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Rhodes Funeral Home - Washington Avenue

Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

The staff members of Rhodes Family of Businesses will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.
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Our Obituaries

Theresa Rose Encalarde Taylor

January 16, 2019

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;...
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Rose Lee Chapple

January 12, 2019

Rose Lee Chapple died peacefully and quietly on Saturday January 12, 2019, in New Orleans, LA. She was born on October 12, 1931, in Franklinton, LA, to George and Clivie Chapple, the youngest of three children. She was a long-time resident of New Orleans who was a graduate of Washington Parish Training School of Franklinton. After graduating from high school, she married the late James Curtis...
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Merial Stewart Bercy

January 10, 2019

Merial "MayMae" Stewart Bercy passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the age of 71. Wife of the late Anthony Eugene Bercy, Jr; daughter of the late Ernest and Florence Allen Stewart; mother of Myra Bercy, Mera Bercy (Mark Bruno), Anthony Bercy, III (Latonia), Antonio Bercy (ZiJazo) and Antoine Bercy (Tracy); step mother of Janice Frith; sister of Elouise Lindsey, Bernell Stewart...
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Taurean Maurice Anderson

January 7, 2019

Taurean Maurice Anderson entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the age of 35. Beloved son of Vanessa Jeanette Sterling Anderson and the late Randy Anderson; devoted friend of Latisha Lewis; loving father of Tamia, Autumn and Ava Anderson; brother of Ronell Bonnee'; grandson of the late John and Florence Sterling, and Grace and Harry Anderson, Sr. He is also survived by 1...
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Rosa Lee Paul

December 28, 2018

Rosa Lee Paul entered eternal rest on Thursday, December 28, 2018 at John Hainkel Rehabilitation Center in New Orleans at the age of 90. Daughter of the late Webby R. and Francais Paul; mother of Johnny Paul, and also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family, also Pastor, officers, and members of the Holy Faith Temple Baptist Church and...
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Lawrence Henry Moore

December 27, 2018

Lawrence Henry Moore, departed this life on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the age of 79 after a battle with lung cancer. He died peacefully at home with his wife and daughter at his side. Son of the late George C. Moore and Marguerite V. Moore. Preceded in death by brothers, Ernest, George Jr., Clyde, Andrew, Lorenzo; sisters, Ernestine and Ephyania, and daughter, Loretta Nevilles. Husband of...
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Noel Angela Braud

December 13, 2018

Noel Angela Braud entered into eternal life on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her parents the late Clarence Braud, Sr, and the late Wilhelmina Dupre Braud. Loving mother of Candice Braud and grandmother of Trey Pinkney, Sydney Noelle Pinkney and Alexis Braud. Great grandmother of Caiden Victor. Devoted sister of Mary Braud Harris, Clarice Braud Willis,...
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Linda Lenoir Jenkins

November 30, 2018

Linda Faye Lenoir-Jenkins was born on March 19, 1954 to the proud parents of James Ernest and Lillie Bernice Lenoir in New Orleans, LA at Charity Hospital. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in New Orleans, LA in 1972 and shortly after started her career. She met her husband Edward Jenkins, Jr. in January 1983 at the Touch of Class Night Club. He approached her at the club and...
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Gwendolyn Arthe Goode Armstrong

November 30, 2018

Gwendolyn Arthé Goode Armstrong, also known as Granny, Diva, Gwen, Gwenlen, Aunt Gwen and Elegance, was born on November 21, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The third child of the union between Anne Victoria and Herbert Goode, she was described as "a force of nature" by her youngest granddaughter Erin Michelle, "a TRUE Scorpio" by her grandson Christopher Anthony, and "the Matriarch" and ...
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Ernestine Gourrier

November 24, 2018

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...
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Arthur John Promfrey, Jr.

November 22, 2018

Arthur John Pomfrey, Jr. departed this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in New Orleans, LA at the age of 79. Arthur is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ella Lee Hall Pomfrey; siblings, Philip Werlin Pomfrey, Joseph Pomfrey, Patricia Claiborne, and brother-in-law, Clarence Maire; children, Anita Ann Watkins, Randy Garland Pomfrey, Rhonda Lynnora Pomfrey, Reginald Pomfrey (Amy), Roderick Allen...
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Leonard Tuesno

November 18, 2018

Leonard Tuesno, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the age of 79. Leonard is survived by his 3 sons and 1 daughter; Leonard, Sr. (Joyce), Leonard Frederick Tuesno, Ronnie Tuesno (Tyra) and Charlotte Ross; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; a devoted, awesome companion, Jessie Louise Ross and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends...
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Lillie Lucinda James

November 18, 2018

Lillie Lucinda James entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the age of 90. She was a native of Plaquemine, LA and a longtime resident of New Orleans, LA. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 5 brothers, 1 sister, 1 grandchild and 1 great grandchild. She is survived by 6 children, 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, 1...
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Kim Hill Donate

November 8, 2018

Kim "Frost" Hill Donate departed this life on November 8, 2018. He joins his parents, Marion and Paul Donate and two sisters Audrey and Wanda. He is survived by his wife Katrina Hill, his daughter Taleah, his three sons Kentrell, Khaleed, and Leron, his three sisters Yolanda, Jean Paula (Arnold), Linder (Larry) and a brother from another mother Ray. He further leaves one aunt Mary White, two...
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Rachanell Delano Daniels

