Rhodes Funeral Home - Claiborne 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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"The Rhodes family of businesses is committed to providing superior services and products which consistently exceed insdustry standards, by building upon a long tradition of trust and support of the community"


Our Obituaries

Joseph Lyons, Jr.

August 21, 2021

Joseph (Lionel) Lyons, Jr. "Uncle Coco" departed this life on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Husband of Joyce Lewis Lyons. Son of the late Joseph and Rosa Lyons, Sr. Father-in-law Edward "Eddie" Lewis, Jr. and mother-in-law Elvira Jones Lewis. Sister-in-laws Jean Lewis Nichols and Lizette Lewis Randolph (Derek). Stepsister Dorothy Lyons. Nieces Chante´ and Crystal Randolph....
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Nolan Cooper, Jr.

July 13, 2021

Nolan Cooper, Jr. peacefully departed this life on July 13, 2021 at the age of 88, surrounded by his loving family. Nolan was born on June 28, 1933 to the late Frances Ross Cooper and Nolan Cooper, Sr. Beloved husband of Annie Dupree Cooper for over 63 years. Father of CaSandra Cooper-Gates (Jeffery) and grandfather of Dr. L'Issa Gates. He is survived by one sister: Emma Cooper Jackson (Harold,...
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Gerald Pflueger

July 11, 2021

Gerard Pflueger, affectionately known as "Smoky", departed this life on Monday July 11, 2021 at the age of 71. Son of the late Norman Pflueger and the late Althea Daste Pflueger. Brother of Bessie Pflueger and Alycia Eugene (Edward). Uncle of Travis Pflueger Sr., Renata Kimpson, and Kendra Eugene. He is also survived by 4 great-nieces and 2 great-nephews a host of other relatives and friends. He...
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William Louis Curtis, Sr.

July 9, 2021

William Louis Curtis, Sr. departed this life on July 9, 2021 at the age of 88. He was a devoted husband of the late Evelyn M. Curtis, the beloved son of the late William and Albirda Curtis; the father of Dianne Wilson, Seyburn Rocker, Bruce Curtis, William J. Curtis, Sr., Nicole Vaughn, Corey Curtis and the late William L. Curtis Jr.; two son-in-laws and three daughter-in-laws. He is the brother...
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Berenice Delery Moret

July 7, 2021

Berenice Delery Moret passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the age of 94, surrounded by family and friends. She was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, and for 60 years was a devoted wife to Calvin G. Moret (deceased); and previously wife of William E. Rouege, Sr. (deceased); daughter of the late Ferdinand J. Delery, Sr. and Beatrice Patterson Delery; loving...
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Dana M. LaFonta

June 14, 2021

Dana M. LaFonta, a stalwart presence in the arts community for more than 20 years, passed away peacefully at her home in New Orleans on Monday, June 14, 2021, at age 51. She was born Sept. 30, 1969, to George and Joanne LaFonta, and was educated at Cabrini High School and Tulane University, where she received degrees in both art and biology. Her original aim had been to become a medical...
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Geneva Scott Stanford

May 1, 2021

Geneva Scott Stanford was born to Abel Scott and Alberta Mundy Scott, May 9, 1931 in Camden, MS, the oldest of 10 children. At the age of 10, she went to live with her maternal grandparents, Lisa and Sam Mundy, working with them on their farm in Pickens, MS. There began her lifelong love for gardening and for all God's creatures. A woman of boundless faith in the Lord, she was elegant, gracious,...
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DeZerra Deandra Wright

April 17, 2021

DeZerra Deandra Wright departed this life on April 17, 2021 at the age of 11. Daughter of Desmond Wright Sr. and the late Raish-nia Wright. Sister of Desmond Wright Jr. Granddaughter of Steven Wright and Marlean Wright, Lynette and Jimmy Thomas, and Rodney Smith Sr. and the late Brenda Stewart, McKinley Earl Weathersby Sr., Leona Christoff, and Loris Kennedy. She is also survived by a host of...
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Raish-Nia Ysiad Smith Wright

April 17, 2021

Raish-Nia Ysiad Smith Wright departed this life on April 17, 2021 at the age of 31. Wife of Desmond Wright Sr. Daughter of Lynette Thomas and Rodney Smith Sr. Mother of Desmond Wright Jr. and the late DeZerra Wright. Sister of Rodnesha Smith, Rodney Smith Jr., Rodneydra Smith and Rashayln Smith. Granddaughter of the late Brenda Stewart, McKinley Earl Weathersby Sr., Leona Christoff and Loris...
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Baxter Carson Sellers

April 9, 2021

Baxter Carson Sellers was born to the union of the late George Sellers and Martina Carson Sellers on October 29, 1926. Baxter was called to be with Christ on April 9, 2021. He is preceded in death by his siblings: Estelle S. Jordan, Major Sellers, Dessie S. Rayford, Bessie Williams, and Ann Lee Crawford. Baxter proudly served his country in the United States Army from March 6, 1945 to November...
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James Anthony St. Julien

March 11, 2021

Mr. James Anthony St. Julien Sr. took his place next to our Heavenly Father on March 11, 2021 at the age of 98. He is the beloved husband of the late Selma M. St. Julien. He is the son of the late Jefferson St. Julien and Lucy Detiege St. Julien. James Sr. was born on January 9, 1923 in New Orleans, LA. He was united in holy matrimony to Selma St. Julien on September 28, 1943. From this union,...
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James Anthony St. Julien, Sr.

