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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 by a special sister in law Alcibia Mercadel Jeanmarie along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family and members of St. Raymond / St. Leo and Corpus Christi Catholic Church are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raymond / St. Leo Catholic Church, 2916 Paris Ave., NOLA on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Celebrant Father Anthony M Bozeman SSJ. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Louis #3 Cemetery, NOLA
Services entrusted to D. W. Rhodes Funeral Homes. To sign the guest book please visit