November 7, 2018

Rachanell Delano Daniels passed away at his home on Wednesday November 7, 2018. He was born to the late Mary Eva Daniels and James Daniels, Sr., on July 19, 1952. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rosa Strahan Daniels and Percy Daniels, Charles Wesley Alfred, Sr. and Eva Mary Alfred, and his uncle Warren Daniels.Widely known as "Ray," he was a larger-than-life figure who transformed...
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Ruby Williams

November 1, 2018

Ruby Mae Jefferson Williams, a retired Developmental Disability Occupational Therapist, entered into rest on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at her home in Kenner, La. at the age of 73. Ruby Mae Jefferson Williams was born August 22, 1945 to the union of the late Thomas and Norma Jefferson. Mrs. Williams was a member of Enlighten Fellowship Church. Ruby was baptized at an early age and received her...
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James Joseph Robert, Jr.

October 30, 2018

James Joseph Robert Jr. was born September 28, 1935 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late James J. Robert Sr. and Rose Coste Robert. Everyone knew him as "Big Jimmy". Jimmy departed this life on October 30, 2018. During their 63 years of marriage he and his wife, Dolores Legaux Robert, owned and operated J&D's Corner Grocery Store for 20 years, he also was a brick mason by trade for 32 years....
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Benjamin Soloman Clay, I

October 26, 2018

Benjamin (Ben) Soloman Clay, I passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the age of 79. Husband of Alma Clay; son of the late Herman Isidore Clay, Sr. and Alma St. Martin Clay; father of Benjamin Soloman Clay, II (Nicole) and Cheryletta Harrison (Michael); step father of Quanna Batiste-Brown, Patrice Batiste and Peter Batiste, Jr.; grandfather of Michael Sean Harrison, Jr. and Tayler Sean...
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Leon Gerard Merchant

October 25, 2018

Leon Gerard Merchant departed this life on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the age of 66. Husband of Vernisha Marrero Merchant; Son of the late Leon Merchant and Gloria Hall Merchant; Brother of Margaret Parker. He is also survived by one niece, Tiffany Lauderdale, a host of great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family also priest and parishioners of St....
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Brian Joseph Gulliver-Garcia

October 21, 2018

Brian Joseph Gulliver-Garcia (nee Garcia) chose to depart this world on his own terms suddenly on October 21, 2018 at the age of 41. He is greatly loved and he lived life to the fullest to the very end. He hid his struggles from his friends and family and presented to the world as a loving, caring and devoted man. But the battles he faced around his identity and his past simply became too much....
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Derrick Anthony Johnson

October 20, 2018

Derrick Anthony "Woo" Johnson, was born on April 24, 2007. He departed this life on October 20, 2018 at the age of 11. Derrick was a 5th grade student at Schaumburg Elementary School. Fond and joyful memories of Derrick as a beautiful free spirit will live on through his grandparents Carolyn Fitts, Harlan Jones, Anthony Hennessee and Paulie Karol Sanders; his mother, Dana D. Hennessee; his...
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Estelle Galloway

October 15, 2018

Estelle Galloway went home to be with Lord on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the age of 80. She was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Warren and Grace Baptiste. Estelle was the wife of the late David Louis Galloway. She is the mother of Lori Warner (Keith) and David Galloway ( Renee).Mrs. Galloway has 4 sisters and 1 brother: Helen Clinton, Karen Wyre, Shirley Hastings, Gwen Piggie, and Warren...
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Gregory Peter Heisser III

October 9, 2018

Gregory Peter Heisser, III, son of Lurline & Orrin Duncan and Gregory & Dionne Heisser, Jr. departed this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the age of 23 with his fiancée the late Darnisha Desilva. He leaves to cherish his memory, three children: Gregory IV, Davi (G'anna), & Thomas Heisser. Brothers and Sisters Laela LaBeaud, Lorrin, Ashley, Kyle Duncan, Gerell (Geeky) Heisser...
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Lucille Sabatier Pijeaux Hall

October 4, 2018

Lucille Sabatier Pijeaux Hall passed away peacefully at her home in the Greater Birmingham Alabama area on October 4, 2018. She was a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana until Hurricane Katrina. She is survived by her 3 children, Dr. Lawrence Joseph Pijeaux, Jr., Dr. Rosalind Pijeaux Hale, and Giesle Alexandria Hall. She is also survived by 5 grandsons and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded...
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Eugene Woods, Jr.

September 29, 2018

Eugene "Mr. Bigg" Woods, Jr. departed this life on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the age of 90. He was the loving husband of the lateDoralstine Woods; son of the late Eugene and Margaret Woods; adored father of Glenda (Charles) Mitchell, Joyce (Albert) Williams, Curtis, Sterling and Travia Woods, the late Eugene III, Kerry Woods and George Clark; brother of the late Emma Webster, Catherine...
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Margorie Cobb Moss

September 17, 2018

Margorie Cobb Moss, born on September 17, 1944, departed this life on September 17, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Wife of the late Arthur Joseph Moss, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving sister, Myrtle Cobb Jones, her nephew, Timothy U. Wilson, extended relatives, friends and Pastor Gaylon Clark, officers and members of Greater Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Austin, TX.Words of...
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Antoine Oates

