Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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March 31, 1998

Chesterann Gaines Ball
Chesterann Gaines Ball, a homemaker, died March 24 of lung cancer at University Hospital. She was 50. Mrs. Ball was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a former employee of Tulane Janitorial Services. Survivors include three sons, Michael Ball of Indianapolis, Melvin Ball of Dallas and Augustus Ball; a daughter, Leslie Magee of Arlington, Texas; her mother, Melverlene Gaines; a brother, John C. Gaines; three sisters, Madeline Wilkerson, Lizzette Gaines and Sharon Young; her grandmother, Jessie Mae Johnson; and four grandchildren. A funeral was held Saturday at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary. Burial was in Providence Memorial Park.

Adele Doris Tucker Brown
Adele Doris Tucker Brown, a retired manicurist, died Monday of emphysema at Chalmette Medical Center. She was 76. Mrs. Brown was born in Ocean Springs, Miss., and lived in Chalmette for the past 45 years. Survivors include her husband, Boyce B. Brown; two sons, Douglas H. Roberts Jr. and Bruce D. Brown; two daughters, Charlotte Schaeffer and Shawn B. Berrios; four sisters, Marvelle Douglas, Clair Medina, Lucille Sonier and Anabelle Puritz; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be said Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3700 Jean Lafitte Parkway, Chalmette. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Charles Jr.
Joseph Charles Jr., a retired laborer for Shell Oil Co., died Wednesday at St. Charles General Hospital. He was 77. Mr. Charles lived in Norco for the past 47 years. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Marion Charles; three sons, Marshall, Sterling and Joseph Charles III; five daughters, Gail Johnson, Sandra Charles, Matilda Norman, Theresa Peabody and Regina Noble; 21 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church on East Street in Norco. Dismissal will be Wednesday at noon at the church. Burial will be in Montz Cemetery. Robottom Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Judy Ann Duhe
Judy Ann Duhe, a former secretary for Louisiana Packing Co., was found dead Monday of head injuries at River Road and Klein's Lane in Westwego. She was 41. Ms. Duhe was a lifelong resident of Westwego. Survivors include a son, Joseph Duhe; two daughters, Mequa Pappas and Jolie Duhe; her mother, Rita Bernard Duhe; three sisters, Barbara Baker, Andrea Duhe and Rita Scheffler; and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Westside Funeral Home, 5101 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Burial will be private.

Viola Guillory Dunbar
Viola Guillory Dunbar, a retired seamstress, died Friday at Touro Infirmary. She was 91. Mrs. Dunbar was born in Opelousas and lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a former worker at the Superdome. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Angels and St. Philip senior citizen centers. Survivors include a daughter, Marietta B. Curry; a brother, Joseph Guillory; a sister, Philomene Guillory Allen; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 3501 N. Miro St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joycelyn Yvonne Dubuc Garcia
Joycelyn Yvonne Dubuc Garcia, a homemaker, died Sunday of cancer at a daughter's home in Covington. She was 72. Mrs. Garcia was born in New Orleans and lived in Harahan for the past 35 years. Survivors include two sons, Rickey L. and John L. Garcia III; four daughters, Evie G. Surrency, Evelyn G. Finney, Deborah G. Montreuil and Donna G. Labiche; a brother, Robert Dubuc; two sisters, Leah Rousseau and Rita Gerhardt; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 1.

Lucy M. Green
Lucy M. Green, a homemaker, died March 24 at Memorial Medical Center. She was 80. Mrs. Green was born in Jones County, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include two sons, Reginald and Marvin Green; two daughters, Rosalyn Montegut and Lynn Isom; a brother, Andrew J. Johnson; a sister, Lula Mae Hardaway; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church, 222 N. Roman St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Morris Raymond Lewis
Morris Raymond Lewis, a self-employed auto mechanic, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 63. Mr. Lewis was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. Survivors include his companion, Tammie Gray; 10 sons, Ronald, Michael, Donald, Norris, Kevin, Louis, Keith, Morris Jr., Morris II and Morris Lewis III; four daughters, Deborah Ann Griffin, Lisa Russell and Loriann and Antoinette Lewis; two brothers, Lawrence and Joseph Lewis; two sisters, Marie Smith and Veronica Lewis; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 3501 N. Miro St. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Littlejohn's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Angelina G. Montalbano
Angelina G. Montalbano, a retired hospital clerk, died Saturday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 76. Mrs. Montalbano was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 39 years. She was a member of the Metairie Golden Agers, St. Catherine Youthful Elders, St. Angela Merici Senior Citizens and American Association of Retired Persons Metairie Chapter No. 725. Survivors include a son, Ignatius N. ``Nat'' Montalbano; a daughter, Dolores M. Smith; a brother, Vincent P. Giuffre; a sister, Josephine G. Metzler; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

