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Singletary, Gene


On Sunday August 7, 2022 Mr. Gene Singletary, age 84 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Gene was a member of Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church in Pearl River, LA for many years. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Mary Jane Seal Singletary, his children Gwendolyn King (Stephen), Steven Singletary (Kerri), and Pamela Penton (Eric), his sisters; Rosa Joyce “Sissy” Jordan, Martha Sharp, Janice Holts, Darlene Crain, Vivian Jordan, and Wanda Kennedy, 8 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Percy and Jenny Singletary, and his brothers Huey Singletary, Henry Singletary, and Louie Singletary. He will be greatly missed here on Earth, but we know he is rejoicing in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. Visitation for Mr. Singletary will be held on Friday August 12, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and again on Saturday August 13, 2022 from 9:00 AM until service time at 10:00 AM at Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church Pearl River, LA. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Billy Trusley to be officiating.


Kuracka, Andrew


On Sunday August 7, 2022 Andrew Kuracka, age 80 of Slidell, LA passed away peacefully in his own home. He proudly served in the United States Army. Mr. Andrew is survived by his wife of 61 years Macile Kuracka, his children Andrea Kuracka, Camilla Kuracka, and Travis Andrew Kuracka, his grandchildren; Garrett Kuracka, Justin Gray, Kaden Kuracka, and Tucker Kuracka, and 3 great grandchildren Leigha Gray, Camden Cothern, and Andrew Kuracka. He is preceded in death by his parents Metry and Anna Kuracka and his siblings. He will be missed greatly by all his family and friends. Funeral Services for Mr. Kuracka will be held on Thursday August 11, 2022 at 4:30 pm with visitation from 3:00 pm      until service time from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment will be held on Friday August 12, 2022 at 10 am at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA.  Pastor Mike Callahan to be officiating.


Singletary, Marie


On Monday August 1, 2022, Myra Marie Singletary, age 81 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. Mrs. Marie was a longtime member of Charter Oak Baptist Church, in Pearl River, LA. She is survived by her children; Tammy Kozior (Mike), Carl Singletary (Missy), Cheri Cebulski (Joe), and Michael Singletary, her grandchildren; Kristin Sasser (Scott), Daniel Singletary, Chelsea Kozior, Thomas Kozior, Jason Cebulski (Samantha), and John Cebulski, her great granddaughter Charlotte Cubulski, and nieces Vicky and Rene` Moran. She is preceded in death by her husband Bruce Singletary Jr., her parents Susie and Theodore Moran, and her brother TJ Moran (Ratha Lee). She will be greatly missed. Funeral Services for Mrs. Marie will be held on Wednesday August 10, 2022 at 11 am at Charter Oak Baptist Church with visitation on Tuesday August 9, 2022 from 6 pm to 10 pm at Williams Funeral Home and again on Wednesday from 9 am until service time at Charter Oak Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Charter Oak Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Carl Dickens to be officiating.


Mangano, Lee


Leerene (Lee) Alice Maupin Mangano, 87, passed away peacefully at home in Pearl River, La. surrounded by loved ones on July 29, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. Born August 6, 1934 in Farrell, Ms., she moved to Franklin, La in 1957 then to Slidell, La in 1975. She was a member of The Mystick Krewe of Perseus and Bayou Liberty Garden Club for many years and other various clubs around the Slidell and Pearl River area. Survived by her children Jesse (Linda) Moore, Wayne (Martha) Moore, Brenda (Smitty) Smith, Tammy (Larry) Legnon, Frank Mangano and Blaise (Robin) Mangano. 13 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. Preceding her in death, her husband Louis J. Mangano, Sr., son Louis J. Mangano, Jr., daughter Tina Mangano, daughter in law Anna Mangano and grandson Rossi Lipari. Her parents Alex and Florene Maupin, her sisters Doris Somerville and Faye Sue Maupin, and brother Boyce Maupin. Pallbearers were her grandsons: Jeremy Moore, Taylor Moore, Morgan Moore, Justin Moore, Jordan Mangano and Joseph Mangano.

Services were held at D.T. Williams Funeral Home in Pearl River, La on August 3, 2022 with interment immediately following.


Ducote, Jr., Jessie


On Monday, August 1, 2022, Jessie Joseph Ducote, Jr. passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his beloved wife and daughter. Jessie was a tremendously caring and loving man of God who adored his wife, children, and Grands. He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and lived in Slidell, LA since 1998. Jessie was survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Lee Kastner Ducote, his daughter Danielle Ducote Crane (Rick), and his Grands…Olivia Crane, Isaiah Crane, Sam Crane, and Leah Crane. He is preceded in death by his parents Jessie and Hilda Ducote, and his son and “ Best Buddy” Jessie James Ducote.
Jessie was a loyal and hard worker as a Crane Operator for over 30 years and a member of Local 406. His passions were duck hunting with the Labrador Club as well as bass fishing with Crescent City Bassmasters Club for many years. For the past sixteen years he was also passionate about “Classic Cars” and his
“1940 Chevy”
Jessie was a dedicated member of Open Arms Ministries-Bethany Lutheran Church. Through his love for Jesus, he touched many hearts and lives. He was loved by many and everywhere he went he was sure to make a friend.
A Celebration of Life for Jessie Ducote will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm, with visitation from 11:00 am-1:00pm at Open Arms Church 1340 8th Street, Slidell, LA 70458. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Open Arms Ministries, Open Arms Child Development Center in Jessie’s memory, as he had a tender heart for children


Brown, James


James Wilburn Brown, age 87, of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully at Slidell Memorial Hospital on Monday August 1, 2022. Jim served in the United States Air Force. Jim is survived by his son Timothy (Kristina) Brown, grandchildren; Chad, Jaimi, Lyndsey, Laney (Ken), and Devin. Jim will be greatly missed by his 13 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Penny, his parents Wilburn and Minnie, his brothers Ceburn and Ganus; sisters Nellie, Tommie, and Bernice and his son Ron.

Graveside services will be held on Friday August 5, 2022 at 11:00 am at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery located at Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA.


Pickering, Gertie


Gertie Joan Larsen-Pickering (“Gert”), 78, a native of New York, and a resident of Pearl River, Louisiana for the past few years, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022 in Slidell, Louisiana. Gert was born September 4, 1943 to Floyd Larsen and Madeline Labuda, in Greenville, New York. She resided in New York until 1969, where she gave birth to her first son, Gary Hover in 1965. In 1968 she married Richard Hover Sr. and gave birth to her first daughter, Dana Hover (McGowan) in 1969. In the early 70’s, she moved to Metairie, Louisiana, where she gave birth to her second daughter, Beth Hover (Williams) in 1971 and second son, Richard Hover Jr. in 1974. While living in south Louisiana, she made many friends and worked at Deluxe Check Printers. Her last job was with St. Tammany Parish School District. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Larsen and Madeline Labuda, her brother Art Labuda, her third husband, Earl Pickering of 13 years, and grandchild Mia Hover. She is survived by her two sons, Gary Hover and Richard Hover Jr. (fiancé: Melissa Taylor); two daughters, Dana McGowan (husband: Patrick McGowan) and Beth Williams (husband: Michael Williams); grandchildren, Adam Devault, Jacqlyn McGowan (husband: Matt Brandon), Cassidy Hover (husband:Dennis Theriault), Lane Hover, Cali Hover, Brice McGowan, Lexi Hover, Marella Williams, and Isabella Williams; and great grandchildren Mia Hover, Zander Hover, and Ezra Theriault; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In her memory, we will be gathering together with family and close friends to celebrate a full life of love, laughter, and kindness.


Baylor, Richard


On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Richard Lee Baylor, age 57, of Welch, La., passed away.

He was an engineer in the tow boat industry. 

Mr. Baylor is survived by a son, John R. Baylor, brother, Jimmy Baylor and sister, Donna Clements (Don), and 2 half sisters, Harmony Teel and Melody Winchester.

Preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Emma Baylor and siblings, Donald Baylor, Billy Miller and Mary Lynn Baylor.


Marcus "Mark" Fred Bennett IV


On July 9, 2022, Marcus “Mark” Fred Bennett IV, age 36, of Hammond LA passed away. He was born May 6, 1986 in Slidell, LA. He is survived by his parents, Marcus Fred Bennett III (Mimi) and Sheryl Jenkins Foraker (Mark), his sister Angie Hebert, his grandmothers, Trecia Bennett and Gillis “Gigi” Norris, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Grandfathers Marcus “Fred” Bennett II and William Ottis Jenkins.

Mark was born and raised in Pearl River, LA. He graduated from Pearl River High School, completed his undergraduate degree at UNO, and was LSU Alumni, where he received his MBA.

Mark was passionate about sports and spent several years after graduation volunteering his time with the PRHS Wrestling Team assisting the coaches with training. For this reason, the family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to PRHS Athletic Department in Mark’s name. 

Mark loved life, loved his family and friends deeply. One of his favorite things was hanging out and watching football with his family and friends while eating crawfish cooked by his cousin Chris Bennett. All those that knew him loved him. Mark will be greatly missed and be forever in our hearts.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 12, with visitation from 9AM until service time at Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA 70452.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to PRHS Athletic Department in Mark’s name. 

 

Carpenter, Jerry


On Saturday July 23, 2022 Gerald Wayne Carpenter, age 71, of Slidell, LA passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Jerry was a very caring and loving man who adored his wife, children, grandchildren, brother and sister, and many nieces and nephews. Jerry was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Myra Norwood Carpenter, his daughter Lori Carpenter, his son Jason Carpenter, his daughter Noelle Carpenter (Bradley Katt), brother James Steven Carpenter (Vivian) and sister Jo Akbik (Jamil); grandchildren Parker Isaacson, Madison Isaacson, Chase Isaacson, and Crews Carpenter. He is preceded in death by his parents Felton and Clara Carpenter. After being employed with Folgers Coffee in New Orleans, LA for 18 years, he went on to his dream job of being a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office where he served as both a 911 operator as well as a bailiff at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center. Jerry retired from the sheriff’s office in 2016. Jerry enjoyed traveling and trips to the casino, as well as visiting with his family and friends. Jerry touched many different hearts and lives, he was loved by many and never knew a stranger. Anywhere that Jerry went, he was sure to make a friend. Funeral services for Jerry Carpenter will be held Friday, July 29, 2022 at 1:00pm, with visitation from 11:00am to 1:00pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Highway 41, Pearl River, LA 70452. In lieu of flowers, it was Jerry’s wish that donations be made to STARC.


Hyneman, Amanda


On Sunday July 17, 2022 Amanda Rose Hyneman, age 33 of Pearl River, LA passed away. Amanda had a strong passion in life for art, cosmetology, and loved playing soccer. She is survived by her greatest blessing in life, her son Knox Hyneman, her mother Christine O’Berry (Jim), her siblings Sam Hyneman (Jessieca) and Constance Hyneman, step siblings; Jim Jim O’Berry, Tammy Martin O’Berry and Christy O’Berry, her grandfather John Jack Hyneman, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father Gregory Hyneman. Although her life on this earth was filled with many challenges and struggles, she is now walking the streets of gold free of all the pain and suffering. She will be missed deeply. Memorial Services for Amanda will be held at First Baptist Church of Pearl River at 10 am on Saturday, July 30th, 2022. All family and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers any monetary donation to assist in the care of her four year old son, Knox Alan Hyneman, would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via Go Fund me or a check made out to "Knox Hyneman".

All donations will be deposited into a savings account set up for Knox at St. Tammany Federal Credit Union for his care.

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Litolff, Jr., Edwin


On Wednesday July 6, 2022, Edwin “Eddie” Hartland Litolff, Jr., loving husband and father of 6 children, 8 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren passed away at age 79.

Eddie was born on August 17, 1942 to Edwin, Sr and Kathryn Healy.  He married Karen Carmichael on August 15, 1964. They raised six children: Renee, Edwin, James, Erin, Evan, and Eric.Eddie enjoyed many hobbies through the years:
Photography, trains, baseball, fantasy sports, opera, plays, music and stereo systems, Tour De France, hockey, corvettes, Talladega, drag racing, NASCAR, woodworking, and technology!! Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Edwin, Sr. and his mother, Kathryn, wife Karen Carmichael, second wife Linda Herring, son Evan and granddaughter Alexis Singletary. He is survived by his daughter Renee Chambers and husband Wayne, granddaughter Danielle and grandson Brandon; son Edwin, III and wife Laura, granddaughter Jessica, grandson Edwin IV, “Hartland"; son James; daughter Erin Singletary Ulloa, grandson John Russell, grandson Blake; grandson Gage Crowe, and granddaughter Halee Searcy and son Eric.A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 15th, 2022 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Pearl River, LA.  Visitation will be from 10 am to 12 noon, with a mass at noon and burial following at Williams Funeral Home.


Bennett, IV., Marcus Fred


On July 9, 2022, Marcus “Mark” Fred Bennett IV, age 36, of Hammond LA passed away. He was born May 6, 1986 in Slidell, LA. He is survived by his parents, Marcus Fred Bennett III (Mimi) and Sheryl Jenkins Foraker (Mark), his sister Angie Hebert, his grandmothers, Trecia Bennett and Gillis “Gigi” Norris, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Grandfathers Marcus “Fred” Bennett II and William Ottis Jenkins.

Mark was born and raised in Pearl River, LA. He graduated from Pearl River High School, completed his undergraduate degree at UNO, and was LSU Alumni, where he received his MBA.

Mark was passionate about sports and spent several years after graduation volunteering his time with the PRHS Wrestling Team assisting the coaches with training. For this reason, the family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to PRHS Athletic Department in Mark’s name. 

Mark loved life, loved his family and friends deeply. One of his favorite things was hanging out and watching football with his family and friends while eating crawfish cooked by his cousin Chris Bennett. All those that knew him loved him. Mark will be greatly missed and be forever in our hearts.

Funeral Services will be announced and held at a later date.


Drawdy, Vivian

On July 9, 2022, Vivian Irene Drawdy, age 79, of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully. She is survived by her children, Robert Drawdy Jr., Johnny Drawdy, Valerie Swan, Jeffery Drawdy, and Clayton Drawdy, her sisters, Bobby Burket, Rita Fricke, and her numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Drawdy Sr., and her parents JB & Cleo Shepard. Vivian’s passion was spending time with her dog Tina, drinking coffee, and sponsoring St. Jude as much as she could. She will be missed greatly.

Funeral Services will be held on a later date.


Simmons, Jr., Orville

On Sunday, July 10, 2022, Orville Simmons Jr., age 76 of Lacombe , LA passed away. Mr. Simmons is survived by his wife of 21 years, Mary Simmons, and his siblings, Helen Seghers, Noah Simmons, and Janet Zandarski. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Ruth Monroe, Harry Simmons, John Smith, Ronald Macadams, Marlene Faron, Dorothy Mae Dominguez. Mr. Orville served in the United States Navy in his younger years and worked as Mill wright in the distribution centers. He loved working outside in his yard and mowing the lawn. He will be missed greatly. Inurnment will be held in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at a later date.


McClelland, Sandra


On Friday July 8, 2022 Sandra Lilly McClelland, age 73 of Lacombe, LA passed away peacefully in her sleep. She is survived by her children E. Waynette Cozad (Richard) and Jimmie Ray Cheek II (Melissa), her brothers, J T Machen, Curtis Gene Machen, Robert B. Machen Sr., Richard A. Machen, and William James Machen, Jr., 9 grandchildren Bradley K. Cozad, Eric C. Cozad, Joshua P. Cozad, Ashley Lister, John Cheek, Savannah Cheek, Haley N. Cheek, James H. Cheek, and Kenneth Cheek, and her great grandchildren; Bradley Cozad II, Jonas,  Lilliana, Adeline, Carson, Ezra, and Freddie. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry McClelland, and her parents William James Machen Sr. and Mary Evelyn Turner Machen. She will be missed greatly.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday July 14, 2022 at 10 am with visitation from 9:30 am  until service time at Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery located at Williams Funeral Home.


MARY FRIERSON


On Saturday, July 2, 2022 Mary B. Frierson, age 91, passed away peacefully with her family by her side.

She was a lifelong resident of Pearl River, La. where she was a homemaker and a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Mrs. Mary is survived by 6 children, Zandra Boutwell, Mona Gilbreath (Craig), Timothy Frierson, Francine Spiehler (Glenn), Delphine Craddock (Scott), and Sharon Frierson, 17 Grandchildren, 26 Great-grandchildren, and 6 Great-greatgrandchildren.  Preceded in death by her parents, Charles H Burkhardt and Delphine E. Burkhardt, stepmother, Francis Burkhardt, Husband, Robert Frierson, Son, Robert C. Frierson, Granddaughter, Wendy Frierson, Grandson, Shane Frierson and Sister, Charlene Thigpen.

Wake will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 5:30 Pm until 8:30 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.  Funeral Mass will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 66192 St. Mary Dr., Pearl River, La., on Thursday at 10:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Crawford Cemetery, Pearl River, La.


Rose Marie D'Aunoy


On Thursday June 23, 2022 Rose Marie D’Aunoy, age 66 of Slidell, LA passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home. Ms. Rose loved her job as a Crossing Guard for Slidell Police Department for 27 years and for Pearl River Police Department for the last 4 years. She enjoyed barbequing in her off time but mostly spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Rose is survived by her children; Robert Charles Adams Jr. (Melissa), Amanda Anthony, and Aaliyah Mikell Richardson, her brother Dennis D'Aunoy, half sisters Tammy Gowen and Loretta Tot Smith, grandchildren: Blake Black, Lauren Black, Alissa Richardson, Destiny Adams, Alexis Anthony, Asia Anthony, Madison Adams, Ab’Rianna Rose Keys, and Montrelle Alexander Jr.,  her great grandsons Grayson James Richardson and Ahmad Anthony, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Beulah D’Aunoy, her daughter Tracey Marie Adams Black, and her brothers Bradley D’Aunoy and Toney D’Aunoy. The family of Ms. Rose would like to invite everyone to come celebrate her life on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the funeral home.

 

 



Allen, Jeffrey


On Saturday June 18, 2022 Jeffrey Douglas Allen, age 49 of Slidell, LA passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was a truck driver for many years. Jeffrey is survived by his father James Allen. He is preceded in death by his mother Glenda Allen, his sister Christine Allen, and his grandparents; Edward and Ina Mae Tuggle, and Edward and Betty Roquemore. He will be missed. A memorial service will be held at Picayune Church of God on Saturday June 25, 2022 at 11:00AM.
The church will have lunch for all attendees after the service. Interment to be held at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.


 Johnson, Joshua


Joshua Christian Johnson

(Choppa, Pork Chop, Bulldog)
Born March 14, 1980 passed away June 5,2022.He was a jack of all trades, master of none. He loved his sister Arielle. Joshua lived life on his own terms. He had an outgoing goofy personality. Joshua was proceeded in death by his father Willie R. Johnson Jr, Grandfather Willie Sr, Grandmother Stella Johnson and June D Hebert, Uncle Ronnie Hebert and Aunt Allison Hebert. He leaves behind his sisters Arielle Marie Lusich and Kristi (Johnson) McNeil, Mother Tracey Hebert Lusich, and Aunts Cheryl Billeaud and Judy Munster. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. At this time no service is planned however if one is planned we will let everyone know. We want to thank everyone involved and may God bless.


