Obituaries and Condolences

Please share your thoughts and pay your respects to those loved ones whom we have recently lost.

Noralee Louise Sheppard

NoraLee L. Sheppard entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the age of 82. Mrs. Sheppard was born in New Orleans, LA but has been a resident of Laplace, LA for the past 23 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Sheppard Sr., her parents Bertile Williams and Anna Nae Sanders; three sons Albert...  Read More

Lionel Eugene Turner Sr.

Lionel E. Turner Sr., a United States Marine, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at his home in LaPlace, La. He was 69. Father of Brian, Lana, Lionel Jr., Tracey, Landon, Corey, Leigthon and Leiah Turner, Stacey Ellis, Maurice Melancon, Lasonia Gayden, April Cook, Domonique Roberson , Elizabeth Perrilloux, Danyelle Brown, Tyronne Simmons, Dana Charlot, Perry McDonald, Aaron...  Read More

Sandra Pamela Lewis

Sandra Coleman-Lewis was born on October 4, 1942 in Birmingham, Alabama. Her birth parents were Joseph and Julia Coleman Porter Maddop. While very young, she moved to New Orleans where she was reared by Rev. Roger W. and Sarah Williamson Coleman. She was brought up in a very religious and loving environment. Sandra accepted Christ at an...  Read More

Ray Cole Jr.

Ray Cole, the New Orleans artist and fashion designer whose hand-painted Tapestries, silk scarves, dresses and other wearable art pieces are collected around the world, past away peacefully on Tuesday, June 27 2017 following a brief illness at the age of 68. He was the son of the late Raymond Edward Cole and late Madge McBride Goff and the stepson of...  Read More

Julieann Snyder

Julie Haik Snyder, died Monday June 12, 2017 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was a native of Edgard, La and a resident of LaPlace, La for 31 years. Julie was a dedicated employee of Lennox Industries for 26 years. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Timothy Snyder; sons Joshua (Alice) Snyder and Kyle...  Read More

Carl Baloney Sr.

Carl Baloney, Sr., affectionately known as “Butch”, departed this life on Monday, June 12, 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family. A native of Garyville, Louisiana, Carl Baloney, Sr., was born on Mardi Gras day, February 18, 1947. He was the son of the late Earl Baloney, Sr. of Garyville, Louisiana and the late...  Read More

Roy Joseph Noel

Roy “Peppa Bean” Noel moved to his resting place on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the age of 24. He was born August 21, 1992 to his loving parents, Roy Rome and Cardecia Anthony. A native of Marrero, Louisiana Peppa Bean resided in Gretna, Louisiana. He was loved by everyone who knew him and will be truly missed. He...  Read More

George Anthony Williams Jr.

George Anthony Williams Jr, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 in the presence of his loving family on February 16, 2017. He was born May 30, 1925 to George A Williams Sr. and Isabell Bowes Williams. He graduated Jesuit High School in 1942 and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point in 1945, followed by...  Read More

Sandra Lee Long Ringenberg

Sandra Lee Long Ringenberg passed away peacefully at the age of 72 on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans surrounded by her family and friends. Touro was where Sandra (or Sam as she was known to her co-workers) spent many days. She was hired on February 2, 1964 and retired forty-eight years later. She leaves behind...  Read More

Octavia Marie Cotton

Octavia Marie Cotton passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at the age of 100. Born on November 18, 1916 to Benjamin Davis and Mary Brown Davis. She was a native of New Orleans, La. After marriage to Booker T. Cotton, she spent most of her years in New Sarpy, La. She was a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo...  Read More

Aldine Jeannette White Ashton

Aldine Jeannette White Ashton was called to her eternal resting place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the age of 77. She was born on July 23, 1939 to Jasper and Eloise White. Aldine grew up in the New Orleans are. In June of 1956, she married Ulysses Ashton. They were happily married for fifty years and lovingly raised five...  Read More

Glynn Edward Grantham

Glynn Edward Grantham, a native of New Orleans, LA and a U.S Army Veteran passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the age of 62. He was born on May 20, 1954 to loving proud parents, Mr. Watson Francis and Ms. Luverne Muncey of Columbus, MS. After high school, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the...  Read More

Jeannine LeSaicherre Gandy

Jeannine LeSaicherre Gandy passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 6, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was 58. She was a native of Metairie, Louisiana but spent most of her adult life in Slidell, Louisiana, where she raised her children. Jeannine was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. For more than 20 years, she held...  Read More

