Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1999

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Jan. 22, 1999

Ernestine Alexander, a retired cook for a Steak and Egg Restaurant, died Jan. 14 of complications from a stroke at St. Claude Medical Center. She was 67. Mrs. Alexander was born in Biloxi, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 47 years. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Alexander; a daughter, Karen Jones; two sisters, Ida Mae and Dorothy Leflore; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home, 2201 Caffin Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Ethel Quilici Ammersbach, a homemaker, died Wednesday of complications from emphysema at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 73. Mrs. Ammersbach was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in Algiers for the past 37 years. Survivors include two sons, George and Karl Ammersbach; three daughters, Christine Loyacano, Susan Cook and Marilyn Ballinger; a brother, Alfred P. Quilici Jr.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 9 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.

Mary Lee Babin, a seamstress, died Wednesday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 55. Ms. Babin was born in Ponchatoula and lived in Hammond. Survivors include a son, Damon Babin of Gonzales; a daughter, Dana Babin of Gonzales; a brother, Jerry Babin of New Roads; a sister, Verna Mae Thomasee of Marrero; and a `half-brother, Windom "W.J." Parent of Ponchatoula. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m., with a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Wetmore Cemetery.

Mary Lee Babin, a seamstress, died Wednesday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 55. Ms. Babin was born in Ponchatoula and lived in Hammond. Survivors include a son, Damon Babin of Gonzales; a daughter, Dana Babin of Gonzales; a brother, Jerry Babin of New Roads; a sister, Verna Mae Thomasee of Marrero; and a `half-brother, Windom "W.J." Parent of Ponchatoula. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m., with a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Wetmore Cemetery.

Samuel Barnett, a retired yard foreman for George Kellette & Son Lumber Co., died Monday of undetermined causes at Ferncrest Manor Nursing Home. He was 72. Mr. Barnett was born in Barnett, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. He was a member of Rosedale Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna Cooley Barnett; three sons, Larry, Elroy and Darryl Barnett; a daughter, Elaine Barnett; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at John the Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Barnett. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Effie Broussard Blanchard, a retired private sitter, died Tuesday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 86. Mrs. Blanchard was born in Kaplan and lived in Harvey for the past 60 years. Survivors include two sons, Preston J. Blanchard Jr. of Brunswick, Ga., and Paul Blanchard of Gretna; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 300 N. Eleazar Ave., Kaplan. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Kaplan Cemetery.

Angelina Jolivette Campbell, a retired teacher at Joseph A. Craig Elementary School, died Tuesday at her home. She was 94. Mrs. Campbell was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Xavier University and received a master's degree in education from Columbia University. She was a parishioner of the St. Jude Shrine at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a member of its rosary group. Survivors include a son, Martin Campbell, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 411 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Littlejohn's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jacqueline Rogers Dugas, a retired plans reviewer for a Jefferson Parish regulatory board, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes and Alzheimer's disease at her home. She was 68. Mrs. Dugas was born in Bourg and lived in Marrero for the past 43 years. She attended Soule Business College. She was a parishioner and Eucharistic minister of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and a member of the Good Shepherd Ministry. Survivors include her husband, Hoover "Huey" Dugas; two sons, Chris and Kevin Dugas; two daughters, Lisa LeBlanc and Nancy Bourgeois; a sister, Sylvia Ayo; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.

