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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

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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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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Gland Alfred, Sr.

June 16, 2018

Mr. Glen Earl (Bone) Alfred, Sr. was born October 30, 1950 in Marion County, MS to the late Ollie James Alfred, Sr. and Daisy Bell Alfred. In a turn of life's journey on Sunday, June 16, 2018 he joins Ollie James, Jr. (brother) and Thelma "Foot" Bridges (sister) in their heavenly home. Glen Earl Alfred graduated from Marion Central High School in May 1968. After completing high...
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Ruth Ella Veal

June 14, 2018

Ruth Ella Veal, New Orleans, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 2:00 AM. Daughter of the late Harrison Wire and Mary Geason Wire of Lemannville, LA. Sister of Mrs. Olivia Joshua (New Orleans) and Mrs. Rosemary Sorrell (Lemannville, LA). Mother of Mr. Ruffin Veal III (Minneapolis, MN and the late Mrs. Albertha R. Hill. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 14 great...
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Richard Ainsworth Harper

June 12, 2018

Richard Ainsworth Harper went to be with our heavenly Father on June 12, 2018. He passed away at his home at the age of 82 after a two-and-a-half-year battle with liver cancer. He was born on September 28, 1935 in Hearne, Texas to the late Bernice "Bernis" Wilson Harper and the late Kathryn Sowders Harper. Dick, as he was called, grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana and moved to New Orleans for his...
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Yolanda Hunter Washington

June 10, 2018

Yolanda Hunter Washington was born November 6, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana where she was raised. Yolanda entered into eternal rest on June 10, 2018 at the age of 56, thre only daughter of the late Arthur L. Hunter, Sr. and the late Gussie Davis Hunter. A 1979 graduate of Abramson High School and a proud alumni of Dillard University, New Orleans achieving a BSN in Nursing in 1983. Yolanda was...
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Ida Mae Wilson Bassrone

June 10, 2018

Ida Mae Wilson Bassrone departed this life at Tulane Medical Center on Saturday, June 10, 2018 at the age of 64. She was a native and resident of New Orleans, LA. Devoted mother of Heaven Bassrone and Stepmother of Deweltress Bassrone. Daughter of Evelyn Wilson and the late Griffin T. Wilson, Sr. Sister of Frederica Villere, Beryl McCormick (Lawrence), Evelyn Wilson, Griffin T. Wilson, Jr.,...
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Joan Armstrong

June 9, 2018

A graduate of Xavier University and Loyola University School of Law, Joan made history as the first African American woman elected judge in Louisiana after having been appointed by the Governor to the position in January, 1974. She was first elected without opposition as judge of the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in June, 1974. Her election was historic. At the time there were no other women...
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Thelma Williams Wall

June 7, 2018

Mrs. Thelma Williams Wall, a retired teacher of New Orleans Public School System passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Sharpsburg, GA at the age of 99. She was a long-time resident of New Orleans, LA until Hurricane Katrina. She then lived briefly in Collierville and Cordova, TN and finally relocated to Sharpsburg, GA. She attended school in New Orleans starting in eighth grade...
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Cherry Romain Legaux

June 7, 2018

Mrs. Cherry Romain Legaux, age 88, entered into eternal life on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Cherry was the wife of the late Ignatius Legaux, Sr.; daughter of the late Clifford Romain and Henrietta (Sue) Patin Romain; mother of Leslie Lange (the late Desmond), Pamela Aubert (John), Hope Cousin (George), Ignatius Legaux, Jr. (Karen), the late Darnell Sayas (the late Anthony) and Cherry M. Legaux;...
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Helen Carey Lee

June 7, 2018

Mrs. Helen Carey Lee affectionately known as Mother Dear was born in Vacherie, Louisiana to the union of Henry Carey and Claudia Ellis on June 18, 1919. After a lengthy illness, Mother Dear entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the loving presence of her adoring family. Mother Dear graduated from McDonogh 35 Senior High School, received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from...
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Charels Mitchell III

May 28, 2018

Charles Edward Mitchell, lll (Chuck) 25years old, passed away on Sunday, May 28th at 2:40 am. His Homegoing Celebration commemorating his life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00 am at Israelite Baptist Church, 2100 Martin L. King Blvd. New Orleans, La 70113 with Rev. Joshua Palmer officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the hour of service. He leaves to cherish his...
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James Edward Glover