 Ward, Gregory

 

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Gregory James Ward Winstead, age 36, of Pearl River, La., passed away.

He was a self employed handyman.

Greg is survived by his Grandmother, Louise Whitfield, his brother, Dave Winstead, his son Brayson Crawley Ward and Braysons mom, Kylie, his wife, Ashley Popovits Ward, his mother, Janet Ward, and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other family members.   Preceded in death by his father, Gregory Winstead.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022 11:30 AM at Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church, 67139 Chris Kennedy Rd., Pearl River, La.  Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 AM until service time.

Inurnment at Audubon Cemetery, Pearl River, La. immediately following the service. 

D.T. Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Robert Shelby Hamilton


On Sunday June 5, 2022 Shelby Hamilton, age 32 of Pearl River, LA left this world doing the thing he loved the most, riding his motorcycle. Shelby was a very free spirited man, who loved nothing more than riding and tinkering with his bike, being around family and eating with his friends. He will be missed greatly. Shelby is survived by his wife Brittnay Robertson-Hamilton, his mom Crissandra Hamilton, children Emma Rain Shields and Landen Robertson, his siblings; Jon Stafford, Bobby Hamilton, Andrew Stafford, Amanda Hamilton, Matthew Stafford Jacob Hamilton, and Victoria Watkins, his grandmother Nancy Hamilton, and Aunts Liz Hamilton, Ann Hamilton, and Missie King. He is preceded in death by his father Jeff Hamilton. Memorial services to celebrate the life of Shelby will be announced at a later date.



Payton Samuel Babb


On Monday, June 6, 2022, Payton Samuel Babb, age 23, 0f Slidell, La. passed away.

He was a laborer in the cell phone towers industry.  Payton loved hanging out with his Nieces and Nephews, and his friends and cooking for people was a passion of his. 

Payton is survived by his parents, Daniel Babb, Sr and Carolyn Babb, a nephew, River Babb, 4 nieces, Colette Gomez, Lydia Gomez, Amilya Woods, and Oaklee Babb, siblings, Charity Babb (Robert Gomez), and Daniel Babb, Jr. (Amy Woods).  He is also survived by his Grandmother, Bobbie Jean Ciaccio.

Preceded in death by his twin brother, Quinton James Babb, Grandparents, Dartiss Nell Babb and Willie Jack Babb, Sr. and James Samuel Barron.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM with funeral services starting at 12:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.

Bro. Brad Heffner officiating.

 

 


Robert Daniel Wood, Sr.


On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Robert Daniel Wood, Sr., age 65, of Bush, La. passed away.

He was a lifelong member of Bush United Methodist Church in Bush, LA.  and loved gardening.

Robert is survived by 2 children, Robin Wood and Rielynn Wood, 2 brothers, Karl David Wood, Jr. (Debbie) and Manuel Wood (Mary).  Preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Lyndell Wood, Sr.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Bush United Methodist Church, 81306 Hwy. 41, Bush, La., at 11:00 AM with visitation from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.  Interment to follow at Holmes Cemetery, Talisheek, La.  Immediately following the committal service at the cemetery, the family will have food and fellowship in the fellowship hall of Bush United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Methodist Childrens Home or Bush United Methodist Church.

Rev. James Moore officiating.

 

 

 


Moore, Pearly


Pearly Jewell Moore, age 78, of Pearl River, LA., passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Slidell Memorial Hospital.

She was of the Pentecostal faith, loved to crochet, hidden object games and watching Law and Order.

Mrs. Pearly is survived by 6 children, Sherry Shockley (Dale), Tammy Bratcher, Tracey Slaydon (Pete), Deborah Moore (Greg), Barbara DeVille (Jody), and William Lee Moore, III (Deeona), her Siblings, Shelby, Linda, Vicky, Mary Ann, TC, Jackie, Paul and John. She is also survived by 23 Grandchildren, Brittany, Jennifer, Stephanie, Fuzzy, Stephen, Little Vick, Victoria, Rebekuh, Geni, Jason, Amanda, Bobby, Billy, Candice, Chris, Eric, Little Jody, Albert, Emily, William IV, Zachariah, Matthew and Ashley and numerous Great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Moore, Jr., Son, Gerald Moore, Jr., parents Shelby and Eva Dunn and a brother, Steve Dunn.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Tracy and Pete Slaydon’s house.


AARON ANTHONY MCGEHEE


Aaron Anthony McGehee, age 35, of Pearl River, LA. passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

He was an electrician.  Aaron loved playing baseball and spending time with his wife and kids.

He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Melissa McGehee, 8 children, Aaron Anthony McGehee, Jr., Natalynn Marie McGehee, Jace McGehee, Addison Rogues, Averly Roques, Ashlee Martin, Alexus Martin and Alyssa Martin, his parents, Toni, Michelle, Anthony and Burt Cassenetta and Boo Williams, 7 sisters, Joana Nicole Henley, Jessia Henley, Avery Craddock, Megan, Heather and Emily Cassenetta, and Jamie Lynn Singletary and a brother, Jett Anthony.  He is also survived by 2 Grandchildren, Kayden Cullure and Alexzandria Cullure and his Aunt, Connie Hollifield.

Preceded in death by his Grand-parents, Barbara Lowery and Fred Lowery.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 6:00 until 9:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.

 



Troyani, Debra


On Sunday May 22, 2022, Debra “Miss Debbie” Ann Troyani, age 69 of Pearl River, LA passed away at her residence. Debbie is survived by her beloved of 31 years Eugene Maxwell, her sons, Ray Humphreys and wife Jennifer, Albert Troyani and wife Angel, Step-Son Davy Maxwell, daughters, Lisa Humphreys and finance Barry McQueen and Samantha Troyani and boyfriend Chad Barraco, Grandchildren, Ariel Pearce, Nicholas Van Damme, Sherrie Daniel, Randal Humphreys, deAnna Ingalls, Kaleb, Konner and Kameron Humphreys, Johnny Popovits IV, Abigail Troyani, Alphonse and Abel Troyani and 3 Great Grandchildren Harper Grace Gilliland, Julius Ingalls, & Emily Humphreys, and many brothers and sisters. She was welcomed at the gates of heaven by her parents Harrold & Anita Miller, her siblings, Delmon Miller, Mary Lou Ponthieux, Melinda Miller, and Steven Miller She will forever be cherished and missed by all who knew her. Funeral will be held Thursday May 26, 2022, at 6 p.m. at Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church 67139 Chris Kennedy Rd. Pearl River, LA 70452. Pastor Billy Trusley to be officiating.


Craddock, Dana


On Monday May 16, 2022 Dana Craddock, age 49 of Pearl River, LA passed away. Dana had a heart of gold and loved his family greatly. He loved being on the river, camping, riding 4 wheelers, being outdoors and barbequing to feed everyone. He will be missed greatly. Dana is survived by his sister Donna Blackwell, his nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends that he considered family. He is preceded in death by his parents Dudley and Lucille Craddock, his siblings Timothy and Debbie Craddock, and his fiancé Angie Fricke. Memorial services for Dana will be held at a later date.   


Meadows, Glenn


On Thursday, May 19, 2022, Glenn Alan “Al” Meadows, age 78, of Pearl River, La., passed away. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator and Commercial Fisherman. Mr. Al is survived by 2 children, Eva Meadows Schultheis and Jason Lee Meadows, his sister Karen Zimmer (Alan), 5 grandchildren; Laura Ann Carter (Justin), Emily Jeannine Patton, Tyler Adam Meadows (Kayla), Kendall Ryan Meadows (Alyssa), and Baylee Deanne Meadows, and 3 great grandchildren; Everly Grace Carter, Charlie Truett Carter and Naomi Lavielle Meadows. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Grace Meadows, his son Chad Wesley Meadows, and his brother George Warren Meadows III. He will be missed greatly.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.


Ballard, Jr., Levi


On Sunday May 15, 2022 Levi Ballard, Jr., age 48 of Poplarville, MS passed away. He was a lifelong resident of Pearl River, LA, and a member of Celebrate Recovery. Levi loved drawing and painting as well as building and riding his bicycle. He will be missed by his family dearly. Levi is survived by his children; Kaitlin Ballard, Ashley Livingston, Nikolaas Blake, and Robert Williams, his siblings Betty Ballard Smith (Davie) and Joshua Ballard, his grandchildren Audrey, Landin, and Benjamin, nieces and nephews; Joshua Delaughter, Tony Ballard, Elizabeth Ballard, Jada George, Serena Mingo, and Lexi Joles, great nieces and nephews Aubrey Delaughter, Leeland Ballard, Ryver Xaiver Joles and Zander Layke Joles as well as our Village Gutherie family.  He is preceded in death by his parents Levi and Rona Ballard.

Memorial Services for Mr. Ballard will be held on Monday May 23, 2022 at 7 pm with visitation from 6 pm to 8 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.


Ard, JD


On Saturday May 14, 2022 JD Ard, age 66 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord in the comfort of his home. JD was a member of Community Baptist Church in Slidell, LA. He was an avid fisherman (one of his many joys), he loved gardening, loved to go eat out, but spending time with his grandchildren was the light of his life. Mr. Ard is survived by his daughter Jessica Ard, his siblings; Richard Ard, Annie Baucum, Ronnie Ard, Regenia Zeringue, and David Ritchie, and his grandchildren Leeanne Morrison, Alexus Chambers, and Patrick Chambers. He is preceded in death by his parents Pete Ard and Aline and Daniel Eugene Ritchie. His memory will be cherished by all his family and friends, but they are at peace in knowing that he is now walking the streets of gold with our Lord because he was saved.

Funeral services for JD will be held on Thursday May 19, 2022 at 11:30 am with visitation from 10:30 to 11:30 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Crossroads Cemetery. Brother Dan Carr, Jr. to be officiating.





Hailee "Bug" Marshall


On Sunday May 15, 2022 Hailee “Bug” Elizabeth Marshall, age 28, lifelong resident of Pearl River, LA gained her angel wings. Hailee was the light of her parents Lives. She was an amazing daughter, granddaughter, and friend to anyone she came in contact with. Hailee was a graduate from Pearl River High School and went on to take classes for Animal Humane Society Control where she also became a foster parent for the many dogs she helped. She loved her dogs Mia and Blue like they were her own babies. Hailee was a true tomboy at heart and loved to hunt and fish, on any given day you could find her hair back in a hat out enjoying the outdoors. She will forever leave the greatest impression on all the people she knew and loved. Hailee is survived by her parents Shannon Marshall Williams and Patrick Williams, Jr., her fiancé whom she was so excited to marry Joseph Delaune, Jr., her uncles Kevin Hardin and Johnny Lee Marshall, her aunt Mandy Williams and family, step aunt Kim Dixon Hutto and family, her grandmother Patsy Ann Williams, mother-in-law Irma Carter and her father-in-law Ivan Delaune, Sr. She is now in Heaven walking the streets of gold with her grandparents Janice Faye Warren, Johnny Marshall, and James Warren and her Great-grandparents, Mawmaw Dean and Pawpaw Ray Bennett. The family of Hailee would like to invite all of her family and friends to attend the funeral on Saturday May 21, 2022 at 2 pm with visitation from 11 am to 2 pm form the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow in Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Russell Crowe to be officiating.  In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Williams Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.




Herrin, Charles


On Saturday May 14, 2022 Charles Robert Herrin, age 79 of Pearl River, LA passed away at his residence. Mr. Herrin was in the logging business for many years until he eventually retired and took to gardening which he had the greatest passion for. Charles is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years Ella Blackwell Herrin, his daughter whom he adored, Lori Bennett (Gene), 4 wonderful grandchildren Shelby Sones, Macie Bennett, Madison Bennett, and Hunter Bennett, and his siblings Glenn Herrin, Ed Herrin, and Doris Williams. He was welcomed at the gates of heaven by his parents Mack and Ruth Herrin, his siblings; Elwood Herrin and Norman Evans, and his son in law Steven Sones, Jr. He will forever be cherished and missed by all who knew him. Visitation for Mr. Herrin will be held on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm with the funeral starting at 1 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Moran Cemetery. Brother Danny Williams to be officiating.

 


Hoffmeister, Micah

 

On Friday, May 6, 2022, Micah Joseph Hoffmeister, age 46, of Slidell, La. passed away.  He was a United States Marine, a cook with cracker barrel and an avid gamer.

Micah is survived by 4 siblings, Jobe Hoffmeister, Tyra Tregre, Zachary Hoffmeister and Gabrielle Hoffmeister and a host of Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Juliette Hoffmeister.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. from 2:30 PM until 5:00 PM with service starting at 5:00 PM.  Private inurnment  will be held at Louisiana Department of Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, La. at a later date.


Crawford, Barbara


On Thursday May 5, 2022 Barbara Ann Crawford, age 77 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully. Mrs. Barbara was a devoted wife of 50 years to her late husband Larry Crawford. They loved traveling together but especially to the Smokey Mountains. Barbara was a dispatcher for Pearl River Police Department for many years, but her life’s greatest passion was being a mother, grandmother, and loving wife. She will be greatly cherished by all who knew her. Barbara is survived by her children; Clayton Eric Crawford (Tanya), Alan Crawford (Linda), and Stacey Crawford (Alfonso Navia), her siblings Judi Livingston, Sandy Crawford, Daryl Miller, and Edward Miller, Jr., 7 grandchildren; Erica Lichilin (Juan), Clayton Crawford (Lexie), Sean Crawford, Dustin Crawford, Chandler Crawford, Sierra Neff, and Conner Neff, and 9 great grandchildren; Alex Delaune, Ethan Delaune, Collin Delaune, Finn Delaune, Farrah Crawford, Natalia Lichilin, Victoria Lichilin, Mason Crawford, and Weston Crawford. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry Crawford, her grandson Brandon Crawford, her parents Edward and Ruth Miller, and her brothers Pete Miller and Bill Donaldson.  Funeral Services for Mrs. Barbara will be held on Monday May 9, 2022 at 12 pm with visitation from 10:30 am to 12 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Audubon Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.

Messer, Michael


Michael Messer, a life-long resident of Pearl River, LA passed away unexpectedly at his residence on April 29, 2022 at the age of 58. Mr. Messer was born in Picayune, Ms. on March 14, 1964 to John Messer and Carol Messer. He married the love of his life Mirian on September 8, 2007. Michael left a big legacy, of love and servanthood to God and people. He was a man of honor and respect. He was a problem-solver who often took on difficult projects around the house. Michael was a Godly man and involved in many church activities. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Michael is survived by his wife Mirian Messer, his step-sons Alexander Tonon and Adler Tonon, and his siblings; John Messer Jr., Gary Messer, Joseph Messer and Christy Messer Da Silva.  He is preceded in death by his parents John and Carol Messer. Funeral Services for Mr. Messer will be held on Wednesday May 4, 2022 at 3:30 pm with visitation from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.  Brother Cory Taylor to be officiating.


Becky Hendrix


On Thursday, April 28, Becky Renee Hendrix passed away at the age of 44. 

She worked as a secretary; but her passion was photography.

Becky is survived by 2 children, Austin William Holifield and Hannah Grace Hendrix, her mother Karen Hendrix, a brother, Dean (Jake) Hostetler, Jr. and sisters, Spring Lemley, Tina Hostetler Bryant, Tammy Hostetler and Diana Deschner.  Preceded in death by her dad, Dean Hostetler, Sr.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. with visitation from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Immediately following the service at 7:00 PM, the family will release butterflies in memory of Becky. The family is requesting everyone wear purple to Becky's service.

In lieu of flowers, donations preferred.

 


Fricke, Jason


On Tuesday April 26, 2022 Jason Fricke, age 45 of Pearl River, LA passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jason loved spending time on the river, being on the houseboat and riding his motorcycle. He was better at being who he was and did everything His way. He will be missed greatly by his loved ones. Jason is survived by his mother Janet Tallman, his son Anthony Joseph Fricke, his brother Seth Fricke (Kelsea), granddaughter Adalynn Fricke, and his nephew Trace Fricke. He is preceded in death by his dad Clyde Fricke and his sister Angela Fricke. Memorial services for Jason will be held on Tuesday May 10, 2022 at 1 pm with visitation from 12 pm to 1 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home. Inurnment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery Pearl River, LA. Brother Russell Crowe to be officiating.


Hodgson, Holly


On Monday April 25, 2022 Holly Marie Hodgson, age 51 of Pearl River, LA. passed away. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who had a passion in life for crafting, gardening, and caring for kids and others around her. She will be missed greatly. Holly is survived by her children; Maurice “Butch” Hodgson IV (Malinda), Blaine Hodgson, Sr. (Valerie), and Natalie Hodgson, her grandchildren Rileigh Hodgson, Owen Hodgson, Blaine Hodgson, Jr., and Jaxon Hodgson, and her siblings Cathy Dupont, Max Ducote, Jr., Angie Williams, Shane Ducote, and Gregory Smith. She is also survived by a host of Nieces and Nephews.   Holly is preceded in death by her parents Maxie Joseph Ducote and Dianne Marie Ducote. Funeral Services for Holly will be held on Thursday May 5, 2022 at 12 pm with visitation from 10:30 am until 12 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA.

 

 


Miller, Mark


On Saturday April 2, 2022 Mark Allen Miller, age 62, went to be with our Lord to finally live in peace. He was born in Columbia, Ms. on January 7, 1960. He lived in Slidell, LA since 1961. Mark was a person always willing to help others and he was a kind and generous soul. He will be missed greatly. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Olus and Frances Miller, and his brother James (Ronnie) Miller. He is survived by his 2 sisters Ann Miller Roy (Dwight) and Judy Miller, nieces Alicia Rivers McKissick (Greg) and Alanna Roy Stockstill, and his nephew Kyle Miciello. We will forever cherish him. Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


Lott, Ethel Sue


On Sunday April 17, 2022 Ethel Sue Lott, age 73, of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. She will be cherished greatly by her family and friends. Sue was a member of Pine Grove Untied Pentecostal Church in Pearl River. She loved playing card games and bingo, but what she loved most in life was attending church and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children; Mark Lott (Christina), Elaine Perkins (Ronnie), Faye Thomas (Kelvin), and Larry Lott (Tammy), grandchildren; Aaron Lott, Lucas Lott, Melissa Parish (Shane), Kami Ellis (Anthony), Deanna Schultz (Bobby), Nicole White (Derek), Christopher Lott, Brittany Glover (Daniel), Travis Martin (Logan), Tiffany Martin, and numerous great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 37 years Billy P. Lott, her parents Emile and Helen Gaines, and her siblings Shirley Gaines, Ellis Gaines, Leslie Gaines, Evelyn Franco, and Henry Gaines.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 19, 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm with the funeral starting at 2 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Audubon Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Billy Trusley to be officiating.


Baillif, Ronald


Ronald Allen Baillif, 67, of Pearl River, LA, passed away peacefully in his home on April 4, 2022.

Ron and his wife, Faye, have been married for almost 43 years.  They settled in Pearl River in 1981, where they grew their family. Ron worked as a Senior Financial Analyst with Lockheed Martin until he retired in 2008.  He loved being retired, working in his garden at home, and spending time with his dogs.  Ron was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church, Pearl River.  He is survived by his loving wife, Faye Baillif, his mother Hella Bennett (Charlie), two daughters Cynthia Ripoll (Mike) and Rebecca Pitman (Jay), five grandchildren Caleb, Hank, Mason, Madeleine, and Clara, his brothers Raymond, Randy and Kenneth, and his sister Dorothy.  He was preceded in death by his father, Victor J. Baillif.

