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Theresa Rose Encalarde Taylor was called to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at her residence after a strong fight with cancer. She was 69 years old. Wife of the late Bernard Lionel Taylor, Jr.; daughter of the late Octave Curt Encalarde, Jr. and Ione Sambrone Encalarde; mother of Gina Taylor Duncan (Omar), Joel Michael Taylor (Hallianne) and the late Bernard Lionel Taylor, III; grandmother of Justin, Austin and Kaitlyn Duncan, Joel and Stella Taylor; great grandmother of Nova and Seven Duncan; sister of Octave, III, Martin (Eugenie), Wayne, Thaddeus Encalarde, Charmaine Young, Bernadette Porche, Anna Jacques and Barbara Duncan; sister-in-law of Annie Mae Badon, Oliver Badon and Edmond Gautier, the late Delores Gautier, Fred Taylor (Sylvia) and Albert Porche. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews other family and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, priest and parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, St. Raymond / St. Leo Catholic Church and St. Gabriel Catholic Church, also members of Lakeview Playground are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6828 Chef Menteur Highway on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 10:00 am. Father Tony Ricard, Celebrant. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.