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Leila Ann Lewis, departed this life on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the age of 32 in Metairie, LA. She was a lifelong area resident, best friend, sister, daughter and encourager to many. Leila worked as a Bank Branch Manager with Capital One, was an amateur actor with ABCT, volunteered with Dress for Success, CASA New Orleans, Junior Achievement and facilitated Financial Literacy Training on behalf of Capital One. She graduated with honors from Marion Abramson High School, and attended Northwestern University in Natchitoches. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Lillie and Eugene Ralph, TX; her father and step-mother, Anthony and Lisa Lewis, LA; paternal grandmother, Bernice Hardester; maternal grandmother, Annie Horne; six brothers, Lydell Watson, Timothy Jones, Michael Joseph, Jared Ralph, Preston Ralph, Eugene Ralph Jr.; three sisters, Bernice Lewis Gaines, Toni Lewis, and Lila Lewis; one step- sister Tanisha Buckley; God-mother to Jamell Edmond; best friends, Ashley Wimberley and Sean Jones; nine nephews, four nieces and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Curtis Horne and Harvell Lewis; uncle, Melvin Horne.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service at DW Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm; Pastor Leroy Theard, officiating; Visitation will begin at 10:00 am; Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery; Arrangements by DW Rhodes Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA; Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guest book. Contributions in memory of Leila may be made to Dress for Success, 6117 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70118.