The Rev. William Howard Moran
The Rev. William Howard Moran, a retired Jesuit priest, died Saturday of lung failure at the Ignatius Residence in New Orleans. He was 72. Father Moran was born in Omaha, Neb., and lived in New Orleans for the past year. He graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., and entered the Jesuit order in 1942. He graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., in 1949 and in the same year moved to Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, to teach math and later computer programming. He was ordained in Poona, India, in 1955. He was the treasurer and later provincial of the Sri Lanka Mission. He was assistant provincial in Jamshedpur from 1977 to 1981. He returned to the United States in 1981 to be assistant director of the Jamshedpur Mission Bureau and established the Office of Development for the Jesuits. He later returned to the New Orleans Jesuit Province as pastor to a series of churches in Arkansas before retiring in 1997. He is survived by a sister, Peggy Gebhart of St. Charles, Mo. A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at Thomas Hall Chapel of Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Burial will be in the Jesuit Cemetery at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Capt. Alejandro ``Alex'' Porcuna Jr.
Capt. Alejandro ``Alex'' Porcuna Jr., a retired captain with the Maritime Co. of the Philippines, died Saturday of a heart attack at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 64. Mr. Porcuna was born in Manila, Philippines, and lived in St. Bernard Parish for the past 28 years. Survivors include his wife, June Reis Porcuna; two sons, Steven and Alejandro Porcuna III; three daughters, Althea Sutton, Teresa Billiot and Yolanda Levy; a brother, Jose Porcuna; two sisters, Yolanda Rafto and Pilar Wolfe; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Isabella P. ``Bella'' Thomas
Isabella P. ``Bella'' Thomas, a homemaker, died Sunday at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 90. Mrs. Thomas was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a parishioner of St. Raymond Catholic Church and a member of its Ladies Sodality. Survivors include two sons, Arnold P. and Octave Thomas; a daughter, Edna R. James; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Raymond Catholic Church, 3738 Paris Ave. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Ann Lion Warrens
Barbara Ann Lion Warrens, an artist and retired art teacher, died Friday of complications from multiple sclerosis at Chateau Living Center in Kenner. She was 53. Ms. Warrens was born in New Orleans and lived in Baton Rouge for many years. She graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and received a master's degree from Louisiana State University. She taught art history and fine arts at Southern University in Baton Rouge and exhibited her paintings in galleries in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Survivors include her mother, Barbara Montagnino. No services will be held. The body was donated to science.

Julius White Sr.
Julius White Sr., a self-employed contractor, died March 23 of heart failure at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 68. Mr. White was born in Woodville, Miss., and had lived in New Orleans for many years. He spent 21 years in the Army and received the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of Unity Temple. Survivors include his wife, Letha D. White; two sons, Andre N. and Julius White Jr.; a daughter, Joyce M. White; his mother, Alice White; a brother, Abel White; two sisters, Mary Alice Wimes of Las Vegas and Julia Mae McGlothin of Woodville; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary, 2715 Danneel St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Ann Yockman
Ann Yockman, a homemaker, died Saturday of cancer at her home in Macon, Ga. She was 72. Mrs. Yockman was born in New Orleans and lived in Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta before moving to Macon in 1963. Survivors include a son, Carl Yockman; five daughters, Jo Ann Knapp and Mary Ellen Deeb of Atlanta, Sue Fordham of Byron, Ga., Carrie Shaheen of Tampa, Fla., and Faye Mason of Juliette, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Monday at Macon Memorial Park. Snow's Memorial Chapel in Macon handled arrangements.

April 2, 1998

LORMA MONROE ANDERSON

Lorma Monroe Anderson, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was 82. Mrs. Anderson was born in New Orleans and had lived in St. Petersburg since 1949. Survivors include a son, James W. Anderson of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Neva Intravia of Metairie; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. There will be no services. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Home in St. Petersburg is in charge of arrangements.

FLORENCE M. BLOXSON

Florence M. Bloxson, a retired domestic worker, died Saturday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 87. Mrs. Bloxson was born in Centreville, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a member of Stronger Hope A&P Club No. 3 and the Order of Calanthe Knights of Pythias. She was a co-founder of Elder Call Inc. Survivors include a daughter, Arthemease Melancon; a brother, Bill Swift of Centreville; and two sisters, Mary Lizzie Riley of East St. Louis, Ill., and Wilhelmina Hadley of Little Rock, Ark. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 233 Hillary St. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LEROY BRIDGES JR.