May 24, 2018

James Edward Glover entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Son of the late Henry Lee and Mae Flora Glover. Brother of Bernice Glover Harrell of New Orleans, Dianne Glover Pedescleaux (Lewis) of Slidell, Shirley Glover McClain of New Orleans, Jacqueline Glover Clausell of New Orleans and Terrence Glover, Sr. (Renata) of Slidell and the late Donald Glover, Sr. , Henry Earl Glover, Sr...
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Milton J. Reaux

May 18, 2018

Milton J. Reaux entered into eternal on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the age of 77. Loving son of the late Alexander J. and Leontine H. Reaux, Sr. Caring brother of Louisa R. Willis, Almelia R. Thomas, Melvina R. Jones, Emelda R. McDonald and the late Alexander J. Jr., Alvin, Leon, Melvin, Alexcener, Jane, and Rita Reaux, Therase Alexander and Leona Ezed. He was also preceded in death by his...
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Clare Jupiter

May 18, 2018

Clare Jupiter passed away on May 18, 2018. Born Oct 25, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois, to Clarence Joseph Jupiter and Ramona Felton Jupiter. Clare was raised in New Orleans and graduated from St. Joseph Academy High School. She received degrees from Yale University and Duke University Law School. Prior to practicing law, Clare worked as a writer for the States-Item newspaper in New Orleans and...
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Harold Johnson Howard

May 11, 2018

Harold Johnson Howard transitioned from this life to his eternal home on Friday, May11, 2018 at 8:40 am at St. Joseph Hospice. Harold was a native of Baton Rouge, LA. He currently resided with his son, Harold Micheal and Loretta Howard in Kenner, LA. Harold currently leaves to cherish his memory: Two daughters, Donna Walker of St. Louis, Missouri and Greta Stewart of Pearl River, LA, one son,...
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Michael J. Cousin

May 7, 2018

Michael J. Cousin, age 65, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 7, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lourdes Cousin, and his daughter, Angela Cousin. Michael served his country in the United States Air Force. He is survived by his daughters, Letea and Angela; his sons, Christian and Corey; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters; and four brothers. He is...
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Malvina Joyce Stephenson Barthelemy

May 5, 2018

Malvina Joyce Stephenson Barthelemy entered into eternal rest on Saturday May 5, 2018 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Wilfred Barthelemy Sr., sons Wilfred Jr and Wilbert Barthelemy Sr; and grandsons Justin Pete and Shaun Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving children, Deborah Johnson, Donzella (Elard) Phillips, Anna, Vaughn, Julie (Nathan) Pete...
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James Andrews

May 4, 2018

"And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age." Genesis 15:15James Clifton Andrews attained the 'good old' age of 92 entered into eternal rest on May 4, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Son of the late Winzor and Girtie Andrews. James could trace his lineage back four generations to his great grandfather, Wiley Andrews, born in Mississippi in 1831. James was...
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George Marchand

April 29, 2018

George Etienne Marchand, Sr. of New Orleans, LA passed away on April 29, 2018 at the age of 76. He was the husband of the late Janice McLaughlin Marchand and father of Doris, George Jr., Robert, Hilda Mitchell (Ted), and Percy Marchand. The proprietor of George E. Marchand Sr. and Sons, he was a highly skilled and well-respected general contractor who spent his life building, remodeling, and...
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Eloise V. Irvin

April 27, 2018

Eloise V. Irvin departed this life on Friday April 27, 2018 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Eddie Irvin; Daughter of the late Haywood and Clotiel Pierre Vincent, Sr.; Loving mother of Diana (Elmer) Edwards, Roslind Hamilton, Joycelyn (Timothy Sr.) Moore, Montie Irvin, Sharon (Dallas) Merrell, Angela (Kirby) Dorsey and Stepmother of Barbara Ann Stevenson and Betty Ann (Phillip) Tross;...
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Vincent Lee Singleton

