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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 the late Willie Williams, Leon Williams, Harold Williams, Leroy Williams, Florence Walker, George Green, Amy Phillips, and Annie Mae Stooges. Rosemary is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Warlette Smith, Tanja Journee, Krystal Journee, Keishana Lafayette, Kenneth Thomas, Lamar Thomas, Brandy and Brandon Thomas, Raekwon Dupre, Hasan Dupre, Stacy Dupre and Israel Dupre, 7 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of the former Mercy Hospital; Chateau Notre Dame are invited to attend a Funeral Service at New Salem Baptist Church, 1530 Alvar Street New Orleans, LA 70117 on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am- 11:00 am. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. As mandated by the state laws of Louisiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone in attendance is required to adhere to all restrictions. You must wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing. Arrangments entrusted to D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil Street Gretna, LA 70053. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, share memories, and condolences for the family