cherish his memory, three children: Gregory IV, Davi (G'anna), & Thomas Heisser. Brothers and Sisters Laela LaBeaud, Lorrin, Ashley, Kyle Duncan, Gerell (Geeky) Heisser...
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Emma Amadee Trepagnier

October 7, 2018

Emma Mary Amedee Trepagnier passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Albert Trepagnier, Sr.; Daughter of the late Clarence, Sr. and Beulah Amedee; Devoted mother to JoAnn Bailey (David), Patricia Valteau (Keith), Albert Trepagnier, Jr. (Debra), Jeffery Trepagnier and Carolyn Dandridge (Courtney). Sister of the late Emelda Ricard, Bertha...
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Edna Mae Roberts Mack

October 6, 2018

Edna Roberts Mack loving wife and mother was summoned to rest October 6, 2018. Edna was born August 19, 1949 in New Orleans, LA to the (Late) Reverend Leon and Ruth (Givens) Roberts. Edna retired from the United States Postal Service with over 30 years of service. She is a member of New Home Family Church. Edna is known for her passionate prayer life, desire and willingness to help people in...
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Lucille Sabatier Pijeaux Hall

October 4, 2018

Lucille Sabatier Pijeaux Hall passed away peacefully at her home in the Greater Birmingham Alabama area on October 4, 2018. She was a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana until Hurricane Katrina. She is survived by her 3 children, Dr. Lawrence Joseph Pijeaux, Jr., Dr. Rosalind Pijeaux Hale, and Giesle Alexandria Hall. She is also survived by 5 grandsons and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded...
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Hilda Braud Pedesclaux

October 3, 2018

Hilda Braud Pedesclaux entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the age of 100. Wife of the late Abram Louis Pedesclaux. Daughter of the late Leonce and Agnes Lopez Braud. Mother of Madeline B. Pedesclaux, Monica P. Nelson (Chris), Abram Michael Pedesclaux, Agnes P. Barard, Lee J. Pedesclaux and the late Jerrold V. Pedesclaux. Sister of Archibald Breaux, Alice B. LeGeaux, Etta...
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Eugene Woods, Jr.

September 29, 2018

Eugene "Mr. Bigg" Woods, Jr. departed this life on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the age of 90. He was the loving husband of the lateDoralstine Woods; son of the late Eugene and Margaret Woods; adored father of Glenda (Charles) Mitchell, Joyce (Albert) Williams, Curtis, Sterling and Travia Woods, the late Eugene III, Kerry Woods and George Clark; brother of the late Emma Webster, Catherine...
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Lucille Jones Parker

September 28, 2018

Lucille Jones Parker, a native of Chicago, IL and a resident of New Orleans, LA entered eternal rest at the age of 91 on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Covenant Nursing Home. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Alphonse Parker, her parents George and Pauline Jones, brother, Theodore Jones Sr. (Pauline) sister in law. She attended St. Monica Catholic School and continued her education...
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Mark Samuel Harry

September 22, 2018

Mark Samuel "Nick" Harry Born May 27, 1941 departed us unexpectedly on September 22, 2018 of natural causes. Beloved youngest son of the late Aurelie Dumas Harry and John Pierre Harry. Mark was preceded in death by siblings Marjorie M Harry, Dorothy J Harry James, John C Harry. He is survived by siblings Charles R Harry (Joyce), Lois Ann Harry Blue, Marguerite Harry Estade (Oscar) and Mary...
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Margorie Cobb Moss

September 17, 2018

Margorie Cobb Moss, born on September 17, 1944, departed this life on September 17, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Wife of the late Arthur Joseph Moss, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving sister, Myrtle Cobb Jones, her nephew, Timothy U. Wilson, extended relatives, friends and Pastor Gaylon Clark, officers and members of Greater Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Austin, TX.Words of...
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Antoine Oates

September 16, 2018

Antoine Oates departed this life on Sunday, September 16, 2018. He was born in New Orleans and resided there his entire life. He is survived by a sister, Yolanda D. Oates; two nephews, Michael Roy Major, Jr. and Christopher Antoine Major; an aunt, Kathleen Oates Johnson and an uncle, Clemon Oates. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at D.W. Rhodes Chapel,...
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Ruby Myrtle Dennis Foster