April 23, 2018

Vincent Lee Singleton entered into eternal rest on April 23, 2018 at University Hospital. He is survived by a son Vincent "Lil Vincent" Singleton, mother, Alice Singleton, companion, Queenie, 5 brothers, Lionel (Lana), Kirkpatrick (Cynthia), Jerome (Suretta), Dwight (Lori) and Timothy (Brandi), his favorite cousin, Roland and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded...
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Eunice Lucille Petit Belfield

April 20, 2018

Eunice Lucille Petit Belfield, age 94, and a lifelong resident of New Orleans passed away onto Glory on Friday April 20, 2018 in the comfort of her 7th ward home surrounded by family. Mrs. Belfield was born on December 18, 1923 at 10:35 p.m. at 1721 Columbus Street, New Orleans Louisiana to the union of the late Walter Petit, Sr. and the late Ernestine Augustin Petit. She was the 11th child of...
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Alexander J. Bagneris, Jr.

April 19, 2018

Alexander J. Bagneris Jr. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the age of 61. Devoted husband of Lydia M. Bagneris. Caring son of the late Alexander J. Bagneris Sr. and Mildred Meyers Bagneris. Loving father of Alexander J. (Kim) Bagneris III. He is also survived by 1 granddaughter Alexis Bagneris and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Alexander...
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Wallace Lucas, Sr.

April 17, 2018

Wallace Lucas, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Ochsner Hospital. He was 62 years old. Beloved husband of Paulette Porter-Lucas for 29 1/2 years. They would have celebrated their 30th year wedding anniversary on December 17, 2018. Loving father of Wuanique Cowan (De'Andre), Tiffany Lucas, Lorrianne Lucas, and Wallace Lucas Jr. Grandfather of De'Andre and Amiya...
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Louis Harding, Jr.

April 16, 2018

Louis "Big Lou" Harding, Jr. passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 84. Son of the late Albertha Lyons Harding Brown, Louis Harding, Sr., and stepson of the late Palmer Brown, brother of the late Geraldine Harding Bennett and uncle of the late, Jerlinda Albirtha Bennett Luckett. He leaves to cherish his memory, his nieces, Artelia E. Bennett-Banks, Jonetta Faye Bennett, Natalie...
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Carrie Maxine Holtry Daniels

April 15, 2018

C. Maxine H. Daniels transitioned peacefully at her home with her Goddaughter Pamela Carter (Rocky) by her side on Sunday, April 15, 2018. She is survived by her Goddaughter, Pamela Carter and her family. Mrs. Daniels was 98 at the time of her death and she was the oldest living Zulu Queen (1976) prior to her death. The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club celebrated Mrs. Daniels a few years...
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Joyce Lorraine Mills Williams

April 12, 2018

Joyce Lorraine Mills Williams departed this life on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 69. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mildred Harrell Mills and James Mills. She is survived by her children, Jared Williams and Ashley Woods Talbert (Christopher); her brother, Gerald Mills; half brothers, James Davis (Nedra), Samuel Jordan (Erlinda), Bryan Jordan (Terra), and half sisters, Berryle...
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Gina Greenlee

April 8, 2018

Gina Greenlee departed this life Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the age of 62. She was the beloved wife of Robert B. Greenlee, Jr., and the loving daughter of Sarah M. Colin and the late Raymond P. Colin; Mother of Robert B. Greenlee, III and Jessica Greenlee Maldonado (Felix); Daughter-in-law of the late Gloria A. Greenlee and Robert B. Greenlee, Sr.; Sister of Wayne P. Colin (Victoria), Wanda C....
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Truley Williams

April 5, 2018

Truley Williams entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Mildred Ratcliff Williams; Son of the late Odney and Arta Mae G. Williams; father of Trudy Williams Robinson and the late Larry Williams; brother of Elzine Magee (Delass), Arvin Williams (Mary Ruth), Virginia Bullock-Gray (Johnny), Nelda Kathryn Neal, Demson Williams, Sr. (Anturenett), the...
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Charlie Young, Sr.

