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Emelda Fritz Jeanmarie, age 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 10:15 p.m. at The Sanctuary Passages Hospice.
Mrs. Jeanmarie was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a retired employee of Sears, Roebuck and Co. She was passionate about her faith and dedicated to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. During her lifetime she was a registered parishioner of Holy Redeemer, St. Augustine, Sacred Heart of Jesus, and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Churches. In her most recent years, she was an avid viewer of the Daily Mass at St. Louis Cathedral.
Mrs. Jeanmarie was the daughter of the late Robert and Louise Desbordes Fritz; wife of the late Herbert V. Jeanmarie; mother of Sylvia J. Franklin and the late Bishop-Elect Rev. Glenn V. Jeanmarie; grandmother of Louis R. Francis, Jr. and Dr. Michelle Francis-Sullen; great grandmother of Tirrany James, her beloved and favorite DaVonté Glenn Cortes Jeanmarie and Mariah Sullen; mother-in-law of Louis R. Francis, Sr; grandmother-in-law of Stanford Sullen; sister of the late Robert (Thais), Raymond, and Dorothy Fritz, Louise Coleman (Louis), and Stella Norman (Victor); sister-in-law of Delores Fritz; aunt of Ray M. (Cheryl) and Bruce Fritz, Alton (Cynthia) Coleman, Thais (Jesse) Ardoin, Herman Fitch II and the late Carolyn Fitch and Wesley Fritz. She is also survived by other relatives and friends, including family friend Pervis Gaines.
Family and friends may view the body on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 3368 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119. Due to current public health guidelines, face masks are required, and social distancing will be implemented during visitation. A private burial will be held for immediate family only. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue. Please visit to sign the guestbook