Leroy Bridges Jr., a retired bricklayer, died Monday of cancer at University Rehabilitation Hospital. He was 65. Mr. Bridges was born in Monticello, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. He was a member of Pilgrim Progress Baptist Church. Survivors include his companion, Mable Davis; a foster daughter, Beryl Stypes of Atlanta; and two brothers, Joseph Bridges of Moses Lake, Wash., and James Bridges of Denver. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim Progress Baptist Church, 3600 Loyola Ave. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park Mausoleum. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MIRACLE JOY BROWN

Miracle Joy Brown was stillborn Friday at University Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Trina and Byron Brown Sr.; three brothers, Sean Johnson and Devin and Byron L. Brown Jr.; a sister, Chelsea Brown; and her grandparents, Geraldine Hunter and Viola and Leroy Montreuil. A funeral will be held Friday at noon at Household of Faith Church, 630 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin Friday at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LOUISE J. BUTLER

Louise J. Butler, a homemaker, died Monday of a heart attack at St. Claude Medical Center. She was 73. Mrs. Butler was born in Plaquemine and lived in New Orleans for the past 54 years. Survivors include two sons, Gerald L. Butler of Atlanta and Ronald Butler; four daughters, Edna M. Love, Louella B. Bland, Sharon D. Nettles and Doris A. Mack; a brother, Joseph Johnson; a sister, Rosemary Johnson; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church No. 2, 1626 S. Rampart St. Dismissal will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BEATRICE TAYLOR WILLIAMS CARR

Beatrice Taylor Williams Carr, a homemaker, died Sunday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 75. Mrs. Carr was born in Detroit and had lived in Jefferson for many years. Survivors include seven sons, John Carr of Wildwood, Fla., L.S. Carr and Albert, Larry, George, August and Presley Williams; six daughters, Jeanette Stevenson of San Francisco, Brenda Wallace of Union City, Calif., Lois Hughes, Catherine Heim, Mary Apels and Margaret Walters; a sister, Evelyn T. Jones; 32 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Zion Baptist Church, 1409 S. Causeway Blvd., Jefferson. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RAYMOND `BO' CARTER

Raymond ``Bo'' Carter died Tuesday of gunshot wounds in the 2500 block of Gravier Street. He was 30. Mr. Carter was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his companion, Elitia C. Parker; three daughters, Renice Daniels and Rayelle and Ashante Parker; his mother, Iris Hebert Carter; two brothers, Ralph and Tiche Carter; three sisters, Demara Davis and Ivory and Sonia Carter; and his grandmother, Geraldine Page. Services will be private. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARY DAWSON

Mary Dawson, a homemaker, died Sunday of heart failure at Maison Orleans Nursing Home II. She was 59. Ms. Dawson was born in Amite and lived in New Orleans for the past 23 years. Survivors include a daughter, Antoinette Dawson; her mother, Ida Mae Dawson; three brothers, Eugene, Rogers and George Dawson; and eight sisters, Dawn, Alice, Betty, Dorothy, Mary, Edith and Louise Dawson and Gloria Charles. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

JERALD B. DORSEY

Jerald B. Dorsey, an artist, illustrator and writer, died Monday of heart failure at his home. He was 49. Mr. Dorsey was born in Minden, grew up in Reserve and had lived in New Orleans for many years. He graduated from St. Augustine High School and received bachelor's degrees in fine arts from Tulane University and landscape architecture from the University of Oregon. He had many local art exhibits. He was a member of the New Orleans Community of the Baha'i Faith. Survivors include a sister, Sandra Dorsey Horne. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Dennis Mortuary, 1812 Louisiana Ave.

DARRELL ANDREW DOUCETTE SR.