March 31, 2018

Charlie "Cheeky" Young departed this life on March 31, 2018 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Pearl Clark Young; Son of late Gustave and Celestine Howard Young; Loving father of Celestine, Ella, Gloria, Barbara, Veronica, Linda, Johnell, Julian, Chinell, Deshell, Connie, Keandra, and Malik; Brother of Yvonne Young, and Gloria Lee Davis (Willie) the late Joseph, Gustave Jr.,...
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Christella T. Richard

March 31, 2018

Christella T "Stella - Gong Gong" Richard departed this life on March 31, 2018 at the age of 95. Loving daughter of the late John Joseph and Anna Fields Richard, Sr.; Loving mother of the late Joseph Mercadel, Jr.; Sister of Virlie Mae LeBeaux (the late Phillip) and Lester Richard, Sr. and the late John Richard, Jr., Earl Richard, Sr., Alvin Richard, Sr., and Maxine Nelson. She is also survived...
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Barbara Montague

March 30, 2018

Barbara Montague entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the age of 81. Loving wife of the late Sidney Montague, Jr. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Aleana Deloney. Devoted mother of Marvin (late Angela) Deloney, Stacy (Mark) Andrews, Shari (Darryl) Guidry, Shelly (Dalvin) Ford and Sidney (Tomeka) Montague, III. Caring sister of Shirley DeGruy, Joseph Deloney, and the late...
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Ethel Brooks Brown

March 28, 2018

Mrs. Ethel Brooks Brown entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the age of 91. Devoted mother of Yvonne Brooks, Jose (Helen) Brooks and the late Marcia Washington. She leaves to cherish her memories E. Brooks, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Ethel was a 20 year employee of East Jefferson General Hospital. Relatives and friends...
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Melver B. Sino

March 19, 2018

Melver B. Sino entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the age of 77. The wife of the late Joseph Sino, Jr. Daughter of the late Eliza J. and Manuel Bailey. Mother of Maureen and Joseph (Jamie) Sino, III and the late Maury Bailey. The devoted grandmother of 8 loving grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. The sister of Gloria B. Smiles, Doris B. Kennedy and Audrey B. Clements, and...
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Shelton Ray Nolan

March 18, 2018

Shelton Ray Nolan entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Husband of Myrna Lewis Jackson Nolan. Son of Rosa Lee Simmons and Charles Nolan. Father of Shelton Jackson, Clifford Lewis, Tennisia Lewis and Keyana McCormick (Arthur). Brother of Dawn Robinson and Dorothy Berkley. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and...
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Brenda K. Carr Johnson

March 17, 2018

Brenda K. Carr Johnson, departed from this life on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the age of 63. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Calvin Johnson; Daughter of the late Elisha Carr and Lula Mae Eubanks Carr; Loving mother of Brenda Carr, Lawrence Johnson, Jr. (Myra), Denise Johnson, Danita Carr, Tiffany Johnson and James Carr; Sister of John Lee Carr and the late Charles Young, Betty Vicks, Elisha...
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David Michael Miles

March 14, 2018

David Michael Miles passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 60. David is the beloved son of Yvonne Goodo Miles and the late Joseph Miles Sr., the caring brother Mark Miles(Doris), Marsha Miles, Robin Miles Pierre, Joseph Miles Jr., Yvonne Goodo Aidoo (George), Nikki Miles Cloud, Tony Goodo Sr. (Marvell), and the late Andrea Miles Lawhorne...
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Norwood M. Richard, Sr.

March 12, 2018

Norwood M. ("Shotgun" - baseball) Richard, Sr. on Monday, March 12, 2018, went home to his glory at the age of 68. Norwood was born and lived in New Orleans, LA. He attended Epiphany Elementary school, was a graduate of George Washington Carver Senior High School and attended Delgado Community College. Norwood grew up in the 7th Ward. Norwood was well known for his baseball skills, becoming...
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Rosia McCray Thomas

March 11, 2018

Rosia McCray Thomas departed this life on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the age of 88. Wife of the late Wallace Thomas, Sr.; Daughter of Rosa Lee Gardner and Rev. A. D. McCray; Mother of Wallace Thomas, Jr. and Latherin "Lee" Thomas, Sr.; Sister of the late George McCray and Charles McCray. Mother in law of Gwendolyn Thomas and Maureen Thomas. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 9 great...
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Judy Landor Palmer