September 16, 2018

Ruby Myrtle Dennis Foster departed this life on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at a blessed age of 103. She was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Wife of the late James Harold Foster; Daughter of the late William and Fannie Dorsey Dennis; Mother of the late June F. Sanchez and the late Gloria F. White; Ms. Ruby is survived by 3 grandchildren, Dr. Angelique White-Williams, Andrew P. Sanchez, Jr. and...
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Angela Elaine Isidore

September 10, 2018

Angela Elaine Isidore departed this life on Monday September 10, 2018. She was 59 years old and a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Beloved daughter of the late Joel and Mary Washington Isidore; 1 Step-mother, the late Maxine Isidore; Loving mother of Demetrica Isidore Jones (Jeffery) , Daniel Isidore; Sister of Sharon Isidore McKendall, Diana Burrell Lee, Arthemise Isidore Turner (Fred), Kevin...
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Cleo Robertson

September 10, 2018

Cleo Doris Ives Robertson was born July 23, 1929 in Melrose, Louisiana to the late Ellen Antee and James E. Ives. Cleo was the eldest of ten children and moved to New Orleans as a young girl and attended Xavier Prep. Cleo continued to pursue her education at Straight Business College where she later became an employee. Cleo met the love of her life, George J. Robertson, Sr., who she married on...
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Murphy Johnson

September 8, 2018

Murphy Johnson was born in New Orleans, LA. on December 24, 1941 to the late Agnes Morris Joseph and Harry G. Young. Murphy entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the age of 76 in JoEllen Smith Nursing Home. Murphy was a long time resident of Bridge City, LA. He was a humble and sweet person. Murphy could often be seen sitting under the carport talking with his dear friend,...
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Cecile Faulk

September 7, 2018

Cecile Dora Hurst Faulk was born on July 30, 1944 in New Orleans, LA and passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018. Daughter of the late Ebenezer and Geneva Hurst. She leaves to cherish her memories, 6 sons, Kinzie, Ebenezer, Raymond, Rene (Samantha), Marshall Faulk and Joseph Hurst; 1 sister, Irma McElveen. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Nicols; 1 son, Frederick...
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Dorine Marie Glover Roussel

September 6, 2018

Dorine Marie Glover Roussel entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the age of 65. Daughter of the late Augustine Gray Glover and Leo Powell. Former wife of Allen Roussel. Mother of Elliene Joshua Roussel, Nathan Martin Roussel (Martine Scott) and Ivana Marie Roussel. Sister of Michael Maurice Glover. She is survived by 5 grandchildren: Kia Roussel, Elliene Roussel Jr., Kyrah...
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Wayne X. Farve, Sr.

September 5, 2018

Wayne X. Farve, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the age of 65. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 1, 1952. Beloved husband of Nikitha Farve. Father of Wayne, Jr., Tasia (Jerel), Marshe (Joseph), Uriah and James. Son of Elmere Farve and the late John Farve . Brother of Gregory (Lynn), Adelaide (Eddie) Farve Booker, Nadine Farve, Doreen (Gregory) Farve Clay,...
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Louvinia Leonard

September 2, 2018

Louvinia W. Leonard departed this life on Sunday, September 2, 2018. She was 74 years old and a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Wife of the late Alvin Leonard; Daughter of the late Otis Western and Martha Andrews; Mother of Anthony Leonard (Darlene), Belinda Burke (George), Andrew Leonard (Gwen) and Chris Leonard; Sister of Ruth M Dunmas, Barbara Ann Sutherland, Gloria D. Allison and the late...
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Melvin Hughes

September 1, 2018

Deacon Melvin Hughes transitioned from this life to life everlasting on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the age of 84. He was a native and resident of Algiers, LA. Son of the late Joseph Henry Hughes, Sr., Augustine Elnora Hughes and Ruth Anderson Hughes. He was educated at Peter S. Lawton Elementary School and a graduate of L B Landry Jr./Sr. High School Class of 1954. After his graduation,...
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Dianne Connor