Jeffrey Glen Hedgepath, a shipping and receiving clerk for Fritz Culver Inc., died Thursday of a heart attack at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 41. Mr. Hedgepath was born in Roswell, N.M., and lived in Covington for the past 13 years. Survivors include his companion, Jeanne Wager; his mother, Virginia Whaley Hedgepath; and a brother, Michael J. Hedgepath. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wilfred Joseph "Speedy" Henley, a former cab driver, died Sunday of complications from diabetes at his home. He was 53. Mr. Henley was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Trepagnier; two brothers, Fred and Oliver Trepagnier; and three sisters, Val Trepagnier, Michelle Henley and Priscilla H. Bingham. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2415 S. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Aleada N. Isaac, a retired restaurant cook, died Tuesday of undetermined causes at a daughter's home in Boutte. She was 72. Mrs. Isaac was a lifelong resident of Killona. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and its Deaconess Board. Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Joseph Isaac Jr. of Destrehan, Jerry Isaac of Shreveport and Robert Isaac; seven daughters, Beatrice I. Vining of New Orleans, Thelma I. Cook of Algiers, Ophelia Isaac and Patricia I. Turley of Waggaman, Mary I. Washington of Boutte, Valerie I. Evergin of Conyers, Ga., and Jacquelyn Richard; three brothers, Ulysses, Calvin and Nathaniel Narcise; 26 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Canaan Baptist Church in Killona. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Taft. Robottom Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Verlee Jefferson, a homemaker, died Tuesday of cancer at Touro Infirmary. She was 68. Ms. Jefferson was born in Tylertown, Miss., and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include her companion, Jessie Williams; two sons, Paul and Palma Jefferson; a daughter, Freddie Mae Smith; a brother, Cleveland Faulk; and a sister, Bessie Sanchez. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Mount Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, 3756 Louisa St. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Another funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 149 Mount Moriah Road, Tylertown. Burial will be in the Tylertown church's cemetery. Washington Funeral Home in Tylertown is in charge of arrangements.

Rosalie Brooks Lawless, a retired domestic worker, died Jan. 15 at Touro Infirmary. She was 79. Mrs. Lawless was born in Calumet and lived in New Orleans. She was a member of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church and its Usher Board No.1. She also was chairwoman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Investigating Committee for the St. Stephen Benevolent Society and a member of the Beautifying Club and Bethel Chapter No. 234 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons, Robert Lawless of Newport News, Va., and Stanley Lawless Jr.; five daughters, Rosa L. Jones, Elsie Archangel, Jacqueline Francois, Patricia Lovett Smith and Gwendolyn Harris; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 2308 S. Liberty St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William "Clown" Lyons Jr., a retired carpenter for August Ellsworth Corp., died Monday of heart failure at Charity Hospital. He was 63. Mr. Lyons was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Sherwina McGuire Lyons; a son, William Lyons III; three daughters, Yvonne, Stephanie and Debra Ann Lyons; four brothers, Leroy, Melvin, Albert and Ernest Lyons; six sisters, Lillie Mae and Barbara Ann Lyons, Annette Parker, Emelda Bell, Patricia Jordan and Hazel Marie Williams; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mary Alice Spann Patton, a retired home health-care sitter, died Saturday of kidney failure at Lakeland Medical Center. She was 55. Mrs. Patton was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Cleveland Patton; three sisters, Ella Antoine, Esther Robertson and Joan Johnson; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. David Catholic Church, 5617 St. Claude Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Ellen Cemetery in Chalmette. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Lee Preston, an employee of Delgado Community College, died Saturday of kidney failure at his home. He was 43. Mr. Preston was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Walter L. Cohen High School and Delgado. He was a member of the Greater New Orleans Gospel Temple. Survivors include a daughter, Lakishis Marie Preston Williams; his father, Clyde Preston; his mother, Evangelist Bernice Preston; a brother, Tyrone Preston; a sister, Cynthia A. Preston Oates; an adopted brother, Earl Sawyer; an adopted sister, Evangelist Daisy Tyler; his grandmother, Gracie Muse Spears; and a grandchild. A funeral will held today at 7 p.m. at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church, 1813 Urquhart St. Dismissal will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rocky Hill A.M.E. Church in Greensburg. Burial will be in the Greensburg church's cemetery. M.J.R. Friendly Service Funeral Home in Denham Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Marietta Hansbrough Prieto, a homemaker, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at her home. She was 62. Mrs. Prieto was born in New Orleans and lived in Mandeville for the past 47 years. She graduated from St. Scholastica Academy and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and was active in its Altar Society. She was an officer and a 10-year volunteer for V.A.A.N., a meals-on-wheels program; a member of the Republican Professional Women of St. Tammany; a director of the Northlake Nature Center; and a participant in the Magnificat program. Survivors include her husband, J. Ernest Prieto; two sons, Clay C. and Ernie Prieto; a daughter, Malise Prieto; her mother, Marietta Friedrichs Hansbrough; three sisters, Isabel Hansbrough Assaf, Therese H. Maggio and Calla H. Walker; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 302 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mandeville Mausoleum. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Francis H. Robinson, a retired forklift operator for Flinkote Inc. and a self-employed carpenter, died Sunday at Memorial Medical Center. He was 79. Mr. Robinson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Yvette R. Henry; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Bernard Sanders, a laborer for Satco Co., died Saturday of cancer at his home. He was 49. Mr. Sanders was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his companion, Sharon Hankton; two sons, Kenyon Husband of Atlanta and Quincy Broaden; a daughter, Janai Hankton; a stepson, Julius Hankton; a stepdaughter, Jasmine Coleman; his father, Clarence Sanders; his mother, Winnifred Sanders; six brothers, Byron, Jeffery, Johnathan, Royal, Kenneth and Ronald Sanders Sr.; five sisters, Roslyn, Michelle, DeExtra, Valarie and Sherri Sanders; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Lola Lyn Wetzel, a homemaker, died Wednesday of cancer at Lafayette General Hospital. She was 67. Mrs. Wetzel was born in Arcadia and lived in Slidell for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.5174 and a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post No.374. Survivors include a son, Jerry R. Wetzel of Lafayette; two daughters, Sharion Foy Seal of Carriere, Miss., and Dixie Foy Roberts; three brothers, Bud McGee of Monroe, Frances Rihner of Waveland, Miss., and Thomas Cooper of Houston; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will be today from 7 to 10 p.m., with a vigil service at 8 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Angeline Tobias Tuckson, a homemaker, died Tuesday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 89. Mrs. Tuckson was born in Liberty, Miss., and lived in Jefferson for the past 69 years. She was a member of the Metairie Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall. Survivors include a son, Clem Tuckson Jr.; three sisters, Corinne and Eula Mae Robinson and Edna Bates; nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, 11112 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Henry L. Weysham, owner and operator of area Command Performance hair salons, died Tuesday at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He was 76. Mr. Weysham was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie before moving to Bogalusa nine years ago. He was the former owner of the Piggly-Wiggly grocery on Old Metairie Road. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a volunteer at Children's Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Betty Miley Weysham; three daughters, Karen McMichael, Penny Held and Pamela Dillon; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Miley Cemetery in Bogalusa.