March 10, 2018

Judy Landor Palmer, departed from this life on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the age of 62. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sorola "Jody" Palmer, Sr. of 37 years. She is survived by her parents, James and Mary Landor; sons, Sorola Joseph Palmer, Jr. and Bryan Joseph Palmer; sisters, Brenda Davis, Melissa Thaxton (James) and Wendy Batiste (Bernard); sister-in-law, Brenda "Ann" Palmer;...
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Luella Williams Cutno

March 10, 2018

Luella Williams Cutno, departed this life on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Born September 27, 1942 to the union of the late Abraham and Elizabeth Williams. Luella leaves to cherish her memories to her devoted husband James Cutno and 2 sisters Audrey Rollins( Houston, TX) and Dorothy Keller (Glenmora, LA), 3 Children Robbin(Michael) Haley, LeSabra Cutno, Tleliare (Brian) Cutno-Moreland. 6...
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Oletha Mae Gaines

March 10, 2018

Oletha Mae Gaines entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Lisa (Nell) as she was affectionately known to all whom knew her was born to the union of Henry and Florence Brown Gaines in Woodville, Mississippi. Lisa accepted the Lord as her savior at an early age and her love for the Lord was expressed dearly by her kind generosity to...
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Carol Imelda Balthazar

March 9, 2018

Carol Imelda Balthazar, CEO / President of Balthazar Enterprises, Inc. passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the age of 66 at 9:45 am at Lambeth House in New Orleans. Loving daughter of the late Carroll A. and Frances Sers Balthazar, Jr.; granddaughter of the late Carroll A. and Cora Marinovich Balthazar, Sr. and Louis and Frances Sers, Sr.; sister of Faustina "Tina" Balthazar ...
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Doris Soupenne Ellsworth

March 6, 2018

Doris Soupenne Ellsworth entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 96. Wife of the late Paul Leon Ellsworth. Daughter of the late Emile and Cecilia Nicholas Soupenne. Mother of Patricia M. Ellsworth and Paulette E. Ancar. Mother-in-law of Clarence J. Ancar, III. Grandmother of Ashley H. Ancar and Kristin P. Ancar. Great Grandmother of Aiden Joseph...
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Stephanie Louise Brown

March 3, 2018

Stephanie Louise Brown entered into eternal peace on Sunday, March 03, 2018. Loving daughter of the late Leonard Brown, Sr. and Idelma Jasmin Brown; Sister of Pastor Debra B Morton (Paul), Leonard Brown, Jr. (Alicia) and Half Sister of Darlene Swearington, Sharon Sterling, Arlene Brown, Janice Lee, Javelle Brown, Laverne Thompson, Leonard D Brown, Ranard Brown, the late Antoinette Brown and...
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Hernando Cornelius Gonzales III

February 22, 2018

Hernando C. Gonzales, III entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 22, 2018. He was the devoted husband of Carol Way Gonzales. He was the loving son of Shirley Gonzales Ricard and the late Hernando C. Gonzales Jr. He was the proud father of Hernando C. Gonzales IV and Mia R. Gonzales Washington (Tolliver). He was the caring brother of Shirley Gonzales, Don Gonzales and the late Linda G....
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Willie Franklin, Sr.

February 2, 2018

Willie Franklin Sr., a retired Cement Finisher for Local 567, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, February 2, 2018 at home surrounded by his children. He was 88 years old. Mr. Franklin was born in Maringouin, Louisiana and lived in New Orleans. He was a Deacon at St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Franklin had been a faithful Deacon of Pilgrim Progress Missionary Baptist Church for 57...
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Harold C. Robertson

February 2, 2018

Harold C Robertson entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the age of 81. Husband of the late Angelina Robertson. Son of the late Irby Robertson, Sr. and Augustine Frank. Father of his loving and devoted daughter Dlaine R. Thomas (Lester). Brother of Barbara Madine, Irby Robertson, Jr. and the late Elaine Brown. Brother-in-law of Frances Frazier and the late Alvin Frazier, Sr.,...
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Yvonne Williams Netters

January 31, 2018

Yvonne "Jody" Williams Netters entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Wife of the late Gerald G. Netters, Sr. Daughter of the late Irene "Cleo" Smith and Monroe Williams, Sr. Mother of Daryl Dabon Jarvis (John), Troy G. Netters, Michele Trufant (Nathan) and the late Tyrone Williams. Sister of the late Tranise Jefferson. Grandmother of Taciana (Greg) Hardeman, Angel Dabon, Troy G....
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Dorothy Elaine Lee-Castle