August 31, 2018

Dianne M Conner departed this life on Friday, August 31, 2018. She was 57 years old and a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Beloved daughter of the Willie Rollins Sr. and Blanche Rollins; Loving mother of Dannie Conner and Javon Conner; Sister of Debra Rollins, Chester Rollins, Kenny Ray Rollins, Willie Rollins, Jr., Ugene Rollins, Troy Ronda Rollins, Antoinette Rollins, Brandy Rollins; Sister in...
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Carrie Robinson Alexander

August 31, 2018

Carrie Robinson Alexander was born in Magnolia, Mississippi on September 28, 1950 and was raised by Bennie Robinson Sr. and Susie Robinson. Carrie Robinson Alexander was educated at Eva Gordon Attendance Center in Magnolia, Mississippi and graduated in 1969. She also graduated from Delgado Community College receiving an Associate's degree in Business Administration. Carrie Robinson Alexander...
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Lillian Gilyot

August 30, 2018

Lillian Williams Gilyot, age 96, departed this life peacefully on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at home surrounded by her cherished family. A lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was the daughter of the late John Williams II and Bessie Bell Williams. She was the beloved wife of Melvin Paul Gilyot. Loving mother of Gail Love and Quintella Jackson (Harvey). Caring sister of Valerie Williams, John...
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Willis Joseph Robertson, Jr.

August 30, 2018

Willis Joseph Robertson, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the age of 71. Son of the late Willis J. Robertson, Sr. and Theresa Barthelemy Robertson. Father of Lindsay Robertson Tezeno (Gary L. Tezeno) and Meredith Robertson Sutton (Tommye S. Sutton). Grandson of the late Roger and Mary Elizabeth Barthelemy and the late Willis and Leone Robertson. He is also survived by...
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Jo Ann Jackson

August 28, 2018

Jo Ann Jackson entered into eternal rest of on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the age of 68. Wife of the late Bernard Jackson. Daughter of the late Charles and Bessie Riley White. Mother of Trina Day. Sister of Edrice Davis (Darren), Bobbie White (Larry), Charleen Plain (James) and the late Betty Frazier (Late Elmore). Grandmother of Jeremy Day. Aunt of Alvin, Christopher and Joe Bazley, Bruce...
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Jimmy Mitchell Bartholomew, Sr.

August 26, 2018

Jimmy Mitchell Bartholomew, Sr. passed away at his home in Harvey, Louisiana on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the age of 59. Jimmy was born in Buras, Louisiana to Faitha and Wilfred Bartholomew on September 24, 1958. He was a 1978 graduate of Buras High School. He worked as an operator for Chevron for 30+ years. He was the past Grand Knight of the Buras Knights of Columbus Council 4033 and a member...
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Cleo E. Jackson

August 21, 2018

Mrs. Cleo E. Jackson, at Touro Infirmary, on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, beloved mother of Phyliss Jackson-Polk (Clark Polk), Shirley Jackson-Watson (Eugene Watson), Eric Thomas Jackson (Juanita Jackson), and the late James M. Jackson. Preceded in death her sister Vera Epps Carter, brothers Alphonse Epps Jr. and Henry Epps. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other...
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Barbara Joyce Hicks

August 19, 2018

Barbara Joyce Hicks passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Born to John and Vera Claiborne Hicks on October 24, 1946 in Miami, FL, Barbara grew up in Pensacola, FL with her brother John Hicks, Jr. She graduated from Xavier University in New Orleans in 1967 and had an illustrious 41 -year career with the U.S. Department of Labor. Among the many honors bestowed upon her as U.S....
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Bessie Mae Jackson

August 18, 2018

Bessie Mae Jackson departed this life on Saturday August 18, 2018 at the age of 97. Wife of the late Harry Douglas Jackson. Daughter of the late Charlie and Isabell Robertson. Mother of Charles B., Lionel D. and Thomas A. Jackson. Sister of Eddie, Aaron, Buddy, J.C. and Joe Robertson and Ernestine Robertson Dunn. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 17 great great...
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Wendell Billew