Darrell Andrew Doucette Sr., a landscaper and painter, died Sunday at Charity Hospital of a head injury suffered in a traffic accident. He was 48. Mr. Doucette was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Susan Friedman Doucette; a son, Darrell Doucette Jr.; a daughter, Angelle Doucette; his stepfather, Edgar L. Ratleff; seven brothers, Theodore ``Merk'' and Dominick ``Jessie'' Goodman and Salvadore, Alfred, Sterling, Roland and Curtis Doucette; a sister, Marilyn Doucette; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church, 2545 Bayou Road. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GABE GALLOWAY

Gabe Galloway, a retired waterfront freight handler, died Saturday at his home. He was 85. Mr. Galloway was born in Sandy Hook, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. He was a member of Dock Loaders and Unloaders Local 854 of the International Longshoremen's Association. Survivors include three sons, Roy L. Sr. and Kenny R. Galloway Sr. and Gabe Halley; a daughter, Geneva Halley; a brother, Ned Galloway of Batavia, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin today at 5 p.m. Dismissal will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

LORRAINE ANITA ROSE FREDERIC GENOVESE

Lorraine Anita Rose Frederic Genovese, a homemaker, died Monday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 78. Mrs. Genovese was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 25 years. She was a member of Grand Lodge and Fidelity Lodge No. 219 of the Benevolent Knights of America. Survivors include three daughters, Lorraine G. Genovese, Joyce Irene G. White and Darlene Ann G. Poindexter; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

VANDRY MAE IRENE `BUNCH' HAHN

Vandry Mae Irene ``Bunch'' Hahn, a homemaker, died Monday of congestive heart failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 79. Mrs. Hahn was born in New Orleans and lived in Algiers for the past 42 years. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Golden Agers and the Eric Knobloch Bromeliad Society. Survivors include a son, Louis Carl ``Chip'' Hahn III, and a grandchild. A Mass will be said today at noon at Mothe Funeral Home, 1300 Vallette St., Algiers. Visitation will begin at 7:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery No. 3.

WILLIAM WAYNE LAWSON

William Wayne Lawson, a retired Army sergeant, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 59. Sgt. Lawson was born in Chicago and lived in Gretna. During his 20 years in the Army, he was stationed in Germany and Korea and fought in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Cross of Gallantry with Palms, Vietnam Service Medal with seven bronze service stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with the 60 device, Army Commendation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a former security guard at the Algiers Naval Support Activity. Survivors include his wife, Anna Mack Lawson; a son, Corey Wayne Lawson; a daughter, Sgt. Katherine Lawson of Stuttgart, Germany; three stepdaughters, Ada Triggs of Havelock, N.C., Mary Alice Flemings and Arnetta Bloomer; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Murray Henderson Funeral Home, 1209 Teche St., Algiers. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

EDDIE LEE SR.

Eddie Lee Sr., a retired truck driver for Southeastern Motor Freight Lines, died Friday of a heart attack at his home. He was 59. Mr. Lee was born in Ferriday and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include his wife, Hermanese Lee; five sons, Reginald, Darrin, Brian, Troy and Eddie Lee Jr.; a daughter, Sharon Lee; three brothers, Joseph, Willie and Johnny Lee, all of Ferriday; and 12 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary, 2715 Danneel St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

ALBERT LIONEL LUCKY SR.

Albert Lionel Lucky Sr., a mechanic, died Saturday of undetermined causes at Charity Hospital. He was 36. Mr. Lucky was born in Marion, Ala., and had lived in New Orleans for the past 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Cassandra W. Lucky; four sons, Albert Landry, Albert Ward, and Andrew and Albert Lucky Jr.; a daughter, Ashley Lucky; his parents, Bernice and Paul Lucky Sr.; two brothers, Phillip Woods of South Carolina and Paul Lucky Jr.; three sisters, Thelma Lucky-Heard of Hackensack, N.J., Paula L. Boyd and Yolanda F. Lucky; and his grandfather, William Webster Rhynes of Marion. A wake will be held today at 7 p.m. at Littlejohn's Funeral Home, 8033 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery in Marion.

EVELYN MARIE MARTIN

Evelyn Marie Martin, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Doctors Hospital of Jefferson. She was 79. Mrs. Martin was born in Hugo, Okla., and lived in Picayune, Miss., before moving to Slidell. Survivors include four sons, Hollis Earl Martin of New Orleans, Larry Joal Martin of Picayune and Roger Murry and Allen Gene Martin; two daughters, Linda Ruth Gutierrez of Metairie and Stella Martin; a brother, John C. Hutchings Jr. of Swedborg, Mo.; a sister, Margaret Hutchings Golden of Pasadena, Texas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 401 W. Canal St., Picayune. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune.

