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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

Sandy McFarland

October 4, 2019

Sandy "Mr. Mac" McFarland, a retired longshoreman entered into eternal life on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the age of 91. Mr. McFarland was born in Heidelberg, Mississippi and lived in New Orleans, Louisiana for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inell Hales McFarland; two sons: Cecil McFarland, Sr. and Johnny Mitchell McFarland and eleven siblings. He is survived by four sons,...
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Phyllis Brown

October 4, 2019

Phyllis "Peaches" Brown departed this life on October 4th at the age of 66 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind her three children Sean M. Knockum, Stacey Robertson (Raymond), and Tracey S. Brown (Nara). Five grandchildren De'Sean M. Knockum, Madison C. Joyner, Raymond J. Robertson, Jr, Sahr Ali-Brown, and Shelby Knockum. Her proud and devoted brothers Charles Wilson...
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Sandy McFarland

October 4, 2019

Sandy "Mr. Mac" McFarland, a retired longshoreman entered into eternal life on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the age of 91. Mr. McFarland was born in Heidelberg, Mississippi and lived in New Orleans, Louisiana for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inell Hales McFarland; two sons: Cecil McFarland, Sr. and Johnny Mitchell McFarland and eleven siblings. He is survived by four sons,...
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Phyllis Brown

October 4, 2019

Phyllis "Peaches" Brown departed this life on October 4th at the age of 66 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind her three children Sean M. Knockum, Stacey Robertson (Raymond), and Tracey S. Brown (Nara). Five grandchildren De'Sean M. Knockum, Madison C. Joyner, Raymond J. Robertson, Jr, Sahr Ali-Brown, and Shelby Knockum. Her proud and devoted brothers Charles Wilson...
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Irma Ann Russell

October 3, 2019

Irma Ann (Smith) Russell of New Orleans departed this life on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the age of 82. She is the daughter of the late Emma Allen, of Vacherie and Preston Smith, of New Orleans. Once married to and divorced from the late Harry Russell, Jr. She is the beloved mother of the late Kerry D. Russell, her older son. Irma is survived by and honored to this day by her younger son, Harry...
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Charles Ray Harris

October 3, 2019

Ray Harris, devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, transitioned from this life on Friday, October 3, 2019 at his residence. He is survived by his wife Cathy Harris, who affectionately referred to him as "husband extraordinaire," four loving children: Monique Harris, Ahmad Raymond Harris, Lori Granito and Tavia Coleman and his niece Melody Dauphin who he considered a daughter. Ray took...
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Charles Ray Harris

July 19, 1939 - October 3, 2019

Ray Harris, devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, transitioned from this life on Friday, October 3, 2019 at his residence. He is survived by his wife Cathy Harris, who affectionately referred to him as "husband extraordinaire," four loving children: Monique Harris, Ahmad Raymond Harris, Lori Granito and Tavia Coleman and his niece Melody Dauphin who he considered a daughter. Ray took...
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Evelyn Butler Knox

October 2, 2019

Evelyn Butler Knox, a retired teacher assistant passed October 2, 2019 at the age of 94. She was the daughter of the late Randolph and Evelina Butler, she leaves to cherish daughter, Justine Knox Mikell (Frank) and grandson, Glenn F. Mogilles Jr. Relatives and friends of the family, staff members of Orleans Parish Schools, Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care are invited to attend the funeral...
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Evelyn Butler Knox

October 2, 2019

Evelyn Butler Knox, a retired teacher assistant passed October 2, 2019 at the age of 94. She was the daughter of the late Randolph and Evelina Butler, she leaves to cherish daughter, Justine Knox Mikell (Frank) and grandson, Glenn F. Mogilles Jr.Relatives and friends of the family, staff members of Orleans Parish Schools, Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care are invited to attend the funeral...
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Aarif-Tasleem Ansari

September 28, 2019

Aarif-Tasleem Ansari departed this life on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the age of 74. Husband of Ruth I. Ansari. Son of Thelma Hardy and the late Dyke Johnson Sr. Father of D.J. Johnson, Dyke Johnson, Trisha Johnson, Timmy Johnson and George Keeler. Step-father of Toni Keeler and Sybil Christy. Brother of Wayne Hardy and the late Elbert Johnson. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and a...
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Aarif-Tasleem Ansari

September 28, 2019

Aarif-Tasleem Ansari departed this life on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the age of 74. Husband of Ruth I. Ansari. Son of Thelma Hardy and the late Dyke Johnson Sr. Father of D.J. Johnson, Dyke Johnson, Trisha Johnson, Timmy Johnson and George Keeler. Step-father of Toni Keeler and Sybil Christy. Brother of Wayne Hardy and the late Elbert Johnson. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and a...
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Gavin Bell

September 22, 2019

Gavin Bell was born on July 25, 1957, to Emma Ricard Bell, of Pointe Coupee Parish LA and Warren A. Bell, Sr. of New Orleans, LA. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was called home to heaven from a peaceful sleep, on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the age of 62.Gavin attended Kennedy Senior High School and NOCCA, where he honed his vocal craft which he so generously shared with...
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Gavin Bell

July 25, 1957 - September 22, 2019

Gavin Bell was born on July 25, 1957, to Emma Ricard Bell, of Pointe Coupee Parish LA and Warren A. Bell, Sr. of New Orleans, LA. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was called home to heaven from a peaceful sleep, on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the age of 62.Gavin attended Kennedy Senior High School and NOCCA, where he honed his vocal craft which he so generously shared with...
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Ida Coney