September 16, 2018

Antoine Oates departed this life on Sunday, September 16, 2018. He was born in New Orleans and resided there his entire life. He is survived by a sister, Yolanda D. Oates; two nephews, Michael Roy Major, Jr. and Christopher Antoine Major; an aunt, Kathleen Oates Johnson and an uncle, Clemon Oates. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at D.W. Rhodes Chapel,...
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Ruby Myrtle Dennis Foster

September 16, 2018

Ruby Myrtle Dennis Foster departed this life on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at a blessed age of 103. She was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Wife of the late James Harold Foster; Daughter of the late William and Fannie Dorsey Dennis; Mother of the late June F. Sanchez and the late Gloria F. White; Ms. Ruby is survived by 3 grandchildren, Dr. Angelique White-Williams, Andrew P. Sanchez, Jr. and...
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Angela Elaine Isidore

September 10, 2018

Angela Elaine Isidore departed this life on Monday September 10, 2018. She was 59 years old and a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Beloved daughter of the late Joel and Mary Washington Isidore; 1 Step-mother, the late Maxine Isidore; Loving mother of Demetrica Isidore Jones (Jeffery) , Daniel Isidore; Sister of Sharon Isidore McKendall, Diana Burrell Lee, Arthemise Isidore Turner (Fred), Kevin...
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Cleo Robertson

September 10, 2018

Cleo Doris Ives Robertson was born July 23, 1929 in Melrose, Louisiana to the late Ellen Antee and James E. Ives. Cleo was the eldest of ten children and moved to New Orleans as a young girl and attended Xavier Prep. Cleo continued to pursue her education at Straight Business College where she later became an employee. Cleo met the love of her life, George J. Robertson, Sr., who she married on...
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Cecile Faulk

September 7, 2018

Cecile Dora Hurst Faulk was born on July 30, 1944 in New Orleans, LA and passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018. Daughter of the late Ebenezer and Geneva Hurst. She leaves to cherish her memories, 6 sons, Kinzie, Ebenezer, Raymond, Rene (Samantha), Marshall Faulk and Joseph Hurst; 1 sister, Irma McElveen. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Nicols; 1 son, Frederick...
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Louvinia Leonard

September 2, 2018

Louvinia W. Leonard departed this life on Sunday, September 2, 2018. She was 74 years old and a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Wife of the late Alvin Leonard; Daughter of the late Otis Western and Martha Andrews; Mother of Anthony Leonard (Darlene), Belinda Burke (George), Andrew Leonard (Gwen) and Chris Leonard; Sister of Ruth M Dunmas, Barbara Ann Sutherland, Gloria D. Allison and the late...
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Dianne Connor

August 31, 2018

Dianne M Conner departed this life on Friday, August 31, 2018. She was 57 years old and a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Beloved daughter of the Willie Rollins Sr. and Blanche Rollins; Loving mother of Dannie Conner and Javon Conner; Sister of Debra Rollins, Chester Rollins, Kenny Ray Rollins, Willie Rollins, Jr., Ugene Rollins, Troy Ronda Rollins, Antoinette Rollins, Brandy Rollins; Sister in...
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Willis Joseph Robertson, Jr.

August 30, 2018

Willis Joseph Robertson, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the age of 71. Son of the late Willis J. Robertson, Sr. and Theresa Barthelemy Robertson. Father of Lindsay Robertson Tezeno (Gary L. Tezeno) and Meredith Robertson Sutton (Tommye S. Sutton). Grandson of the late Roger and Mary Elizabeth Barthelemy and the late Willis and Leone Robertson. He is also survived by...
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Cleo E. Jackson

August 21, 2018

Mrs. Cleo E. Jackson, at Touro Infirmary, on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, beloved mother of Phyliss Jackson-Polk (Clark Polk), Shirley Jackson-Watson (Eugene Watson), Eric Thomas Jackson (Juanita Jackson), and the late James M. Jackson. Preceded in death her sister Vera Epps Carter, brothers Alphonse Epps Jr. and Henry Epps. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other...
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Wendell Billew

August 17, 2018

Wendell "Wink" Billew, received his angel wings and went home to glory on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the age of 54; Beloved husband of Lydia Johnson-Billew; Devoted father of Tyler Wendell Billew; Son of the late Myrtle Landor Billew and Murphy Billew, Sr.; Brother of Deborah Billew, Trabaza Billew, Artisha Billew, Troylyn (Don) Billew Palmer, Reginald (Marie) Billew, Tyrone (Cheryl) Billew and...
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Mary Connor

August 16, 2018

Mary Louise Connor was born May 23, 1933 and returned to her Heavenly Father on August 16, 2018. She was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Rogers Gibson and Ollie Lavallais Gibson of Mansura, Louisiana. Mary has crossed over to join family and relatives who preceded her. Her beloved mother and father; grandmother, Alphonsine Kate Murry; brother Joseph Gibson; and son Kavin Girod Connor. Mary...
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JoAnn Jackson

August 4, 2018

JoAnn R. Jackson, born December 17, 1946, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the age of 71. Wife of Phillip "Pipe" Jackson. Daughter of the late Agnes Mae Jones Richards and Roy Richards. Mother of Karen N. Jackson. Grandmother of Jaren N. Jackson and great grandmother of Egypt I. Jackson. She is also survived by siblings, Janice R. Anderson, Roy I. Richards and Reynold L....
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Kenneth Rene Michael Carter