Jovanate Terrall Lane

Jovanate Terall Lane passed away peacefully the same day of his birth on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana. Born to Mr. Jovanate T. Wells and Ms. Kia N. Lane. He was a gift from god, an angel called back to heaven and will be truly missed by his family and everyone that knew...  Read More

Brad Anthony Alexander

Brad Anthony Alexander received his angel wings and went home to glory on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 3:15pm at the age of 65. Beloved son of the late Lawrence “Pop” Alexander. He is preceded in death by his sisters; Jane Doris Alexander, Evette Marie Alexander, Emma Lou Alexander Watson and his brother, Ronald “Zonk” Alexander. He leaves behind to...  Read More

Reginald Pierce

Reginald Joseph Pierce passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the age of 23. He was born November 10, 1993 to the loving parents of Donald Lee Sr. and Truda Pierce. A native of Reserve, Louisiana but resided in Winston Georgia with his older brother. Reginald had a heart of gold and a great personality. He will be...  Read More

Neal Vallery

Neal “Hutty Gutty” Vallery passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the age of 58. He was born September 14, 1958 to the loving parents of John Vallery and Mable Stewart of New Orleans, Louisiana. Neal was a loving father and will be truly missed by everybody that knew him. He leaves behind in mourning his five children;...  Read More

Barbara Francis Mitchell

Barbara Francis Mitchell passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at the age of 73. She was born December 21, 1943 to the parents of Mr. Victor Bright and Ms. Evelyn Bright. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be truly missed by everyone that knew her. She leaves behind in mourning her devoted...  Read More

Albert Louis Brown Jr.

Emmy-award winner for hairstyling, Albert Louis Brown, Jr., owner of the Albert Brown Salon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, following a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. His loving wife, Carolyn Theresa Kreger Brown, preceded him in death. Brown is the son of the late Elmire Louise Aymami Brown and Albert Louis Brown, Sr. Sisters Elmire Barbara Brown...  Read More

Kerwin Joseph Connor

Kerwin Joseph Connor, departed this life on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at Ochsner Main Campus Hospital, New Orleans, LA. He was 64, a native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of LaPlace, LA. Memorial Service on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00am at The Baloney Funeral Home, immediately following, a repass at La Belle Place Reception & Conference...  Read More

Leroy George Macha, Sr.

LEROY GEORGE MACHA SR., born on August 15, 1938 in East Bernard, Texas, passed away peacefully on November 20th, 2016 in LaPlace, LA. He is preceded in death by parents: George and Olga Macha, and a great grandson, Trevor Dodson. A man of Faith, he was a member of First Baptist Church in LaPlace, La. where he fellowshipped weekly with...  Read More

Eunice Mitchell

Eunice Mitchell, departed this life on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the age of seventy-five. The third of eight children, born in New Orleans, La. April 6, 1941 she is preceded in death by her parents; Royal Sr. and Albertine Francis Mitchell; two brothers; Warren and Norris Mitchell; two sisters; Dorothy and Iris Mitchell. Memories of her will forever be...  Read More

Olga Alexis Barnes

Olga Alexis Barnes completed her earthly journey on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the age of 85. Daughter of the late Laurent and Nobia Alexis. Wife of the late Joseph Barnes, Jr. Mother of Stephenie Aubert and Desmond (Shannon) Barnes. Grandmother of Angelic Sutherland Keller, Tyrone Sutherland, Jr., Randy Sutherland, and Krystie Barnes. Sister of Gloria Crayton, Deloris Brown, Zenobia...  Read More

Dorothy E. Stubberfield

Dorothy E. Stubberfield passed away peacefully on December 3, 2016. Memorial service to be held on Sat. 12/10/16 at New Foundation for Life FGBC, located at 1061 Cambridge Dr. in LaPlace, LA. Final disposition, private. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to: The Baloney Funeral Home, LLC, 1905 West Airline Hwy. LaPlace, LA. 70068. 985-224-8460.  Read More

Octavia Adams Davenport

Proverbs 3:5, 6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. On Saturday, December 24, 2016, Octavia Davenport of Montgomery, AL was called home to meet her Lord and Savior at the age of 94. On 09/02/1922 Octavia Davenport was born...  Read More

Steven John Boudro

Born September 4, 1939 survived by his beloved fiancée, Janie Creel , his loving daughter, Paige B. Orazio and son, Stephen John Boudro III. Grandson, Michael Floyd and granddaughter, Maria Orazio. Two sisters, Nora B. Hynwup and Gail B. Clowart. Son of the late Stephen John Boudro, Jr and Dorothy Edna Onken. Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 19,...  Read More