January 27, 2018

Dorothy "Dot" Elaine Lee-Castle entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of Saturday, January 27, 2018 at West Jefferson Medical Center. Daughter of the late Zader Rogers and McKinley Lee, Sr. Wife of Amos Harris by first marriage and second marriage to Rev. Harrison Castle, deceased pastor of Sunrise Baptist Church, Gretna, LA. Faithful companion of (the late) Leon "Sam" Sherrer. Sister of...
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Johnny Jackson

January 24, 2018

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Lester Relf, Sr.

January 23, 2018

Lester Relf Sr., after a brief illness, peacefully entered into eternal rest at his home in Slidell surrounded by family on January 23rd. He was 92. Lester was born in New Orleans and married to his lovely wife Jacquelyn for 54 years. He was father to Lester Jr., Reginald (Carol), Jeannine, & Chantelle (Jose). He was a proud grandfather to Ryan, Reggie, Jr and Lisa and had 3 great...
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Raymond Gray, Sr.

January 22, 2018

Raymond Gray, Sr. -husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend entered into eternal rest Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 84. Mr. Gray was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, the "Love of his life"- Joyce Durand Gray. He was the son of the late George Gray and Mamie Ford Gray. Father of Shelita Bourgeois (Kenneth Boutte, Sr.), Wanda Bailey (Conrad Bailey, Sr...
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Joyce M. Thompson-Fleming

January 20, 2018

Joyce M. Thompson-Fleming departed this life on January 20, 2018 at the age of 58. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Marshall Fleming; her children: Marsha, Joshua, Monique Thompson and Marchalla Fleming; her mother, Rosemary Cooks; her siblings: Sharon Brown, Marie Cooks, Ulysses Cooks, Jr. and Antoinette Jupiter; three grandchildren: Devan, Naomi and Jeremiah Thompson. Her...
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August Green, Jr.

January 19, 2018

August "Meatball" Green Jr. passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018 in New Orleans, LA at the age of 86. August is survived by his wife Shirley Weaver Green, Linda Hughes-Roy, August Green III-Regina, James Green and Derrick Wix. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a funeral service at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Rhodes Chapel, 3933 Washington Ave....
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Willie James Washington, Sr.

January 17, 2018

Willie "Wimp" Washington Sr. entered into eternal on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 66. Son of the late James and Lillian Washington. Husband of the late Cheryl Washington. Father of Willie Washington Jr. (Atlanta, GA), Zelda Washington (Brooklyn, NY), Carmen Washington, Kiesha Washington , Tony Washington and La'Vale (Candi) Washington. Brother of Audrey Stewart (CA), Willeane (John...
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Benedict Montz-Randolph

January 7, 2018

Mrs. Benedict Montz Randolph departed this life on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home. Loving wife of Eldridge Austin Randolph, Sr. for 59 years. Mother of Eldridge A. Randolph, Jr. (Anice), Derek Martin Randolph (Lizette), and Shannon Benedict Randolph, Sr. (Kathy). Grandmother of Eldridge Austin Randolph III (Sierra), Aaron Bently Randolph, Shannon Benedict Randolph, Jr., Chante Monique...
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Evelyn Chambliss-Green

January 5, 2018

Evelyn Chambliss-Green entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 88. Daughter of the late Rayfield Chambliss and Evelyn Daries Chambliss. Mother of Joseph Louis Green, Bobby Green and Darlene (Raymond) Richards. Sister of Helen C. Spears, Pearl C. Lasalle, Wilbert Chambliss and the late Rayfield, Floyd, Melvin, Billy, Regina, Thelma and Daisy Chambliss. Grandmother of...
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Estelle Young Horton

December 30, 2017

Estelle Young Horton entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was 89 years old. Wife of the late David Horton. Daughter of the late Samuel and Lottie Young. Sister of the late Juliette Bray, Willie Young, Mary McClelland, Elmira Brown, Margaret Lucas, Samuel Young Jr. and Elizabeth Young. Aunt of Catherline (Robert), Charlene (Billy), Debra (Dennis), Connie (Allen) and...
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Rufus Wellington Flowers, Sr.