August 3, 2018

Kenneth Rene Michael Carter, 74 years old, affectionately known as "Big Dad" after becoming a grandfather, departed this life on August 3, 2018. He was born on July 22, 1944, the fourth child of Richmond, Sr. and Kate Carter.He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 53 years, Gwendolyn "Gigi" Carter; three daughters: Tara Hernandez, Karen Carter Peterson and Eileen Carter; three grandchildren:...
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Lakiesha Monique Thomas Pennington

July 29, 2018

Lakiesha Monique Thomas Pennington entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the age of 38. Beloved and devoted wife of Bronson Rena Pennington of 24 years; loving mother of Kayla Monique Pennington; beloved daughter of Debbie Richardson and Michael Simon; beloved daughter of Stanley Richardson, Sr.; loving sister of Staniesha (Michael) Raines, Debra (Cody) Crosby, Alexandra...
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Louis Henry Williams, Sr.

July 28, 2018

Louis Henry Williams Sr., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the age of 81. He was a native of New Orleans, LA and resident of Marrero, LA. Louis was born June 14, 1937 to the late Rev. Willie Williams Sr. and Mimia Wilson-Williams. He is survived by a devoted wife, Blenda Williams; one daughter, Denise Sylvester (Gentry);...
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Debra Ann Bissant

July 27, 2018

Debra Ann Bissant passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the age of 66. She was born on December 3, 1951 in New Orleans, LA to the late Gilbert Darby and Dorothy Silas. Debra is survived by her husband, Lawrence Bissant; 3 children, Dawn Smith (Clive Sr.), Derrick Walker (Sheryl), and Brittney Bissant; 2 step children, Lance Bissant (Kimberly) and Latriese Neveaux; 3 siblings, Gilbert...
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Louise Jackson Hankton

July 26, 2018

Deaconess Louise Jackson Hankton entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 26, 2018. She was born in Raceland, Louisiana to the union of Willie Jackson Sr. and Susan Langman-Jackson. She was one of twelve siblings. Louise accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Morning Star Baptist Church in Raceland, Louisiana under the leadership of the late Pastor George Robinson. She obtained...
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Sandra Veronica James Williams

July 20, 2018

Ms. Sandra Veronica James-Williams departed this life on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the age of 64. Daughter of Lillie James and John E. James, Sr. Mother of Takisha R. Mellion and Amber Burse (Devoted Companion, Travis Addison). Sister of Ruth McNell, Linda Thomas, Eleanor James, Corliss Falkins, Oscar James, Lucinda James, the late Samuel David James and John E. James, Jr. She is also survived by...
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Anita B. Jones

July 18, 2018

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Anita B. Jones was called home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. She was the daughter of the late Whitney Marion Bardell Sr. and Cleordia Washington Bardell. Wife of the late Cleveland Jones. Beloved mother of Kevin Herbert Sr. , Genevieve Jones Easterling (Stephon), Keicia Jones Fox, Natasha Jones Salvage (Tremayne), Jazette Washington and Alastair Washington....
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Clarence Bourgeois, Jr.

July 8, 2018

Clarence Bourgeois Jr., departed this life on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the age of 64; Beloved husband of 28 years to Brenda Marie Owney Bourgeois; Devoted father of Brittany Kierra Bourgeois; Son of the late Marguerite and Clarence Bourgeois, Sr.; Brother of Pagalyn Ann Bourgeois; Brother in law of Albertine Jones, Tina Marie Neville, Josephine Miller and Semja Neville; Also survived by a host of...
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Ray Bradford

July 2, 2018

Ray Bradford, a native of Paincourtville, LA and a resident of New Orleans, LA entered his heavenly rest on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the age of 67. Son of the late Percy Bradford Sr. and Louberda Carter Bradford. Brother of Eldora (Louis) Williams of New Orleans, Carolyn (Van) Chevis of Napoleanville, LA, Simone Myles of Belle Rose, LA, Sylvia Bradford of Paincourtville, LA, Kathy Scott of...
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William D. Rucker

June 24, 2018

William D. Rucker, Jr. a native of Nashville, TN entered into eternal rest on Sunday June 24, 2018. He was the eldest of 3 children of William D. Rucker, Sr. and Rosa E. McIntosh Rucker. Bill grew up in Buffalo, NY and following his high school graduation he was drafted by the U.S. Navy during WWII and received his boot training at Great Lakes, Illinois. This was followed by a brief training...
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Mildred Aaron Turner

June 24, 2018

Mildred Aaron Turner entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 24, 2018. She was born on October 4, 1927 to Mike Aaron, Sr. and Maggie Bush Aaron in Amite, LA. She was the sister of the late Clothilde Collins Zanders, William Van Aaron, Louis V. Aaron and Mike Aaron, Jr. Mildred was educated in the Tangipahoa Parish Public School. In 1945, she married Charles Lee and they relocated to New Orleans...
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Eddie James Logan, Jr.