August 17, 2018

Wendell "Wink" Billew, received his angel wings and went home to glory on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the age of 54; Beloved husband of Lydia Johnson-Billew; Devoted father of Tyler Wendell Billew; Son of the late Myrtle Landor Billew and Murphy Billew, Sr.; Brother of Deborah Billew, Trabaza Billew, Artisha Billew, Troylyn (Don) Billew Palmer, Reginald (Marie) Billew, Tyrone (Cheryl) Billew and...
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Mary Connor

August 16, 2018

Mary Louise Connor was born May 23, 1933 and returned to her Heavenly Father on August 16, 2018. She was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Rogers Gibson and Ollie Lavallais Gibson of Mansura, Louisiana. Mary has crossed over to join family and relatives who preceded her. Her beloved mother and father; grandmother, Alphonsine Kate Murry; brother Joseph Gibson; and son Kavin Girod Connor. Mary...
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Earlena W. Washington

August 14, 2018

Earlena W. Washington peacefully entered into eternal rest on August 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Leonard Washington, daughter, Valerie Washington, and her parents Julius Jones and Estelle Johnson. She is survived by her children, Alvin Washington (Crystal) and Alfred Washington, step-mother Ethel Jones, siblings Danny Rachal, Debra Oatis (Lonnie), Julius, Aubrey,...
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Jessie James Commodore

August 11, 2018

Jessie James Commodore entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Son of the late Carlee and Williedean Commodore. Brother of Daisy Barrett and Dorothy Commodore. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family, also Pastors, Officers, and members of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church are invited to attend the...
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Rhonda H. Brock

August 9, 2018

Rhonda Harris Brock entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the age of 54. Loving wife of the late Terry Wayne Brock. Devoted mother of Terry Wayne Brock II and Terrika Chanel Brock. Caring daughter of Washington "Smitty" Harris, Jacqueline Harris and Warren Mitchell. Beloved sister of Mark Mitchell, Hope Darensbourg (Ron) and the late Roderick Mitchell. She is also survived by a...
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JoAnn Jackson

August 4, 2018

JoAnn R. Jackson, born December 17, 1946, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the age of 71. Wife of Phillip "Pipe" Jackson. Daughter of the late Agnes Mae Jones Richards and Roy Richards. Mother of Karen N. Jackson. Grandmother of Jaren N. Jackson and great grandmother of Egypt I. Jackson. She is also survived by siblings, Janice R. Anderson, Roy I. Richards and Reynold L....
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Kenneth Rene Michael Carter

August 3, 2018

Kenneth Rene Michael Carter, 74 years old, affectionately known as "Big Dad" after becoming a grandfather, departed this life on August 3, 2018. He was born on July 22, 1944, the fourth child of Richmond, Sr. and Kate Carter.He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 53 years, Gwendolyn "Gigi" Carter; three daughters: Tara Hernandez, Karen Carter Peterson and Eileen Carter; three grandchildren:...
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Richard Duskin

August 1, 2018

RICHARD DUSKIN, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 after a valiant two-year struggle following a long illness. He was 83. Born on August 31, 1934, he was the son of the late Frank Duskin, Sr. and the late Fannie Hadley Smith. While he was born in New Orleans, LA, he grew up in Raceland, LA where he grew...
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Dianne Bercy

July 30, 2018

Dianne Bercy entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 65. Daughter of the late Melvin Joseph and Gloria Davis Bercy. Mother of Arthur Lee Murph, III and Karin D. Murph. Sister of Shirley Thomas, Geraldin Pichon, Walter Bercy, Rowland Bercy, Charles Bercy, Meloni Bercy, Patricia Flint, Marlene Bercy and the late Melvin Bercy. She is also survived by one grandchild, Jordan...
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Lakiesha Monique Thomas Pennington

July 29, 2018

Lakiesha Monique Thomas Pennington entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the age of 38. Beloved and devoted wife of Bronson Rena Pennington of 24 years; loving mother of Kayla Monique Pennington; beloved daughter of Debbie Richardson and Michael Simon; beloved daughter of Stanley Richardson, Sr.; loving sister of Staniesha (Michael) Raines, Debra (Cody) Crosby, Alexandra...
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Louis Henry Williams, Sr.