He will be greatly missed by his friends and family here on earth, but we rejoice in knowing he is walking the streets of Heaven with our Lord. 

Memorial Services for Ron will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, it was Ron’s wish that contributions be made in his memory to the Children’s Camp Fund at First Baptist Church, PO Box 729, Pearl River, LA 70452.




Alexander, Jr. JD


Rev. JD Alexander, Jr. passed away on April 2, 2022, at the age of 89 at his home in Bush, LA, after a short yet courageous battle with cancer. JD retired from Jones Lumber Company and was also a Pastor, from which he never retired. His love of God and family was his strength and sharing God’s word brought joy to his heart. The simple pleasure of fishing was one of his favorite pass times. He enjoyed being in a boat or standing on the bank with a friend or two, and a rod & reel in his hand. JD is survived by his loving wife Peggy Wilson; two sons, Fred (Janice) and David (Marianne); one sister, Donna Chambliss; one daughter, Shirley (Lee); eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, JD Alexander, Sr.; mother, Dora Byrd Alexander; daughter Thelma Saucier; and grandson, Christopher Brister. Visitation for Mr. Alexander will be held on Friday April 8, 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm with the funeral starting at 12 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Park Cemetery in Wiggins, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the American Cancer Society.


Lee, Betty


On Friday April 1, 2022 Betty Jean Lee, age 70 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family. She was a woman who loved hunting, fishing, and visiting different flea markets in her spare time. Mrs. Betty is survived by her faithful husband Marvin Lee, her son Craig Allen Lee (Jennifer), her siblings; Eddie McQueen, Susie Scott, Donna Glass, and Patty McGeehee, 4 grandchildren Colby, Autumn, Ryan, and James, great grandchildren Melody, Jett, and Harper and her grandpup Dixie. She is preceded in death by her parents Daisy and James McQueen, her son Kevin Richard Lee, and her siblings Butch McQueen, Henry McQueen, and Charlie McQueen. She will be cherished and honored by those she leaves behind.

Visitation for Mrs. Betty will be held on Sunday April 3, 2022 from 3 pm to 6 pm and again on Monday April 4, 2022 from 9 am until funeral time at 12 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Catahoula Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Picayune, MS. Brother James Boudreaux to be officiating.


Comeaux, Carl "Mo"


On Thursday March 24, 2022 Carl “Mo” “Tweet” Comeaux, age 60 of Slidell, LA passed on to be with our Lord. He is resting peacefully now with his father John D. Comeaux. Mo loved spending time on the swamp catching his catfish and practicing his trade skills of tree stump grinding. He served in the United States Air Force in his younger years. He is survived by his son Carl “Mo Jo” Comeaux, Jr., his mother Bobbie Joe Comeaux, his siblings; Bobbie “Blue” Comeaux, JoAnn “Shine” Comeaux, and David “Speedy” Comeaux (Jennifer), and his Aunt Georgia “Baby Doll” Randazzo and her family. May his family and friends remember and cherish  all the wonderful memories they shared with Mo.

Visitation for Mr. Comeaux will be held on Saturday April 2, 2022 from 10 am to 2 pm with the funeral starting at 2 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Milton Pray to be officiating.


Franck, Jr. Billy


DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER THE SERVICE WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROW. WEDNESDAY MARCH 23, 2022.

On Wednesday March 16, 2022, George “Billy” Wendell Franck, Jr. age 76, of Picayune, Ms. went peacefully to be with our Lord. Mr. Billy was a member of Pentecostals of Mandeville. He loved woodworking and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Betty Franck, his children George Franck III, Steven Franck, Sharon Mooney, Troy Franck, and Michelle Franck, 10 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Elizabeth Franck and his sister Margaret Chevalley. His legacy will carry on through all who knew him. The family of Billy would like to invite everyone to attend visitation on Wednesday March 23, 2022 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm with the funeral starting at 3 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Pastor Paul Trentacost to be officiating.


Dean, Jr., Larry


On Thursday March 17, 2022, Larry Nobel Dean Jr., age 64 of Carriere, MS passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family. He is no longer in pain. Larry was a heavy equipment operator for most of his life and taught so many others the jack of the trade throughout his years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Ann Yates Dean, his mother Audrey Dean, 3 children Vanessa Cutura (Andrja), Larry “Boogie” Dean III (Sonjia), and John Dean (Courtney), his sister Gwen Dean, grandchildren; Andrija Jr., Lee Lee, Kaya, Addie, Kaydence, Brantley, Krysta, Karley, John, Kynzie, William, Wendy, and Carolee, and his great grandchildren Olivia and Nevaeh. Mr. Dean is preceded in death by his father Larry Dean Sr.

Visitation will be held on Saturday March 19, 2022 from 5 pm to 8 pm with the funeral starting at 7 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Brother Sam Husser to be officiating. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to the funeral home to help with the final expenses. 


OSCAR RAY ROBBINS


On Tuesday March 15, 2022 Oscar Ray Robbins, age 89 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by the love of his family. Mr. Robbins was a very caring and loving man who adored his wife and children, loved trips to the casino, and was an avid fisherman and trapper. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lou Edith Robbins, his children Lenord Ray Robbins, Edith Darlene Robbins Pitts (Jonathan Walden Pitts), and Anthony Keith Robbins, and his sisters Ruby Lee McAllister, Katie Fortenberry, and Alice Marie Greenwood. He is preceded in death by his parents Buford and Alice Robbins, and his siblings James Gaddis Robbins, Lougina Robbins, Fannie Pearl Robbins. He will forever hold a special place in the hearts of all the ones he loved and knew.

Funeral Services for Mr. Robbins will be held on  Monday, March 21, 2022 at 2:30 PM with visitation from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Willie Martin to be officiating.

 



DANNY VEULEMAN


On Thursday March 10, 2022 Danny Gene Veuleman, age 62 of Slidell, LA passed away. Danny was a carpenter by trade and took pride in all the work that he did. He loved to fish when he had free time. He is survived by his siblings: Marilyn McBride McQueen (Harold), Judy McBride Bice (Larry), Dorothy Veuleman Fauver (Dennis), and Joseph Veuleman, a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Larry and Opal Veuleman. He will be missed by all who knew him. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


Knecht, Debra


On Thursday March 10, 2022 Debra Lee Knecht, age 64 of Pearl River, LA, passed away. Debra loved rock n roll and good music, being on the beach and soaking up the sun, spending as much time as she could with her kids and grandkids and loved her dogs. She is survived by her loving husband of 17 years Karl Knecht, her daughters Amanda Schmitt and Lindsay Freiberger, her sister Susan Zeutschel, and her grandsons Keith Michael Schmitt, Riley William Schmitt, and one on the way. She will be missed deeply. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Blackwell, Tillie


On Thursday March 10, 2022 Imojean “ Tillie” Blackwell, age 85 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully with her husband and children by her side. She was a member of Pine Grove Pentecostal Church in Pearl River, and a former member of Charter Oak Baptist Church. Imojean loved cooking and feeding her family, she enjoyed working in the yard, and camping with her husband. She will forever be cherished by those closest to her. Mrs. Blackwell is survived by her faithful and loving husband of 69 years T.C. Blackwell, her children Beverly Townsend (Allen) and TC Douglas Blackwell (Marlene), her grandchildren; Tonya Crosby (Steven), Angela Clement (Jody), Chad Blackwell (Deanie), Megan Josephson (Andrew), Emily Decker, and Jonathan Dunn, great grandchildren; Madison, Daylyn, Shelbey, Karley, Toby, Drew, Tristan, Destiny, DJ, Lauren, and Lydia, and great great grandchildren Keziah, Aubrey, Allie, and Meme. She is preceded in death by her parents Archie and Nancy Singletary, and her siblings; Margaret Moran, Archie “Bud” Singletary, Virginee Jordan, and Delores Johnson.

Visitation for Imojean will be held on Monday March 14, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm with the funeral starting at 1 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Charter Oak Cemetery in Pearl River. Brother Billy Trusley to be officiating.


Hereford, Robert


On Thursday March 10, 2022 Robert Francis Hereford, age 74 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord with his loving wife by his side. Mr. Hereford worked for Harold Halter Shipyard and then went to work for Textron where he retired. He was an avid fisherman and was also in the National Guard in his younger days. He is survived by his wife Mary Sue Hereford, his son Jason Louis Hereford, his siblings Ronnie Hereford, Rodney Hereford, and Linda Edwards, and 7 grandchildren; Ryan, Melody, Pearl, David, Violet, Daniel, and Judah. Mr. Robert is preceded in death by his parents Eloise and Robert Hereford Jr. His legacy will live on through all he lives behind, but we know he is no longer in pain and walking the streets of gold. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.


Backert, Venetia


On Wednesday February 23, 2022 Venetia Backert, age 64 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully at her residence. Venetia loved caring for her dad and dogs, she was an amazing mother and grandmother and often went to pow wows. She is survived by her father Louis Backert, her daughter Natasha Shirley, her grandchildren; Abby Brownlee, Victoria Brownlee, David Brownlee Jr., Kimberly Buckner, Louis Shirley Jr., Allison Shirley, and Damien Shirley, and great grandchildren Alessia Mann, Kentley Mann, and Stricker Buckner. She is preceded in death by her mother Judy Backert, and her siblings; Lawanna Backert and Don Landry. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Memorial services are set to be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


Elsie Miller


On Sunday February 20, 2022 Elsie Lee Miller, age 89 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. She was a member of the NOLA Winnie Travel Club and a member of First Baptist Church in Pearl River, La.  Elsie was a caring woman who spent most of her life thinking about others.  She always surrounded herself with her friends and family, which is where she felt most comfortable and loved.  She was a very gracious, loving, kind and devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Great-great-grandmother.  Elsie is survived by her faithfully devoted husband of 69 years, Price E. Miller, her children; David Kelly Miller (Vikki), Karen Hess (Scott), and Kristina Bruno (Mark), and her grandchildren; Katrina, April, Eric,  Derek (Laci), Leah, Sarah and Grace, her Great-grandchildren, Kirby (Brooke), Kaitlyn (Chris), Austin, Tori, Trey, Karlea and James, her Great-great-grandchildren Kalem, Kaden, Karsyn and Levi and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents James Herby Lee and Louie Platte, and her siblings Nancy Crawford, Linye Elizabeth Lee and James Herby Lee, Jr.  Elsie will be greatly missed by those around her, especially by her close relatives and friends. 

Visitation for Mrs. Miller will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM with the funeral starting at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery (located at Williams Funeral Home.

Brother Waller to be officiating.  Music provided by Samuel Warren.

 



Clinton E. Lee


On Friday, February 25, 2022, Clinton Earl Lee, age 82, of Slidell, La. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

He was retired from Textron Marine Services where he worked as a  manufacturing engineer. Mr. Lee loved fishing and traveling and spending time with his family.

Mr. Lee is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jimmie Nell Lee, 3 children, Woody Lee (Lilly), Rhonda D’Aquin (Brian), and Jennifer Ward (Stephen), 2 brothers, Pete Lee (Elizabeth), and Doug Lee (Carla) and a sister, Marcel Grinstead. And Nieces and Nephews, Donna, Angie, Joe and Jason.  He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 Great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by his parents Albert Elzie and Ester Inez Lee.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located at Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.

 

 



Penton, Edith


On Thursday February 24, 2022 Edith Elizabeth Penton, age 89 of Slidell, LA passed on peacefully with family by her side. Mrs. Edith was a member of the Baptist faith, she loved thrifting, gardening, being in the yard, and especially her pets. She will be missed tremendously. Edith is survived by her children; Herman Wilber Broom Jr., James Edward Broom, and Judith Ann Gardner, her grandchildren Herman III, Rebekah, Jamie, Joshua, Angie, Tiffany, Caleb, Sarah, Stephanie, and Jessica ,her great grandchildren; Kristin, Russell, Alexis, Skylar, Meghan, Alyssa, Cheyanne, Joshua, Gabrielle, Logan, Avery, and Kieran, and great great grandchildren Aeris, Eden Rose, Nathan, Emery, and Carly. She is preceded in death by her first husband Herman Wilber Broom, her second husband Tommy Lane Penton, her parents Thomas and Julia Hawkins, her son Matthew Thomas Broom and Granddaughter, Micki Lynn.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Penton will be held on Monday February 28, 2022 at 1 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 with visitation from 11 am to service time. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Brother Patrick Callahan III to be officiating.



Whitfield, Sr. William


On Saturday February 19, 2022 William J. Whitfield Sr., age 83 of Pearl River, LA gained his Angel Wings. He is no longer in pain from his earthly body, and running on the streets of gold with our Lord. Mr. Whitfield was a member for 28 yrs. of Riverlife Fellowship Church, he served in the United States Navy for 4 yrs., he loved spending time with family, fishing and playing golf. His life and legacy will live on through all he leaves behind.  William is survived by his wife of 60 years Dale Whitfield, his children William James Whitfield, Jr. (Sheila) and Debra Whitfield Robertson (Michael), his siblings Florence Traigle and George Wayne Whitfield, 7 grandchildren; Jeffrey (Angela), William III (Brittany), Mallory (Evan), Brent (Chandler), Collin, Whitney, and Branson (Allison), and his great grandchildren; Kendall, Kayleigh, Truett, Colt, Blakely, Kane, Beckett, Mylee, Laine, and little miss Emmi James who is on the way. He is preceded in death by his parents Elton and Adele Whitfield, and his siblings; Faye Whitfield, Bernice Nicholson, Clydine (Jean) Coyle, Catherine Edler, Janice Cochran, Elton Whitfield, Jr., and John Ray Whitfield. He will be missed greatly. The family of Mr. Whitfield would like to invite friends to celebrate the life of William on Saturday February 26, 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm at Riverlife Church 63433 US 11 Pearl River, LA 70452. The funeral will begin at 12 pm at the church. A private committal at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery will be held at a later date. Pastor Mike Lairsey to be officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to Riverlife Fellowship Church are appreciated.


Andrews, Rhonda

 

On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, Rhonda Ann Andrews, age 50, of Pearl River, La. passed away in Slidell, La.

Rhonda was a member of The Crossing Church in Pearl River, La.  She cherished spending time with her Grandkids and attending family events, loved to fish and shop and play Bingo.

Rhonda is survived by her husband of 29 years, John Andrews, 3 children, Katelyn Martin, Danyelle Andrews and Jennifer Skinner, her brother, Randy Adam, and 8 grandchildren; Samantha Skinner, Matthew Skinner, Bailey Skinner, Brently Martin, McKenna Martin, Addyson Martin, Paisley Forsythe and Anastasia Shepherd.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Judith Adam.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 at 2;00 pm from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La 70452 with visitation from 11 am until service time. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located at the funeral home.

Bro. Sam Husser will be officiating.


King, Angel


On Monday February 14, 2022 Angel Odeal King, age 60 of Talisheek, LA passed away. She was a very outgoing and talented woman. Angel was a house painter, she did roofing for many years, an artist with an associates degree, loved gardening, being outdoors fishing and camping. She was definitely a one of kind woman who will be greatly missed. Angel is survived by her daughter and son in law Sheresa and Larry Hollie, her siblings Linda King, Curtis A. King, Jr., and Donald Simmons,  her grandson Larry “Deuce” Hollie, II, and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Lillian Easterling and Curtis King, Sr., and her siblings; Debbie Easterling, Robin Hollingsworth, Loretta Lynn Crawford, Willie Denver King, and Ricky Eugene King. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


JAMES MCPHERSON, JR


On Thursday February 10, 2022 James Henry McPherson Jr., age 64 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully at his home. Mr. James was a member of the Local 58. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Yolanda McPherson, his daughters Samantha Barnes and Jennifer Grace McPherson, his siblings; Michael McPherson, Donald McPherson, and Janice Ritter, 2 grandchildren Charlize Hudson and Brooklyn Robertson, his great granddaughter Luna Rose Shelley, and a host of cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Edith and James McPherson Sr. He will be missed dearly. Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  

 


Rivers, Jr., Eddie Lee


Eddie Lee Rivers Jr. was born on February 28, 1954 and went to Heaven on January 19, 2022. He is preceded in death by his wife Betty Rivers (Hare), his father Eddie Lee Rivers Sr. and his mother Clara Nell (Smith) Rivers, survived by two sons Eddie Lee Rivers, III (Karen) and Eric Wayne Rivers (Tracy), his daughter Ashley Rivers, brother Billy Wayne Rivers (Unte), grandchild Taylor, and his first wife Julie Champagne. He lived for Christ in his latter years, was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, and was always out telling the world about Jesus. He has painted all across the United States, but never stayed anywhere long. He went peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by his family. He made sure to tell his family before his passing that he was ready to go to Heaven.  


LOUISE MORRISON


On Tuesday, February 08, 2022, Louise LeBlanc Morrison, age 80, of Pearl River, LA. passed away.  She loved spending as much time as she could playing with her Grandkids and her Boo Boo Baby.

Mrs. Morrison is survived by her 3 children, Robyn Marie Morrison, Rebecca Mary Morrison and Robert Morrison, Jr., 3 sisters, Linda Robinson, Janice LeBlanc, and Bernadette Benedic, 3 Grandchildren, Wyatt Yates, Cameron Yates and Sophie Yates and a host of Nieces and Nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert Morrison, Sr. and her parents, Willie and Viola LeBlanc a sister, Gayle Chabreck and brother, Gerald LeBlanc. h She will forever hold a special place in the hearts of all who knew her.

The family of Louise would like to invite her family and friends to attend a committal service for Mrs. Louise and Mr. Robert on Saturday March 5, 2022

There will be a committal service for Mrs. Louise and Mr. Robert Morrison on Saturday March 5, 2022 at 12 pm at Austin Cemetery to lay their cremains to rest together, followed by a Celebration of Life to honor them both. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.

 




Pearl, Patricia


On Saturday February 5, 2022 Patricia June Pearl, age 83 of Slidell, La passed peacefully to be with our Lord in the comfort of her home. She was a member of the Presbyterian church in Pearl River, loved flowers, plants, canning food, and being in the motor home. Patricia was one of the first women in the area to become a notary public that was not a lawyer. She will be missed greatly. Mrs. Patricia is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Carroll Pearl, her son Terry L. Pearl, 3 grandsons Jason, Joshua, and Joseph Pearl, and 2 step great grandchildren Anthony and Jacob. She is preceded in death by her patents Rupert and Dora Donoho, and her sons Michael and Dane Pearl. She will be cherished in the hearts of all who knew her. Funeral Services for Mrs. Patricia will be held on Friday February 11, 2022 at 11 am with visitation from 9 am until service time at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Gerald Banks to be officiating.


Niehaus, Ray


On Wednesday February 2, 2022 Ray Niehaus, age 72 of Pearl River, LA passed away. Mr. Ray was a Vietnam Veteran where he served in the United States Army, and a member of Charlie Company 75th Rangers. He is survived by his son Stephen Niehaus (Lisa), his brother Paul Niehaus, 2 grandchildren Cassidy Niehaus Lardizabal and Mikey Pons, Jr., a great granddaughter Elliana Grace Lardizabal, and his best friend Carl Diaz.