June 21, 2018

Eddie James Logan, Jr. entered eternal rest on Thursday, June 21, 2018. A native of New Orleans and long-time resident of Metairie, Louisiana. Beloved son of the late Eddie James Logan, Sr. and Lucinda Mitchell Logan. He leaves to cherish his memories; one daughter, Devona Logan-Perks (Mark) and one son Eddie James Logan, III; three grandchildren, Lindsay A. and Jada S. Perks, and Skyler C. Logan...
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Meryl Smith

June 17, 2018

Meryl Louise Smith of New Orleans, LA, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 5:45 pm. She is survived by her son, McKinley Smith III; daughter-in-law, Nicole Smith; grandchildren, Makia and McKinley Smith IV; siblings, Lisa and Michael Brown and Louis Taylor. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Relatives...
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Clifford Jones

June 17, 2018

Clifford Jones Sr. (known to his friends as "Cliff") departed this life on June 17, 2018 at the age of 72. Loving husband of 50 years to Dorothy Jean Crenshaw. Retired supervisor of RTA. Son of the late Edna McDermott Jones Robinson and Louino Jones. Father of Clifford Jones Jr.(Doretha), Kimberly M. Jones LaMothe (Kirk Sr.), and Crystal Benee Jones Odom (Shannon). Grandfather of Kewanda,...
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Gland Alfred, Sr.

June 16, 2018

Mr. Glen Earl (Bone) Alfred, Sr. was born October 30, 1950 in Marion County, MS to the late Ollie James Alfred, Sr. and Daisy Bell Alfred. In a turn of life's journey on Sunday, June 16, 2018 he joins Ollie James, Jr. (brother) and Thelma "Foot" Bridges (sister) in their heavenly home. Glen Earl Alfred graduated from Marion Central High School in May 1968. After completing high...
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Richard Ainsworth Harper

June 12, 2018

Richard Ainsworth Harper went to be with our heavenly Father on June 12, 2018. He passed away at his home at the age of 82 after a two-and-a-half-year battle with liver cancer. He was born on September 28, 1935 in Hearne, Texas to the late Bernice "Bernis" Wilson Harper and the late Kathryn Sowders Harper. Dick, as he was called, grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana and moved to New Orleans for his...
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Yolanda Hunter Washington

June 10, 2018

Yolanda Hunter Washington was born November 6, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana where she was raised. Yolanda entered into eternal rest on June 10, 2018 at the age of 56, thre only daughter of the late Arthur L. Hunter, Sr. and the late Gussie Davis Hunter. A 1979 graduate of Abramson High School and a proud alumni of Dillard University, New Orleans achieving a BSN in Nursing in 1983. Yolanda was...
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Ida Mae Wilson Bassrone

June 10, 2018

Ida Mae Wilson Bassrone departed this life at Tulane Medical Center on Saturday, June 10, 2018 at the age of 64. She was a native and resident of New Orleans, LA. Devoted mother of Heaven Bassrone and Stepmother of Deweltress Bassrone. Daughter of Evelyn Wilson and the late Griffin T. Wilson, Sr. Sister of Frederica Villere, Beryl McCormick (Lawrence), Evelyn Wilson, Griffin T. Wilson, Jr.,...
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Joan Armstrong

June 9, 2018

A graduate of Xavier University and Loyola University School of Law, Joan made history as the first African American woman elected judge in Louisiana after having been appointed by the Governor to the position in January, 1974. She was first elected without opposition as judge of the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in June, 1974. Her election was historic. At the time there were no other women...
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Thelma Williams Wall

June 7, 2018

Mrs. Thelma Williams Wall, a retired teacher of New Orleans Public School System passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Sharpsburg, GA at the age of 99. She was a long-time resident of New Orleans, LA until Hurricane Katrina. She then lived briefly in Collierville and Cordova, TN and finally relocated to Sharpsburg, GA. She attended school in New Orleans starting in eighth grade...
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Cherry Romain Legaux

June 7, 2018

Mrs. Cherry Romain Legaux, age 88, entered into eternal life on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Cherry was the wife of the late Ignatius Legaux, Sr.; daughter of the late Clifford Romain and Henrietta (Sue) Patin Romain; mother of Leslie Lange (the late Desmond), Pamela Aubert (John), Hope Cousin (George), Ignatius Legaux, Jr. (Karen), the late Darnell Sayas (the late Anthony) and Cherry M. Legaux;...
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Helen Carey Lee

June 7, 2018

Mrs. Helen Carey Lee affectionately known as Mother Dear was born in Vacherie, Louisiana to the union of Henry Carey and Claudia Ellis on June 18, 1919. After a lengthy illness, Mother Dear entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the loving presence of her adoring family. Mother Dear graduated from McDonogh 35 Senior High School, received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from...
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Charels Mitchell III

May 28, 2018

Charles Edward Mitchell, lll (Chuck) 25years old, passed away on Sunday, May 28th at 2:40 am. His Homegoing Celebration commemorating his life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00 am at Israelite Baptist Church, 2100 Martin L. King Blvd. New Orleans, La 70113 with Rev. Joshua Palmer officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until the hour of service. He leaves to cherish his...
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Clare Jupiter

May 18, 2018

Clare Jupiter passed away on May 18, 2018. Born Oct 25, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois, to Clarence Joseph Jupiter and Ramona Felton Jupiter. Clare was raised in New Orleans and graduated from St. Joseph Academy High School. She received degrees from Yale University and Duke University Law School. Prior to practicing law, Clare worked as a writer for the States-Item newspaper in New Orleans and...
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Harold Johnson Howard

May 11, 2018

Harold Johnson Howard transitioned from this life to his eternal home on Friday, May11, 2018 at 8:40 am at St. Joseph Hospice. Harold was a native of Baton Rouge, LA. He currently resided with his son, Harold Micheal and Loretta Howard in Kenner, LA. Harold currently leaves to cherish his memory: Two daughters, Donna Walker of St. Louis, Missouri and Greta Stewart of Pearl River, LA, one son,...
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Malvina Joyce Stephenson Barthelemy