September 17, 2019

Ida Coney departed this life on Tuesday September 17, 2019 at the age of 90. She was the wife of the late Fred Coney and daughter of the late Willie Wilkerson, Sr. and Blanche Smith. Mother of Dudley Coney and Odell Coney and the late Yoyonder Augustine. Sister of the late Willie Jr., Inez, Lawrence and Leroy. Mrs. Coney is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a host of...
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Freddie C. Celistan

September 16, 2019

Freddie C. Celistan entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the age of 54. He was born on September 23, 1964 to Leonard and Josie Celistan in New Orleans, LA. Freddie leave to cherish his memory his mother, Josie Celistan, his wife, Deon Celistan of Houston, TX; two children, Dierra Celistan and Freddie Celistan Jr. of Houston, TX.; two grandchildren, Kynda Celistan and...
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Freddie C. Celistan

September 23, 1964 - September 16, 2019

Freddie C. Celistan entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the age of 54. He was born on September 23, 1964 to Leonard and Josie Celistan in New Orleans, LA. Freddie leave to cherish his memory his mother, Josie Celistan, his wife, Deon Celistan of Houston, TX; two children, Dierra Celistan and Freddie Celistan Jr. of Houston, TX.; two grandchildren, Kynda Celistan and...
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James Veal, Jr.

September 13, 2019

James Veal, Jr. departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the age of 61. Son of James Veal, Sr. and Anna H. Veal. Father of James Smith. Brother of Ivy Veal Henderson Lee, Michael Veal, also the late Garry Veal, and Arthur Veal. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at D...
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James Veal, Jr.

September 13, 2019

James Veal, Jr. departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the age of 61. Son of James Veal, Sr. and Anna H. Veal. Father of James Smith. Brother of Ivy Veal Henderson Lee, Michael Veal, also the late Garry Veal, and Arthur Veal. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at D...
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August Etienne

September 13, 2019

August Etienne (Red), entered into eternal life on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, MS at the age of 78. August Etienne was born in Phoenix, LA and lived there most of his life, until he became ill and moved to Gulfport, MS. Father of Lyndell and Tyrone Thomas, Judy Thomas and Juilete Williams. Brother of Audrey Applewhite, Emma Johnson, and Shirley Johnson. He is...
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August Etienne

September 13, 2019

August Etienne (Red), entered into eternal life on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, MS at the age of 78. August Etienne was born in Phoenix, LA and lived there most of his life, until he became ill and moved to Gulfport, MS. Father of Lyndell and Tyrone Thomas, Judy Thomas and Juilete Williams. Brother of Audrey Applewhite, Emma Johnson, and Shirley Johnson. He is...
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Honorable Bruce McConduit

September 13, 2019

The Honorable Bruce James McConduit departed this life September 13, 2019 at 70 years of age surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his wife, Monique Christophe McConduit, daughters Chanttell McConduit-Patin (Darren) and Angelle McConduit-Larks, and son Chance McConduit. Three grandchildren, Jaden Jamison-Larks, Deryn Patin, and Alyssa Larks. His mother, Martinez McConduit, and...
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Yolanda Robinson

September 12, 2019

Yolanda Robinson was called to rest on September 12, 2019. Beloved wife of James Robinson, Jr. for 52 years. Loving daughter of the late Herbert Milton Martin and the late Sallie Lucille Lee. Mother of Samantha Morgan, Darren Robinson, Shermaine Robinson and James Robinson III. Sister of Janice, Sandra, Yasmine, Bryant and Brian Lee and the late Natalie Shenall, Emelda Nellum, Yvonne Hebert ,...
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Yolanda Robinson

September 12, 2019

Yolanda Robinson was called to rest on September 12, 2019. Beloved wife of James Robinson, Jr. for 52 years. Loving daughter of the late Herbert Milton Martin and the late Sallie Lucille Lee. Mother of Samantha Morgan, Darren Robinson, Shermaine Robinson and James Robinson III. Sister of Janice, Sandra, Yasmine, Bryant and Brian Lee and the late Natalie Shenall, Emelda Nellum, Yvonne Hebert ,...
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Dolores Sylvia Peters Soupenne

September 12, 2019

Dolores "Sylvia" Peters Soupenne entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 73. Wife of the late Emile A. Soupenne. Daughter of the late Eddie and Steve Peters . Mother of Todd (Brooke) Soupenne. Sister of Eddie Mae Kenner (Joseph), Elizabeth Weatherspoon (Calvin) of Montgomery, AL, Georgia Mae Peters Adams of Irving, TX, Diane Banks of Chesapeake, VA and the late...
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Dolores Sylvia Peters Soupenne

September 12, 2019

Dolores "Sylvia" Peters Soupenne entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 73. Wife of the late Emile A. Soupenne. Daughter of the late Eddie and Steve Peters . Mother of Todd (Brooke) Soupenne. Sister of Eddie May Kenner (Joseph), Elizabeth Weatherspoon (Calvin) of Montgomery, AL, Georgia Mae Peters adams of Irving, TX and the late Clara Chalot (Norbert) of Los...
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Alma Williams Hunt

