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Ernestine "Teen" Walker Gourrier transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly mansion on November 24, 2018. She was 103 years old. Ernestine was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Gourrier, only daughter, Jewel G. Simon, son in law, Joseph M. Simon, her parents, Harry and Stella Walker and her three sisters, Alice W. Gueno Stella W. Populous and Rosemary Vappie. Ernestine is survived by four granddaughters, Angela M. Simon, Judith A. Simon, Lynne S. Jalvia and Lois A. Simon. Two great grandchildren, Gregory Jalvia (Lisa) and Lyndsey J. Jackson (Jedidiah). A loving Great-Great Grandmother of Deacon and Leighton Jalvia. She is also survived by a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on December 1, 2018 at Good Shepherd (St. Stephens) Catholic Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA. 70115. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM with Mass to follow at 10:00 AM. Monsignor Christopher Nalty, Officiant. Interment: St. Vincent Cemetery, 1950 Soniat St. The family would like to invite the Directors and Staff of the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, Joe Simon's Jazz Inc, Orleans Parish Public Schools - Music Dept, U.S. Post Office, Peoples Health and Davita Dialysis. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Stephen's Restoration Fund. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.