Jack Charles Siekkinen

Jack Charles Siekkinen (August 9, 1944 – January 22, 2017) Jack passed Sunday morning at The Sanctuary Hospice in New Orleans, LA. He lived out the remainder of his life surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol Bertucci Siekkinen and six children; Shayna Tulanian, Davin (wife Laurie), Braden and Kallen Siekkinen...  Read More

Robert "Bobby" Walker

God called and Bobby answered. Robert "Bobby" Walker was born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 31, 1951. He went home to be with his Lord on Jan. 30, 2017. Robert is survived by his brother, Davy Walker; son, Robert Shane Walker; granddaughters, Whitney Marie Walker, and Kristin Blair Pinel. He is also survived by several in-laws, nieces, nephews of all generations, and friends...  Read More

Audrey May Young Nickolson

Audrey May Young Nickolson, a life long resident of Convent, LA, was called to eternal rest on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge, LA. She was 82 years old. Affectionately called "Mamee," she was the matriarch of the family. Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, the late Samuel Nickolson, her parents...  Read More

Maria Elena Ycaza

On January 29, 2017, at the age of 93, Maria Elena Ycaza passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Maria, also known as "Bita", was a true survivor. She had grace and elegance unlike any other. When she walked into a room, it would light up with her presence and of course, that twinkle in her eye. She loved to...  Read More

Kevin H. Burns

Kevin H. Burns passed away on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at 7:15 am at the age of 57. Beloved Son of Barbara B Burns and the late Herbert F. Burns. He leaves behind four sisters; Terryll Nemeth, Gailene Steward, L'Herisse Schexnayder (Ron) and Andrea Dyer (Dickey). One niece, Leslie Dyer and one nephew, Phillip Steward Jr. Kevin is proceeded in...  Read More

Joseph Lewis Jr.

Joseph “Chilly” Lewis, Jr. spiritually transitioned from his earthly home to his eternal home on the evening of December 30, 2016. He was born of the union of Joseph Lewis, Sr. and Gloria Mae Boudoin Lewis on January 3, 1951. “Chilly,” as he was affectionately called, was the eldest of nine (9) children. Joseph was a native of New Orleans,...  Read More

Chaffie Brown Sr.

Chaffie Brown On December 26, 2016 , Chaffie Brown Sr went on to be with the Lord. Chaffie Brown Sr was a long time resident of Reserve, La. Chaffie Brown Sr was a baggage handler at Delta Airlines in New Orleans, La. He was 73 years of age and he leaves behind a wife, Louise Frank Brown, a daughter, Sandra...  Read More

Gerald Kevin Warren

Gerald Kevin Warren, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the age of 60. Grandson of the late Barney and Jewell Warren, Harry and Lillian Boulin of CA. Beloved son of Rex and Evelyn Warren of CA. Father of Jason Warren of Chicago. Brother of Madonna Padjen, of CA and Scott Warren, of...  Read More

Kellie Aileen McMahon

Kellie Aileen McMahon, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the age of 33. Daughter of Merrie and Thomas James McMahon, III. Also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Private burial. Funeral entrusted to The Baloney Funeral Home, LLC, 1905 W. Airline Highway, Laplace, LA., 985-224-8460. Condolences can...  Read More

Lloyd Four Speed Mose Armstrong

Lloyd “Four Speed” Mose Armstrong, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the age of 65. Son of the late Lillie and Mose Armstrong. Beloved husband of Annette Anderson. Father of JaMyra Anderson, Walter Anderson, Latosha Armstrong, and Lloyd (Charlene) Armstong, Jr. Also survived by a host of stepchildren, sisters, brothers, grandchildren, nieces,...  Read More

Gloria May Lulu Jones Colbert Williams

Gloria May “Lulu” Jones Colbert Williams, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the age of 86. Daughter of the late Rebecca and Stephen Jones. Beloved wife of the late Charles E. Williams. Mother of Anita Maria Colbert and Drunita “Tutts” Williams-West. Sister of Rose Mary Jones and Ernay M. Jase. Grandmother...  Read More

Sheron Ann Wright

Sheron Ann Wright, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the age of 71. Daughter of the late Edna and Franklin Oatley. Beloved wife of Harold Rusty Wright. Mother of Doug Graupmann. Sister of Pam Blystad, Marsha Low, and David Oatley. Also survived by a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins,...  Read More