May 5, 2018

Malvina Joyce Stephenson Barthelemy entered into eternal rest on Saturday May 5, 2018 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Wilfred Barthelemy Sr., sons Wilfred Jr and Wilbert Barthelemy Sr; and grandsons Justin Pete and Shaun Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving children, Deborah Johnson, Donzella (Elard) Phillips, Anna, Vaughn, Julie (Nathan) Pete...
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George Marchand

April 29, 2018

George Etienne Marchand, Sr. of New Orleans, LA passed away on April 29, 2018 at the age of 76. He was the husband of the late Janice McLaughlin Marchand and father of Doris, George Jr., Robert, Hilda Mitchell (Ted), and Percy Marchand. The proprietor of George E. Marchand Sr. and Sons, he was a highly skilled and well-respected general contractor who spent his life building, remodeling, and...
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Vincent Lee Singleton

April 23, 2018

Vincent Lee Singleton entered into eternal rest on April 23, 2018 at University Hospital. He is survived by a son Vincent "Lil Vincent" Singleton, mother, Alice Singleton, companion, Queenie, 5 brothers, Lionel (Lana), Kirkpatrick (Cynthia), Jerome (Suretta), Dwight (Lori) and Timothy (Brandi), his favorite cousin, Roland and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded...
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Wallace Lucas, Sr.

April 17, 2018

Wallace Lucas, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Ochsner Hospital. He was 62 years old. Beloved husband of Paulette Porter-Lucas for 29 1/2 years. They would have celebrated their 30th year wedding anniversary on December 17, 2018. Loving father of Wuanique Cowan (De'Andre), Tiffany Lucas, Lorrianne Lucas, and Wallace Lucas Jr. Grandfather of De'Andre and Amiya...
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Louis Harding, Jr.

April 16, 2018

Louis "Big Lou" Harding, Jr. passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 84. Son of the late Albertha Lyons Harding Brown, Louis Harding, Sr., and stepson of the late Palmer Brown, brother of the late Geraldine Harding Bennett and uncle of the late, Jerlinda Albirtha Bennett Luckett. He leaves to cherish his memory, his nieces, Artelia E. Bennett-Banks, Jonetta Faye Bennett, Natalie...
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Carrie Maxine Holtry Daniels

April 15, 2018

C. Maxine H. Daniels transitioned peacefully at her home with her Goddaughter Pamela Carter (Rocky) by her side on Sunday, April 15, 2018. She is survived by her Goddaughter, Pamela Carter and her family. Mrs. Daniels was 98 at the time of her death and she was the oldest living Zulu Queen (1976) prior to her death. The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club celebrated Mrs. Daniels a few years...
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Joyce Lorraine Mills Williams

April 12, 2018

Joyce Lorraine Mills Williams departed this life on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 69. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mildred Harrell Mills and James Mills. She is survived by her children, Jared Williams and Ashley Woods Talbert (Christopher); her brother, Gerald Mills; half brothers, James Davis (Nedra), Samuel Jordan (Erlinda), Bryan Jordan (Terra), and half sisters, Berryle...
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Truley Williams

April 5, 2018

Truley Williams entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Mildred Ratcliff Williams; Son of the late Odney and Arta Mae G. Williams; father of Trudy Williams Robinson and the late Larry Williams; brother of Elzine Magee (Delass), Arvin Williams (Mary Ruth), Virginia Bullock-Gray (Johnny), Nelda Kathryn Neal, Demson Williams, Sr. (Anturenett), the...
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Charlie Young, Sr.

March 31, 2018

Charlie "Cheeky" Young departed this life on March 31, 2018 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Pearl Clark Young; Son of late Gustave and Celestine Howard Young; Loving father of Celestine, Ella, Gloria, Barbara, Veronica, Linda, Johnell, Julian, Chinell, Deshell, Connie, Keandra, and Malik; Brother of Yvonne Young, and Gloria Lee Davis (Willie) the late Joseph, Gustave Jr.,...
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Christella T. Richard

March 31, 2018

Christella T "Stella - Gong Gong" Richard departed this life on March 31, 2018 at the age of 95. Loving daughter of the late John Joseph and Anna Fields Richard, Sr.; Loving mother of the late Joseph Mercadel, Jr.; Sister of Virlie Mae LeBeaux (the late Phillip) and Lester Richard, Sr. and the late John Richard, Jr., Earl Richard, Sr., Alvin Richard, Sr., and Maxine Nelson. She is also survived...
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Ethel Brooks Brown

March 28, 2018

Mrs. Ethel Brooks Brown entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the age of 91. Devoted mother of Yvonne Brooks, Jose (Helen) Brooks and the late Marcia Washington. She leaves to cherish her memories E. Brooks, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Ethel was a 20 year employee of East Jefferson General Hospital. Relatives and friends...
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Brenda K. Carr Johnson

March 17, 2018

Brenda K. Carr Johnson, departed from this life on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the age of 63. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Calvin Johnson; Daughter of the late Elisha Carr and Lula Mae Eubanks Carr; Loving mother of Brenda Carr, Lawrence Johnson, Jr. (Myra), Denise Johnson, Danita Carr, Tiffany Johnson and James Carr; Sister of John Lee Carr and the late Charles Young, Betty Vicks, Elisha...
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David Michael Miles