MARJORIE JANE McCOY

Marjorie Jane McCoy, a retired legal secretary, died Saturday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 79. Mrs. McCoy was born in Carlinville, Ill., and lived in New Orleans for the past 44 years. She attended Carlinville High School and Blackburn College in Carlinville. Survivors include a son, Russell L. McCoy Jr. A Mass will be said today at 2 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

ADELAIDE BROWN MICKENHEIM

Adelaide Brown Mickenheim, a homemaker, died Monday at a daughter's home. She was 92. Mrs. Mickenheim was a lifelong resident of Abita Springs. Survivors include two daughters, Rita M. Correa of Biloxi, Miss., and Lurlean ``Mickie'' M. Houk; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1:30 p.m. at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church, 72040 Maple St., Abita Springs. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Burial will be in Abita Springs Cemetery.

THE REV. MILLER NORMAN SR.

The Rev. Miller Norman Sr., a retired minister, died Tuesday at St. Charles General Hospital. He was 88. The Rev. Norman was born in Bayou Goula and lived in New Orleans for many years. He was a former employee of First National Bank of Commerce. He was president of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association and the founding pastor of Noah's Ark Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Scott Norman; a son, Miller Norman Jr. of San Francisco; two daughters, Kathy Maxwell Randolph of Pontiac, Mich., and Ernestine Norman Carter; three stepsons, Leon, Robert and Richard Scott; two stepdaughters, Willie Mae and Carolina Scott; a sister, Elouise Norman Washington; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at James Chapel Baptist Church, 4228 Thalia St. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Dismissal will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

FRANCIS PORTER

Francis Porter, former proprietor of Porter's Restaurant, died Sunday of heart failure at Touro Infirmary. She was 89. Mrs. Porter was born in Plaquemine and had lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a deaconess and choir member at Greater Mount Rose Baptist Church, founder of the Christian Workers Society and a member of the Ninth Ward Prayer Band. She also was a member of the Ideal Baptist Educational Association and was crowned its first queen. Survivors include a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at Greater Mount Rose Baptist Church, 1318 Simon Bolivar Ave. Dismissal will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Carrollton Cemetery. Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MARIA GUTIERREZ RICO

Maria Gutierrez Rico, a homemaker, died Saturday of cirrhosis of the liver at Metropolitan Hospice. She was 73. Mrs. Rico was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and lived in Arabi for the past five years. She was a former custodian for the French Market Corp. Survivors include her husband, Francisco Rico; four sons, Jose, Gilbert, Ricardo and Victor Rico; five daughters, Maria, Delores, Angie, Josie and Carmen Rico; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 3501 N. Miro St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 2. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ANN LeJEUNE SCHNEIDER

Ann LeJeune Schneider, a homemaker, died Wednesday of lung failure at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 72. Mrs. Schneider was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Isidore Newman School and Newcomb College. She was a former golf champion of the Audubon Golf Club and New Orleans Country Club. She was a member of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Orleans Club, New Orleans Country Club and the Junior League of New Orleans and an associate member of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem. Survivors include her husband, George Theodore Schneider; a daughter, Lynne Schneider Cantrell of Aspen, Colo.; her mother, Anna Lynne LeJeune; a brother, Francis E. LeJeune Jr.; and two grandchildren. A private funeral will be held today at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

ERNEST SINGLETON

Ernest Singleton, a retired railroad maintenance worker, died March 26 of heart failure at Memorial Medical Center. He was 93. Mr. Singleton was born in Woodville, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Singleton Barnes; a brother, Plunk Singleton Sr.; and two sisters, Lucinda Singleton and Mary Liza Jackson, both of Woodville. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

ALBERT `SLOB' WILLIAMS

Albert ``Slob'' Williams, a former truck driver, died Saturday of cancer at Hunt Correctional Facility in St. Gabriel. He was 48. Mr. Williams was born in New Orleans and lived in Marrero most of his life. Survivors include a son, Albert Edwards; a daughter, Janelle Edwards; three stepsons; a stepdaughter; his mother, Virginia Williams; and four brothers, Edward, Clarence, Earl and James Williams Jr. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Davis Mortuary, 6820 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park.

DELORES LAFRANCE WILLIAMSON

Delores Lafrance Williamson, a homemaker, died Sunday of kidney failure at JoEllen Smith Life Care Center. She was 67. Ms. Williamson was born in Woodland and lived in Oakville for many years. She was a member of Greater St. Peter Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Larry and Jerry Cannon, Randy Williamson and George Lafrance; three daughters, Tracey Williamson, Penny Avist and Cheyenne Burns; a brother, Theodore Keeler; four sisters, Lillie Cannon, Daisy Lafrance, Bernice Duncan and Mercedes Keeler; 24 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Greater St. Peter Baptist Church in Oakville. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Oakville. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home in Gretna is in charge of arrangements.


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