He is preceded in death by his Wife Phyllis Niehaus, his parents Joseph and Gertrude Niehaus, and his siblings Russel Niehaus, Norman Niehaus, Tina Bryant, and Patsy Ledo. He will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.


Livingston, Angel


On Sunday January 30, 2022 Angela “Angel” Marie Livingston, age 59 of Pearl River, LA passed on to be with our Lord. Angel loved working in the yard, being outdoors, and raking and cleaning up at the river. She is survived by her mother Imelda Livingston, her siblings Jerome Livingston, Laurie Jeansonne, and Jeff Livingston, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends whom she adored greatly. She was preceded in death by her father Johnny Livingston. She is going to be missed tremendously by her family and friends. The family of Angel would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Wednesday February 2, 2022 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am with the funeral starting at 11:30 am at Williams Funeral Home in Pearl River, LA. Interment to follow at Crawford Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.


Johnson, Thomas


On Sunday January 23, 2022 Thomas Nelson Johnson, age 64 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully. Mr. Johnson enjoyed life to the fullest. He previously owned Motorsports Racetrac on Hwy 36, he was an avid fisherman and loved spending time at the camp, water sports, and outdoors, operated crains and an all around man of many talents. His famous words of advice were “Go Fast, Turn Left”. Thomas is survived by his former wife whom he remained close to Vanessa Johnson Galloway, his daughters Candice Johnson Millet (Rusty) and Melissa Johnson Cantrell, Brandon Lee whom was like a son to him, his grandchildren; Victoria Johnson, Donald Jones, Sadie Jones, and Vivian Millet, and great grandchildren Aubrie Jones, Remington Jones, Forrest Johnson, Sawyer Silva. He is preceded in death by his mother Joyce Johnson. He will be forever cherished in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Private services will be held at a later date.


Lena Ohlenforst


On Monday January 17, 2022 Lena Ann Hocke Ohlenforst, age 81 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family. She will be forever cherished in the hearts of all those she knew and loved. Lena was a devoted member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River, LA. She enjoyed spending all her time with her family and friends. Lena is survived by her children; John Roland Ohlenforst Jr. (Susan), James William Ohlenforst, Jack Harold Ohlenforst (Aimee), and Jayne Marie Caballero (Luis), her siblings Robert Hocke, Marie Lombardo, Rene Hocke, and Nannette Thibodeaux, 5 grandchildren Mary Beth Ohlenforst, John Roland Ohlenforst III, Joseph Ohlenforst, Julia Caballero, and Andre Caballero, her great grandson John Roland Ohlenforst IV and one on the way. She was greeted in heaven by her loving husband John Roland Ohlenforst Sr., her parents Allen and Lucille Hocke, and her brothers Gerald Hocke, and Allen Hocke Jr.

The family of Ms. Ohlenforst would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Saturday January 22, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11 am with the Mass starting at 11 am at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River, LA. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery Pearl River, LA.

 


Bean, Michael


On Sunday January 16, 2022 Michael Bean, age 33 of Carriere, MS passed away. He was an Arborist by trade, but loved going 4 wheeling, riding dirt bikes, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Michael is survived by his mom and step dad Theresa and Phillip Ford, his aunt and uncle whom helped raise him Billy and Vilma Burley, and his siblings: Angel Bean (Chris), Charlie Bean, Amy Burley (Josh his dearest friend), Krystal Bean, and Jeffrey Bean (Tekoa). He will be greatly missed. Visitation for Michael will be held on Thursday January 20, 2022 from 11 am to 12 pm with funeral starting at 12 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery, in Pearl River, LA.


Eberhardt, Faye


On Monday January 10, 2022 Faye Ann Eberhardt, age 66 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord. Faye was a member of Riverlife Fellowship in Pearl River, LA, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her son Christopher George Eberhardt, her daughter and son in law Keri Rauch and Christopher Ashley Rauch, 2 brothers Robert Delaney Sr. and Ricky Delaney, and 8 grandchildren; Amara Pohlman, Kinsey Rauch, Kaydence Rauch, Tatum Eberhardt, Christian Eberhardt, Easton Rauch, Lincoln Eberhardt, and Tucker Rauch. She is preceded in death by her husband George Eberhardt Jr. and her parents Lily and Norbert Delaney. She will be missed dearly. Memorial services will be held on Friday January 28, 2022 at 11 am with visitation from 10 am until service time at Riverlife Fellowship 63433 US – 11. Pearl River, LA 70452.


Johnson, Billy

On Wednesday January 5, 2022 Billy Joe Johnson, age 85 of Pearl River, passed away. He is survived by his children; William J. Johnson, Nancy Pauline Johnson, Billie Jo Johnson, and Belinda Jaqueline Johnson, 6 grandchildren Christina McCarta, Dana Chiusano, Kevin Dennis, Brandon Curley, Brooke Wallen, and Joshua Johnson, and 6 great grandchildren Allen Scarabin, Kevin Dennis, Molly Dennis, Kylie Dennis, Leigha Grey, and Kalem Miller. He is preceded in death by his wife Dolores Pauline Singletary Johnson, his parents Obed and Edna Johnson, 2 grandchildren Emalie Livingston and Taylor Wallen,  and his siblings; Thomas Lee Johnson, Joseph John Holokan, Charles Obed Johnson, Bobbie Rae Bailey, Peggy Jeanette Bailey and Penny Louise Bibby. He will be missed deeply. The family of Mr. Johnson would like to invite friends to the visitation on Tuesday January 11, 2022 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm with the funeral starting at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery. Brother Trusley to be officiating.


Higginbotham, Sr., Wayne


On Wednesday January 5, 2022 Wayne Joseph Higginbotham Sr., age 79 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. Mr. Wayne was a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River, he loved hunting, fishing, being outdoors, especially being on his tractor, and spending as much time as he could with his family and friends. He is survived by his sons; Wayne Higginbotham Jr., Donnie Higginbotham (Tracy), Luke Higginbotham (Stephanie), Michael Higginbotham (Dana), and Danny Higginbotham (Tiffany), his siblings Martha Orlando (Donald), Brenda Bertrand (Ted), Ray Higginbotham (Jeanne), and Gary Higginbotham (Mona), 10 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. He is now rejoicing in the lord with the love of his life Drucilla Anne Higginbotham, and his parents Garland and Thelma Higginbotham. He will be cherished by all that are left to mourn in his passing.

Funeral services for Mr. Wayne will be held on Monday January 10, 2022 at 3 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Visitation will be held on Monday from 1 pm to 3 pm. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Father Kevin DeLerno to be officiating.


Fogg, Clara


On Tuesday December 28, 2021 Clara Craddock Fogg, age 94 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. Mrs. Clara was known as the Honky Tonk gospel piano player off and on for the church for 65 years.  

She leaves to mourn her daughter Sandra (John) Heffner, her son Byron (Susan) Craddock, her two grandsons Mike (Karen) Coci and Jason (Diane) Craddock, her 2 step children Doreen and Mid Fogg, and 9 great grandchildren.

Clara is preceded in death by her husbands Avery Craddock and Alton Fogg, her parents Webster and Blanche Craddock, and her siblings Leonard Craddock and Alma Crawford. She will be missed tremendously. She invites all her friends and enemies, in laws and out laws, Christians, Sinners, and hypocrites to attend her funeral on Thursday December 30, 2021 at 12 pm with visitation from 10:30 am  to 12:00 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. You can wear Red to her funeral.

Interment to follow at Audubon Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Joe Rozelle to be officiating.


Fricke, Angela


On Saturday December 25, 2021 Heaven gained another angel as Angela Fricke, age 47 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord. She fought a long and hard battle with cancer, and now she is resting peacefully free of pain. Angie was a member of Abundant Life Church, and was known for her hard work and dedication she put into everything she did. She loved spending time with her kids and her family. She will be missed and loved. Angie is survived by her mother Janet Tallman, her sons Trace Fricke and Anthony Fricke (Brenda), Fiance Dana Craddock, her granddaughter Adalynn Grace, her brothers Jason Fricke and Seth Fricke (Kelsea), and her niece Ava. She is preceded in death by her father Clyde Fricke.

Funeral services for Angela will be held on Friday December 31, 2021 at 2 pm with visitation from 11 am to 2 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Russell Crowe to be officiating.


Mary Sonnier


On Thursday December 23, 2021 Mary Ann Sonnier, age 58 of Bush, LA passed away. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Mrs. Sonnier is survived by her husband of 11 years Jerry Sonnier, her children Jessica Branigan and Jonathan Childress (Ariel), her siblings Glenn Ryan (Dale) and Colleen Euper, and her granddaughter Aubrey. She is preceded in death by her parents Norman and Myra Childress. Visitation for Mary will be held on Thursday December 30, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 p m with the funeral starting at 6:30 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.

 

 


Jones, Barbara


On Saturday December 25, 2021 Barbara Jones, age 85 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA, and she enjoyed passing the time with gardening and just being outdoors. Barbara is survived by her daughter Leslie Balderas, her stepsons Bo Jones and Phillup Jones, 2 sisters Gloria Reeves and Mary Newman, 2 grandchildren Lacey Gillikin and David Gillikin, 5 great grandchildren Christian Rhody, Leigha Rhody, Alyssa Gillikin, Logan Gillikin, and Kaylee Hayden, and a host of step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband William Jones, her parents Lester and Rose Marie Webb, her son Bryan Lewis, and her brothers George “Buck” Webb and Glen Webb. She will be missed dearly. Memorial Services will be held privately at a later date. Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


Schulz, Joan


Joan Mary Schulz, born in New Orleans, La. on May 16, 1930, passed away on  Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 in Slidell, La. at the age of 91.

A longtime resident of Slidell, La., she was a retired data entry secretary with the U.S. Government, Dept. of Navy.

Mrs. Joan is survived by a son, John Waguespack, Sr., 7 Grandchildren, Edward Nelson,, jr., Philip fNelson, Elizabeth Ochoa, Paul Lambert, Alice Montet, John Waguespack, II and Sara Ann Kerr.  Also survived by a brother, Jerry Schulz and 19 Great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by husbands, Cyril A. Waguespack, Jr. and Howard Hines, 3 children, Marilyn Bauer, Cyril A Waguespack, III and Emly Nelson, parents, Harold Rankin and Norma Himel Siblings, Delores Schneider, and Jean Jonas, a grandchild, Ronnie Lambert, Jr.

Arrangements by Williams Funeral Home of Pearl River, La.


Caboni, Susan

On Saturday December 18, 2021 Susan Sticker Caboni, age 62 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. She is survived by the love of her life James O. Caboni whom she was married to for 35 years, her sons Bradley Crowe and Brandon Caboni, her mother Elenor Sue Sticker, brother Edwin Earl Sticker, Brother in law Daughter in law Sonia Sticker, sister in laws Donna Rose Kennedy (Richard) and Virginia Dyess, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father J.E. Sticker, and her son Nicholas John Caboni. Susan was a graduate of Pearl River High School before attending Slidell Technical College to become a Horticulturist. She loved taking care of plants and spending as much time with her husband and kids as possible. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

The family of Mrs. Caboni would like to invite friends to the visitation on Wednesday December 22, 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Funeral starting at 12 pm at Audubon Cemetery, Pearl River, LA followed by Interment.


McGinnis, Jimie


On December 18, 2021 Jimie Don McGinnis age 83 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully to be with our Lord. Mr. McGinnis served in the United States Air Force, worked as an engineer for Martin Marietta and was an avid Nascar fan. He was a stock car racer and which he owned and drove a few years. Mr. McGinnis will be missed deeply. He is survived by his sons Garry McGinnis (Glenda Crowe) and Mark McGinnis, his grandchildren; Jeremy McGinnis, Sean McGinnis, Jamie McGinnis and Jesse McGinnis, great grandchildren; Maylin, Kaysen, Shelton, Gianna, Cian, Emery, Camden, and Bransen, and his siblings; June Yows, Jean Fiser, Patti Cable, Anjie Ferguson, Herby Ferguson, and David Ferguson. Jimie is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years Sally McGinnis,  his parents Everette and Chloe McGinnis, and siblings Wayne McGinnis, Bill Ferguson, Bob Ferguson, and Pam Ferguson. Graveside services will be held on Saturday January 15, 2022 at 1pm at Hatley Cemetery in Hatley, Ms. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.  


Landry, Toni


On Saturday December 11, 2021 Toni Stander Landry, age 66 of Pearl River, LA. passed away peacefully. She is survived by her loving husband Gary Landry, her children: Jay Landry (Eunice), Trevor Landry (Dusty), and Christina Landry, and two grandchildren Steven Stewart and Emmy Grace. Toni is also survived by her siblings; Carol Campo (Curtis), Dianna Hauck (Rene), Gloria Johnson (Dan), David “Lee” Stander (Leah), and Debbie Hughes, and her in law’s Elita Beaucoudray (Fred), Arnold Landry (Cheryl), and Angelo “Buddy” Landry (Sonia). She is preceded in death by her parents Samual and Antonio Stander, and her siblings Sam Stander (Diane), Richard “Dick” Stander (Joan) and Chris Stander. She will be missed dearly. Toni was a loving woman whom had a smile that could brighten up any room and a personality that could liven up any party. She was a nurturing and kind person who never met a stranger. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday December 20, 2021 at 12 pm with visitation starting at 10 am until service time at Pearl River United Methodist Church 65480 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. A gathering at the Agape center next to the church from 1 pm to 2 pm will follow. In lieu of flowers donations preferred in Toni’s name to a cancer research center of your choosing. Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.   


Crawford, Jennifer


On Monday December 13, 2021 Jennifer Smith Crawford, age 54 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer. She will forever be cherished and loved by all who knew her. Although we are suffering here on earth without her, we know she is in a better place in the presence of our Lord and no longer in pain. Jennifer is survived by her loving and devoted husband Michael Crawford, her sons; Raymond Glen Smith, Michael Scott Crawford, and Billy Crawford, her grandson whom was the light of her life Tait Brandon Smith, and her brother Larry (Uncle Diaper) Smith. She is preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Merna Smith.

The family of Mrs. Jennifer would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Wednesday December 15, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm with the funeral starting at 12 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Danny Williams and brother Gerald Givens to be officiating.


McHenry, Sondra


On Friday December 10, 2021 Sondra McHenry, age 75 of Slidell, LA passed away peacefully to go be with our Lord and Savior. Sondra was a faithful member of Pearl Hickory Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA. She enjoyed her work as a Director of Nursing Activities at the nursing homes, but her main passion in life was being a devoted and loving wife, mother, and nana to those who cherished her. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Carl Ray McHenry, her children Lori Callahan Smith (Ricky) and Kenny McHenry (Melissa), 4 grandchildren; Patrick Callahan III (Sarah), Samuel Wesley Callahan (Ashley), Garrett Nicholas McHenry (Callen), and Abigail Kate Jones (Bradley), 7 great grandchildren: Kacen McHenry, Michelle Kirkam, Samuel Henry Callahan, Thomas Wesley Callahan, Hadley Ray McHenry, Brentley Kate McHenry, and Elizabeth Grace Callahan, and her sister Cynthia Heeley.  Mrs. McHenry is preceded in death by her parents Samuel Goodhart and Gertrude Gallops and her brothers Wayne Gallops and Gene Gallops. Her love and kindness will live on through all she leaves behind.

Visitation will be held on Monday December 13, 2021 from 11 am to 2 pm at Pearl Hickory Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA with the Funeral starting at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Danny Carter, Patrick Callahan III, and Dan Standifer to be taking part in her services. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


Stoltz, Jim


James (Jim) Michael Stoltz, age 74 passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 surrounded by family at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana due to health problems. Born January 29, 1947 in New Orleans, LA; he was the son of the late William R. Stoltz Sr. and Justine DeVito Stoltz, and brother to the late William R. Stoltz Jr. (Kathryn Sue).

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Yvonne Mueller Stoltz, a son James M. Stoltz Jr. (Jerri), and two stepdaughters Robin B. Short (Dan) and Rebecca B. Pecot (Pierre) that became daughters he never had, and his brother Raymond W. Stoltz (Cynthia). Jim had grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved dearly and many nieces and nephews that he adored. He will be missed dearly.

Retired from the Technology Industry, Jim as in a partnership that formed Stoltz Enterprises Inc., after which he did programing and consulting for Vertical Soft/Columbus IT. He graduated from Slidell High School, attended LSU and was a Veteran of the Louisiana National Guard. He was a true Louisiana Sportsman, a huge LSU and New Orleans Saints fan. A private service will be held for immediate family members. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to St. Jude or American Cancer Society.

 Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.  


Lord, Bertina


On this 6th day of December, 2021 we say goodbye to Bertina Arboleda Lord. She was a devoted, strong, and independent wife, mother, grand mother, and great grand mother. Bertina was born on August 2nd, 1932 in Rio Grande, Panama and rose to heaven on November 26th, 2021 in Slidell, Louisiana. Bertina was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert B. Lord. She is survived by her daughter Jeannette Innerarity and her son Jack Lord.  Bertina had seven grand children: Harry Spadoni, Paul Spadoni, Johny Spadoni, Jennifer Deckelman, Hailey Lord, Hannah Lord, and Matthew Lord. She also had great grand children: Kasey and Shae Spadoni, Harrison, Aubrey, Zachary, and Silas Spadoni, Brianna and Savannah Deckelman, and Gabriella Spadoni. She is also survived by close family members Jodi Lord, Harold and Shannon Innerarity, Mandy Spadoni, Catie Spadoni, Michael Deckelman, Nina Quintana, Juve Quijada, Bertito Arboleda, and Tony Quijada. Bertina's viewing will be held from 10am-12:30 pm Monday December 6th, 2021 at William's Funeral Home 67525 La 41, Pearl River, La 70452.

Her remembrance service begins promptly at 12:30pm. Immediately following the service, Bertina will be transported to the VA cemetery at Camp Villere in Slidell where she will be laid to rest beside her husband Robert. Due to federal covid restrictions, there will be no service allowed at the cemetery. Only immediate family will be allowed to accompany her to her resting place at the cemetery. Anyone wishing to send flowers for the viewing may do so to the funeral home address listed above. We ask that anyone wishing to make a donation to a charitable organization in Bertina's name in lieu of flowers, choose a veteran related charity. May she rest in peace among the angels.


Fontaine, Kathleen


On Thursday, November 4, 2021 Kathleen Gressett Fontaine, age 83, of Meridian, MS went to be with the Lord. Kathleen was a very hard worker, these last few years she enjoyed being with her family and friends. She is survived by her children Michael Fairchild, Lofton Fairchild (Patty), Katherine Fairchild James (Gary), Jim Weathers (Debra), and her grandsons Lofton Fairchild Jr, Gary James Jr (Brooke), Scott Fairchild (Katie), Michael Landry (Heather), Terry James (Amanda), Matthew Landry (Karolee), Joshua Fairchild (Cori), Cory James (Jessica), Cody Fairchild and Justin Weathers and her 14 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 12 am at 36270 Henry Gaines Road, Pearl River, LA


McQueen, David

Mayor David McQueen went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Mayor McQueen attended Abundant Life and Living Waters Churches.  He was the owner of McQueen Construction, was Alderman for 28 years before he was elected as Mayor of the town of Pearl River, La.