March 11, 2021

Mr. James Anthony St. Julien Sr. took his place next to our Heavenly Father on March 11, 2021 at the age of 98. He is the beloved husband of the late Selma M. St. Julien. He is the son of the late Jefferson St. Julien and Lucy Detiege St. Julien. James Sr. was born on January 9, 1923 in New Orleans, LA. He was united in holy matrimony to Selma St. Julien on September 28, 1943. From this union,...
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Londa Yvette Martin Akins Blackwell

February 28, 2021

Londa Yvette Martin Akins Blackwell was born March 8, 1968, in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Lloyd, Sr. and Brenda Morris Martin. She entered into eternal rest on February 28, 2021. During her formative years, she attended Bienville Elementary and F.W. Gregory Junior High School and later graduated from McDonogh 35 High School in 1986. Upon graduation, Londa served both active and reserve...
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Nell Veronica Sylve Phillips

February 28, 2021

Nell Veronica Sylve Phillips departed this life on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the age of 86. Loving daughter to the late Jean Sylve and Eva Sylve Sylve. Beloved wife to the late Morris O. Phillips. Devoted mother to Rosalind (Narry) Sylve, Eric Phillips, Denise (Jeffery, Sr.) Espadron, Bridget (Elton III) Edgerson. Loving grandmother to Narry Sylve, Jr., Erin & Eric Phillips, Jr., Jeffery,...
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Brian Garcia

February 19, 2021

Brian Garcia departed this life on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the age of 63. Loving son to the late Melvin A. Garcia and Inez M. Garcia. Devoted father to Megan Garcia and loving grandfather to Bryson Gill. Brother of Rollin (Bullet) Garcia, Rhona Lonzo, and the late Melvin (Chucky) Garcia, Jr. Fiancé to Barbara Clifton. Brian is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and...
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Audrey Spann Layman

February 13, 2021

Audrey Spann Layman peacefully passed away on February 13, 2021, at the age of 84. She was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Samuel L. Spann, Jr. and the late Florinda Fletcher Spann. She is also preceded in death by her husband Charles C. Layman, Sr ., and daughter Dr. Kim F. Layman. Audrey was the beloved mother of Charles C. Layman, Jr., Tanya L. Scott, and Raynard A. Layman (Toya). Mrs....
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Larry Martin Smith

December 11, 2020

Larry Martin Smith, born January 6, 1940 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020.; Beloved husband of the late Betty Jean Smith; Son of the late Alma Davis Smith and Clarence Smith. Father of Kwame Smith, Kamau Smith and Folami Smith Jenkins. He was proceeded in death by his sister, Sylvia Smith Hewitt and two brothers Gerald Smith and Wardell Smith. He is also survived by a...
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Alison Richards

November 19, 2020

The family will be hosting a private service. Services will be live streamed on both the website and Facebook pages of Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, share memories and condolences for the family.
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Gloria Marie Journee Jones

November 8, 2020

Gloria Marie Journee Jones passed away peacefully at Touro Infirmary Hospital on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Harold Jones. Sr. Daughter of the late Wilfred Journee and Hazel Declouet Journee. Devoted mother of Kevin Jones (Ruth Ann), Lynnette J. Dillon (Matthew) and the late Harold M. Jones. Sister of Joyce Maurice, Melva Wilson and the late Wilfred Journee...
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Rosemary Williams Lafayette

October 3, 2020

Rosemary Williams Lafayette departed this life on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the age of 82. Rosemary was a devoted wife to the late Roosevelt Lafayette, Sr. Daughter of the late Jeffery and Melvina Williams. Devoted mother of Joyce Journee, Barbara Davis, David Lafayette, Pamela Dupre, and the late Willie Lafayette, Roosevelt Lafayette, Jr., and Orneser Lafayette. Sister of Maudry Williams and...
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Cooper Clark

October 1, 2020

Cooper Clark departed this life on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the age of 100. Cooper is the Husband of Mary H. Clark, son of the late Henry Mack Clark Sr. and Martha Dunbar Clark. He is the Father of Audrey Anderson and grandfather of Michael (Gailene), Kevin (Cassandra) Anderson, Michelle (Leo) Mercadel, Anthony Jenkins and the late Rhonda Jenkins. He is also survived by 11 great grand...
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Eldridge Austin Randolph, Sr.

September 24, 2020

Mr. Eldridge Austin Randolph Sr. departed this life on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at University Medical Center. Loving husband of Benedict Montz for 59 years. Father of Eldridge A. Randolph, Jr. (Anice), Derek M. Randolph (Lizette) and Shannon B Randolph Sr., (Kathy). Grandfather of Eldridge Randolph III (Sierra), Aaron Randolph, Shannon Randolph Jr., Chante' Randolph, Crystal Randolph, Kammi...
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Michael Judson Riley

September 24, 2020

Michael Judson Riley, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, went to his eternal rest on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his home. Michael was 60 years old. He was born on April 12, 1960 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Fate Riley and Ruth Moise Riley. He graduated from Johnson C. Lockett Elementary School, McDonogh 35 Senior High School, and attended the University of New Orleans. He began...
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Beatrice Wakefield Jones

September 3, 2020

It is with loving gratitude and sadness the family of Beatrice Wakefield Jones announces her peaceful departure on September 3, 2020. She was 99 years old. Mrs. Jones was born July 27, 1921. In McCormick South Carolina. She was the beloved matriarch and mother of Barbara Jean Hooker (deceased). Elizabeth Wakefield Johnson and Rev. Bennie Hooker. She was a deaconess at True Love Missionary Baptist...
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Ramona Felton Jupiter