September 6, 2019

Alma Williams Hunt departed this life on Friday September 6, 2019 at the age of 94. Wife of the late Mack Hunt, Sr. Sister of the late Ethel Bell, Joseph Williams, Jr., Clasterfair Williams, S. and Ms. Willie L. Martin. Mrs. Hunt is survived by a special niece Clara Jackson and her son Mark A. Jackson, Sr. (nephew) of New Orleans, LA.; special nephews Clasterfair Williams, Jr. of New Orleans, LA....
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Alma Williams Hunt

September 6, 2019

Alma Williams Hunt departed this life on Friday September 6, 2019 at the age of 94. Wife of the late Mack Hunt, Sr. Sister of the late Ethel Bell, Joseph Williams, Jr., Clasterfair Williams, S. and Ms. Willie L. Martin. Mrs. Hunt is survived by a special niece Clara Jackson and her son Mark A. Jackson, Sr. (nephew) of New Orleans, LA.; special nephews Clasterfair Williams, Jr. of New Orleans, LA....
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Frances Gladys Melton Nutter

September 5, 2019

Frances Gladys Melton Nutter was from Greensburg, Louisiana and was the wife of the late Fate Nutter, Sr. She was born on April 30, 1924 to the late Charlie Melton and Florence Bennett Melton. She passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the age of 95.Sister Nutter dedicated her life to Jehovah on May 6, 1970. She was the mother of Odeal Nutter Watkins and the late Arma Lee; the late Albert...
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Lionel Robertson, Sr.

September 4, 2019

Lionel Robertson, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday September 4, 2019. Husband of the late Annette Marie Chatman Robertson. Son of the late Helen Allen and Leonard Robertson, Sr. Father of Rene' Canty, Lionel Robertson, Jr., (Lela), Dr. Cindy Robertson Hugh (Pastor Michael Hugh), Kimberly Ann Robertson, Yolanda Denise Robertson and Krystal Mishawn Robertson. Brother of Geraldine...
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Lionel Robertson, Sr.

September 4, 2019

Lionel Robertson, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday September 4, 2019. Husband of the late Annette Marie Chatman Robertson. Son of the late Helen Allen and Leonard Robertson, Sr. Father of Rene' Canty, Lionel Robertson, Jr., (Lela), Dr. Cindy Robertson Hugh (Pastor Michael Hugh), Kimberly Ann Robertson, Yolanda Denise Robertson and Krystal Mishawn Robertson. Brother of Geraldine...
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Millie R. Bryan

September 1, 2019

Sister Millie R. Bryan, age 77, of New Orleans passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington class of 1959. Millie was a devoted member of Fellowship Baptist Church. At Fellowship she was an active participant of Sunday school, Prison Outreach Ministry, and the Witnessing Ministry. She's a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and faithful...
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Millie R. Bryan

September 1, 2019

Sister Millie R. Bryan, age 77, of New Orleans passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington class of 1959. Millie was a devoted member of Fellowship Baptist Church. At Fellowship she was an active participant of Sunday school, Prison Outreach Ministry, and the Witnessing Ministry. She's a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and faithful...
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Samuel L. Green, Sr.

August 31, 2019

Samuel L. Green, Sr., affectionately called "Sam Green" the barber, was born in Angie, LA to the late George Green, Sr. and Narvel (Walker) Green on December 5, 1937. He made his transition on August 31, 2019. He was married to Lillie R. Green for 59 years and from that union they had 3 children: Antoinette LaVigne Busby (Larry), Samuel L. Green, Jr and Zara Green (Alfred Edmond, Jr.). They have...
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Brian Leo Stewart

August 31, 2019

Brian Leo "Wick" Stewart was born October 16, 1975 in New Orleans LA, to Patricia Stewart and the late Ronald "Ronnie Stewart. Left to cherish his memories are his Life Long Companion/Wife, Yolanda Blondie Edwards; two children, Brian Recasner and Brooklynn Edwards; one Godchild, Da"Leila Foucha and three Siblings, Angela Wilson, Ronald Stewart and Rhonda Stewart. He will be missed by a host of...
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Samuel L. Green, Sr.

August 31, 2019

Samuel L. Green, Sr., affectionately called "Sam Green" the barber, was born in Angie, LA to the late George Green, Sr. and Narvel (Walker) Green on December 5, 1937. He made his transition on August 31, 2019. He was married to Lillie R. Green for 59 years and from that union they had 3 children: Antoinette LaVigne Busby (Larry), Samuel L. Green, Jr and Zara Green (Alfred Edmond, Jr.). They have...
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Brian Leo Stewart

October 16, 1975 - August 31, 2019

Brian Leo "Wick" Stewart was born October 16, 1975 in New Orleans LA, to Patricia Stewart and the late Ronald "Ronnie Stewart. Left to cherish his memories are his Life Long Companion/Wife, Yolanda Blondie Edwards; two children, Brian Recasner and Brooklynn Edwards; one Godchild, Da"Leila Foucha and three Siblings, Angela Wilson, Ronald Stewart and Rhonda Stewart. He will be missed by a host of...
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Donna Theresa Tanner

August 31, 2019

Donna Theresa Tanner, beloved wife, mother, and a friend to many, was called to eternal bliss on Saturday, August 31, 2019 with her loving husband at her side. Donna leaves her treasured memories to her devoted husband, Joseph M. Tanner; beloved children: Rashad Tanner, Danielle Hebert Tanner, and Meagan Tanner; grandchildren: Daniel Hebert and Jeremiah Tanner; 2 sisters, 1 brother, 1 sister-in...
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Donna Theresa Tanner

