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Geraldine Olivia Dowden departed this life on Monday July 16, 2018 at 5:57 am at the age of 79. She was the daughter of the late Odile Yancy Dowden Sayles, Leonard William Dowden Sr. and George P. Sayles Sr. Devoted mother of Corey Gerard Dowden Sr. Caring grandmother of Corey Jr., Colby, Caleb and Christian Dowden. Loving companion and dear friend of Dennis Briscoe for 13 years. Beloved sister of George Jr., Evangeline, Roseline, Gerald Sr., Marva and the late Leonard Jr., Jules and Charles Dowden Sr. and Hope Sayles. Geraldine is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, also priest and parishioners of St. Maria Goretti and Epiphany/Corpus Christi Catholic Churches; and employees of N.O. Traffic Court and U.S. Postal Service are invited to attend the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial Funeral at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at St. Maria Goretti Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Special family presentation will be from 10:00 AM until Mass time. Interment: Providence Memorial Park. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home 3933 Washington Ave. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to share online condolences.