August 30, 2020

Ramona Felton Jupiter, age 91, native of New Orleans, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt passed away peacefully on 8/30/2020. As she rests in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Ramona will be forever loved, remembered and missed by all who knew her. Ramona attended Corpus Christi Elementary School, St. Mary's Academy and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier...
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Alvin Eddie Hartford

August 12, 2020

Alvin Eddie Hartford departed this life on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the age of 84. Husband of the late Vanessa Hartford. Son of the late Eddie Hartford, Sr. and Elease Tolliver Morris. Father of Rynell, Roderick, Shawn, Rashad, Alvin Jr., Darren Hartford, Dorothy Bailey, Evelyn Roy, Debra Brite, Lori Dunlap, Sham Abbott, Sr. and Gregory Wheeler. Brother of Bessie, Ervin, Larry, Lornary,...
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Dolores Legaux Robert

August 10, 2020

Dolores Legaux Robert was born August 26, 1931 in Convent, LA to the late Louis and Lucia Legaux. Everyone who loved her knew her as "DoDo." Dolores departed this life on Monday, August 10, 2020. Dolores was a strong, loving, giving, hard working, outspoken woman, who lived a long, vivacious life and helped all those around her. During her 63 years of marriage to the late James J....
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Angelene J. Davis

July 22, 2020

Angelene J. Davis "Maw Maw" departed this life on Wed., July 22, 2020 at the age of 87. She was a native of Woodville, Miss and a resident of New Orleans, La., one of 12 children born to the late Morris Jackson Sr. and Sarah L. Jackson. Her legacy was her love for her family. Her grand and great grandchildren gave her so much joy and happiness. She was always helpful with a beautiful smile and a...
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Eve Bernella Walters Profit

June 14, 2020

Eve Bernella Walters Profit was born June 17, 1926 in Mansura, Louisiana to the late Widdie Walters and Belver Johnson Walters. Sister of Adam J. Walters. Eve attended the New Orleans public school system and later graduated from Katie's Beauty School where she later opened "Profit's Beauty Shell" on Toledano Street, New Orleans LA. Eve Profit united in holy matrimony to the late Charles Harrison...
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Esther Stemley Braxton

June 13, 2020

Esther Stemley Braxton was born on December 24, 1934 in Evergreen, LA to Felton Stemley, Sr. and Elvira Stemley (nee Franklin). She was one of thirteen children born of this union. Her early years were spent in New Orleans, Louisiana where she was raised by Elizabeth Jenkins (Aunt Liz) and her daughter, Marguerite Bush, who was her godmother. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was...
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Calvin Francis Goines

June 12, 2020

Calvin Francis Goines, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Passages Hospice Care Facility. He had just turned 81 years old. He was born on May 20, 1939 to the late Joseph and Geneva Goines. He was married to the late Evelynn Marie Goines. Father to Kimberly and Kevin. Grandfather of Jaylin, Christian, Amirah and Aminah. Brother to Betty (Johnson) James Wilson, William, Joseph,...
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Frank Batiste

May 16, 2020

Deacon Frank Batiste departed this life on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the age of 75. Husband of the late Maggie Griffin Batiste. Son of the late Clinton and Olivia Julien Batiste. Father of Lavinzale Denise Batiste. Brother of Clinton Batiste, Jr., the late George Batiste, Connie Batiste and Janice Brown. Grandson of the late Kate Tumblin Julien and Edward Julien. God father of Michelle, Shawn,...
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Willie C. Chapman

March 17, 2020

Mr. Willie C. Chapman, 64, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Husband of Jeanne Williams Chapman. Son of the late Rev. Henry Haywood, Sr., and the late Mrs. Mattie Chapman Haywood. Brother of Arthur Landry, Henry Haywood, Jr., Louis Layman, Sr., Frank Chapman, Sr., Addie Ruth Watts, Helen Young, Eva Mitchell and Mattie Morrison. Willie attended McDonough #19 and Joseph Hardin...
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Willie C. Chapman

March 17, 2020

Mr. Willie C. Chapman, 64, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Husband of Jeanne Williams Chapman. Son of the late Rev. Henry Haywood, Sr., and the late Mrs. Mattie Chapman Haywood. Brother of Arthur Landry, Henry Haywood, Jr., Louis Layman, Sr., Frank Chapman, Sr., Addie Ruth Watts, Helen Young, Eva Mitchell and Mattie Morrison. Willie attended McDonough #19 and Joseph Hardin...
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Alida Marie Neveu

February 18, 2020

Alida Marie (Mason) Neveu departed this life on February 18, 2020 at the age of 97. Alida was born on November 23, 1922 to the late Joseph W. and Celina Dedeaux Mason. She was a devoted wife to Donald Louis Sr. ("Dockey") since their wedding on June 15, 1945. She is the loving mother of Alida (Alfred Ramirez, Lloyd Rochon-deceased), Louis (Elaine, JoAnn-deceased), and Wayne (Debra); Grandmother...
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Alida Marie Neveu

November 23, 1922 - February 18, 2020

Alida Marie (Mason) Neveu departed this life on February 18, 2020 at the age of 97. Alida was born on November 23, 1922 to the late Joseph W. and Celina Dedeaux Mason. She was a devoted wife to Donald Louis Sr. ("Dockey") since their wedding on June 15, 1945. She is the loving mother of Alida (Alfred Ramirez, Lloyd Rochon-deceased), Louis (Elaine, JoAnn-deceased), and Wayne (Debra); Grandmother...
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Thelma Johnson Hardy