Eric James Landry

Eric James Landry, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the age of 71. Son of the late P.A. Landry and Vivian Dufresne Landry. Beloved husband of Jane Elise Landry. Father of Shannon Landry Anderson (Gene), Ryan Eric Landry, and Brad Clark Landry (Billie Jo). Brother of Ira Raymond Landry and the late Janice...  Read More

Norman Joseph Jones aka Sluggo

Norman Joseph Jones aka “Sluggo” entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. A native of Vacherie, Louisiana to the late Herman Joseph Jones and Elnora Lemieux Jones. Norman acknowledged his faith and belief in Jesus Christ at an early age. He was a faithful member of Holy Innocence Catholic Church in Brooklyn, New York. Norman is survived by...  Read More

Elaine Rinard

Elaine Rinard peacefully passed into a better world on May 23, 2016. She was the victim of a stroke from which she was unable to recover. Her husband; Tom Rinard; two daughters; Leslie Watson and Valerie Rinard; and a son, Mathew Rinard and his wife Cam Rinard, survive Elaine. She was also survived by two granddaughters; Erica Jure and her...  Read More

Delinda Marie Adams Tyler

Delinda Marie Adams-Tyler, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 23, 2016, at the age of 54. A lifelong resident of Avondale, LA. Daughter of Deloris Scott Hardesty. Beloved wife of the late Donald G. Tyler, Sr. Mother of LaToya (George) Alexander and Donnell Adams. Stepmother of Donald G. Tyler, Jr. Sister of...  Read More

Hilda Elizabeth Nagel

Hilda Elizabeth Nagel, passed from this world peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016. A native of New Orleans, Hilda was predeceased by her parents, Peter George Rigis and Frances Stephanie Kenny, and her husband of forty-seven years, Oscar Paul Nagel, Jr. She is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth Anne Uchello and Margaret Elaine Nagel, and her grandson...  Read More

Katherine Kathy Mary Schilling Steiner

Katherine “Kathy” Mary Schilling Steiner passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016, from Pancreatic cancer, at the age of 71. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard G. Steiner. Kathy is survived by her three devoted daughters, Michele Steiner Jerrari, wife of Adil Jerrari, Patti Steiner Behr, wife of Joshua Behr and Tiffany Steiner Beam, wife...  Read More

Dr Paula Kay Singleton Lucas

Dr. Paula Kay Singleton Lucas, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the age of 52. Daughter of Paul and the late Kathleen Singleton. Beloved wife of Donald Lucas for 25 years. Sister of James David Singleton and Joyce Singleton (Rod) Thomas. Aunt of Ryan, Jason, and Madeline Thomas. Also survived by...  Read More

Dorothy Dean Creppel

Dorothy Dean Creppel, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the age of 84. Daughter of the late Alma Crowder and Charles Pipkins. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Creppel. Mother of Betty (James Beasley) Hutton,Tommy (Melody) Hutton, and the late Danny Creppel, Herbert Ray Creppel, and Joretha “Jody” Creppel Schlegal. Mother-in-law of...  Read More

Jermaine Big J Lawrence Scott

Jermaine “Big J” Lawrence Scott, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the age of 41. Son of John Alfred Scott, Sr. and the late Irma Morris Scott. Grandson of the late Richard D. Scott, Sr., Rosie Scott, Herman Morris, Sr., and Isabelle Morris. Beloved brother of John “Scottie” (Bridget) Scott, Jr. and Jacqueline...  Read More

Nell Marguerite Palfi

Nell Marguerite Palfi, a native and resident of New Orleans, La., died on April 3, 2016. Beloved daughter of Polly E. Waring and the late Stevenson J. Palfi. Granddaughter of Alfred Palfi and the late Dorothy D. Palfi, the late Nell H. and Robert E. Waring. Companion of Jean-Paul Arguello. Niece of Bonnie Walker, Cindy Penfold,...  Read More

Eugene Al Herman Scott

Eugene “Al” Herman Scott, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the age of 48. Son of MaryBell Morris Scott and the late Lee Andrew Scott, Sr. Grandson of the late Eugene Scott, Emily Scott, Herman Morris, and Isabelle Morris. Husband of Latanya Hawkins Scott. Father of Bryton Shane Hawkins. Brother of...  Read More

Vernel Rogers, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the age of 57. Son of Bessie and James Wilbert Rogers, Sr. Brother of Gregory Rogers, James Wilbert Rogers, Jr. and Sherri (David) Thomas. Father of Corey Murray and Vernel Trainer. Also survived by a host of grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives...  Read More

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