March 14, 2018

David Michael Miles passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 60. David is the beloved son of Yvonne Goodo Miles and the late Joseph Miles Sr., the caring brother Mark Miles(Doris), Marsha Miles, Robin Miles Pierre, Joseph Miles Jr., Yvonne Goodo Aidoo (George), Nikki Miles Cloud, Tony Goodo Sr. (Marvell), and the late Andrea Miles Lawhorne...
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Rosia McCray Thomas

March 11, 2018

Rosia McCray Thomas departed this life on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the age of 88. Wife of the late Wallace Thomas, Sr.; Daughter of Rosa Lee Gardner and Rev. A. D. McCray; Mother of Wallace Thomas, Jr. and Latherin "Lee" Thomas, Sr.; Sister of the late George McCray and Charles McCray. Mother in law of Gwendolyn Thomas and Maureen Thomas. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 9 great...
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Luella Williams Cutno

March 10, 2018

Luella Williams Cutno, departed this life on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Born September 27, 1942 to the union of the late Abraham and Elizabeth Williams. Luella leaves to cherish her memories to her devoted husband James Cutno and 2 sisters Audrey Rollins( Houston, TX) and Dorothy Keller (Glenmora, LA), 3 Children Robbin(Michael) Haley, LeSabra Cutno, Tleliare (Brian) Cutno-Moreland. 6...
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Oletha Mae Gaines

March 10, 2018

Oletha Mae Gaines entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Lisa (Nell) as she was affectionately known to all whom knew her was born to the union of Henry and Florence Brown Gaines in Woodville, Mississippi. Lisa accepted the Lord as her savior at an early age and her love for the Lord was expressed dearly by her kind generosity to...
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Willie Franklin, Sr.

February 2, 2018

Willie Franklin Sr., a retired Cement Finisher for Local 567, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, February 2, 2018 at home surrounded by his children. He was 88 years old. Mr. Franklin was born in Maringouin, Louisiana and lived in New Orleans. He was a Deacon at St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Franklin had been a faithful Deacon of Pilgrim Progress Missionary Baptist Church for 57...
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Johnny Jackson

January 24, 2018

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Lester Relf, Sr.

January 23, 2018

Lester Relf Sr., after a brief illness, peacefully entered into eternal rest at his home in Slidell surrounded by family on January 23rd. He was 92. Lester was born in New Orleans and married to his lovely wife Jacquelyn for 54 years. He was father to Lester Jr., Reginald (Carol), Jeannine, & Chantelle (Jose). He was a proud grandfather to Ryan, Reggie, Jr and Lisa and had 3 great...
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August Green, Jr.

January 19, 2018

August "Meatball" Green Jr. passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018 in New Orleans, LA at the age of 86. August is survived by his wife Shirley Weaver Green, Linda Hughes-Roy, August Green III-Regina, James Green and Derrick Wix. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a funeral service at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Rhodes Chapel, 3933 Washington Ave....
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Willie James Washington, Sr.

January 17, 2018

Willie "Wimp" Washington Sr. entered into eternal on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 66. Son of the late James and Lillian Washington. Husband of the late Cheryl Washington. Father of Willie Washington Jr. (Atlanta, GA), Zelda Washington (Brooklyn, NY), Carmen Washington, Kiesha Washington , Tony Washington and La'Vale (Candi) Washington. Brother of Audrey Stewart (CA), Willeane (John...
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Evelyn Chambliss-Green

January 5, 2018

Evelyn Chambliss-Green entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 88. Daughter of the late Rayfield Chambliss and Evelyn Daries Chambliss. Mother of Joseph Louis Green, Bobby Green and Darlene (Raymond) Richards. Sister of Helen C. Spears, Pearl C. Lasalle, Wilbert Chambliss and the late Rayfield, Floyd, Melvin, Billy, Regina, Thelma and Daisy Chambliss. Grandmother of...
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Rufus Wellington Flowers, Sr.

December 29, 2017

Rufus Wellington Flowers, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 29, 2017. Husband of Fadge Evans Flowers. Son of the late James Samuel Flowers and Oriana Tatum Flowers. Father of Fadge Pincham, Rufus Jr. (Lyonetta), Vera Lynn Fanomezantsoa (Faly) and the late Rehekettee Flowers. Brother of Dolly Flowers Johnson (Christopher, Sr.), and the late Claudius Flores, Venesia Flowers,...
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Genevieve R. Howard

December 10, 2017

Genevieve Howard entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 78. Daughter of the late Hurley Robertson and Helen Robinson. Mother of Derek Cole, Trissanne Cole, Shawn Cole, Guy Cole, Tracey Perkins-Stampley and the late Tonya Cole Penn. Sister of David Robertson, Roberta Depass and the late Althea Gardner and Helen Spears. Grandmother of Kevin Minor, Del'Rio Cole, Donald...
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Edward Big Ed Gordon, Jr.