August 31, 2019

Donna Theresa Tanner, beloved wife, mother, and a friend to many, was called to eternal bliss on Saturday, August 31, 2019 with her loving husband at her side. Donna leaves her treasured memories to her devoted husband, Joseph M. Tanner; beloved children: Rashad Tanner, Danielle Hebert Tanner, and Meagan Tanner; grandchildren: Daniel Hebert and Jeremiah Tanner; 2 sisters, 1 brother, 1 sister-in...
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Roy A. Johnson

August 30, 2019

Roy A. "Sundown" Johnson, Sr., 76, of New Orleans, Louisiana, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday August 30, 2019. He was born in New Orleans, LA on October 8, 1942. Roy was preceded in death by his mother Marguerite Holmes Johnson, his father Willie Johnson, his brother Fred Johnson, Sr. and his sister Shirley J. Anderson. From his 1st marriage to Beverlyn Dominick Johnson, Roy leaves...
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Roy A. Johnson

October 8, 1942 - August 30, 2019

Roy A. "Sundown" Johnson, Sr., 76, of New Orleans, Louisiana, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday August 30, 2019. He was born in New Orleans, LA on October 8, 1942. Roy was preceded in death by his mother Marguerite Holmes Johnson, his father Willie Johnson, his brother Fred Johnson, Sr. and his sister Shirley J. Anderson. From his 1st marriage to Beverlyn Dominick Johnson, Roy leaves...
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Larry Joseph Carriere

August 18, 2019

Larry Joseph Carriere entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the age of 70. The beloved father of Schwan Carriere-Sceau, Shaft Carriere and Lucious Dunham (Deidra). Son of the late Lawrence A. Carriere, Jr. and the late Audrey S. Carriere; brother of Sylvenie C. (Donald), Raydell M. and Wardell P. Carriere; and brother-in-law of Chevelle Lackings-Carriere. He is also survived by...
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Larry Joseph Carriere

August 18, 2019

Larry Joseph Carriere entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the age of 70. The beloved father of Schwan Carriere-Sceau, Shaft Carriere and Lucious Dunham (Deidra). Son of the late Lawrence A. Carriere, Jr. and the late Audrey S. Carriere; brother of Sylvenie C. (Donald), Raydell M. and Wardell P. Carriere; and brother-in-law of Chevelle Lackings-Carriere. He is also survived by...
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Troy Vincent Salvant, Sr.

August 17, 2019

Brother Troy Vincent Salvant, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Husband of Ruby Custard Salvant. Son of Alfred Salvant, Sr. and Shirley Salvant. Father of Troy, Tranisha, and Tamira also reared Alfred Salvant, III. Brother of Alfred Salvant, Jr., Debra Ayo and Frankie Castle. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and...
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Troy Vincent Salvant, Sr.

August 17, 2019

Brother Troy Vincent Salvant, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Husband of Ruby Custard Salvant. Son of Alfred Salvant, Sr. and Shirley Salvant. Father of Troy, Tranisha, and Tamira also reared Alfred Salvant, III. Brother of Alfred Salvant, Jr., Debra Ayo and Frankie Castle. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and...
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Vivian Heisser Milbon

August 15, 2019

Vivian Heisser Milbon entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 15, 2019. She was a native of Madisonville, LA and a longtime resident of New Orleans, LA. Wife of the late Arthur J. Milbon. Mother of David C. Milbon. Daughter of the late Leonie Baham Poplous and Herman Heisser. Sister of Delmon Heisser and the late Freddie (Maxine) Heisser, Sr. and Lolita (James) Hayes. Aunt of Freddie Jr.,...
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Corey LaVaughn Love

August 15, 2019

Corey LaVaughn Love departed this life on Thursday August 15, 2019 at the age of 35. Son of Etta Ruth Love and step son of Herbert Johnson. Father of Zariah Love and brother of Shaundrekia Love. He is also survived by 1 niece Irielle Love, 2 uncles Seymour Love and John Love and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a...
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Corey LaVaughn Love

August 15, 2019

Corey LaVaughn Love departed this life on Thursday August 15, 2019 at the age of 35. Son of Etta Ruth Love and step son of Herbert Johnson. Father of Zariah Love and brother of Shaundrekia Love. He is also survived by 1 niece Irielle Love, 2 uncles Seymour Love and John Love and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a...
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Sheila Carter Dillon

April 12, 1955 - August 14, 2019

Sheila C. Dillon was born in New Orleans on April 12, 1955 to Rose and Joseph Carter Sr.She was blessed with one child, Kendrick Lamont Hughes. In 1978 she was united in marriage to Wallace Dillon, they have celebrated 41 years of life together.She attended L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero through her junior year, and graduated her senior year from L.B. Landry High School. After graduation she...
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Gerald Williams

August 13, 2019

Gerald V. Williams, Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on August 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 75 years old. He was born on September 30, 1943, in Napoleonville, Louisiana and became the sixth of seven children born to Clarence and Clara C. Williams.He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a faithful member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.Gerald was a...
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Gerald Williams