July 28, 2018

Louis Henry Williams Sr., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the age of 81. He was a native of New Orleans, LA and resident of Marrero, LA. Louis was born June 14, 1937 to the late Rev. Willie Williams Sr. and Mimia Wilson-Williams. He is survived by a devoted wife, Blenda Williams; one daughter, Denise Sylvester (Gentry);...
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Debra Ann Bissant

July 27, 2018

Debra Ann Bissant passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the age of 66. She was born on December 3, 1951 in New Orleans, LA to the late Gilbert Darby and Dorothy Silas. Debra is survived by her husband, Lawrence Bissant; 3 children, Dawn Smith (Clive Sr.), Derrick Walker (Sheryl), and Brittney Bissant; 2 step children, Lance Bissant (Kimberly) and Latriese Neveaux; 3 siblings, Gilbert...
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Louise Jackson Hankton

July 26, 2018

Deaconess Louise Jackson Hankton entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 26, 2018. She was born in Raceland, Louisiana to the union of Willie Jackson Sr. and Susan Langman-Jackson. She was one of twelve siblings. Louise accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Morning Star Baptist Church in Raceland, Louisiana under the leadership of the late Pastor George Robinson. She obtained...
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Macletus Marie Dejoie-Smith

July 22, 2018

Macletus Marie Dejoie-Smith, Ph.D., age 62, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2018 at Passages Hospice in New Orleans due to complications related to a year-long battle with cancer. Beloved wife for 38 years of Michael Smith, Ph.D., loving mother of Gabrielle Renée Dejoie Smith, daughter of Macletus Terrell Dejoie and the late Joseph Adolph Blaine Dejoie Jr., beloved sister of J.A. Blaine...
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Sandra Veronica James Williams

July 20, 2018

Ms. Sandra Veronica James-Williams departed this life on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the age of 64. Daughter of Lillie James and John E. James, Sr. Mother of Takisha R. Mellion and Amber Burse (Devoted Companion, Travis Addison). Sister of Ruth McNell, Linda Thomas, Eleanor James, Corliss Falkins, Oscar James, Lucinda James, the late Samuel David James and John E. James, Jr. She is also survived by...
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Mary Ann Walker Johnson

July 19, 2018

Mary Ann Walker Johnson, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Wife of the late Oscar Johnson and former wife of the late Hillery Lowe, Jr. Daughter of Delores Peters and the late William Walker, Sr. Mother of Brenda Coston, Gerald Lowe, Cynthia Bradstreet, Ra'Cean Chatman, Sharnell Johnson and the late Hillery Lowe, III. Sister of Coraine Parker, Harold Walker, Ronald Johnson,...
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Betty Jean Cotton

July 19, 2018

Betty Jean Cotton departed this earthly life on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the age of 78. She was the wife of the late Tommy C. Cotton; daughter of the late Hazel K. Jones and Warren Jones, Sr.; loving and devoted mother of Greer Cotton, Gaye C. Brown (Curtis) and Gina C. Couto (Lawrence); sister of Walter Wilson (Mary), April and Torrell Jones, the late Barbara Skidmore and Warren Jones, Jr.;...
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Anita B. Jones

July 18, 2018

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Anita B. Jones was called home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. She was the daughter of the late Whitney Marion Bardell Sr. and Cleordia Washington Bardell. Wife of the late Cleveland Jones. Beloved mother of Kevin Herbert Sr. , Genevieve Jones Easterling (Stephon), Keicia Jones Fox, Natasha Jones Salvage (Tremayne), Jazette Washington and Alastair Washington....
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Geraldine Olivia Dowden

July 16, 2018

Geraldine Olivia Dowden departed this life on Monday July 16, 2018 at 5:57 am at the age of 79. She was the daughter of the late Odile Yancy Dowden Sayles, Leonard William Dowden Sr. and George P. Sayles Sr. Devoted mother of Corey Gerard Dowden Sr. Caring grandmother of Corey Jr., Colby, Caleb and Christian Dowden. Loving companion and dear friend of Dennis Briscoe for 13 years. Beloved sister...
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Clarence Bourgeois, Jr.