November 13, 2017

Edward "Eddie" "Big Ed" Gordon Jr. entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 75. Husband of Karen Reneé Sivels Gordon. Son of the late Edward and Theresa Watson Gordon. Father of Tanya Walker and Michelle Allen. Brother of Bruce Gordon, Deborah McGraw, Carey Gordon, Wanda Debouse and the late Robert Gordon. Grandfather of Devin Walker and Whitney Allen. He is also...
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Jacquelyn Marie Sharett

October 21, 2017

Jacquelyn Marie Sharett went home to the Lord on October 21, 2017 at the age of 77. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jacquelyn was the daughter of her late parents Charles Sharett, Sr. and Lottie Johnson Sharett, sister of the late Charles R. Sharett, Jr. and preceded in death by her grandparents Pharoah, Johanna (Martille) Johnson, Anthony Sharett and Matilda Terry Sharett. She is survived by...
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Almeaner Cropper O'Connor

September 25, 2017

Almeaner Cropper O'Conner, 80, was born March 2, 1937, in Ethel, Louisiana, to the late William Allie Cropper and the late Clara Franklin Cropper. Almeaner was called from labor to reward on September 25, 2017, at Ochsner Westbank, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Almeaner is a retired employee of BellSouth Corporation, AT&T South, having worked in recognized employment for thirty (30) years. She...
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Richelle Nicole Newell

September 25, 2017

Richelle Nicole Newell departed this life on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the age of 41. Daughter of Dorothy Jean Newell; sister of Brandon J. Corley; granddaughter of the late Rev. Lucious and Josephine Newell. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family, pastor, officers and members of Tulane Memorial Baptist Church, also...
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Louis Charles Phillips

September 23, 2017

Louis Charles Phillips, departed this life on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the age of 69; Beloved husband of Donna Phillips; Son of the late Alfred Phillips and Maggie Douglas Phillips. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Battle Ground Baptist Church, 2241 Flood St. on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 am; Interment: Private; Arrangements by DW...
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Melvin Garcia

September 18, 2017

Melvin "Chuckie" Anthony Garcia, Jr. passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the age of 64; Beloved husband for 40 years to Pearl Alveris Garcia; Son of the late Melvin Anthony Garcia, Sr. and Inez Soublet Garcia; Beloved father of Andre (Laurie) Garcia, Sr. and Rochelle Garcia (Chad Owens); Grandfather of Ana and Andre Garcia, Jr.; Brother of Rhona, Rollin (Acky) and Brian Garcia; Also...
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Emma Lee Addison

September 8, 2017

Emma Lee Addison, departed this life on Friday, September 8, 2017. Loving daughter of the late Herbert Holden and Rosa Tate Holden. Devoted wife of the late Charles Addison. Mother of Diane Washington (Robert) of Oklahoma City, Ok. Gilda; Gwendolyn; Roger; Patty and Connie Addison of New Orleans, La. Lindsey (Felicia) of Metairie, La. And the late Elmer and Julie Addison Hamilton; Sister of...
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Helen Rose Cassimere Cook

August 28, 2017

Helen Rose Cassimere Cook entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 28, 2017. She was born March 8, 1932, the second child and oldest daughter of Raphael Cassimere, Sr. and Estelle Elam Cassimere. She was always the "big sister" to her siblings; in reality, a second mother. Although she christened only her oldest niece, she was "Nanny" to most of her nieces and nephews,...
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Allen Hall

August 18, 2017

Rev. Allen Hall went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Jeannette Hall. Son of the late Saul and Lucille Hall. Father of the late Ronald Hall Sr. Brother of Aliena Virginia Hall Harrison and the late Carreen Gibbs. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and...
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Marie Plicque Domingue

August 17, 2017

Marie Plicque Domingue passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the age of 94. Wife of the late John A. Domingue, Sr.; daughter of the late Alexander H. Plicque and Rosetta Bailey Plicque; beloved mother of Naydja (Adolph, Sr.) Bynum, Hilarion (Marsha) Domingue, I, John A. Domingue, Jr. and Neil A. Domingue; grandmother of John Domingue, III, Bryan Domingue, Mark Domingue, Hilarion Domingue,...
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Edward St Romain

August 16, 2017

Edward Charles St. Romain, departed this life on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the age of 80; Son of the late Clarence and Leonie St. Romain; Father of Kathy Mamon, Dorina Mamon, Edward St. Romain, Jr., Debra Mamon, James C. St. Romain, the late Ernest St. Romain and goddaughter, Celestine (Jimmy) Hughes; Brother of Jerome (Waver) St. Romain, Leroy St. Romain, Priscilla McKinley and the late...
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Raymond Joseph Barthelemy

August 15, 2017

Raymond Joseph "Toe-Joe" Barthelemy departed this life on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born on May 22, 1944 to the late Emma Cecile Barthelemy. Stepson of the late Chris Riley. Devoted husband of Gloria Taylor Barthelemy. Brother of Evonne Harvey, Merlene Cornin, Ellen Savage , Marvin Lee, Vernon Sr., Bryan Barthelemy, and the late Vanessa Barthelemy and Chris Barthelemy, Sr...
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Lannie Foreman Lawrence

August 6, 2017

Lannie Forman Lawrence of Ferriday, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, August 06, 2017 at the age of 84. Lannie is survived by her loving daughters, Sandra Briscoe (Roosevelt) and Brenda Lawrence. She is preceded in death by 3 children; Charles Forman, Sr., Linda Stewart and Kenneth Lawrence. 2 surviving siblings, Roy Forman and Doris Oneal; 3 grandsons, Charles Forman, Jr., Deshon Signal, Sr. and...
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