Jan. 25, 1999

IDA ROY BORDELON

Ida Roy Bordelon, a retired homemaker, died Friday at Metairie Health Care Center. She was 100. Mrs. Bordelon was born in Mansura and lived in Metairie for the past 39 years. She was a parishioner of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Daughters. Survivors include a daughter, Mae Rose Hasselbeck; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 1609 Carrollton Ave., Metairie. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery No.3.

LAURIE ANN CARRABY

Laurie Ann Carraby, a security guard at the Superdome, died Thursday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 25. Ms. Carraby was born in New Orleans and lived in Algiers all her life. Survivors include three daughters, Claraneshia, Claretha and Emenda Carraby; her father, Cleveland Smith; her mother, Beverly Carraby; four brothers, Wardell, Tyronne and Ernest Carraby and Cleveland Smith Jr.; three sisters, Detris Carraby, Katrina Ruffin and Lucern Smith; and her grandmother, Laura Mae Jett. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Davis Mortuary, 230 Monroe St., Gretna. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale.

VIOLA SYLVESTER JONES

Viola Sylvester Jones, a homemaker, died Thursday of a stroke at Memorial Medical Center. She was 88. Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, James Murry, and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Dennis Mortuary, 1812 Louisiana Ave. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

MARGARET KIRSCHENHEUTER CONRAVEY

Margaret Kirschenheuter Conravey, a homemaker, died Saturday of heart failure at Chateau Living Center. She was 93. Mrs. Conravey was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, Peter Conravey; a daughter, Kathleen Conravey; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

PAUL JOSEPH

Paul Joseph, an asphalt worker for Fleming Construction Co. and a truck driver for the Jefferson Parish Water Department, died Jan. 18 of cirrhosis of the liver at University Hospital. He was 62. Mr. Joseph was born in Edgard and lived in New Orleans for the past 61 years. He was a former truck driver for Devoe Paint Co. He was a member of the Young Men Social and Pleasure Club. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Joseph; two sons, Aurbrin and Keith Joseph; a daughter, Paula Marie Joseph; two stepsons, David and Hernandez McDowell; three sisters, Dorothy Joseph, Clara Mae Washington and Yvonne Vining; and eight grandchildren. A funeral was Sunday at Marine Missionary Baptist Church. Dismissal is today at 11 a.m. at the church, 3034 Andover St., Jefferson. Burial is in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

BEVERLY ELAINE CANNON PHILLIPS BROWN

Beverly Elaine Cannon Phillips Brown, a retired employee of Bell Atlantic Telephone Co., died Jan. 2 of breast cancer at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She was 66. Mrs. Brown was born in New Orleans and lived in Philadelphia for many years. She attended McDonogh No.35 High School in New Orleans, graduated from Hoffman Boston High School in Arlington, Va., and attended Xavier University in New Orleans. She worked for Bell Atlantic for 24 years and part-time for H&R Block for 13 years. She was a member of New Covenant Church and its Net Care group. Survivors include her husband, Carl D. Brown; three sons, Nathaniel, Jerome and Eugene Phillips; six daughters, Samirah Abdulghani of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Naeemah Amin and Ayesha Halim of Medina, N.Y., Halimah Abul-Adel of Tate, Ga., Beverly Scarlett of Moorestown, N.J., and Antoinette Phillips; a stepdaughter, Nina Forbes of Wilmington, Del.; her stepmother, Theresa Cannon of New Orleans; five brothers, Eugene Cannon of San Diego, Edward Hasib of Shandon, Calif., Calvin Cannon of New York City, and Wali Abdul Hasib and Robert Cannon of New Orleans; six sisters, Yvonne Robinson of St. Rose, Evelyn Cannon and Patsy Lewis of Baltimore, and Doris Williams, Naomi Brown and Esther Scott, all of New Orleans; 49 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Jan. 8 at New Covenant Church in Philadelphia. Burial was in Ivy Hill Cemetery. James L. Hawkins Funeral Home in Philadelphia handled arrangements.

RICHARD CHARLES HOLMES

Richard Charles Holmes, a maintenance worker at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, died Jan. 18 of undetermined causes at his home. He was 51. Mr. Holmes was born in New Orleans and lived in Harvey for the past three years. He was a former Army sergeant and was awarded the Silver Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea). Survivors include his wife, Thelma Martin Holmes; two sons, Richard and Damon Holmes, both of Chicago; his father, Delaney D. Holmes Jr.; his mother, Dorothy Peters Holmes; a brother, Kevin Holmes; and five sisters, Gayle Richards, Denise Walker, and Donna, Joann and Lisa Holmes. A memorial service was held Sunday at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary.

TED V. MICHEL

Ted V. Michel, an investigator for the New Orleans district attorney's office, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home. He was 72. Mr. Michel was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 47 years. He graduated from Holy Cross High School. He also was a retired employee of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division of the Louisiana Department of Revenue. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Christine Prada Michel; three sons, Edward W., Lewis C. and Steven P. Michel; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery No.1.

DONALD SCHNEIDER SR.