He is survived by his wife of 47 glorious years, Karen Blanchard McQueen, a son, Jeremy McQueen (Ramona),  a granddaughter, Gracie Faye McQueen, a brother, Carl McQueen and sister, Denise Walker.  Preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Leona McQueen a son, Carl McQueen, Sister, Rosalie McCarthy and 2 brothers, Claude Daniel McQueen and Jimmy McQueen.

The Family would like to send a special loving thanks to Jessica Blanchard Hanna and Vincent Phillips, and our loving family, friends and the support of our community.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La., with visitation from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Crawford Cemetery, Pearl River, La.  Immediately following the committal service at Crawford Cemetery, the family would like to invite everyone to a reception which will be held at the Community Center, 39443 Spur Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.

Pastor Russell Crowe, Pastor Kent Smith and Pastor Troy Hebert will officiate.


Mack, Brittany


It is with great sadness that the family of Brittany Ann Mack, announces her sudden passing on Thursday November 18, 2021 age 33. She is now resting peacefully and free of pain with our Lord. Brittany loved playing bingo and having pit fires. She will be forever loved and cherished by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her parents Renea and Sidney Mack, her husband Joey Mayer, step-son Daniel Mayer, her brother Daniel Mack, her grandmother Marjorie “Mama” Taylor, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Tommy “Papa” Taylor, Sr., Roy Mack and Estelle Mack. Funeral services will be held on Monday November 22, 2021 at 2 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 with visitation from 11 am until service time. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Michael McLeod to be officiating.


McShan, Louise


On Sunday November 14, 2021 Louise Ann McShan, age 61 of Robert, LA passed away peacefully. Louise enjoyed gardening, raising chickens, cooking, and spending as much time as she could with her family. She is survived by her loving husband Gary McShan, her mother Laverne Rodio, her daughter Crystal Russo (Kyle), her stepchildren: Jackie McLellan (Lou), Greg Gutierrez (Sharon), Christopher McShan (Shannon), and Brenton McShan (Monica), her siblings; Carol Schroeder, Michael Rodio, Steve Rodio, and Mark Rodio, her grandchildren Rylan, Noah, Kyle, Julia, Sarah, Evelyn, Kensley, Tori, Bailey, and Kacey and one great grandson Kohen. Louise is preceded in death by her father James, and her brother Phillip Rodio. She will be missed greatly. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.  Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


Duval, Lawrence


Thursday November 11, 2021 Lawrence ‘’Larry’’ Duval, age 57 of Bay St. Louis, Ms.  was called home to be with God and his loved ones that proceeded him.

He loved old Hot rods, Chevy trucks and living life on the edge in the fast lane. He loved to pick on his loved ones. Music fed his soul and he loved to tell stories of his wild adventures.

Lawrence is survived by his siblings Maureen Love, George Duval Jr., Pamela Crain, Robin Fricke, David White, Mark White, Billy White, and Timothy White, and his nieces and nephews; Terra Hayes, Jason Crain, Troy Crain, Melinda Eason, Joseph Duval, Jessica Duval, Chris McClullan, Matthew McClullan, Toby Lincoln, Tess Demant, Billy White Jr., and Michael White. He is preceded in death by his parents Joyce Depreo and George Duval Sr. He will be greatly missed , but his memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him. A ceremony of life will be held at later date.



Pyrrha (Kat) Baker

Pyrrha's struggle with life and acceptance ended on October 24, 2021. She was 21 years old. She was loved by those who were fortunate enough to know her well. Her quick wit and sense of humor will be dearly missed, and our lives will be less without her. And the world will be less without her random acts of kindness towards her friends and especially strangers.

Services will be held in the chapel at Williams funeral home on Saturday, November 13th at 1:30pm.

In lieu of flowers consider donating to help local LGBT youth. A couple of options - External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.pflagno.org/donate.html or External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://lgbtccneworleans.org/donate/. Or, consider a random act of kindness towards a stranger. Love and acceptance costs us nothing. Let's spend it freely. Make the world a better place.


Byrd, Bonnie

 

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, bonnie Love Byrd, age 78, of Slidell, La., passed away.

She was a housewife and is of the United Methodist Church faith.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Donnis Byrd, 2 sons, Joseph Byrd (Mikki) and Cale Byrd and 2 Grand daughters, Jessica and Zoe and her pittbull puppy that she loved as her own, BooBoo.  Preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Belauh Bowman, a sister, Eurle O’Neal and  Vernel Leger, 4 brothers, Dee, Curtis, John and Earl Bowman

Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.  Visitation on Friday at the funeral home from 10:30 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Slidell, La.

Pastor Haskel Rhodes officiating.





Graves, Pete


On Friday, October 29, 2021, Pete Eugene Graves, age 70, of Pearl River, LA. went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by his daughters and dearest loved ones. Pete proudly served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Camp Villerie Hunting Club, and enjoyed passing time by hunting, being outdoors or on his 4 wheeler, and hanging out with his kids, grandkids, and especially his dog Tiny. He will be forever cherished and missed by all who knew him. Pete is survived by his daughters; Angel Graves Vicknair (Pete), Sheri Ussery (Jack), Starr Graves Rawls (Kevin), and Windy Graves Gornor (Eddie), his siblings Earl Graves, Charles Graves, and Rose Revere, 12 grandchildren; Jordan, Zach, and Savannah Vicknair, Jacob, Tyler, and Logan Ussery, Hailey and Summer Dilocker, Emily Rawls, Trey, Dylan, and Isabella Gornor, and 6 great grandchildren; Mackenzie Vicknair, Nora and Ella-Ruth Ussery, Liam Dilocker, Aidan Stewart, and Ellie Poche. He is preceded in death by his parents Hilda Graves and Thomas Graves Sr., and his brothers Coonie Graves and Thomas Graves, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jordan and Zach Vicknair, Trey and Dylan Gornor, Jacob and Tyler Ussery, Liam Dilocker, Robert Fowler, Eddie Gornor and Kevin Rawls.

The family of Pete would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM with the funeral starting at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.

Private Inurnment to be held at a later date at Audubon Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. 


Callais, Shirley


Shirley Wagner Callais, age 95, died peacefully in her in home, surrounded by her loved ones, on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Shirley had an unlimited capacity to love and care for others. Her laugh was infectious. She could make anyone she met feel truly cherished. She had a special quality that allowed her to make everyone feel like family. Shirley never gave up on anyone she loved. Shirley graduated from McDonogh High School and attended Charity School of Nursing, she was the owner and operator of Shirley’s Fabrics. Due to her big heart, she served as president for the following organizations: Busy Bee Homemakers Club, Southern Bell Wives and Retired Telephone Pioneers Wives of America. She also volunteered for the Welcome Wagon, Red Hats, St. Peter and Paul GASPP and the Legion of Mary Prayers.

 

Shirley was deeply devoted to her family, her friends and her religion. She had a great appreciation for food, travel, nature and music. She loved all aspects of working in the kitchen including cooking, baking, serving and eating. Shirley could name almost every tree or flower she encountered and would always take the time to admire the beauty of nature surrounding her. Her beloved mother was a piano teacher and singer, which fostered her love of music. When Shirley was a young girl, she loved spending her nights listening to music on the radio. She faithfully attended church every Sunday and found solace in prayer. Shirley was a strong woman with many passions and an enormous appreciation for the ever-changing world around her. She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.

 

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Calvin Edville Callais, and her six children: Denise Jobe (Charlie), Kevin Callais (Angela), Darryl Callais (Becky), David Callais (Jennie), Karen Glennon (William), and Kim Tassin (Michael). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren any many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Joseph A. Wagner, Sr. and Virginia Diemert Wagner and her siblings Joseph A. Wagner, Jr., Carl Wagner, Ruby McMichael, Amelia Kreher, Lois Brinkman, Vernon Wagner, Myrna Fiorella and Louis Diemert.

 

The family would like to thank Notre Dame Hospices and SMH Home Health of Slidell for the love and support they provided.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations of sympathy be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Shirley’s name. Call 888-557-7177 or visit lls.org.

 

For health and safety of friends and family, face mask is required for visitation and funeral services.

 

The family will welcome friends Friday October 22, 2021 at St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, 66192 St. Mary Drive, Pearl River, Louisiana. Visitation at 9:30am Mass at 11:30am.



 Crawford, Zereda

Zereda T. Crawford, born April 23, 1933, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 with her family by her side.

She moved to Pearl River, La. at a young age and lived here the rest of her life.  She was a  member of Eastern Star for over 50 years and worked as a Radio Telegraph Communications Officer at TRT where she retired after 34 years. 

Mrs. Zereda is survived by 3 children, Zereda Suzanne Todd, Joseph Wilson Todd, III, and Albert Daniel Todd, a brother, Williams Dave Taylor, Jr. and 4 Grandchildren, Amie, Julie, Megan and Joseph.  She is also survived by a host of Great-Grandchildren and other relatives.  Preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mildred Taylor and a Granddaughter, Mindy.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Inc., located at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.


Gary Edward Bays



Gary Edward Bays, age 79, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 13, 2021.  He was born April 24, 1942 in Spraque, W.V.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966.  He worked at Stennis Space Center for

36 ½ years before retiring. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Taylor Bays and Patty Ann (Holliday), brother-in-law David L. Meadows, Otis McCoy Starnes and sister-in-law Don Gloria (Pell) Starnes.  He is survived by the love of his life of 57 years, Marilyn Rose (Pell) Bays, Son, Richard Edward Bays (Jennifer Schroyer) Bays, sister, Rita Jo (Bays) Buckner (Charles Buckner, Nephew, Tim Meadows, Nieces,  Christi (Gerald) Smith, Cindy Cavanaugh, Nancy Jeanne (Starnes), Sherman.  9 Great nephews, 2 Great-Nieces and 5 Great-great-nephews and 9 Great-great Nieces. Also survived by a host of family and friends.  Forever in our hearts.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. with visitation from 11:00 AM until service time at noon.  Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Inc., (located at the funeral home).  Bro. Danny Williams, Jr. officiating.

 



Smith, Brenda


On Wednesday October 13, 2021 Brenda Smith, age 70 of Slidell, LA passed away peacefully with her loving daughter by her side. Brenda loved, quilting, crafting, her camero, sewing, and spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brenda is survived by her husband of 52 years Donald Smith Sr., her 3 children Christina Garcia (Anthony), Donald Eugene Smith Jr., and Shanna Buzbee (Alton), her siblings; Rhonda Perryman, Bob Perryman, Saundra Marshall, Terry Bush, Robert Bush, William Wilson, and Cheri Wilson, her grandchildren Amelia, Robert, Emily, Anna, DJ, Amanda, Abbagale, Lillie, Lorraine, Isabella, Adrianna, Blade, Chloe, and Josh, and 5 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Inis and Roger Wilson Sr., her brother Roger Wilson Jr., and 2 great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday October 17, 2021 from 10 am to 11 am with service starting at 11 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Visitation will continue after the service until 12:30 pm.


Ruiz III, Wallace


On Tuesday October 5th our beloved Wallace J Ruiz III earned his wings.  Affectionately known as “Bubba” he lived life with fierce passion.  An avid outdoorsman, master carpenter and lover of life.  His family was his world and even when faced with an end of life diagnosis he made it his mission to reach out to all he knew and let them know how much he loved them.  He had a rough tough demeanor to cover up his big tender heart.  Bubba left this world like he lived, on his own terms.  Bubba leaves behind the love of his life, his wife, Angela his children whom he was so incredibly proud of, Raquel Hungerford, Tabatha Ward (Eric) and Jonathan (Jessee) and his biggest loves, his grandchildren, Gavin Lebouef, Palmer Ward and his soon to be grandson Joseph Michael, his loving mother Peggy Mackles, Sister Karen Petersen (Ken) and brothers Lawrence Ruiz and Rick Ruiz, mother-in-law Sheila Huff.  Also his other big pride and joys, his nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased and now basking in the loving arms pain free with his children Wallace IV, Rachael, his father Wallace Jr, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.  You are invited to attend services at St Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 66192 St Mary Dr. Pearl River, LA on Saturday October 9th at 8:30 a.m. with a celebration of his life in the church hall immediately following for all to share their favorite memory of our sweet crazy Bub.  The family ask that in keeping Bubba’s memory alive to love big, laugh often and always let your loved ones know how much they are loved. AND, if you see that big one Choot Em!


Wallace, Wayne

 

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, Wayne Anthony Wallace, passed away at the age of 63.

Born In New Orleans, La., he was a longtime resident of Pearl River, La. and a member of Pearl River United Methodist Church.  He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving during operation Iraqi Freedom.

Mr.  Wayne is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lori Wallace, 3 children, Aaron L. Wallace (Natalia), Ian A. Wallace and Kathryn R. Galiano (Adam), 4 brothers; Jeff Wallace III, Allen Wallace (Lisa), Edwin Wallace (Holly) and August Wallace (Helen), 2 sisters, Donna Gautreau (Guy) and Mary Daigle (Dennis), his granddaughter Laynie Renee Galiano, and his In-law’s Deanna and Lawrence Rester.  Mr. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Jeffrey Joseph Wallace Jr. and June Martha Dussor Wallace,  his Grandparents, Jeffrey Joseph Wallace Sr., Ruth Richard Wallace, Edwin Dussor, and Lillian Schwankhart Dussor.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at The Barn of Pearl River, 37341 Jack Crawford Rd, Pearl River, LA 70452 at 12 pm.  Celebration of life will be held on Thursday at the Barn from 11 am to 12 pm.

Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Located at Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.



Craddock, Chuck


On Friday October 1 ,2021 Edgar “Chuck” Craddock age 93 of Picayune, Ms. passed on to be with our Lord. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife Linda B. Craddock, his 5 children; Marlon Craddock, Norman Craddock, Valerie (David) Knight, Emily Nicole Craddock, and Jamie (Thomas) Strahan, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Archie and Viola Craddock, his sons Rodney Craddock and Gregory Craddock Sr, brothers; Archie Craddock, Jim Craddock, Tom Craddock, Butch Craddock, and Rick Craddock, and his sisters Wanzie Galatas, JoAnn Singletary, Diane Jones, June Craddock and Juanita Singletary. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services for Chuck will be held on Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 12 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452  with visitation from 10 am until service time. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery, Pearl River, LA.         


Meeker, Carolyn


On Sunday August 29, 2021 Carolyn Jean Wehrlin Meeker, of Covington, LA passed away at the age of 65.  She loved fishing and spending her time with her family and grandchildren who were the joy of her life. Mrs. Carolyn is survived by her children Tiffany Vicknair (Joshua) and Haram “Jimmy” Meeker Jr., her brothers James Wehrlin Sr. and George Wehrlin Jr. and her grandchildren Madison and Richard “Rick” Vicknair. She is preceded in death by her parents George and Rosemary Wehrlin and her brother David Wehrlin. She will be greatly cherished and missed by all who knew and loved her. The family of Mrs. Meeker would like to invite everyone to attend the Memorial service on Friday October 1, 2021 from 6 pm to 8 pm with the service starting at 7:30 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.


Sawyer, Mary


On Monday September 20, 2021 Mary Holifield Sawyer, age 76 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with her heavenly Lord and savior. She was a member of Living Waters Jesus Name in Pearl River, LA, and a licensed Beautician for most of her life. She was a prayer warrior for any and all who met her. She has carried her torch and its time to pass it on. Mrs. Mary was loved by all who knew her and a very remarkable woman. She will be greatly cherished. Mary is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 39 years Robert Sawyer, her children Danny Crowe and Marilyn McLemore (Scott), her siblings, Allen Holifield, Leonard Holifield, and Myra Holifield Malley, her grandchildren; Branden McLemore (Stephanie), Chastity Sorrels (Matt), Randy Crowe (Chalynn), Chancy LaFontaine (Gene), Justin Crowe (Tiffany), Colby Crowe (Katie), Jacob Crowe, Aaron Crowe, and Elijah Crowe, her great grandchildren; Landen Crowe, Rylee LaFontaine, Madyleigh McLemore, Braylin LaFontaine, Brooklyn Crowe, Maysen McLemore, Brix LaFontaine, Laythen Crowe, Maverick Sorrels, Breckyn Sorrels, Myla McLemore, Bryson Crowe, Presley Crowe, and Memphis Crowe, and lots of other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Margaret Pittman Holifield and V.O. Holifield, her brother Richard Holifield, her son Randy Crowe, and her grandchildren Danny Crowe and Tyler Crowe.

Visitation will be held on Monday September 27, 2021 from 6 pm to 9 pm and again on Tuesday September 28, 2021 from 10 am until funeral service time at 11 am at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.  Brother Troy Hebert to be officiating.


Landry, Donna


Donna Beth Landry, a senior of Pearl River High School went to be with her Savior on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the age of 18. She was predeceased by her twin sister Melody Landry, biological parents, Kellie Engeron and Jason Landry, and her sister, Nicole Landry. She will be missed profoundly by her guardian parent, Melissa "Nanny" Schwaner, who has raised her and her sister since they were two; sister, Samantha Wallace; brother, Noah Landry; Serenity and Gregory Schwaner, who have been like siblings; her grandparents, Beverly and Alvin Lott, and Sidney and Stephanie Landry; along with her first and only love, John Little. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends whom she loved dearly.


Donna was in the process of joining the Army National Guard. Her greatest passion was her horses, Amoura and Nuwaka, and she loved barrel racing and her husky NaNuk. She was small and sassy, a country girl through and through. Spending time at the barn and getting dirty was what made her happy.  Donna enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She gave her life to the Lord and was baptized in May of 2012.


Please join the family as they celebrate Donna's life on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Celebration Church, External link opens in new tab or window57030 Allen Rd, Slidell, LA. Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm with a service at 5:30 pm. Immediately following the service, there will be a massive balloon release. It is the family's request that guests wear comfortable clothing in Donna’s favorite colors blue and teal. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://gofund.me/656ee0c1. Donna's family wishes to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support through this difficult time.

Thomas, Gordon


On Saturday, September 18, 2021, Gordon Dale Thomas passed away. He was 61. Gordon was a former set dresser for the movie industry and for many years worked construction and built bridges. He was also an avid fisherman and fearless explorer. Gordon will be missed greatly by his family and friends. He is survived by his parents Rebecca Rutledge and Jerry Lawrence Thomas and stepmom Cathy Thomas, his children Jerry Thomas (Cloie) and Patty Thomas Gray (Jeffrey), his siblings Jeff Thomas (Lisa)  and Carla Thomas, his grandchild Ayvic, nieces Jennifer and Jessica Dickerson and Savannah Thomas, and nephew Zack Dickerson. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 11 am with visitation from 10 am until service time at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to Hospice House in Slidell, LA External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://thehospicehouse.org/


Bossier, Patricia


On Sunday September 19, 2021 Patricia Ann Bossier, age 75 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. She was a woman who was very strong and outspoken and loved deeply. She loved and adored her family and raised many of her grand children along the way. She will be greatly missed. Mrs. Pat is survived by her children Mike Bossier (Dana), Troy Bossier (Darleen), Sheree Bossier Meshell (Jimmy), Shane Bossier (Danna), and theresa Bossier, her siblings Debra Johnson (Roni), Jimmy O’Neal, Wayne O’Neal, and Earl O’Neal, 21 grandchildren, and 27  great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Robert Bossier Jr., her parents Harvey O’Neal and Mary Brandt, her children Elizabeth Bossier Penton, Steven Bossier, and Robert Bossier III, and her grandson Chad Bossier. The family of Mrs. Pat would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Saturday September 25, 2021 from 1 pm to 4 pm with the funeral starting at 4 pm at Williams  Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, La 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Danny Williams to be officiating.


