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Dolores Sylvia Peters Soupenne
  • September 12, 2019
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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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 Clara Charlot (Norbert) of Los Angeles, CA, Bassanio Peters Sr. (Elfriede) of Los Angeles, CA, Winfred Peters Sr. (Vendoria), Elvira Peters, and Fred Peters. Sister in law of Loletta Peters, Aurelia Soupenne Rousseve (Lloyd), and the late Doris S. Ellsworth (Paul) and Ellwood Soupenne (Lillie). She was the proud Grandmother of Maxwell and Violet Soupenne. Niece of Eloise Neal. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Sylvia was raised to be a strong and independent woman from a very young age. Sylvia grew up in a large family but that didn't stop her from being seen. Always looking to have a good time she would not hesitate to join in the fun. Sylvia's nieces and nephews also knew her as the "cool auntie"; the one they knew they could turn to as a trustworthy confidant.
Sylvia, known as "Ms. D", worked the majority of her career in the insurance industry for Pan American Life. There she established many life lasting friendships and enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her co-workers.
For many years, Sylvia was a member of Bonanza Club. She was a fun, competitive, and savvy player. She enjoyed this lovely community of women and always looked forward to the time she spent with them. Additionally, Sylvia was a member of the Answering Mary's Call Rosary Group.
Although raised Baptist she converted to Catholicism because she knew that was the way she wanted to serve God. She was a devout Catholic and lived her life by these principles. Over the years Sylvia was a faithful member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church.
"I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith." -2 Timothy 4:7
Relatives and friends of the family, also Priest and Parishioners of Transfiguration of Our Lord and Corpus Christi Catholic Churches, members of Answering Mary's Call Rosary Group and Bonaza Club and employees of Pan American Life Insurance Company are invited to attend A Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic Church, 5621 Elysian Fields Ave. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until Mass time. Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home.