Donald Schneider Sr., a retired firefighter, died Saturday of bone cancer at his home. He was 69. Mr. Schneider was born in Biloxi, Miss., and lived in Slidell for the past two years. He worked for the Biloxi Fire Department and later for the Navy Seabee base in Gulfport, Miss. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of the North Biloxi Moose Lodge and a former member of Biloxi Elks Lodge No.606 and the Biloxi Knights of Columbus. Survivors include a son, Chester Schneider of Colorado City, Colo.; two daughters, Dotsy Brown of Leesville and Karon Hursey; three sisters, Doris Pickich of Biloxi, Helene Cuevas of Gautier, Miss., and Carolyn Kennedy of Biloxi; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in D'Iberville, Miss. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in D'Iberville Memorial Park. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN ANDREW SERICE

John Andrew Serice, a retired engineer and transmission and distribution manager for Louisiana Power & Light Co., died Saturday of lung cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 74. Mr. Serice was born in Baldwin and lived in Franklin and New Orleans before moving to River Ridge 37 years ago. He graduated from Hanson Memorial High School in Franklin and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity and the Blue Key Honor Society. He was an ensign in the Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific, and later was in the Naval Reserve. He worked for LP&L for 41 years. He was a past president of the Harahan Rotary Club, a member of the Metairie Rotary Club and Rotary International, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church and a member of the River Ridge Civic Association, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Louisiana Electrical Engineering Association. Survivors include his wife, Judith Feehan Serice; two sons, John Michael Serice of Houston and Mark Andrew Serice of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Serice; a brother, Dan Serice of Alexandria, Va.; and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

LLOYD MILTON STRASSEL SR.

Lloyd Milton Strassel Sr., a foreman for Commercial Painting Co., died Friday of a brain tumor at his home. He was 61. Mr. Strassel was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 40 years. He was an Air Force veteran and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Survivors include his wife, Lana Bogan Strassel; three sons, Keith L. Strassel of Metairie and Rory J. and Lloyd M. Strassel Jr.; a sister, Shirley Strassel of LaPlace; and nine grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be said Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 2400 33rd St., Kenner. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

TIMOTHY S. WALLACE

Timothy S. Wallace, a printer, died Jan. 17 of cancer at Sacramento Hospital in California. He was 37. Mr. Wallace was born in New Orleans and lived in Sacramento for the past 13 years. He graduated from Joseph S. Clark High School and Sidney N. Collier Technical Institute. He was a member of the Together Brothers Organization. Survivors include his wife, Giselle Delaney Wallace; five daughters, Tiffany Wallace of Oklahoma and Timonesha, Nadia, Jasmin and Treasure Wallace; his father, Rogers Boyd of California; his mother, Evelyn Washington of New Orleans; seven brothers, Spencer Wallace of Atlanta and Pervis, Johnny and Shaun Wallace and Jason, Allan and Marty Washington, all of New Orleans; and three sisters, Phyllis Boudreaux and Glynis Wallace, both of New Orleans, and Tinasha Washington Roscoe of Boston. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Ave. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Mausoleum.

AGNES GEORGE SHACKELFORD

Agnes George Shackelford, a retired homemaker, died Friday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 95. Mrs. Shackelford was born in Madison, Pa., and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include a son, Charles Rodman Lesher; a daughter, Myrtle M. Grosskopf; a brother, David Lloyd George; two sisters, Mary A. Dunn and Catherine L. Thompson; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 315 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

JOSEPH PETER 'FOURCADE' MIORANA

Joseph Peter "Fourcade" Miorana, a retired checker, died Thursday of cancer at his home. He was 88. Mr. Miorana was born in New Orleans and lived in Arabi for the past 50 years. He was a member of International Longshoremen's Association Local No.1655. Survivors include a daughter, Rose Mary Gardner; a brother, John Miorana; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

FLORIA MAE YOUNG

Floria Mae Young, a retired domestic worker, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at JoEllen Smith Regional Medical Center. She was 58. Ms. Young was born in Smithdale, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 24 years. Survivors include a brother, A.C. Young of McComb, Miss.; and nine sisters, Addie Young, Mary Ella and Ruby Miller and Gloria Smith, all of McComb, Winnie Ruth Swanigan of Alexandria, Va., Janie and Genevia Young, Marie Watts and Grace Conerly. A wake and funeral is today at 8 p.m. at First Mission Baptist Church, 3836 River Road. Another funeral is Tuesday at noon at Brown Chapel Baptist Church in Smithdale. Burial is in the Brown Chapel cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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