Roy, Paul


Paul Edward Roy, 69, born May 1, 1952 in Angie, Louisiana entered our Father’s Kingdom on September 15, 2021 in Slidell, Louisiana. Paul, a native of Pearl River, Louisiana and current resident of Amite, Louisiana, was a devout son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather.

Paul grew up in the small town of Pearl River, Louisiana, where, at that time, everyone knew each other. He was very active in sports and FFA in high school, he was an avid fisherman who spent many years on the water, and he was a storyteller for his family. He shared stories of his youth, the sports and activities that he had in common with his grandchildren, and many “big fish stories,” some bigger than others. You could also join him listening to certain talk radio shows, or sit down with him to watch wrestling or football; he LOVED football. He was a die-hard Saints fan and would not dare miss a game, even during the tough losing years. He shared his football passion with his children and his grandchildren when they were born. His grandchildren became his priority, and he enjoyed spending his time with them, carefully inspecting and testing each new toy and game (because he wanted to play too), and always participating in weekend activities with his family. He was a gentle giant who talked a tough game but would give the shirt off his back to help those he loved. His infectious chuckle would always put a smile on your face. His faith and love for our Lord and Savior was strong, and he shared the gospel bringing God’s message to help many get through some of their hardest times. He was loved and adored by his family and friends who all rest easy knowing he is sharing in God’s glory with loved ones who have preceded him in death.

Paul is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Kaye” Roy, children Alicia Chatelain (Scott), Rachel Livingston, brother Dwight Roy (Ann), sister Mary Jane Broussard (Zoo), and his grandchildren Lane, Cheyenne, and Grace.

Paul is preceded in death by his father, William Roy, mother Jane Roy, brother Ronnie Roy, and sister Patty Sims (Mike).

The family would like to invite you to the visitation which will be held Monday, September 20, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home in Pearl River, Louisiana from 10:30 to 12:00 with funeral services to start at noon. Interment to follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.


Dara Michelle Jones

5/8/1987-9/9/21


It is with great sadness that the family of Dara Michelle Jones announce her sudden passing on Thursday September 9, 2021 at the age of 34. Dara Michelle Jones is survived by her son, Dre’ Jones LeBlanc, her brother Devin Jones and wife Nicolette Jones, her sister Faith Jones, her mother Dawn Urrata, her father Darren Jones and wife Norma Jones. Her grandparents, Beverly and late husband Numa Jones. Preceded in death by her Grandparents Benny and Sandy Urrata. Adored by many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

 

Enjoying everything under the sun, Dara, was born in Metairie, LA and raised in Abita Springs, LA. She graduated from Fontainebleau High School and Aveda Institue. Throughout her life she was an incredible dancer and teacher all while competing in dozens of pageants. Wildly creative and supportive, a free spirited person who truly marched to the beat of her own drum. She was a wonderful, loving mother to her son and a devoted friend to everyone. Dara Jones will undoubtedly be missed by all who were blessed by her presence. “We will always be your greatest fan.”

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, LA.  Visitation will start at 10:00 AM until funeral time at 12:00 PM.

Interment to follow at Holmes Cemetery, Talisheek, LA.



Stock, Charles "Chuck"


Charles “Chuck” Michael Stock, age 44, passed away on September 8, 2021. Chuck was born February 3, 1977 and was a lifelong resident of Slidell, LA. He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Stock. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Erica, his children; Brianna, Chad, Alyssa, Percy, and Lochlan, his mother Linda Farrell Stock, brothers Loren and Valerian “VJ” Stock, sister and brother in law Louanna “Jody” and Mike Primeaux and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Chuck was a truly kind person who never met a stranger he didn’t befriend and was always the first person to want to lend a hand to someone in need. He enjoyed watching his Saints play football but his greatest joy came from his kids. He loved more than anything being with his family. He will be forever missed by all who knew him. Friends are welcome to join his family to celebrate his life Saturday, September 18, 2021 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41, Pearl River, LA 70452, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am and a lighthearted memorial to begin at 12:00 pm. Please bring your warm hearts, sense of humor, and favorite Chuck stories to share.


Reed, Sr., Robert


On August 27, 2021 Robert “Bob” Reed Sr. left this Earth and entered into the kingdom of God. He was surrounded by his wife and children. He is proceeded in death by his parents Mont and Claudine Reed, brother Clinton Reed, granddaughter Abby and great niece Katelyn. He leaves behind a wife of 46 years Becky, children Angel Beers (Richard), Robert Reed Jr. (Rachel), and Ashley Khaled (Ash). He also leaves behind grandchildren Carson, Trey, Kaylee, Rebecca, Caleb, Johnathan, Amar and Sierra and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. We will hold a celebration of life on Saturday September 18, 2021 from 1 pm to 4 pm. It will be held at the 7th District Rec Center located at 67835 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Come and enjoy the food and fellowship and help up share some stories.


Williams, Sr., Wayne


September 11, 2021 Saturday morning, Robert “Wayne” Williams Sr. passed away at his home in Pearl River, LA to be with our Lord. He fought a long and hard battle with two different types of cancer. In Wayne’s 71 years on this Earth he put in water systems for golf courses, drove gravel trucks locally, was a Pearl River Police Officer under Mr. Pete Williams, owned and operated his own Peterbilt and traveled across country, and was a tug boat captain for many years. Wayne was a member of New Bethel Full Gospel Community Church in Leetown, Mississippi where he served as a trustee. Wayne loved to sing gospel music and traveled to churches and even to Tennessee to spread the gospel. He is survived by his wife of 31 ½ years Gay Nell Singletary Williams, his siblings Carolyn Tomczak and Tom Williams, his children Robert, David, Regina, Warren Penton wife Julie, and Amber Costello husband Mike.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Dillon Colgin, Shelby Colgin, Danielle Penton, Shea and Dalton Williams, Amari Williams, Cole and Tristen Powe, Marissa DeHart, Christina Bryant Husband Shandon and Richie Morgan, great grandchildren; Eli, Jordyn, Aria, Aubreigh, Rosseigh, Ayden, and Rylan. They all considered him the “fun” PawPaw since he would get on the floor and do silly things with them. Wayne loved to fish, ride his motorcycles, go to car shows, kayack and travel. He is preceded in death by his parents Norvel Williams and Kathleen Alsobrooks, and his son John Powe. He will be greatly loved and missed by all who knew him. The family of Wayne would like to invite everyone to attend the funeral on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm with visitation from 2:00 pm until service time at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Pastor Orean Spence and Assistant Pastor Rodney Burns to be officiating.


Sinclair, Patricia


On Tuesday August 31, 2021 Patricia Hill Sinclair, age 74, of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. Patricia was a very hard worker, she loved spending time with family and friends and especially her grandkids who were her pride and joy. She is survived by her children Barbara Frederick (John), Jeffrey Sinclair (Maria), Sherry Chiasson (Benny), and Stephanie Sinclair, her siblings Evelyn Joyce, Sandra Herron, and Danny Hill, and her grandchildren Joey, Eric, Emily, Sarah, Leland, Daniel, Evan, and Bran. She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry Sinclair, her parents Russell and Lottie Hill, and her siblings; Betty Ponder, David Hill, Larry Hill, Kenny Hill, and Charles Hill. She will be greatly missed.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday September 4, 2021 at 10:30 am in Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA located at the funeral home.


Anglin, Carolyn Sue


On Sunday, August 29, 2021, Carolyn “Sue” Anglin, age 76, of Bush, LA passed away. Mrs. Sue is survived by her husband of 46 years Clifton Anglin, 4 children; Michael Shane Spiers (Christa), Penny Elaine Chaisson (Norris), Angela Christine Ingram (Brad) and Rebecca Lynn Norfleet (Robert), 2 brothers, James Ira Smith and Douglas Clifton Smith, 14 Grandchildren and 11 Great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Emmie and Edo Smith, a daughter Connie Sue Spiers, siblings; Charles Smith and Patricia Ann Durapal and her grandson Neil David Wright.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, LA. at 2:00 PM with visitation starting at 1:00 PM until service time.   Interment to follow at Anglin Cemetery. Brother Danny Williams to be officiating.


Mitchell, Patricia


On Saturday August 21, 2021 Patricia Mitchell, age 48 of Picayune, Ms., passed away. She is survived by her children Brandon Bosarge, Keigen Bosarge, and Kurrie Bosarge, her siblings Timothy Mitchell Jr. and Dorothy Brightman, and 6 grandchildren Brandon Bosarge Jr., Breennan bosarge, Adylin Bosarge, Brody Bosarge, Briana Bosarge, and Charlie Bosarge. She is preceded in death by her parents Timothy and Monica Mitchell, her daughter Bambi Bosarge, brother Brian Bosarge, and her grandson Isaac Bosarge. She will be forever missed and loved by her family and friends. Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Sigrest, Wanda Faye


On Tuesday August 24, 2021 Wanda Faye Sigrest, age 78 of Carriere, Ms. passed away. She is survived by her children Randy Sigrest and Lisa Ordoyne, her siblings Allen Ray Singletary, Marilynn Falterman, and Penny Singletary, half siblings, Gerald Smith and Linda Smith, grandchildren; Jonathan Wayne Kennedy and Heidi Sartin, and great grandchildren Brody and Alyssa Sartin. She is preceded in death by her husband of 35 years Harold Nolan “Buddy” Sigrest, her parents Woodson Singletary and Irene Kennedy Smith, her son Robert Wayne “Bobby” Sigrest, brother Hullen Wayne Singletary, and grandson Scott Gregory Talley, Jr. and her half brother, Stephen Smith. She will be missed dearly. Graveside services for Wanda will be held on Saturday August 28, 2021 at 3 pm at Magee Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Pettis, Jr., Condie

On Thursday August 19, 2021 Condie Dan Pettis, Jr. age 85 of Pearl River, LA passed away. Mr. Dan was a man of many talents and skills and loved spending time with his family. He was a member of the Local 60 Union and a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife Oris Pettis, his children Deborah Ritchie (David), Sandra Robert (Danny), Dan Wesley Pettis, and Jason Lee Pettis, his grandchildren Brian Ritchie (Megan) and Bethany Ritchie, and great grandchildren Grant and Sawyer Ritchie. He is preceded in death by his parents Condy and Bessie Pettis, 2 brothers, and his sister. He will be greatly missed. Graveside services for Dan will be held on Friday September 3, 2021 at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA at 1:30pm. Brother Sam Husser to be officiating.




On Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Ft. Myers Florida, Willie Jack Babb, Jr. went home to be with our Lord.  He Retired 2 years ago and traveled on his sailboat “Macgyvers Ride.”  For over 30 years he was with Local 798 pipeliners union, traveled extensively all over the United States and worked on Alaskan pipeline.  He was a member of Church of God of Picayune, MS.  Willie is survived by 2 children, Alysha Holland and Joshua Babb, 4 brothers, Perry (Juanita), Mike (Linda), Rodney (Trudy) and Danny, and a sister, Angela Bennett (Phillip).  He is also survived by 6 Grandchildren, Gavin, Makaela, Kaylee, Kaleb, Skylar, and Michael, the mother of his children, Valerie Zeringue Miller and his ex-wife and friend, Grace Burton Babb.  Preceded in death by his parents, Willie Jack Babb, Sr. and Dartiss McCrory, a brother, Charles and a sister, Charity Checkan, his grandparents, Jesse James Babb and Wiley Bun Franklin, Noah McCrory and Nettie Shirah.

Willie had a great big heart, he loved family and had lots of nieces and nephews, cousins and we can’t forget, Richard Wayne Babb, his nephew that loved to prank him.

Celebration of his home going will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14 at House of Refuge Church, Picayune, Ms., from 2:30 until 4:00 PM, with the service to start at 4:00 PM.

 

 

Naramore, Terry

On Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, Terry J. Naramore, age 61, of Pearl River, La., passed away.

He was a foreman with the St. Tammany Parish Government.  Mr. Naramore loved spending time with his family, making cane syrup, fishing, collecting honey from his honeybees,  and spending time at his camp on the river.

Mr. Terry is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Kathy Naramore, 3 daughters, Jessica Marie Boudreaux (Robert), Kandi Dechelley Howell (David), and Rachel Lorin Forehand (Billy), Mother, Jerelean Avis Naramore, 7 Grandchildren, Walker, Jeslyn, Lorin, Drake, Marybeth, Chance and Zachary and siblings, Sammy Naramore, Tammie Steib, LouAnn Naramore and David Downey Naramore. 

Preceded in death by his dad, Robin Allen Naramore.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

 



Kennedy, Villery


On August 12, 2021, Villery Martin Kennedy went to be with The Lord.  Born August 2, 1935.  Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Flora Bell Kennedy, 3 children, George Leon Kennedy, Charlotte Louise Kennedy and Sherry Lynn Evans, 7 Grandchildren and 3 Great-grandchildren and many friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Edna Kennedy also, his brother, Joe Floyd Kennedy.  He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Private Graveside services will be held at a later date.

 



Younce, Kelly

On Saturday August 7, 2021 Kelly Daniel Younce, age 63 of Slidell, LA passed away. Kelly loved riding his motorbike, fishing, and shooting pool with his friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife, Thyra Younce, his children; Lisa Niehaus (Stephen), Tiffany Motes (Josh), and Trinity Younce (Amanda), grandchildren; Michael Pons, Jr., Joseph Smith, Wyatt Younce, Cassidy Lardizabal (Felipe), one great grandchild Ellie Lardizabal, former son in law Michael Pons, Sr., his siblings Gayle Patin, Joellen Sandrock, David Younce, and Dawn Morella, and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Ellen Younce, and his siblings Buster Younce, Daryl Younce, and David Younce. He will be missed very dearly by all who knew him. Memorial Services will be held on Friday August 13, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm with service starting at 6:00 pm at  Picayune Life Church 801 Hwy 11 S, Picyaune, Ms 39466. Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


McConnell, William


On Tuesday August 3, 2021 William “Bill” McConnell, age 74 of Pearl River, LA passed away. He served in the Marine Corps and then the National Guard. He was very proud to serve his country. Mr. McConnell is survived by his children Janette McConnell Spring (Michael), Wynette McConnell, and Dee Dee Mc Connell, his mother Viola Stafford, his siblings; Frankie McConnell, Elizabeth Pierre, Deborah Robinson, Norwood Stafford, Eveet Cutrer, and Jesse Stafford,  grandchildren; Shaun, Kennedy, Brennon, Shane, Marrissia, Bradon, Trace, Destiny, and Bethannie, Seth,  3 great grandchildren Paisley, Gracelynn, and Iris, and his friend Laura Hager. He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley McConnell, his dad Patrick McConnell, brother John McConnell, and his mother and father-in-law Robert and Bessie Reynolds. He will be missed greatly but will live on through the legacy he created in those he has left behind. Visitation for Bill will be held on Friday August 6, 2021 from 6 pm to 8 pm and again on Saturday August 7, 2021 from 9 am until funeral time at 10:30 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Jerry Terrell, Keith Payne, and Marlon Arceneaux to be officiating.


Palashoff, Richard


On Wednesday July 21, 2021 Richard Albert Palashoff, age 74 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord. Mr. Palashoff worked for many years with the government where he did computer work amongst other things. He was  a long standing member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Slidell, LA. Richard is survived by his significant other of 19 years Marjorie Cherniak, his daughter Erica Palashoff, brother Mike Palashoff, and close friends Patricia Hailwood (Brandon Kennon), and John and Debbie Cherniak. He is proceeded in death by his parents Michael and Elizabeth Palashoff. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.


Wrenn, Larry


On Wednesday July 21, 2021 Larry Michael Wrenn, age 69 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully. Mr. Wrenn was a United States Army Veteran whom served during the Vietnam War. He was also a very avid gardener and hunter. He will be missed deeply by all who knew him. Larry is survived by his children Sherri Wrenn Hoff, Ricki Hoover, Brandi Wrenn, Timothy Wrenn, Katie Peters, and Leigh Ann Marshall, his siblings Cherrie Mason, Mike Depeyster, and Linda Martinez-Wherry,  grandchildren; Ashley Drury, Paiten Wrenn, Jacob Marshall, Beaux Wrenn, Noah Peters, Peyton Peters, Kolton Peters, and Kailyn Peters, a great grandchild Rowan Drury, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Kate Wrenn, his son Johnny Wrenn, parents Doris and Hubert Wrenn, siblings Don Wrenn, Dennis Depeyster, and Kathleen Culler, and a grandson Michael Roy Bovia, Jr. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday August 5, 2021 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Inurnment will be held later at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA.


Keating, Mary Jane


Mary Jane Keating born 09/01/1938 passed away 07/05/2021. Mrs. Keating is survived by 2 children Deborah Chauvin and Carl Keating both of Slidell, LA. She had 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and 5 great grandchildren of LA, Ky, and AL. She is preceded in death by her Husband George Keating. She will be cremated as her final resting place. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Dugas, MaryLee


On Friday July 16, 2021 MaryLee T. Dugas, age 90 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. She was a faithful and dedicated member of River Life Church in Pearl River, LA for over 10 years. She was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who’s great passion was to write. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. MaryLee is survived by her children Michael Dugas (Annell) and Kathy Dugas, her grandchildren Melanie, Danielle, Christine, and Alisa, and her great grandchild Cameron. She is preceded in death by her husband Rodney J. Dugas, her parents Louis and Lizzie Theriot, and her brother Harold Theriot.

The family of MaryLee would like to invite friends and family to attend the visitation on Thursday July 22, 2021 from 9 am to 11 am with the funeral starting at 11 am at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Gretna, LA.


Lesley, Kenneth


Kenneth Joseph Lesley, age 74, of Slidell, La., passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021.

He was a retired PBX Technician and proudly served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Stribling DD867.

Mr. Kenneth is survived by 4 children, Kenneth Fredrick Lesley, Joel Louise Lesley, Angelic Lesley Bertacci (Chris), Calvin Burley Lesley, a God-son, Freddie Carreras, his long term companion, Kathy Katsanis, and his siblings Buddy Lainhart, Timothy Lainhart, and Peggy Walker.  He is also survived by 7 granddaughters, Heather, Samantha, Angel, Crystina, Ashley, Rachel and Vicki and a host of Nephews, Nieces, and cousins.   Preceeded in death by a daughter, Katherine Lynn Lesley, his parents, Shirley and her husband Buck Lainhart, and his sister Janet Carreras.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 10 AM until 12:00 PM with interment to follow at 1:30 PM at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, La.




Donna Faye Rageur

On Friday, July 2, 2021, Donna Faye Rageur, age 61, of Slidell, La. passed away.

She was a laborer in the landscaping business.

Mrs. Donna is survived by 7 children, Deeona Autumn Moore, Shawnbree Lynn Penton, Sommer Chantell Dauzat, Carl David Rageur, Jr., Christopher Allen Wallis, Michelle Oliver and Jason Vincent and a sister, Karen Ann DeCoronado and her parents, Faye Gabriel  She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Adam, Jennifer, Matthew, Chaise, Brandon, Ashley, Madison, Isabellia and Maria and a host of nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law and a brother in law, all of which loved her dearly.

