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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 (Anthony "Tony") Rucker of Mercerville, NJ; cousin / "sister" of Clida Martinez (Leonard) Ellison of Detroit, MI and Priscilla (Wendell Wilson) Metoyer of Shreveport, LA,; cousin / "brother" of Thaddeus "Thad" (Rita) Jones of Detroit, MI and Edward Roy (Janna) Metoyer of Houston, TX; niece of Patricia (Noble) Moran of Shreveport, LA, Daisy Conant of Gardenia, CA, Carrie Sers, Sylvester Sers both of Cane River, LA and Anthony "Tony" (Doris) Sers of Albuerque, NM; cousin / "niece" of Greta Burns of New Orleans, LA, Ruby Cooper of Shreveport, LA and Gloria Jones of Cane River, LA; She is also survived by a host of cousins, employees, colleagues and friends.
Relatives, friends, colleagues, priest and parishioners of St. Augustine Catholic of New Orleans and St. Augustine Catholic Church of Isle Brevelle, Natchez, LA, also employees of Balthazar Electriks, Inc., board members, faculty and students of Louis "Satchmo"Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp and The Collaborative are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1210 Gov. Nicholls Street, New Orleans, LA on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:30 am; Father Emmanuel Mulenga, OMI, Celebrant. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am; Rosary will begin at 10:00 am.
On Saturday, March 17, 2018, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 2262 Hwy 484, (Isle Brevelle), Natchez, LA 71456 at 12:00 pm; Reverend Father Charlie Ray, Celebrant. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am; Rosary will begin at 10:30 am. Interment: St. Augustine Catholic Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, 124 Roselyn Park Place, New Orleans, LA 70131 or via the website @ www.louisarmstrongjazzcamp.com or The Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, 1100 Industrial Road, Ste. 1, San Carlos, CA 94070 or via the website @ www.lungcancer.org.
Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook. For the Balthazar Group rate, call The Fairfield Hotel @ 318-354-8007 located at 150 Hayes Avenue, Natchitoches, LA 71457