January 7, 2020

Thelma Johnson Hardy peacefully departed this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the age of 98. Daughter of the late Viola and Morris Johnson Sr. of Plaquemines Parish and God-Daughter of the late Duplain W. Rhodes Jr. Thelma was a devoted nurse of 40+ years, caring for patients at both Charity and Hotel Dieu Hospitals. She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings: Lorena Jones,...
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Thelma Johnson Hardy

January 7, 2020

Thelma Johnson Hardy peacefully departed this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the age of 98. Daughter of the late Viola and Morris Johnson Sr. of Plaquemines Parish and God-Daughter of the late Duplain W. Rhodes Jr. Thelma was a devoted nurse of 40+ years, caring for patients at both Charity and Hotel Dieu Hospitals. She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings: Lorena Jones,...
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Lionel Renard Simms, Sr.

January 5, 2020

Lionel Renard Simms, Sr. peacefully departed this life on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Florence Shannon-Simms; son of the late Ernestine Simms and Paul (Jack) Simms; father of Lionel Renard Simms, Jr. and Deirdre Azalia Simms; step father of Honore (Ray) Haydel and Rhonda Drake; brother of Paul Bernard Simms, the late Hazel Causey and Beatrice...
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Lionel Renard Simms, Sr.

January 5, 2020

Lionel Renard Simms, Sr. peacefully departed this life on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Florence Shannon-Simms; son of the late Ernestine Simms and Paul (Jack) Simms; father of Lionel Renard Simms, Jr. and Deirdre Azalia Simms; step father of Honore (Ray) Haydel and Rhonda Drake; brother of Paul Bernard Simms, the late Hazel Causey and Beatrice...
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Beatrice Jones McGlory

December 4, 2019

. Beatrice Jones McGlory departed this life on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the age of 94. Wife of the late John McGlory; mother of Jeanne McGlory; grandmother of Joya McGlory; great-grandmother of Jonathan Hickman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Jones, Sr. and Esther Williams Jones and siblings, Louise Casimire (Gilbert), Lawrence Jones, Jr., Esther Rose Jones, Samuel Jones...
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Beatrice Jones McGlory

December 4, 2019

. Beatrice Jones McGlory departed this life on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the age of 94. Wife of the late John McGlory; mother of Jeanne McGlory; grandmother of Joya McGlory; great-grandmother of Jonathan Hickman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Jones, Sr. and Esther Williams Jones and siblings, Louise Casimire (Gilbert), Lawrence Jones, Jr., Esther Rose Jones, Samuel Jones...
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Antoinette Edinburgh Williams

October 22, 2019

Mrs. Antoinette Edinburgh Williams passed into eternal life on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the age of 96 surrounded by loving family. She was born on July 25, 1923 to the union of Cornelius Edgar Edinburgh Sr. and Beulah Carter Labyzon Edinburgh. She was also preceded in death by her husband the late Deacon John B. Williams. Antoinette was a New Orleans native and a graduate of McDonough 35...
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Antoinette Edinburgh Williams

July 25, 1923 - October 22, 2019

Mrs. Antoinette Edinburgh Williams passed into eternal life on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the age of 96 surrounded by loving family. She was born on July 25, 1923 to the union of Cornelius Edgar Edinburgh Sr. and Beulah Carter Labyzon Edinburgh. She was also preceded in death by her husband the late Deacon John B. Williams. Antoinette was a New Orleans native and a graduate of McDonough 35...
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Gavin Bell

September 22, 2019

Gavin Bell was born on July 25, 1957, to Emma Ricard Bell, of Pointe Coupee Parish LA and Warren A. Bell, Sr. of New Orleans, LA. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was called home to heaven from a peaceful sleep, on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the age of 62.Gavin attended Kennedy Senior High School and NOCCA, where he honed his vocal craft which he so generously shared with...
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Gavin Bell

July 25, 1957 - September 22, 2019

Gavin Bell was born on July 25, 1957, to Emma Ricard Bell, of Pointe Coupee Parish LA and Warren A. Bell, Sr. of New Orleans, LA. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was called home to heaven from a peaceful sleep, on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the age of 62.Gavin attended Kennedy Senior High School and NOCCA, where he honed his vocal craft which he so generously shared with...
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Roy A. Johnson

August 30, 2019

Roy A. "Sundown" Johnson, Sr., 76, of New Orleans, Louisiana, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday August 30, 2019. He was born in New Orleans, LA on October 8, 1942. Roy was preceded in death by his mother Marguerite Holmes Johnson, his father Willie Johnson, his brother Fred Johnson, Sr. and his sister Shirley J. Anderson. From his 1st marriage to Beverlyn Dominick Johnson, Roy leaves...
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Roy A. Johnson

October 8, 1942 - August 30, 2019

Roy A. "Sundown" Johnson, Sr., 76, of New Orleans, Louisiana, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday August 30, 2019. He was born in New Orleans, LA on October 8, 1942. Roy was preceded in death by his mother Marguerite Holmes Johnson, his father Willie Johnson, his brother Fred Johnson, Sr. and his sister Shirley J. Anderson. From his 1st marriage to Beverlyn Dominick Johnson, Roy leaves...
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Patsy Douglas Williams

July 19, 2019

Patsy Douglas Williams, departed this life on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the age of 89; Beloved wife of the late Lee Melvin Williams; Daughter of the late Milton Douglas and Luberta Neal; Devoted mother of Sandralyne W. Esco (late Alton), Patricia Williams Butler (late Sherman), Dennis (Marie), Kevin (Denise) and James Williams; Sister of Alma Johnson, Gloriastine Geaumont, Ulysses Neal, Marshall...
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Gloria Curtis Bennett