Preceded in death by her husband, Carl Rageur, Sr.,  father, Donald Gabriel,  a grand-daughter, Hannah, and a brother, James Gabriel.




Winston Tyler Briggs (Crowe)


On Friday, July 2, 2021, Winston Tyler Briggs (Crowe)  passed away at the age of 27.

He was a pipe fitter in the construction industry.

Winston is survived by his mother, Pepsi Lorraine Briggs, a sister, Sadie Lorraine Briggs, and 2 brothers, Randy Dale Crowe, Jr. (Chalynn) and Colby Dale Crowe (Katie), grand parents, Roger Dale Crowe (Diane) and Mary Sawyer (Bobby) and a host of cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephew.  He was loved by all who knew him.

Preceded in death by his father, Randy Dale Crowe, Sr., Grandparents, Mickey and Johnnie Briggs.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, LA. with the funeral service starting at 8:00 PM.





Indelicato, Shirley

On Monday June 28, 2021 Shirley Ann Indelicato, age 79 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully to be with our Lord. She was a loving caring woman who was a pleasure to be around. Shirley a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and worked as a secretary for many years. She is survived by her siblings Maybell Casper (Phil), Yvonne Chaisson (the late Buddy), Charles Yarbrough (Anita), and Bruce Yarbrough (Jody),  5 step grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years Michel George Indelicato, and her parents Oscar and Marsebell Hudson. She will be forever cherished. In honor of Shirley and George the family would like to invite everyone to attend a memorial service on Saturday July 10, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm with the funeral starting at 12 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Inurnment will follow at a later date at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA where both Shirley and George’s ashes will be laid to rest. Brother Sam Husser will be officiating.


Anderson, Joseph


On Sunday June 27, 2021 Joseph Rickey Anderson, Sr. age 71, of Picayune, Ms. passed away peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of Peace Grover Baptist Church in Lacombe, LA. Mr. Anderson was a devoted and loving spouse, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be deeply missed. Mr. Joseph is survived by his children Joseph Rickey Anderson Jr. (Tonya), Christy Miller (Allen), Angele Anderson (Kevin Lusky), and Gaby Ursin (Kacy), his siblings Daniel Anderson and Robin Strickland, 6 grandchildren Katie Penton (Anthony), Hannah Anderson (Andrew Heffner), Joseph Rickey Anderson III (Ericka), Meghan Musso, Dominic Musso, and Josef Miller and 10 great grandchildren Ayden Anderson, Kade Penton, Joseph Rickey Anderson IV, Scarlett Heffner, Sutton James Heffner, Jaxson Joseph Heffner, Zayden Musso, Anthony Anderson, Alex Ursin, and Skylar Anderson. He is preceded in death by his wife Virginia “Ginger” Ann Anderson, his parents Estes and Georgie Lee Anderson, and his brother Ed Anderson. The family of Mr. Anderson would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Friday July 2, 2021 from 11 am until funeral time at 12 pm at Peace Grove Baptist Church in Lacombe, LA. Interment to follow at Peace Grove Cemetery. Brother Travis Moore to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.  


Reding, Karen


Karen Reisinger Reding went peacefully to be with our Lord and savior on Monday June 21, 2021 at the age of 74. Karen was a devoted member of Village Church-Lutheran in Lacombe, LA. She enjoyed the many adventures she took with her husband and of the new things she got to see and experience with him. Karen never took vacations because due to her husbands’ vocation they were always in a place they had never been, it was more considered a perpetual vacation. She loved fishing and riding in the boat on the lake, canoeing and white water rafting were some of her adventurous sides. Her legacy she leaves behind is one of great magnitude and will be cherished deeply by her loved ones. Karen is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 55 years Joseph Carlyle Reding, her children Katherine Massey and Kristopher Reding, grandchildren kassy Ross and husband Zach, and Joseph Massey and wife Jessica, great grandchildren Abel Gilliam, Max Ross, and Jax Ross, sister in law Becky Garner and husband Mark, brother in law Richard Reding and wife Nancy, and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Gerald and Louise Reisinger and her brother Gerald Eugene Reisinger, II.

The family of Karen would like to invite friends to attend a visitation on Friday June 25, 2021 from 10 am to 11 am at Village Church-Lutheran 29180 U.S. Hwy 190, Lacombe, LA 70445, with the funeral starting at 11 am. Fellowship will be held immediately after in the church hall until 1 pm with the funeral procession starting at 1 pm to Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA for interment. Pastor Paul to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements. 


Hermann, Kathleen


On Sunday June 20, 2021 Kathleen Diane Hermann, age 68 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. Kathleen was a member of Charter Oak Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA. She loved crocheting and animals. She will be missed greatly. Kathleen is survived by her mother Ola Mae Oliver, her brothers Robert J. Singletary (Faye) and Donnie Singletary, and a host of nieces nephews and extended relatives. She is preceded in death by her husband Danny Rayburn Hermann, her father Bob Singletary, and her sister Jeanette Mobley. Visitation for Mrs. Kathleen will be held on Wednesday June 23, 2021 from 10 am to 11 am with the funeral starting at 11 am at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment will follow at Evans Creek Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Carl Dickens will be officiating.  


McClelland, Henry


On Sunday June 6, 2021 Henry “Cajun” McClelland, age 82 of Lacombe, LA went to be with our Lord. He was a member of Community Lighthouse Baptist Church, loved Taxidermy, Wood cutting, fishing, and being with the alligators. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Henry is survived by is wife Sandra McClelland, his brother Woodrow McClelland (Marie), his son James “Lucky” McClelland (Christi), step children Jimmie Cheek (Melissa) and their kids Ashley, John, Savannah, Haley, James, and Kenneth, Waynette Cozard (Richard) and their kids Brad, Eric, and Joshua, 7 great grandchildren and numerous other grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents Silvester and Bernadette McClelland and numerous siblings.

Visitation for Henry will be held on Friday June 11, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm with funeral starting at 1 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Brad Cozad to be officiating.  


Nicole Marie Singletary


On Thursday, June 3, 2021, Nicole Marie Singletary passed away at the age of 30 years.

She was a graduate of Pearl River High School and a Veterinary Tech.

Nicole is survived by 2 children, Jaidyn Nevaeh Mason and Jordyn Pierce Mason, her parents, Kevin Wayne Singletary and Adell Marie Ledet Ellis, 2 brothers, Harlen David Ellis and Cole David Ellis and 2 sisters, Tori Lynn Singletary and Taylor Leigh Ellis.  She is also survived by grandparents, Waymon Dock Singletary & Brenda Gail Singletary and Mary Ann Ledet and Rudolph Joseph Ledet and a niece, Rose Leigh.  Preceded in death by her grandfather, Rudolph Joseph Ledet.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. with visitation starting at 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Interment to follow at Charter Oak Cemetery, Pearl River, La.

Bro. Carl Dickens officiating.




Sherman Jordan, Sr.


On Saturday, May 29, 2021, Sherman Jordan, Sr., age 64, of Pearl River, La. passed away.

He was a retired metal worker in the construction industry.

Mr. Sherman is survived by a son, Sherman Jordan, Jr. (Jessica), 3 daughters, Elizabeth Sullivan (Bradd), Patricia Rhodes and Susan McLemore, a brother, Kelvin Jordan and 3 sisters, Wanda Bergeron (Tommy), Virginia Spiers (Hommer), Nettie Ryan (Chris).  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 3 Great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, Virginee and John “Jug” Jordan, a brother, Dwight Jordan and a Great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La., from 5:00 until 9:00 PM

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM from the chapel of  D.T. Williams Funeral Home.

Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery, Pearl River, La.

Bro. Carl Dickens officiating




Verna Lee Singletary Smith



On Saturday, May 29, 2021, Verna Singletary Smith, age 88, of Pearl River, La., passed away peacefully with her family by her side.

Mrs. Verna Lee was a member of Charter Oak Baptist Church in Pearl River, La.  and was an avid gardener.

Mrs. Verna Lee is survived by 3 children, Shirley Ann Ellis (the late Charles), Billy Wayne Singletary (Linda) and Tina Darlene Deemes (Roy), a sister, Beatrice Ellington (Glynn) and grandchildren, Scott Holden, Terri Davis (James), Amber Howell (James), Neil Deemes (Nicole), Great-grandchildrn, Kyle Ellis, Raedawn Evans, Benny Holifield (Sarah), Kameron Townsend, Domnic Deemes, Tristan Deemes, and a Great-great-grandchild, Layla Evans.  She is also survived by a host of Step Grandchildren and Step Great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Arthur Singletary and her second husband, Donald Smith, 3 Brothers, Edward, Robert and Charles Ray Cutrer and 4 sisters, Lillie Mae Tullos, Margaret Stewart, Laura Faye Polk, Bernice Smith and Peggy Varnado.  She is also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kayla Holden.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM at Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La., then we will go in funeral procession to Charter Oak Baptist Church, 70325 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La., where the funeral service will start at 12:00 PM.

Interment to follow at Charter Oak Cemetery, Pearl River, la.

Bro. Carl Dickens officiating

 





Huey Eugene Magee


Huey Eugene Magee born March 26, 1951 passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a year long battle with lung cancer on May 27, 2021. Eugene is survived by his loving wife of nearly 50 years Susie Magee. He was blessed with three children; Jamie Magee (Amy), Jennifer Magee, and Jessica Magee Verret. He adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by five grandchildren Shelby Fitzgerald, Shae Fitzgerald, Dawson Magee, Addie Magee, Rylee Rae Verret, and four great grandchildren Giovanni Bass, Grayson Bass, Layla Reuther, and Lincoln Fitzgerald. A Memorial Service will be held at Williams Funeral Home in Pearl River, LA on Saturday June 12, 2021 from 10 am to 12:30 pm with the funeral starting at 12:30 pm.






Livingston, Nicholas


On Saturday May 22, 2021 Nicholas Eugene Livingston, age 20 of Pearl River, La passed away. Nick was a 2020 graduate of Pearl River High School where he played football for 4 years and ran all district track. He was an amazing kid who loved whole heartedly and was always helping any and everyone he could. He will forever be missed and loved by his family and friends. He is survived by his parents Jolyn Livingston and Jason Livingston Sr. (Karen), his brother Jason Livingston, Jr., step brothers Scott and Chad Moran and his grandparents Jerry and Hazel Livingston. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Diane and Bernard Yelenosky. Visitation for Nick will be held on Saturday May 29, 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm with the funeral starting at 12 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA.

 


Evans, Jessie


On Tuesday May 25, 2021 Jessie Mae Evans, age 82 of Picayune, Ms. passed away peacefully to be with our Lord. Jessie was a registered nurse in Houston for many years until she retired. She is survived by her grandchildren Cori Crowe and her husband Jesse whom loved and cared for Ms. Evans just like she was his own grandmother, Cadie Evans, and Hannah Richardson (Chase), and great grandchildren Olivia, Adrienne, Cyla, Courtney, Makenna, Jaxton, and Haven Janie. She is preceded in death by her beloved son Daren Evans and her parents. Her family will forever cherish her memories and legacy that she leaves behind. Visitation for Jessie will be held on Friday May 28, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm with the funeral starting at 12 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Evans Creek Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Russell Crowe to be officiating.


Nelson Sr., Raymond


On Wednesday May 19, 2021 Raymond Jobe Nelson Sr., age 79 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully at his residence. He is survived by his children; Raymond Nelson Jr. (Sandra), Ronnie Nelson (Michelle), David Burge (Donna), Robert Penton (Carol), Charlotte Moragas (Shannon), Elizabeth Pickering (Wayne), Linda Arnone (Harvey), Sheever Penton (Wayne), and Carol Isenberg (Michael), his siblings Joey Nelson (Marie), Shirley Phillips (Gene), and Mary Adkisson (Bobby), grandchildren; Bo Nelson, Garrett Nelson, Richele Cousins, Ronnie Nelson Jr., Michael Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Mary Ann Nelson, Ryan Nelson, Paul Nelson, Robert Nelson, Kevin Nelson, David Doty, Jeanette Williams, Kenneth Doty, Misty Burge, Leann Burge, Stephanie Burge, Constance Howell, Vincent Penton, Shannon Bankston, Ruby Hollie, Molly Hebert, and Albert Hollie, and numerous great and great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Wesley and Deloris Nelson, his wife Elsie Nelson, brothers Henry and Eugene Nelson, and his granddaughter Lisa Lynn Martin. He will be missed by all who knew him. The family of Mr. Nelson would like to invite friends to attend the visitation on Monday May 24, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm with funeral starting at 12 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Evans Creek Cemetery, Pearl River, LA.


Laurent, Lenora


On Tuesday May 18, 2021 Lenora Jacqueline Laurent, age 74 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully. She is survived by her children; Joelle deBautte (Dale), Janine Laurent Wilhoit, Alexander “Lex” Laurent V (Andi), and Aaron Laurent Sr. (Danielle), her siblings Lawrence “Larry” Duhe Jr. and Leslie May (Johnny), grandchildren; Jacqueline “Jackie” (Asa), Lauren, Devin, Trent (Krystle), Gavin, Amy, Julianna, Aaron Jr. “A.J.”, and her great grandchildren Kaydenn, Giabella, Eliyanah, Averick, and one on the way. She is preceded in death by her husband Alexander Laurent IV, her parents Lawrence Sr. and Lenora Duhe, her brother Leonard “Lenny” Duhe, and her sister in laws Lanny and Polly. She will be greatly missed and cherished by all who knew her. The family of Mrs. Lenora would like to invite everyone to attend a memorial service on Saturday May 22, 2021 from 9 am  to 10 am with service starting at 10 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.  


Bilquist, Jeffery


On Sunday May 9, 2021 Jeffery Alan Bilquist age 50 of Chalmette, LA went to be with our Lord. He graduated from Chalmette High and went on to become a licensed Welder and a Licensed Arborist. He will be missed greatly. Jeffery is survived by his children Savannah and Slaiden Bilquist, his father Charles Patrick Bilquist, Sr., his siblings Heidi Bilquist and Charles Patrick Bilquist, Jr., and his godchildren Jeni Bilquist and Logan Kieff. He is preceded in death by his mother Shirley Bilquist.

His family would like to invite friends to attend visitation on Friday May 14, 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm with funeral starting at 12 pm at Williams Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, LA.  


Wallen, Taylor


On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Taylor Alexus Wallen passed away at the age of 24.  Taylor loved animals and dancing with her daughter.

She is survived by her parents, Robert Wallen (Shannan) and Belinda Johnson a daughter, Leigha Alexus Gray, a sister, Brooke Wallen and Grandparents, Billy Johnson and Liz Mousteiko.  Taylor is preceded in death by a sister, Emalie Livingston and Grandparents, Dolores Johnson and William Franklin Wallen.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La., with visitation starting at 10:00 AM until service time at 12:00.  Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery, Pearl River, La.  Bro. Danny Williams officiating.


Butters, Alexcis


On Tuesday May 4, 2021 Heaven gained a beautiful angel, Alexcis Paige Butters, age 26 of Pearl River, LA. Alexcis had a heart of gold and a sweet soul who loved animals, she would rescue any and every creature she came across. She was adored by her numerous family members and friends. She will be greatly missed. Alexcis is survived by her parents Danielle Butters (Jimmy) and Jeffery Brown (Roxanne), her significant other Michael Anderson, her siblings; Cameron Phillips, Kaeden Butters, Jeffery Brown, Dayton Sanchez, Landon Sanchez, Alexis Wiltz, Kayla Brown, and Penny Sanchez, her grandparents Edward Butters, Gerald Brown, and LaVerne Brown, and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandmother Paula Butters and Aunt Linda Butters. Funeral services for Alexcis will be held on Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 12 pm with visitation from 10 am until service time at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment will follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.


James, Patricia


Patricia “Pat” Newman James, 86, passed away peacefully Friday, April 30, 2021. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years Robert R. James Sr. Pat was born to the late Charles Newman and Thelma Verbeek Newman. She is the loving and caring mother of two sons and their wives Robert and Sandra James, Gary and Kathie James. She is the beloved grandmother to five grandsons Gary Jr. (Brooke), Terry (Amanda), Bobby, Cory (Jessica), Chris and ten great-grandchildren Bradley, Blake Marshall, Hailey, Riley, TJ, Maddie, Clayton, McKenna, Rory, and John. She is a loving mother, grandmother, and homemaker. Pat was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals on Sundays for her family. She enjoyed playing games and watching her great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, and especially by her great grandchildren and all who knew her. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday May 14, 2021 with Visitation from 8:30 am to 10:00 am with the service starting at 10:00 am at Riverlife Fellowship 63433 Hwy 11, Pearl River, LA. Interment to follow immediately at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Please join us back at Riverlife Fellowship for fellowship and lunch.


Candebat, William


On Saturday April 24, 2021 William Richard Candebat, age 81 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord and Savior. He was a well respected man who was devoted to his family and passionate about his work. Mr. Candebat was a member of Celebration Church where he devoted his life to Jesus and gave testimony to all he encountered. He was a member of the IBEW, International Brotherhood OF Electrical Workers Local 130, with over 750,000 members. The first job he ever had was with Frischhertz Electric in 1962 as a helper, apprentice and worked for 54 years, retiring in 2016 as Labor Superintendent and was well known and respected throughout the field. Also affectionately known to many as “Big Daddy” His kindness and fiesty spirit will live on through the legacy he leaves behind. Richard is survived by his daughters Jena Candebat Castaing (Scott) and Cathy Zuppardo Sinopoli (Frank), siblings George Candebat and Reineann Blouin, 4 grandchildren; Toni Eugene (Corey), Sean Castaing (Ashley), Shane Castaing (Erika), Nicholas Sinopoli, and 5 great grandchildren Gabrielle, Anthony, Jordan, Laylay, Corey Jr., Lola, and Zoe. He is resting peacefully with his wife of 46 years Jean Gonzales Candebat, his parents Dominic and Anna Candebat, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday May 8th, 2021 from 9 AM to 11 AM with a service to follow at Celebration Church 2001 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70001. Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements. 


Singletary, Mark


On Saturday April 24, 2021 Mark Wayne Singletary, age 55 of Pearl River, LA passed away. Mark was a man who was very well loved by the community, he always enjoyed a good cook out, crawfish boil, or fish fry. Mark had a heart bigger than life and when someone called, he was always there ready to help. He will be missed greatly. Mark is survived by his son Justin Singletary, his siblings Randall Singletary, Theresa Tate, and Becky Singletary, and his niece Mari Singletary. He is preceded in death by his parents R.D. and JoAnn Singletary, and his nephew Roddie Tate. The family of Mark will be holding a memorial service to honor his memory on Tuesday May 4, 2021 from 3 pm to 5 pm  from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.


Wicker, William


On Saturday April 17, 2021 William Hewie Wicker, age 91 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. Mr. Wicker had a great passion for our Lord and he pastored churches for many years in South Mississippi. He is survived by his daughters Lisa Galloway (Ben) and Laura Odom (Sammy), his sister Ruby Mae Wedgeworth (Wayne), his grandsons Luke and Chad Galloway, and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Hewie and Clemis Wicker. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family of Mr. Wicker would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Passages Hospice for the love and compassion they have shown them in this time of need.  Memorial services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements. 