September 30, 1943 - August 13, 2019

Gerald V. Williams, Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on August 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 75 years old. He was born on September 30, 1943, in Napoleonville, Louisiana and became the sixth of seven children born to Clarence and Clara C. Williams.He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a faithful member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.Gerald was a...
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Latiffyfic Collier

August 12, 2019

Latiffyfic Logrands Collier passed away peacefully on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 48. Wife of Donald Collier; daughter of Dorothy Lee and the late Johnny Stokes; mother of Tavian Washington and Selby Washington, Jr.; sister of Liseeta Cole. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Kamryn Stewart and Kaden Washington 2 nieces, Jasmine and Aliyah Cole along with other relatives and...
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Latiffyfic Collier

August 12, 2019

Latiffyfic Logrands Collier passed away peacefully on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 48. Wife of Donald Collier; daughter of Dorothy Lee and the late Johnny Stokes; mother of Tavian Washington and Selby Washington, Jr.; sister of Liseeta Cole. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Kamryn Stewart and Kaden Washington 2 nieces, Jasmine and Aliyah Cole along with other relatives and...
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Lanelle Whatley

August 10, 2019

Lanelle "Nell" Antrice Whatley was born on June 16, 1983 and entered her eternal rest on August 10, 2019 at the age of 36, surrounded by her family. She was a long time resident of Harvey (Old Harvey), Louisiana. Nell was born in Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana to James and Carolyn Whatley. She was baptized at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in 1993 by Dr. Reverend John E. Brooks. She...
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Lanelle Whatley

June 16, 1983 - August 10, 2019

Lanelle "Nell" Antrice Whatley was born on June 16, 1983 and entered her eternal rest on August 10, 2019 at the age of 36, surrounded by her family. She was a long time resident of Harvey (Old Harvey), Louisiana. Nell was born in Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana to James and Carolyn Whatley. She was baptized at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in 1993 by Dr. Reverend John E. Brooks. She...
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Jonald Walker, Jr.

August 8, 2019

Jonald J. "Sugar Lump" Walker, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Son of the late Jonald Walker Sr. and Letha Sterling Walker. Father of Jonald (Lisa) Walker III. Brother of Dimitri Ashmore. Grandfather of Brooke Walker. He is also survived by a devoted friend Gloria Chapman and a host of other relatives and friends. Jonald attend St. Joan of Arc Catholic School and was a...
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Bernice Branch Monette

August 8, 2019

Bernice Branch Monette, departed this life on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the blessed age of 92. Daughter of the late Agnes Peters Branch and Dennis Branch Sr., wife of the late Wilbert F. Monette Sr. Mother of Lynn (Ralph) Lewis III, Eric (Elorial) Monette, Sr., Sabrina (Alden) Jourdain Sr., and the late Wilbert F. Monette, Jr., and Ercelle Ware. Sister of Violet Crawford, Marion Lawrence and...
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Bernice Branch Monette

August 8, 2019

Bernice Branch Monette, departed this life on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the blessed age of 92. Daughter of the late Agnes Peters Branch and Dennis Branch Sr., wife of the late Wilbert F. Monette Sr. Mother of Lynn (Ralph) Lewis III, Eric (Elorial) Monette, Sr., Sabrina (Alden) Jourdain Sr., and the late Wilbert F. Monette, Jr., and Ercelle Ware. Sister of Violet Crawford, Marion Lawrence and...
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Gary Gabriel Jordan

July 26, 1996 - August 7, 2019

Gary Gabriel was born on July 26, 1996 to Jeanine Jordan and the late Rodney Schaffer. Gary was a happy go lucky person. He was educated in Orleans Parish School System and attended Landry-Walker High School.Gary's life was cut short on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.He is preceded in death by his grandfather's, George Jordan and Robert Johnson; grandmother, Delores Schaffer: great grandparents, Ulus...
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Laronda Williams

August 7, 2019

Laronda Williams passed away peacefully on Wednesday,August 7, 2019 at the age of 43. Beloved daughter of the late Hessie B. Williams and Mable White Williams; sister of Darlene Williams; godmother of David Van Norman, Jr. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family, pastor, officers and members of Little Zion Baptist Church and all...
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Dorothy S. Piper

August 4, 2019

Dorothy S. Piper entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Daughter of the late Lucius Sterling and Bessie Callahan. Wife of the late Ernest Piper Sr. Mother of Gwendolyn Piper-Turner (Willie), Elvera Walter, Nathan Sterling Sr. (Lynette), Ike Sterling Sr., Julius Sterling, David Sterling (Joy), Emelda Sterling and the late Sylvester Sterling, Ernest Piper III, Jerome Piper, Lois Piper...
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Dorothy S. Piper

August 4, 2019

Dorothy S. Piper entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Daughter of the late Lucius Sterling and Bessie Callahan. Wife of the late Ernest Piper Sr. Mother of Gwendolyn Piper-Turner (Willie), Elvera Walter, Nathan Sterling Sr. (Lynette), Ike Sterling Sr., Julius Sterling, David Sterling (Joy), Emelda Sterling and the late Sylvester Sterling, Ernest Piper III, Jerome Piper, Lois Piper...
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Carol Ann Rhodes Lewis

July 25, 2019

Carol Ann Rhodes Lewis entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at age 79. She retired as a Pediatric nurse from Charity Hospital (University Hospital). She leaves to cherish her memory her children Renee Lewis Wallace, Keith Lewis (Marie), Gregory Lewis, Andrea Lewis Johnson (Gerald), and Tanya Lewis; sister Shirley Jackson; brother Victor Rhodes; sisters-in-law Sylvia Jones, Delores...
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Arthur Lannon Neville, Jr.