May 20, 2019

Gloria Curtis Bennett was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late William and Albirda Curtis on May 15, 1945. Gloria entered into the presence of the Lord on May 20, 2019 at 1:45 a.m. surrounded by her loving family. Gloria was a graduate of Joseph S. Clark Senior High School, Class of 1964 and was employed by Lykes Brothers Steamship Co. and United States Postal Service. She's preceded in...
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Shaamata King

May 18, 2019

Shaamata Shawntic-Payne King departed this life on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the age of 43. Beloved daughter of Brenda Payne and Wilbert Payne Washington; Loving mother of Brittany Sanders and Tre'Shawn King; Sister of Clem Payne, Courtney Gibson, Chris Ross, Tyrone Jackson and the late Shawn King; Godmother of Fehrol Byrd. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren; Ahmaad Sanders, Ahmia Sanders,...
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Paul Gaines

May 16, 2019

Paul Gaines entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the age of 90 at Touro Hospital. A Sergeant in the U. S. Army. Loving husband of Gladys Ben Gaines. Son of the late Leopold and Odile Gaines. A dedicated father to Sharon Gaines Turk ( John), Derek Paul Gaines, Narcisse John Gaines (Rhondaline), and Darrell Joseph Gaines, Sr. (DeShun). Brother of Melvina Franklin and the late...
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Rosemary Route

May 14, 2019

Rosemary J Route departed this life on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Route, Sr.; Daughter of the late Edward and Clara Silvan Jeanpierre; Loving mother of Anthony Route (Lucy), Edward Route (Yolanda), Pamela Smith (the late Edgar), and Karen Dalney (Terry) and Sister of Geraldine Dauney and Gail Demery. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 21 great...
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Jean Johnson Balladares

May 3, 2019

Jean Johnson Balladares was born to the union of the late Major Johnson and Jimmie G. Johnson on November 20, 1943 in Gloster, MS. Jean attended grade school in New Orleans, LA. She worked at Joval Manufacturing Company for 29 years and she retired from ABM in October, 2016. Jean accepted Christ early in life and was a member of Franklin Ave. Baptist Church in New Orleans, LA. Jean married the...
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Rene Anthony Pratcher, Sr.

April 22, 2019

Rene' Anthony Pratcher, Sr. of New Orleans, Louisiana, departed this life on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the age 73. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Peter Pratcher, Sr. and Carrie Owens Pratcher; his siblings, Sylvia Pratcher, Patricia Rose Pratcher, Elaine Pratcher, Eve P. Cavalier, his wife, Madeline Melrose Pratcher and daughter-in-law Antoinette Pratcher.Rene' is survived by his...
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Gail Evans

April 12, 2019

Gail Evans passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the age of 60. She was the daughter of the late Doris and Ruth Evans and the loving mother of Tanisha Evans. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Zyllah and Zander Wooten, a host of sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at D.W....
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Virginia Phillips Bertrand

March 27, 2019

Ms. Virginia Phillips Bertrand departed this life on March 27, 2019. She is preceded in death by her mother Yvonne Cambric father Charles Phillips, Sr. and brother Leonard Phillips, Sr. She is survived by her children Paul, Raven, and Jason Bertrand (Taneka)and Dionne Young (Jerry). She is also survived by her nine grandchildren four brothers and two sisters. She is also survived by a host of...
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James Horace Bradshaw, Jr.

March 19, 2019

Bradshaw, Jr., James Horace, a retired Captain in the United States Air Force, departed this life on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home with his wife at his side. Son of the late James, Sr. and Marguerite Keyes Bradshaw; beloved husband of Loyce Annette Frilot Bradshaw; devoted father of Cindy Bradshaw (Terence) Sims, Dr. Angelle Hill (Dr. Steve) Seetal of Altadena, California and James...
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Raymond Jones

March 8, 2019

Raymond M. Jones passed into the Gates of Heaven on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the age of 78. Son of the late Raymond A. Jones and Alice Priestley Jones. Father of Karen Jones, Keith Jones and Roselyn Deloach (David). Brother of Alice M. Isabel. Devoted friend of Lovella Mitchell. Uncle of Alva, James, and Cindy Isabel. He is also survived by five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and a...
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Marie Lorraine Slade Weatherspoon

January 3, 2019

Ms. Marie Lorraine Slade Weatherspoon was born on December 12th, 1950 to the late Mary Louise Slade and Louis Prade Slade of New Orleans, Louisiana, both of whom preceded her in death. Marie Lorraine Slade Weatherspoon was the second born of three children, the other two siblings being her older brother, Louis Prade Slade Junior and her younger brother John Eaves Slade.From childhood Marie...
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Michael Oliver-Goodwin

November 28, 2018

Michael Oliver-Goodwin, born Michael Goodwin, an important chronicler of Louisiana culture in prose and film, died peacefully in his sleep on November 28th, 2018 at age 77. He was born in New York City on October 9th, 1941. His parents, Rosa Marin and Joseph Goodwin, and his brother, Jerry Goodwin, preceded him in death.After completing his B.A. in English at Cornell, he moved back to New York...
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Keith B. Donatto Sr,

