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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 University, New Orleans. She was married to Clarence J. Jupiter for 48 years until he preceded her in death in 1999.
Ramona served on many boards, including Covenant House New Orleans, WYES television station, Southern Eye Board, St. Leo the Great Parish Council and the New Orleans Archdiocese television and radio station (WLAE). After graduation from Xavier University, Ramona worked for Catholic Charities as a case worker for single mothers. Years later, when all of her children were old enough to attend school, she was hired by the Federal Office of Personnel Management, working as a test proctor and monitor.
In 2009, Ramona received the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award. This award is conferred for distinguished service to the Catholic Church by lay people and clergy.
Ramona leaves to cherish her memory to her 11 surviving children; Jane Jupiter Bell (Gavin deceased), David Jupiter, Eric Jupiter (Rebecca), Gayle Jupiter, Karl Jupiter (Rhonda), Daniel Jupiter, Jill Jupiter Jones (Anthony deceased), Ann Mitchell (Hank), Omodare Bruce Jupiter, Steven Jupiter (Tonya), Jerome Jupiter (Lori); 24 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Ruby Edward Felton and Eulalie Morney Felton, all of her siblings, George Peter Nicholas Felton, Ruby E. Felton, Jr. Marie Bernal, Noella Robichaux, Dr. Samuel Felton, Vernon Felton, Dr. Charles Peter Felton, John Jude Thaddeus Felton and Escamillo Felton, her husband, Clarence J. Jupiter and daughter Clare Jupiter.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 4700 Pineda St., NOLA 70126 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM. A public visitation will be held prior to the Mass from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at St. Gabriel. Interment: St. Vincent Cemetery No. 2. Due to COVID-19, please practice social distancing guidelines and a mask is required to attend service. The funeral will be livestreamed by visiting at 9:30 am. Please visit to sign guestbook, leave well wishes, share memories and condolences for family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Sisters of the Holy Family, 6901 Chef Menteur Hwy., NOLA 70126, and/or Xavier University at 1 Drexel Dr. NOLA 70125 or Please note online and in the check memo (In Memory of Ramona Jupiter).