July 22, 2019

Arthur Lannon Neville, Jr. departed this life on Monday, July 22, 2019. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 30th at Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Please pay your last respects anytime between Noon and 4pm.
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Patsy Douglas Williams

July 19, 2019

Patsy Douglas Williams, departed this life on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the age of 89; Beloved wife of the late Lee Melvin Williams; Daughter of the late Milton Douglas and Luberta Neal; Devoted mother of Sandralyne W. Esco (late Alton), Patricia Williams Butler (late Sherman), Dennis (Marie), Kevin (Denise) and James Williams; Sister of Alma Johnson, Gloriastine Geaumont, Ulysses Neal, Marshall...
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JoAnne Theard Cross

July 11, 2019

JoAnne T. Cross, of New Orleans, La, departed this life on July 11, 2019, at the age of 66. She peacefully ascended this life surrounded by family and friends. She is the only daughter of Doretha S. Theard (Sampson) and the late Joseph Theard, loving and forever devoted widow of the late Gregory James Cross, sister of Michael Theard, Sr. and Granddaughter of the late Lillian Sampson. Jo was a...
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Valrita Marie Gibson-Dandridge

July 6, 2019

Valrita Marie Gibson-Dandridge entered into eternal life on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the age of 63. Loving wife of Gregory Clement Dandridge; daughter of the late Percy Gibson, Sr. and Jacqueline Valrita Crump-Gibson; sister of Keith Sr., Kelvin Sr. (Donna), Troy Sr., Farend Sr., Terri Gibson-Banks (Derrick), Trina and Carla Gibson. Siblings perceived before her are Percy Jr., Kemp and Tara...
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Patricia Ann Bolds

July 4, 2019

Patricia Ann Bolds went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2019 at the age of 84. She was born in New Orleans, LA. Patricia was the daughter of the late Albert Dixon and Mary Ernest Dixon and the step daughter of Hilda Barard Dixon. She was the loving wife of the late Frank Norman Bolds for 44 years. Patricia is survived by her daughter Ann Marie Hill, granddaughter Kendra Thomas (Tre) and great...
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Wilson Sylve

June 15, 2019

Wilson A. Sylve, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the age of 69. Husband of Millicent P. Sylve; son of Wilson W. Sylve and Helen Sylve; father of Wilson, Jr. (Danielle), Remy, Christopher Sylve (Sheree); brother of Dennis Sylve, Kerilyn Norman, Linda Duplessis, Jennifer Conaway and Arnold Sylve. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other...
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Leroy Brown

June 9, 2019

Leroy Brown departed this life on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the age of 71. Husband of Karen Brown; father of Shiwand Mason (Reginald), Shalena Washington, Chad Brown (Brandi), Trevena Brown (Lance) and Christina Maize (Robert); brother of Mildred Gosserand (Joseph), Ray Charles Brown (Carolyn) and Douglas Brown. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and...
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Bernice D. Burrell

June 9, 2019

Bernice Dumas Burrell peacefully entered eternal life on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the age of 95 years. Surrounded by family and friends, she quietly slipped away to join those loved ones who preceded her in death: Alvin (Husband), Oben and Rosa Laurent Dumas (parents), Leboria Riley (sister), Edwin Dumas (brother), Archie Walker and Ernest Rome (brothers-in-law) and many other family members and...
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Leroy Brown

June 9, 2019

Leroy Brown departed this life on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the age of 71. Husband of Karen Brown; father of Shiwand Mason (Reginald), Shalena Washington, Chad Brown (Brandi), Trevena Brown (Lance) and Christina Maize (Robert); brother of Mildred Gosserand (Joseph), Ray Charles Brown (Carolyn) and Douglas Brown. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and...
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Michael W. Hoffmeister

May 29, 2019

Michael "Mickey" W. Hoffmeister entered eternal rest on May 29, 2019. Son of the late Lloyd Jules Hoffmeister, Sr. and Dorothy Monies Hoffmeister. Husband of Charlene Hoffmeister. Father of Micah Hoffmeister, Jobe Hoffmeister, Tyra Tregre, Zachary Hoffmeister, Gabriel Hoffmeister, Rickie Alexander, Jr., Tiphane Alexander, and the late Jacob Hoffmeister. Brother of the late Lloyd Jules Hoffmeister...
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Dalton Boutte, Sr.

May 27, 2019

Dalton Joseph Boutte Sr., a lifelong resident of Algiers, LA entered into eternal rest on May 27, 2019, at the age of 91. Dalton was the son of the late Marie Millaud Boutte and Leonard Boutte. Loving husband of the late Lorraine Boutte. Devoted brother to the late Grace Landry, Rudolph, Marcel, and Joyce Boutte. Dalton graduated from LB Landry High School, then joined the US Army, serving in...
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Leroy Anthony Vignaud

May 26, 2019

Leroy "Buddy" Anthony Vignaud peacefully went on to eternal rest on Sunday morning May 26, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 88. Buddy was the son of Etienne Joseph Vignaud and Gladys Phillippi Pierson. He was married to Rose Mary Flint for nearly 62 years. They have 5 children; Wayne McCormick (Trina), Laurie, Stephen, Brian, and Christopher (Tania), 12 grand-children Wayne Jr.,...
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Mario Antonio Rich