November 8, 2018

Keith B. Donatto Sr. departed this life on Thursday November 8, 2018 at the age of 64. The husband of Brenda R. Donatto, the son of the late Ray L. Donatto & Catherine Wiggins Donatto, brother of the late Carl Donatto, and Gary Donatto Sr. Father of Keith Donatto Jr. (Kelly), Melvin Stovall, Merlin Stovall (Renalda), Michael Augustine and Merlin Smith. Also, survived by 15 grandchildren, a...
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Marie Weber Jordan

November 1, 2018

Marie Weber Jordan entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the age of 92. Wife of the late Sidney Jordan Jr. Daughter of the late Edmond and Prezalphine Tassin Weber. Mother of Dr. Kevin Jordan (Todd Adams), Derek Jordan, and Regina LaBranche. Grandmother of Steven LaBranche, Derek Jordan Jr., Janell Jordan and the late Sheri LaBranche Jackson. Great grandmother of Phalyn...
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Lucille Jones Parker

September 28, 2018

Lucille Jones Parker, a native of Chicago, IL and a resident of New Orleans, LA entered eternal rest at the age of 91 on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Covenant Nursing Home. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Alphonse Parker, her parents George and Pauline Jones, brother, Theodore Jones Sr. (Pauline) sister in law. She attended St. Monica Catholic School and continued her education...
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Mark Samuel Harry

September 22, 2018

Mark Samuel "Nick" Harry Born May 27, 1941 departed us unexpectedly on September 22, 2018 of natural causes. Beloved youngest son of the late Aurelie Dumas Harry and John Pierre Harry. Mark was preceded in death by siblings Marjorie M Harry, Dorothy J Harry James, John C Harry. He is survived by siblings Charles R Harry (Joyce), Lois Ann Harry Blue, Marguerite Harry Estade (Oscar) and Mary...
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Carrie Robinson Alexander

August 31, 2018

Carrie Robinson Alexander was born in Magnolia, Mississippi on September 28, 1950 and was raised by Bennie Robinson Sr. and Susie Robinson. Carrie Robinson Alexander was educated at Eva Gordon Attendance Center in Magnolia, Mississippi and graduated in 1969. She also graduated from Delgado Community College receiving an Associate's degree in Business Administration. Carrie Robinson Alexander...
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Barbara Joyce Hicks

August 19, 2018

Barbara Joyce Hicks passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Born to John and Vera Claiborne Hicks on October 24, 1946 in Miami, FL, Barbara grew up in Pensacola, FL with her brother John Hicks, Jr. She graduated from Xavier University in New Orleans in 1967 and had an illustrious 41 -year career with the U.S. Department of Labor. Among the many honors bestowed upon her as U.S....
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Macletus Marie Dejoie-Smith

July 22, 2018

Macletus Marie Dejoie-Smith, Ph.D., age 62, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2018 at Passages Hospice in New Orleans due to complications related to a year-long battle with cancer. Beloved wife for 38 years of Michael Smith, Ph.D., loving mother of Gabrielle Renée Dejoie Smith, daughter of Macletus Terrell Dejoie and the late Joseph Adolph Blaine Dejoie Jr., beloved sister of J.A. Blaine...
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Beverly Ann Washington Griffith

June 25, 2018

Beverly Ann Washington Griffith entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 25, 2018 at the age of 67. Affectionately known as "DC", Beverly graduated from Xavier University and subsequently retired from Walgreens after 33 years as a registered pharmacist. She was the daughter of the late Robert Anthony and Cecilia Eugere Washington; devoted mother of Cecilia Griffith Brown (Leander) and Joanna...
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Harry Wilson Larks

June 21, 2018

Harry Wilson Larks, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the age of 70. He was born on December 3, 1947 to the late Charles Larks, Sr. and Cora Lee Green Larks. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Leslie Bordenave Larks; daughters, Shawndrea Williams (Barry) and Heather W. Boggess (Mandre); five grandchildren, Hillarie, Casimere and Courtney Larks, Mandre Jr. and...
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Ruth Ella Veal

June 14, 2018

Ruth Ella Veal, New Orleans, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 2:00 AM. Daughter of the late Harrison Wire and Mary Geason Wire of Lemannville, LA. Sister of Mrs. Olivia Joshua (New Orleans) and Mrs. Rosemary Sorrell (Lemannville, LA). Mother of Mr. Ruffin Veal III (Minneapolis, MN and the late Mrs. Albertha R. Hill. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 14 great...
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Barbara Montague

March 30, 2018

Barbara Montague entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the age of 81. Loving wife of the late Sidney Montague, Jr. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Aleana Deloney. Devoted mother of Marvin (late Angela) Deloney, Stacy (Mark) Andrews, Shari (Darryl) Guidry, Shelly (Dalvin) Ford and Sidney (Tomeka) Montague, III. Caring sister of Shirley DeGruy, Joseph Deloney, and the late...
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Benedict Montz-Randolph

January 7, 2018

Mrs. Benedict Montz Randolph departed this life on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home. Loving wife of Eldridge Austin Randolph, Sr. for 59 years. Mother of Eldridge A. Randolph, Jr. (Anice), Derek Martin Randolph (Lizette), and Shannon Benedict Randolph, Sr. (Kathy). Grandmother of Eldridge Austin Randolph III (Sierra), Aaron Bently Randolph, Shannon Benedict Randolph, Jr., Chante Monique...
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Estelle Young Horton

December 30, 2017

Estelle Young Horton entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was 89 years old. Wife of the late David Horton. Daughter of the late Samuel and Lottie Young. Sister of the late Juliette Bray, Willie Young, Mary McClelland, Elmira Brown, Margaret Lucas, Samuel Young Jr. and Elizabeth Young. Aunt of Catherline (Robert), Charlene (Billy), Debra (Dennis), Connie (Allen) and...
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Jeanne Collins