December 29, 2017

Rufus Wellington Flowers, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 29, 2017. Husband of Fadge Evans Flowers. Son of the late James Samuel Flowers and Oriana Tatum Flowers. Father of Fadge Pincham, Rufus Jr. (Lyonetta), Vera Lynn Fanomezantsoa (Faly) and the late Rehekettee Flowers. Brother of Dolly Flowers Johnson (Christopher, Sr.), and the late Claudius Flores, Venesia Flowers,...
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Almettia Harris Bias

December 23, 2017

God's faithful servant Almettia Harris Bias departed this life on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the age of 96. Wife of the late Willie Bias Jr. Daughter of the late Florestine (Zet) Harris and Andrew Harris. Mother of Conrad Anthony Bias and the late Willie Bias III. Sister of Cecelia Thornton (Elmer) of Kansas City, MO and Mable H. Thomas. Grandmother of Delon B. Quinn. She is also survived by...
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Genevieve R. Howard

December 10, 2017

Genevieve Howard entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 78. Daughter of the late Hurley Robertson and Helen Robinson. Mother of Derek Cole, Trissanne Cole, Shawn Cole, Guy Cole, Tracey Perkins-Stampley and the late Tonya Cole Penn. Sister of David Robertson, Roberta Depass and the late Althea Gardner and Helen Spears. Grandmother of Kevin Minor, Del'Rio Cole, Donald...
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Alcina James Sampson

December 7, 2017

Alcina James Sampson was born on April 15, 1934 to the union of the late Pierre James and Maggie Augustine James in Mansura, Louisiana. She was the devoted wife, best friend and soul mate of the late Peter L. Sampson for 63 years. To this union three children were born: Donald R. Sampson, M.D. of Columbia, South Carolina; Gwendolyn Sampson Ferrand and Sonja M. Sampson Esquire.Alcina was baptized...
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Jeanne Collins

November 17, 2017

Jeanne Collins departed this life on November 17, 2017, at the age of 72. She is the daughter of the late John Lambert and Mary Louise Campbell Lambert; the mother of May R. Patterson, Cecily Lambert, and the late Leonard Collins, IV. She is the sister of Bessie Griffin, Bertha Griffin, the late Gladys Bell and Janice Lambert. She is the great niece of the late Virginia Womble andJuanita Williams...
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James Smith, Jr.

November 14, 2017

James Smith, Jr. departed this life on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the age of 59. He was the beloved son of the late James Smith, Sr. and Mercedes Ward Smith. Loving brother of Vanessa Smith, Joyce Smith and Shannon Jinks (Gregory L. Jinks). Devoted friend of Gidget Watson. He was also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family are...
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Edward Big Ed Gordon, Jr.

November 13, 2017

Edward "Eddie" "Big Ed" Gordon Jr. entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 75. Husband of Karen Reneé Sivels Gordon. Son of the late Edward and Theresa Watson Gordon. Father of Tanya Walker and Michelle Allen. Brother of Bruce Gordon, Deborah McGraw, Carey Gordon, Wanda Debouse and the late Robert Gordon. Grandfather of Devin Walker and Whitney Allen. He is also...
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Geraldine Harris

November 11, 2017

Geraldine Marie Boyd Harris, affectionately known as "Gerry", transitioned from this life to her eternal resting place in heaven on November 11, 2017. She was a retired cook/baker, and loved to see folks enjoying her delectable treats. Along with her husband, she was a founding member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. She faithfully served as a member of the Hospitality ministry, KPC...
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Joyce Durand Gray

November 11, 2017

Joyce Essie Durand Gray—wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend—transitioned from her earthly home into her heavenly home on Saturday, November 11,2017. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 31, 1935, to Ernest Durand Sr. and Doretha Smith Durand, she was the sister of Doretha Marie Durand Henry and Ernest Durand Jr., both of whom preceded her into heaven. In addition to her...
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Lionel Stewart

November 5, 2017

Lionel Stewart departed this life on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the age of 52. Son of the late A.G. and Willie Mae Stewart. Brother of Maxine Stokes, Edward, James, Philip and John Neal, Patricia (Clarence) Johnson, Joyce, Betty, Helen, Andrew, Gevely, Ernestine, Raff and Kenneth Stewart, the late Tommy Lee Neal, Lonnie and Major Stewart. Devoted friend of Demond Coston and Sonia Mosby. He is...
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Seagle Etienne