July 8, 2018

Clarence Bourgeois Jr., departed this life on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the age of 64; Beloved husband of 28 years to Brenda Marie Owney Bourgeois; Devoted father of Brittany Kierra Bourgeois; Son of the late Marguerite and Clarence Bourgeois, Sr.; Brother of Pagalyn Ann Bourgeois; Brother in law of Albertine Jones, Tina Marie Neville, Josephine Miller and Semja Neville; Also survived by a host of...
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Ray Bradford

July 2, 2018

Ray Bradford, a native of Paincourtville, LA and a resident of New Orleans, LA entered his heavenly rest on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the age of 67. Son of the late Percy Bradford Sr. and Louberda Carter Bradford. Brother of Eldora (Louis) Williams of New Orleans, Carolyn (Van) Chevis of Napoleanville, LA, Simone Myles of Belle Rose, LA, Sylvia Bradford of Paincourtville, LA, Kathy Scott of...
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Beverly Ann Washington Griffith

June 25, 2018

Beverly Ann Washington Griffith entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 67. Affectionately known as "DC", Beverly graduated from Xavier University and subsequently retired from Walgreens after 33 years as a registered pharmacist. She was the daughter of the late Robert Anthony and Cecilia Eugere Washington; devoted mother of Cecilia Griffith Brown (Leander) and Joanna...
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William D. Rucker

June 24, 2018

William D. Rucker, Jr. a native of Nashville, TN entered into eternal rest on Sunday June 24, 2018. He was the eldest of 3 children of William D. Rucker, Sr. and Rosa E. McIntosh Rucker. Bill grew up in Buffalo, NY and following his high school graduation he was drafted by the U.S. Navy during WWII and received his boot training at Great Lakes, Illinois. This was followed by a brief training...
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Mildred Aaron Turner

June 24, 2018

Mildred Aaron Turner entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 24, 2018. She was born on October 4, 1927 to Mike Aaron, Sr. and Maggie Bush Aaron in Amite, LA. She was the sister of the late Clothilde Collins Zanders, William Van Aaron, Louis V. Aaron and Mike Aaron, Jr. Mildred was educated in the Tangipahoa Parish Public School. In 1945, she married Charles Lee and they relocated to New Orleans...
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Eddie James Logan, Jr.

June 21, 2018

Eddie James Logan, Jr. entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 21, 2018. A native of New Orleans and long-time resident of Metairie, Louisiana. Beloved son of the late Eddie James Logan, Sr. and Lucinda Mitchell Logan. He leaves to cherish his memories; one daughter, Devona Logan-Perks (Mark) and one son Eddie James Logan, III; three grandchildren, Lindsay A. and Jada S. Perks, and Skyler C. Logan...
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Harry Wilson Larks

June 21, 2018

Harry Wilson Larks, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the age of 70. He was born on December 3, 1947 to the late Charles Larks, Sr. and Cora Lee Green Larks. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Leslie Bordenave Larks; daughters, Shawndrea Williams (Barry) and Heather W. Boggess (Mandre); five grandchildren, Hillarie, Casimere and Courtney Larks, Mandre Jr. and...
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Meryl Smith

June 17, 2018

Meryl Louise Smith of New Orleans, LA, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 5:45 pm. She is survived by her son, McKinley Smith III; daughter-in-law, Nicole Smith; grandchildren, Makia and McKinley Smith IV; siblings, Lisa and Michael Brown and Louis Taylor. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Relatives...
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Clifford Jones

June 17, 2018

Clifford Jones Sr. (known to his friends as "Cliff") departed this life on June 17, 2018 at the age of 72. Loving husband of 50 years to Dorothy Jean Crenshaw. Retired supervisor of RTA. Son of the late Edna McDermott Jones Robinson and Louino Jones. Father of Clifford Jones Jr.(Doretha), Kimberly M. Jones LaMothe (Kirk Sr.), and Crystal Benee Jones Odom (Shannon). Grandfather of Kewanda,...
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