November 17, 2017

Jeanne Collins departed this life on November 17, 2017, at the age of 72. She is the daughter of the late John Lambert and Mary Louise Campbell Lambert; the mother of May R. Patterson, Cecily Lambert, and the late Leonard Collins, IV. She is the sister of Bessie Griffin, Bertha Griffin, the late Gladys Bell and Janice Lambert. She is the great niece of the late Virginia Womble andJuanita Williams...
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Lionel Williams

October 25, 2017

Rev. Lionel Sinclair Williams, Sr. was the son of the Late Rev. Sylvester Williams, Jr. and the Late Dorothy P. Williams. He was the stepson of the Late Emma Jean Williams. Rev. Lionel S. Williams, Sr. has been an attentive husband to Alnette L. Jones Williams for the past fifty years. God solidified their union with three children: Deborah Williams (Eddie), Tina Williams Tyler and Lionel...
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Eunice G. Lewis

October 12, 2017

Eunice G. Lewis departed this life on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the age of 67. Daughter of the late Jerry Lewis and Juanita Davis Dyer. Mother of the late Don Lewis, Edward Lewis, the late Aaron Lewis, Natasha M. Lewis (Henry M.) Brown, and Corey A. L. Robinson. Sister of the late Alona Mason, Hellean Lewis, Joseph Lewis, and Johnny Randall. Godmother of Oshanik Carter. She is also survived...
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Craig Sandy White

September 3, 2017

Craig Sandy White departed this life peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017; He was born in New Orleans, LA on April 27, 1973; Beloved son of Bobbie (Larry) and Herbert(Erma); Devoted husband of Giselle "Gigi" White; Brother of Bianca, Chamika, Herbert, Herbert Edwards and Chad. Father of Cian, Lil Craig, Dante, Bailey and the late Shadrach; Grandfather of Maceria, Mahria and Maylyn; Son-in-law...
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Ronald Francis Mason

July 28, 2017

Ronald F. Mason, Sr. departed this life on July 28, 2017 at the age of 89. Ronald was born on June 23, 1928 to the late Joseph W. and Celina Dedeaux Mason. He was a devoted husband to Gladys Gautier Mason for 66 years. Father of Ronald Jr. (Belinda), David (Shelia), and Steven Mason, Sheila Bailey (Rodney), Darlene A. Williams (Alan); Grandfather of Nia, Quentin, Jeremy, Jared, Kenan Mason;...
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Patricia Ross

June 14, 2017

Patricia Ross after a hard-fought battle in which her faith in God never wavered, she received her heavenly wings on June 14, 2017 at the age of 59. Patty, as her friends and family called her, attended and graduated from Walter L. Cohen High School in 1975. She worked in Member Services at Pam American Life Services for 7 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Roberta Ross; her son,...
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Emma Jean Tyson

June 8, 2017

Emma Jean Tyson, departed this life on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the age of 70; Beloved wife of Henry Lee Tyson; Daughter of the late Eddie Marshall and Nevia Frelix; Devoted mother of Tamika (Raymond) Duplessis and Ashlyn (Brandon) Ayler; Grandmother of Raymond James, Collin and Maison Duplessis, Rachael, Lauren and Nathan Ayler; Sister of Willie Mae Frelix (Leesaw) Jordan, Deborah Gail (Matthew...
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Georgia Mae Shropshire

June 8, 2017

Georgia Mae Shropshire entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at age of 74. Daughter of Rev. Major and Anna Smothers Sr. Mother of Albert Shropshire, Bythel Shropshire, Antoine Shropshire and the late Reginald Shropshire. Sister of Richard Smothers, Alice Armstrong and the late Major Smothers Jr., George Smothers, Sarah Bolton, Emily Williams and Sam Smothers. Grandmother of...
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Dyan French Cole

May 20, 2017

Dyan French Cole " Mama D" entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to a wake service at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Historic Second Baptist Church, 2505 Marengo St. A dismissal service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Historic Second Baptist Church, 2505 Marengo St. Interment: Liberty, Mississippi. An account...
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Chester Joseph Brown, Sr.

May 10, 2017

Chester Joseph Brown, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Mitchell Albert Brown and Elmer Pearl Brown and two siblings, Belford Brown and Albert Mitchell Brown.He is survived by his children, Chester J. Brown, Jr., Patrice Gordon, Chester J. Brown, Jr., Sabrina Thompson, LeTishia Daniels, Herman Brown, Sr., Nicole Stukes and Alayla...
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Laura Raymond

May 6, 2017

Laura Cotton (Lil Bae) Raymond at the age of 85 departed this world peacefully on Saturday May 6, 2017 at her home surrounded by love, comfort and support. She was the beloved wife of the late Fred Raymond, mother of Thomas, Jerome (Mary), Ricky Sr. of Ocean Springs, Ms. and Connie Michell Raymond of New Orleans, La. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 3 aunts and a...
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Annabelle Sam Burbank

May 4, 2017

Mrs. Annabelle Burbank, affectionally known as "Ms. Annabelle" to the people on the block departed this life on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the age of 88. She was born on August 7, 1928 along Bayou Teche, in St. Martinsville, St .Martin Parish Louisiana. She is the oldest daughter of the late Jerome Sam & Mrs. Mary Price Sam. Mrs. Annabelle arrived in New Orleans, in 1944 under supervision of...
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Myrtle Beatrice Varnado