May 25, 2019

Mario Antonio Rich transitioned into eternal glory into the presence of his Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the age of 65 in Houston, Texas. Mario was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and was a long-time resident of Houston, Texas.Mario was the loving son born to the late Irone and Harold Rich, Sr. of La Ceiba, Honduras in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 8, 1953. He was the...
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Mario Antonio Rich

May 25, 2019

Mario Antonio Rich transitioned into eternal glory into the presence of his Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the age of 65 in Houston, Texas. Mario was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and was a long-time resident of Houston, Texas.Mario was the loving son born to the late Irone and Harold Rich, Sr. of La Ceiba, Honduras in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 8, 1953. He was the...
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Andrew Hills, Jr.

May 21, 2019

Andrew Hills, Jr. "Rock" passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the age of 65. He was born on May 29, 1953 in New Orleans, LA. Loving husband of Vivian W. Hills. He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew Hills, Sr. and Willie Mae Arnold Hills, two sisters and one niece. Devoted father of Andrew Hills, III and Romalis Hills of New Orleans, La, Ashanti Hills of Charlotte, North Carolina, and...
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Gloria Curtis Bennett

May 20, 2019

Gloria Curtis Bennett was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late William and Albirda Curtis on May 15, 1945. Gloria entered into the presence of the Lord on May 20, 2019 at 1:45 a.m. surrounded by her loving family. Gloria was a graduate of Joseph S. Clark Senior High School, Class of 1964 and was employed by Lykes Brothers Steamship Co. and United States Postal Service. She's preceded in...
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Nathaniel Peter Williams

May 19, 2019

Nathaniel Peter Williams departed this life on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Ochsner Medical Center. Nathaniel was born to the union of the late Reverend Sylvester S. Williams, Jr. and Dorothy Phelps Williams. Nathaniel was a life-long member at First New St. Mark Baptist Church. He was active in the church as the treasurer and the organist.Nathaniel was a graduate of George Washington Carver Sr. High...
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Shaamata King

May 18, 2019

Shaamata Shawntic-Payne King departed this life on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the age of 43. Beloved daughter of Brenda Payne and Wilbert Payne Washington; Loving mother of Brittany Sanders and Tre'Shawn King; Sister of Clem Payne, Courtney Gibson, Chris Ross, Tyrone Jackson and the late Shawn King; Godmother of Fehrol Byrd. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren; Ahmaad Sanders, Ahmia Sanders,...
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Lorena Lewis Harris

May 16, 2019

Lorena Lewis Harris passed on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm at Passages Hospice. Wife of Nathaniel Henry Harris, Sr.; daughter of the late Alex and Mary Lewis; mother of Nathaniel H. Harris, Jr. (Charlett) and Langston R. Harris, Sr. (Nicole); sister of Alex, III, Ronald, Victoria and Michael Lewis (Ericka), Mary Shanks, Annie Bell Robertson (Alvin) and the late Eric Lewis; grandmother of...
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Paul Gaines

May 16, 2019

Paul Gaines entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the age of 90 at Touro Hospital. A Sergeant in the U. S. Army. Loving husband of Gladys Ben Gaines. Son of the late Leopold and Odile Gaines. A dedicated father to Sharon Gaines Turk ( John), Derek Paul Gaines, Narcisse John Gaines (Rhondaline), and Darrell Joseph Gaines, Sr. (DeShun). Brother of Melvina Franklin and the late...
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Rosemary Route

May 14, 2019

Rosemary J Route departed this life on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Route, Sr.; Daughter of the late Edward and Clara Silvan Jeanpierre; Loving mother of Anthony Route (Lucy), Edward Route (Yolanda), Pamela Smith (the late Edgar), and Karen Dalney (Terry) and Sister of Geraldine Dauney and Gail Demery. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 21 great...
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Lynn Patricia Dolliole

May 12, 2019

Lynn Patricia Dolliole answered the Lord's call and rejoined her sister Pamela Dolliole Hermanspahn on May 12, 2019. Born to Ida and Henry Dolliole Jr. on November 8, 1958. She is survived by her daughter Candice (Benjamin) Bowden, grandchildren Brandon & Courtney, brothers Kevin (Janice) Dolliole Sr., Steven Dolliole & Andre' (Kimberly) Dolliole, brother-in-law Michael Hermanspahn and a...
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Jean Johnson Balladares

May 3, 2019

Jean Johnson Balladares was born to the union of the late Major Johnson and Jimmie G. Johnson on November 20, 1943 in Gloster, MS. Jean attended grade school in New Orleans, LA. She worked at Joval Manufacturing Company for 29 years and she retired from ABM in October, 2016. Jean accepted Christ early in life and was a member of Franklin Ave. Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA. Jean married the...
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Leonard Dennis

April 28, 2019

Leonard Dennis entered into eternal rest, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Leonard leaves memories to cherish with his wife, Dora Lee Calvin Dennis, children Cheryl Calvin Jones, Amanda Dennis Jones, Michelle Dennis Custard, and siblings Leona Watts, Willie Mae Marshall, Vivian Brazile, and Calvin Dennis. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends....
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Iola Mae Shepard Alexander

April 26, 2019

Iola Mae "Lady" Shepard Alexander was born August 7, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Eli and Madeline Turner Shepard. She departed this life on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Bell Vie Nursing Home in Gretna, Louisiana. Iola worked for the Orleans Parish School Board in food services for many years where she touched the lives of many students and faculty. She enjoyed cooking, watching her...
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Marion O. Williams

April 25, 2019

Marion O. Williams, departed this life on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Jonesboro, GA at the age of 77; Beloved wife of the late Stanley Williams; Daughter of the late Henry and Esma Johnson Oconnor; Devoted mother of Terrence M. Williams, Trichonne Williams Robinson, Darryl Harvey, Shannon Harvey and the late Terry M. Williams; Sister of Robert Preston and the late Walter Preston and Rose Pierre...
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Rene Anthony Pratcher, Sr.