November 3, 2017

ON NOVEMBER 3RD, 2017 SEAGLE ETIENNE, ALSO KNOWN AS THE SHERIFF, DEPARTED THIS LIFE TO BE WITH THE LORD IN THE COMFORTS OF HIS HOME AT THE AGE OF 78. HE WAS BORN ON MAY 21ST1939 IN HARLEM, LA UNTO THE UNION OF JOESPH ETIENNE SR. AND EDNA CAMEL ETIENNE. HE HAD 8 SIBLINGS. ARTHUR ETIENNE SR., JOESPH ETIENNE JR, EDNA MAE GRIFFIN, THE LATE PHYLIS MAE ETIENNE, LEONA PICQUET, MILTON WHITE, RUTH SANDERS...
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Dillia Nelita Hackler

October 31, 2017

Dillia Nelita Hackler departed this life on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the age of 29. Beloved daughter of Nelita Adell Thompson and Charles Robert Hackler; loving mother of Christina, Katalena, Neila and Gerald, Jr.; sister of Chucky Hackler, Anand Merle, Aiden Betancourth and the late Thomas Betancourth; niece of Lori, Gregory, Carolyn and Michael Hackler, Lisa Jones and Nolan Thompson;...
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Alcedia Taylor

October 28, 2017

Alcedia G. Sylve Taylor was called home to glory on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the age of 58. She leaves behind to cherish her memories; her devoted husband, Welton Mark Taylor Sr.; her loving children, Claude (Louana) Phillips III, Kylie (Eric) Wallace Sr. and Welton Mark Taylor Jr.; her precious grandchildren, Corren, Eric Jr., Kylia, Cierra, Winter, Jaxon and Broxon. She is also survived by...
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Lionel Williams

October 25, 2017

Rev. Lionel Sinclair Williams, Sr. was the son of the Late Rev. Sylvester Williams, Jr. and the Late Dorothy P. Williams. He was the stepson of the Late Emma Jean Williams. Rev. Lionel S. Williams, Sr. has been an attentive husband to Alnette L. Jones Williams for the past fifty years. God solidified their union with three children: Deborah Williams (Eddie), Tina Williams Tyler and Lionel...
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Jacquelyn Marie Sharett

October 21, 2017

Jacquelyn Marie Sharett went home to the Lord on October 21, 2017 at the age of 77. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jacquelyn was the daughter of her late parents Charles Sharett, Sr. and Lottie Johnson Sharett, sister of the late Charles R. Sharett, Jr. and preceded in death by her grandparents Pharoah, Johanna (Martille) Johnson, Anthony Sharett and Matilda Terry Sharett. She is survived by...
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Rosemary Weber

October 14, 2017

A beautiful life well lived ended peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017, when Rosemary Jones Weber drifted into her heavenly home. She was a beautiful free spirited and loving person. Rosemary Jones Weber was born to the union of the late Clarence Hable Jones Sr., and the late Mary Lee Arnett Jones in New Orleans, Louisiana and was raised in Natchez, Mississippi. She accepted Christ at an...
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Eunice G. Lewis

October 12, 2017

Eunice G. Lewis departed this life on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the age of 67. Daughter of the late Jerry Lewis and Juanita Davis Dyer. Mother of the late Don Lewis, Edward Lewis, the late Aaron Lewis, Natasha M. Lewis (Henry M.) Brown, and Corey A. L. Robinson. Sister of the late Alona Mason, Hellean Lewis, Joseph Lewis, and Johnny Randall. Godmother of Oshanik Carter. She is also survived...
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Bernice Bernadette Barthelemy

October 8, 2017

Bernice Bernadette Barthelemy, a homemaker, departed this life on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the age of 70. Daughter of the late Leona and Obrey Encalade. Beloved wife of the late Gary Barthelemy. Mother of Lynell, Garland and Brad Barthelemy, Oranell Tinson and Donnell Parker. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren 4 great grandchildren, 1 sister, 1 brother, and a host of other relatives and...
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