April 16, 2017

Myrtle Beatrice Varnado entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 16, 2017, in New Orleans at the age of 100. Beloved wife of the late Louis Varnado; daughter of the late Rev. J. R. Joseph and Myrtle Champagne Brooks; sister of the late Clyde Brown, Ruby Matthews (late Anthony Matthews, Sr.), and Floyd Brooks (late Margaret Brooks). She is survived by her loving brother, Sterling Brooks, Sr. ...
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Darlene Estelle James

March 27, 2017

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7Darlene Estelle James entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 27, 2017 surrounded by her loving family; A native of New Orleans, LA born November 26, 1959 to the late Jethro James Sr. and Florine Ford; Mother of Brian Johnson, Charde' Duncan (Roshad) and Kia Davis; Grandmother of Kha'Lya Jefferson and...
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Herman M. Shiloh, Jr.

March 18, 2017

Herman M. Shiloh, Jr. of New Orleans, LA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 78 years old. As a life-long resident of New Orleans, he was born on September 14, 1938 to Herman A. Shiloh, Sr. and Leontine Carson Shiloh. He was a member of the second graduating class of St. Augustine Catholic High School (New Orleans) and retired as a crane...
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Fabiola Nabonne Johnson Miller

January 8, 2017

Fabiola Nabonne Johnson Miller, a native and resident of New Orleans, LA, passed away on January 8, 2017 at the age of 102. She is survived by her daughters, Lourie (Roy) Brown, Baton Rouge, LA., Vanessa (Henry-deceased) Gueringer and son George Johnson, Jr. ; brother Norbert (Irma) Nabonne, Honolulu, Hawaii. Grandchildren, Ivan (Pamela) Hogan, Michael (Shannon)Wills, Jr., DeSoto, TX., Kiksha ...
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Ursula Marie Huling Dordain

December 30, 2016

Ursula Marie Huling Dordain departed this life on December 30, 2016 at her home. She was 72 years old, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, LA and a graduate of Carver High School's class of 1962. She was the youngest child of 5 from the late Thomas and Irma Huling. Devoted wife of Raymond Dordain. Loving mother to Dennis O. Davis Jr., Rayshawn Gremillion and Raymond Williams. Sister of Olivia...
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Thomas Lee Mayberry

December 23, 2016

Thomas Lee Mayberry departed this life on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the age of 102. Husband of the late Julia and Sarah Mayberry; Son of the late George and Laura Mayberry; Father of Paulette Williams. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 94 great-great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends...
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Sylvia Saul

December 23, 2016

Sylvia Dianne Saul, departed this life on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the age of 75; Sister of Geni Fields Butler and Percy J. Saul, Jr.; Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Mt. Zion and St. Matthew United Methodist Churches, St. Jude Catholic Church and employees of Advantage...
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Dwayne Anthony Augustin, Sr.

December 3, 2016

Mr. Dwayne Anthony Augustin Sr., a dedicated husband and father, was born on May 10, 1970 to Ella Mae Lang Augustine and the late Joseph Seymore Augustin Sr. in New Orleans,LA. He departed this earthly life on December 3, 2016 at age 46.Dwayne leaves to cherish his memory his wife Treva Augustin to that union, three children, Tia and Takiera Augustin and Junius Smalls. His previous marriage; to...
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Ernest Boyle, Jr.

December 2, 2016

Ernest Boyle, Jr. succumbed to a lengthy illness on Friday, December 2, 2016, at home at the age of 85. He was born on August 10, 1931, in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Ernest Boyle, Sr. and Julia Boyle. He spent his formative years in Hahnville, Louisiana, and it was there, under the tutelage of Mr. Raymond Smith, that Ernest developed phenomenal skills in football, basketball, and...
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Dorothy Ward

November 25, 2016

Dorothy Daggs Jones Ward, a native of New Orleans, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the age of 89. For I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. 2nd Timothy 4:7 Dorothy Ward was born July 30, 1927 to the late Albert and Ollie Daggs. Beloved wife of the late Willie Ward. Mother of Beatrice Robinson (McDonough), Rev. Warren Jones Jr., Ollie...
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Maceolia Julian

November 25, 2016

Maceola (Macy) Ethel Julian age 63 entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 25, 2016. Daughter of the late Lee Esther Julian, she leaves to cherish her memory 2 children Toni Marie Julian and Ethaniel E. Julian (Roshawn); 1 granddaughter Emari R. Julian; Four siblings Louis (Sharon) Noble Jr., Sherrain Alexander, Linda (Robby) Igodan and Robert (Lynette) Julian; her nephew Albert Alexander,...
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Leslie Ray Hightower

October 23, 2016

Dr. Leslie Ray Hightower, age 65 passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 23, 2016. He was the son of the late Nathaniel and Jewel Burt Hightower; beloved husband of Patricia Reynard Hightower, devoted father of Leslie Ray Hightower, II and Patrice Hightower Williams (Winston); cherished brother of Katherine Hardrick, Birmingham, Alabama; Rannie L. James, Birmingham, Alabama; Helen H....
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Morris Price, Jr.

October 22, 2016

Morris "Little Buddy" Price, Jr. on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the age of 82, Morris Price, Jr entered into eternal rest at Touro Infirmary Hospital while surrounded by his love ones. Morris Price, Jr. was born on May 24, 1934 to the late Morris Price, Sr and Kattie Fields Price in Wisner, LA. Soon after, he became a native of Sicily Island, LA. He has been a resident of New Orleans, LA...
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