April 22, 2019

Rene' Anthony Pratcher, Sr. of New Orleans, Louisiana, departed this life on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the age 73. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Peter Pratcher, Sr. and Carrie Owens Pratcher; his siblings, Sylvia Pratcher, Patricia Rose Pratcher, Elaine Pratcher, Eve P. Cavalier, his wife, Madeline Melrose Pratcher and daughter-in-law Antoinette Pratcher.Rene' is survived by his...
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Doris Lonon Cade

April 19, 2019

Doris Lonon Cade departed this life on Friday, April 19, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Cade, Sr.; Mother of Aloha, Herbert, Jr. (Roslyn), Herman (Denise) Cade and Michelle Cade Nero; Youngest daughter of the late Moses, Sr. and Olivia Robinson Lonon. Sister of the late Edna L. Aaron, Ardell L. Bradley of Columbia, MD, Moses, Jr., Herbert, and Arthur Lonon. Survived by Jack (Kathy)...
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Betty Foster Cates

April 18, 2019

Betty Abbiegale Foster Cates was born August 24, 1932 in New Orleans La. She is the youngest daughter of the late Walter Bernard Foster, Sr. and Darcus "Dinky" Pellebon Foster. Betty is the wife of Sidney Hayward Cates, III; mother of The Honorable Sidney Hayward Cates, IV, Kim Cates Parker, mother-in-law of Lionel Parker, Jr.; sister of Harvey Foster, the late Walter B. Foster Jr., Georgiana ...
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Bessie Lee Alexander

April 18, 2019

Bessie Lee Alexander entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 18, 2019 at the age of 94. She was born in Franklin, LA on April 26, 1924 to the late George Sparrow and the late Frances Harrison Sparrow. She lived in New Orleans, LA the majority of her life and most recently resided in Miramar Beach, FL. Bessie was a faithful member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish. She loved homemaking,...
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Kenneth Jones

April 15, 2019

Kenneth Jones passed away peacefully on Monday April 15 2019 at the age of 63. He was the son of the late Walter and Irene Jones. Beloved brother of Muhammed Abdullah Ali, Islam Amin, Karen Jones and Kevin Jones, Sr.(Lynarr) Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family also priest and parishioners of St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman...
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Gail Evans

April 12, 2019

Gail Evans passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the age of 60. She was the daughter of the late Doris and Ruth Evans and the loving mother of Tanisha Evans. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Zyllah and Zander Wooten, a host of sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at D.W....
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Edwin Phillip Romain, Sr.

April 8, 2019

Edwin "Ro" Phillip Romain, Sr., a WWII United States Navy Veteran, peacefully departed this life on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the age of 96; beloved husband of the late Myra Millaud Romain; son of the late Richard L. Romain and Catherine Douroux Romain; stepson of the late Isabelle St. Cyr Romain; devoted father of Leslie Romain Chauvin, Richard N. Romain, Julie A. Romain, Inez Romain (Roy)...
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Leola Anthony

April 7, 2019

Leola Anthony departed this life on Sunday April 7, 2019 at the age of 86. She was the wife of the late John Gray. She was the daughter of the late Willie Anthony and Evelyn Johnson. Mother of Eletha Gray, John Gray, Jr., Gail Gray and Judy Gray. Sister of Earl and Antione Anthony. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 19 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces,...
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Claude Peter Joshua

April 4, 2019

Claude Peter Joshua passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the age of 76. Claude was born in Donaldsonville, LA (Lemannville) to Vernessa Joshua and Wilmer Jenkins on March 24, 1943. Claude was a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) operator for 35 years. Claude was preceded in death by his parents, Vernessa Joshua and Wilmer Jenkins, son, Alex Leon Joshua, sister, Gloria Dottie Jenkins...
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Larry Joseph Oliver

April 4, 2019

Larry Joseph Oliver passed away on Thursday April 4, 2019 at the age of 25. He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Deirdre Oliver, a brother Walter Claiborn, Jr. and nephew Trayvon Oliver.Relatives and friends of the family also Pastors, Officers and members of St. Andrew Episcopal Church are invited to attend the funeral service at 11:00am on Saturday April 13, 2019 at St. Andrew...
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Samantha McDowell Synigal

April 4, 2019

Samantha McDowell Synigal entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Samantha was the beloved daughter of Martha Grinstead and the late Samuel Marshall, Jr. She was the loving mother of Shyantha and Samuel McDowell, Shyanthony and Anthony Synigal and grandmother of Shay'la Ross. She was a cherished sister to Barbara Berard, Bonnie McDowell, Carl Moten and the late Floyd Leonard....
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