Smith, Jr.  Harbert


On Monday April 19, 2021 Harbert “June Bug” Smith Jr., age 65 of Pearl River, La went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by his loving family. Harbert was a Member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Pearl river, LA and was a jack of all trades. He was a very loving, strong willed man, who would do anything for his family and friends. He was a man of many stories and loved to talk, you could always tell if he was stretching a story by watching for him to rub his belly. Harbert loved the outdoors spending countless hours hunting and fishing with friends and family. His family was the light of his life. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 46 years Mary Thomas Smith, his sons Michael Brunson Smith (Traci) and Jeremy Daniel Smith (Nycole), his brothers James Elvin Smith (Cathy) and Donnie Smith (Trina), 7 grandchildren; Michael Allen, Priscilla, Johnny, Chassity, Dylan, Katie, and Sami, his great grandchildren Savannah, Bella, Christa, Aubrie, Remmy, Lucas, Dawson, Dakota, and two on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Lillian and Harbert Smith Sr., and his brothers David Smith and Herman Ray Smith (Margaret). He will be cherished and missed greatly by all he leaves behind, but we know he is rejoicing with the Lord and is in no more pain.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday April 24, 2021 at 3 pm with visitation from 10 am to 3 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Bro. Lamar Loper and Bro. Danny Williams to be officiating.

 

 

Baradell, Ruth


Ruth A. Baradell, 83, died Monday, April 19, 2021.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Daniel and Susan Abney Baradell, Michael and Shelly Baradell, Charleen Baradell and Michael Mitchell, Anthony and Connie Baradell and Darleen Baradell and Michael Ruiz; brother, Ralph Fogarty, a nephew, Brian Fogarty and many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles L. Baradell, Jr.

No memorial service is planned with the cremation on Ruth, who was a Homemaker.

 

 







Frierson, Catherine


On Sunday April 11, 2021 Catherine “Kitty” Ann Frierson, age 74 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully to be with our Lord. Kitty was a waitress for 26 years at Mama’s Kitchen in Pearl River, LA. She is survived by her husband of 60 years James Frierson, her children Cheryl Copling (Harvey), Wanda Jean Huff, and Vicky Sue Cox (T.J.), her sisters Rosemary Hebbler (George) and Faith Jones (George), grandchildren; Shonna Davis, Kelly Harvel, Rodney Huff, Derrick Harvel, Bradley Huff, Colby Crowe, Michael Copling, and Chad McQueen, great grandchildren Coby Toney, Sara Davis, Tye Toney, Iain Huff, Abigail Huff, Alaina Huff, Mercedes McQueen, and Bryson Crowe, and her sister in laws Janie Duke, Gwen Craddock, and Genda Cooper. She is preceded in death by her parents Samual and Olga Ellis, and her siblings Larry Ellis, Chuck Ellis, Richard Ellis, Tommy Ellis, Myra Jenkins, and Linda Davis. She will be missed dearly. Visitation will be held on Thursday April 15, 2021 from 11 am to 2 pm with the funeral starting at 2 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Pearl River Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Bro. Sam Husser and Troy Hebert to be officiating.

 


Charbonnet, Barbara

 

Barbara Claire Moran Charbonnet entered into eternal rest on December 3, 2020. She was a long time resident of both New Orleans and Slidell, La. She died of complications from COVID19. She was 72 years old. Barbara was survived by her loving husband Robert J. Charbonnet , they were married for 50 years. She was also survived by her children, David Charbonnet and Ashley Charbonnet West , her loving grandchildren, Connor, Matthew and Sarah West her sisters Patricia Willoz and Beverly (Johnny) Burlett, a sister in law Mary Ellen (Tommy) Haynes, brother in law Larry Charbonnet and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Doris Moran, a brother in law Clement (Vicki) Charbonnet. Barbara lit up every room she entered! She had a special place in her heart for her many foster and godchildren throughout the years. She was a member of Camellia Quilters Guild, enjoyed crafting, sewing and had a love for the great outdoors. She graduated from Nichols High School in New Orleans and worked for Prudential Life. In 1980 she moved to Slidell and worked at The Blood Center. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church at 910 Cross Gates Blvd Slidell, La. on Saturday April 24, 2021 at 11:00a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:30 with recitation of the rosary at 10:30a.m. A repast will follow in Room 6. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke Good Samaritan Ministry. To share a memory with the family please visit D.T Williams Funeral Home on Facebook.


Miley, Wanda Kay


On Thursday April 8, 2021 Wanda Kay Miley, age 62 of Bogalusa, LA passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side. She was a devoted and faithful member of First Pentecostal Church in Bogalusa, LA. Mrs. Wanda Kay is survived by her children Rhonda Jordan (Tim) and Natalie Jordan (Jason), her siblings Sherry Crawford (Kerry), Marlene Blackwell (Doug), and Donald Harris (Chasity) her former husband Randy Miley, sister in law Marie Galloway, 7 grandchildren; Brittany Burkhead, Jessica Burkhead, Madeline Singletary, Jordan Penton, Sandy Penton, Travis Martin, and Tiffany Martin, and her greatgrandchildren Aaliyah Pellegrin, Acelen Burnett, Elijah Berber, and Nathan Carter Caleces. She is preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Vernie Harris, and her siblings Laverne and Carles Harris. She will be greatly missed.

The family of Mrs. Miley would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Tuesday April 13, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm with the funeral starting at 1 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Travis Houston to be officiating.  

 


Jenkins, Richard Elette


On Thursday April 8, 2021 Richard Elette Jenkins, age 87 of Talisheek, LA went to be with our Lord. Richard served in the Army and Air Force for a short time. He was a retired Engineer that loved designing machines for paper mills all over the world. He is survived by his 2 children Donna (Vernon) Easterling and Richard Brian Jenkins. He had 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Ellen and Melvin Jenkins, and 2 wives Dolores O. Graham and Joyce A. Jenkins. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.


Singletary, Lisa


On Tuesday April 6, 2021, Lisa Laurreen Singletary of Pearl River, LA passed away at the young age of 48. She is resting easy with our Lord free of pain. Lisa had a strong passion and love for her work as a Hair Dresser. Lisa is survived by her son Trey Fitzgerald, her parents Gary and Linda Singletary, her siblings Wade Singletary (Marita) and Lacy Singletary, and her sister in law Lindsay Singletary. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins whom adored her dearly. She is preceded in death by her brother John Russell Singletary, Sr. She will forever hold a special place in the hearts of everyone who knew her.

Visitation for Lisa will be held on Saturday April 10, 2021 from 11 am to 3 pm with the Funeral starting at 3 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Charter Oak Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Carl Dickens to be officiating.


Rosemary Craig Creith

January 14, 1940-April 3, 2021


"Be like a rose; no matter how many thorns you encounter in life, bloom." --Matshona Dhliwayo


Rosemary Craig Creith (famously known as "Gramma") was born on January 14, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana though she grew up in Yscloskey, Louisiana to parents Josephine and Clarence Craig as well as sisters Jo Ann Nunez and Verna Mae Billiot.  In 1955 she met high school sweetheart Bill Creith whom she would be married to for 61 years.  Together they raised four children--Carla, Rachel, Kevin, and Billy--inspired 15 grandchildren, and nurtured 6 great grandchildren.  Rosemary was an active part of every single one of these lives, as well as a ray of sunshine to everyone she met.  She had a passion for church, cooking, and spending as much time as she could with her family--whom she would do anything for.  She will be remembered for her compassionate spirit, endless patience, infectious smile, loving glances, and warm hugs that would make you forget about anything bothering you.  Her sole purpose and goal in life was to bring a smile to the faces of everyone around her.

"Love is the softest rose in the soul's garden"

Visitation will be held on Friday April 9, 2021 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm with funeral starting at 2:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home. 


Vaughn, Judy


On Sunday April 4, 2021 Judy Lynne Vaughn, age 72 of Lacombe, LA passed away peacefully to be with our Lord. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Michael Vaughn Sr., her children Michael Vaughn Jr., and Wendy McQueen, her siblings John Newbold (Wanda), Mike Newbold, and Jane Anderson, grandchildren Hunter McQueen, Jared Vaughn, Jessie McQueen Garlepied, and Josie Vaughn and her great grandson Noah McQueen. She is preceded in death by her parents Glen and Betty Newbold, and her brother Jimmy Newbold. She will be missed dearly. Graveside services will be held on Friday April 9, 2021 at 10:00 am at Crowe Cemetery in Lacombe, LA. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Maehler, Charles

On March 23, 2021, a much-loved father, father-in-law, Poppy, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, friend to many, a Navy Veteran of WWII, an Army Veteran of the Korean War, and a Coast Guard Veteran of the Vietnam War, joined his beloved wife in the presence of his Heavenly Father. His earthy journey is now complete, and he is resting and rejoicing in the presence of Jesus.

Charles August Maehler was born in Washington DC on April 4, 1925 to Ernst Maehler and Nancy Poland Maehler. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Conner Maehler. He is survived by his son Kevin Maehler and his wife, Deborah Maehler; daughter, Cynthia Shifflett and her husband, Wayne Shifflett; sister, Louise Johnson; grandchildren Jennifer Maehler, Lisa Cahill and her husband, Andrew Cahill, Eric Charles Maehler and his wife, Kaitlyn Maehler, Matthew Maehler, Mark Maehler and his wife, Jewel Maehler, Luke Maehler, Brain Shifflett; great-grandchildren Aubrey Cahill, Drew Cahill, Elise Maehler, and Eli Charles Maehler. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Brenda Conner, Katheryn (Kitty) Conner, and Theresa Conner and numerous nieces and nephews.

During his 27 years of military service, he was awarded a Coast Guard Cutterman’s Pin, a Coast Guard Commendation Medal, a Combat Action Ribbon and many other medals and ribbons.

He was an active member at First Baptist Church, Slidell, Louisiana and was very involved in the outreach ministry. He continued his ministry by stamping envelopes and folding cards for the GROW ministry the weekend before he died.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 12 at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 4141 Ponchartrain Dr, Slidell, Louisiana. Family visitation will begin at noon.

A private burial with military honors will be held at the Southeast Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA.

Donations may be given in his honor to the Outreach Ministry of FBC Slidell, 4141 Pontchartrain Dr, Slidell, LA 70458 or to Gideons International, P.O Box 97251, Washington DC, 20090-7251.

 


Ussery, Anita


On Thursday April 1, 2021 Anita Madden Ussery, age 61 of Lacombe, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. She will be missed dearly by everyone who knew and loved her. Mrs. Anita is survived by her loving husband of 44 years Michael Ussery Sr., her children; Tara Ussery (Anthony), Michael Ussery Jr. (Katie), Matthew Ussery (Victoria), and Jonathan Ussery (Kelly), her grandchildren; Taylor, Adam, Jayme, Brantley, Wallace, Vivian, Elaina, Waylon, and Jameson, and her siblings Kathleen Tassin and Donald C. Madden. She is preceded in death by her parents Donald and Evelyn Madden. The family of Mrs. Ussery is planning a memorial service at a later date at Peace Grove Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.

 


Brown, Damion


On Sunday March 28, 2021 Damion Dawyne Brown of Carriere, MS. went to be with our Lord due to a tragic accident at the young age of 15. He was a student at PRC who loved to play football, ride 4-wheelers, loved playing with the dogs that his mother raises, enjoyed being with friends and looked forward to the road trips he took with family. Damion is survived by his parents Francis Nores Campell and William Campbell, Jr., and Raymond Gordon Bennett, his siblings; Raymond Miller Brown,IV (Emily), his identical twin Bishop Brown, and Destine Nores, grandparents; Joyce Cooper, Edmond Francis Nores III, and Melody Nores, and his aunt and uncle Keith and Sharon Cooper. He will forever be missed and loved dearly by his family and friends. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday April 6, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.



McPherson, Sally


On Wednesday March 31, 2021 Sally Young McPherson, age 87 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Sally was a member of 1st Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her loving  husband of 69 years Ellis McPherson, children Stanley McPherson, Debbie Todd, Robin Kenerly, and Lisa Thompson, 13 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Luther and Minnie Young, her children Steve McPherson and Cindy Bilbo, and her siblings; Luther Muarl Young, Katherine Land Billy Young, Terrell Young, Ouida Staggs, Agnes Booker, Peggy Hughes, Blanche Robertson, and Katie Mae Young. She will be greatly cherished and missed.

The family of Mrs. McPherson would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Friday April 2, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 with funeral starting at 2:30 pm. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA.


Mobley, Clifton Zeno

 

On Wednesday March 24, 2021 Clifton Mobley, age 74 of Pearl River, Louisiana went to be with our Lord. Mr. Mobley formerly worked for the City of Slidell and was a self employed plumber for many years. Mr. Mobley is survived by his long time friend Phyllis Harvey, his children; Clifton “Bobby” Mobley, Jennifer Mobley Fulton (Scott), and David Wayne Mobley, step children Becky Jarrell and Stephen Leonard, his siblings James Mobley, Jerry Mobley, and Marion Carroll (Doyle),  his grandchildren Kylee and Kaden Fulton, and step grandchildren Karlie, Austin, Nickolas, and Emma. He is preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Singletary Mobley, and his parents Henry and Verna Mobley. He will be greatly loved and missed. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday April 3, 2021 from 10 am  to 2 pm with the funeral starting at 2 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.


Bindewald, Kate


Kate “Kay” Amanda Padgett Bindewald at age 76 found peace in the early morning of March 21, 2021, and is now flying high amongst the angels she adored. Kay was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Bryson and Pauline Padgett, and her husband William “Bill” Bindewald. She is survived by her three children, Kerry Bindewald (Karen Bindewald), Chris Bindewald (Laura Story Schuckman), and Cheree Bindewald. Kay was born and raised in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, La. She lived in New Orleans until she met and married the love of her life and moved to the Pearl River area to raise her family where she remained for the better part of 35 years. She attended Pearl River Community College where she received her associate of Nursing. She was very proud all of her children served the country she so dearly loved. Kay was a loving, caring, intelligent, creative, and sometimes feisty Mother, friend, patriot, and Christian.

Her children invite friends and family to join them for a celebration of her life:
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Open Arms Community
1410 8th street Slidell La 70458
3 pm to 6 pm

 

 

 


Franklin A. Johnston


On March 20, 2021 Franklin A. Johnston, age 78, of Metairie Louisiana passed away.  Mr. Frank was owner, and retired from, Steam on Wheels. He was also a former New Orleans police officer and Jefferson parish Sheriffs Officer. He proudly served in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Johnston, 4 children, Kimberly Pastrana (Paul), Tina Haydel (David), Tonda Adolph (Ernie) and Danny Griffin (Jessica) and a sister, Barbara Windham.  He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 Great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. with visitation from 10:00 AM til service time.

Interment to follow at South East Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, La.



Giroir, Gayle

 

Gayle Ducote Giroir, a resident of Slidell, La. for most of her life, passed away on March 15, 2021 at the age of 81 after a long and difficult battle with Covid-19. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years Allen M. Giroir, Sr. and son Allen M. Giroir, Jr. She was also preceded in death by her parents Emmet Ducote, Sr., and Mary Lovoi Ducote, her oldest brother Emmet Ducote, Jr., youngest brother Eddie Ducote, her sister Mary Ann DeArmas, and great granddaughter Kayla D. Ashley (One of Gods Little Angels). Gayle is survived by her son Eric Giroir, Sr. (Melanie), Darlene Cheri, Charlene Russo (Tommy), and Debra Ashley (Clay), her grandchildren; Allen Culpepper, Edward Russo, Raymond Scott Nealy, Brandon C. Nealy, Eric “Joey” Giroir, Jr., April Giroir, Adam Giroir, Rachel Savaski (Coco), Haley Ashley, Jimmy Corkern III (Jenna) Chelsea Giroir and 9 great-grandchildren. Gayle is also survived by her brother Vincent Ducote, Jerry Ducote (Angie), Raymond Ducote (Julie), Bobby Ducote (Glenda), and Donald Ducote (Kathy), and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Gayle’s favorite past times was playing bingo and shopping at the local discount stores. She will be most remembered by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for the never-ending and unconditional love that she gave to each of them. Rest in peace mom, we will keep you close to our hearts forever. The family wishes to thank Slidell Memorial Hospital and its medical staff for the outstanding treatment she was given for this most difficult challenge. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation on Saturday March 20, 2021 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm with funeral starting at 12:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, LA.


Chapman, Leslie


On Sunday March 7, 2021 Leslie Earl Chapman, age 73 of Slidell, LA passed away.

He was born in Liberty, New York, the youngest of 7 children, with 6 older sisters whom he spoke of all the time. He was a proud Navy Veteran and when discharged from the military spent many years living it up in Key West, Florida and then in Tennessee, making life long friends along the way. Somehow ending up in Louisiana settling down with the love of his life Georgia. He enjoyed woodworking in his shop out back and looked forward to his annual golf trip with the guys.

He is survived by his children; Melanie Morton, Scott Pennington, Todd Pennington (Jennifer), and Kristen Schmolke (Danny), his sisters; Linda Kinne, Lorraine Barrett, Kathy Wilson, Norma Kelly, Laura Chapman-Curry, and Lisa Ackerley, grandchildren; Joshua Pennington, Blake Pennington, Austin Pennington, Blaine Pennington (Savannah), Joseph Morton III, Xavier Morton, and Quenton Morton, 2 great grandchildren Ryelynn and Sullivan Pennington, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Chapman is preceded in death by his loving wife Georgette Chapman, his parents Herbert and Frances Chapman, and his grandson Zachary Pennington. He was loved by everyone lucky enough to know him and he will be missed terribly. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Nores, Gerald


On Wednesday February 24, 2021 Gerald David Nores, age 72 of Slidell, LA passed away. He was a longtime resident of Pearl River, LA for many years. He is survived by his wife Bootsie Abney Nores, his children David Aaron Nores, Jeremy Paul Nores, and Amelia Nores Davenport (Chris), his grandchildren; Stephen Aaron Nores (Brittney), Christopher Aaron Nores, Tyler Bonicarol, Hope Davenport Owens “Brett”, Dakota Gerald Davenport “Cody”, Alyssa Marie Davenport, Kristen Amelia Davenport and Ayden Paul Nores, his great grandchild Jordan Dakota Davenport, his siblings; Debbie Mattila, Carol Ann Nores Bernard, Bob Nores, Gary Nores, Michael Nores, Steven Nores, and Keith Nores, mother in law Juanita Kennedy Godwin and sister in law Terry Kennedy. He is preceded in death by his parents Edgar Paul Nores and Charline Lejoy Nores, his first wife Marsha Kennedy Nores, grandson David Aaron Nores, Jr., and his brother John Nores. He will be greatly missed.

Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements. 


 Walker, Alice

 

On Sunday February 28, 2021 Alice C. Walker, age 66 of Slidell, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Harold Walker, her children; Wendy King (Julian), Sherry Wyatt, Scott Walker, and Chris Walker (Tara), 6 grandchildren; Jared Walker, Jonny Wyatt, Dylan Wyatt, Erin Wyatt, Megan Walker, Danyelle Ladner, and Micah Walker, 9 great grandchildren;  Landen Roark, Lucian Ladner, Logan Ladner, Kenlie Wyatt, Kolby Wyatt, Joel Walker, Jace Walker, and Maverick Walker, and her siblings Mary Kreger, Judy Campo, Ricky Catchot, and Randy Catchot. She is preceded in death by her parents. Joe and Gloria Catchot. A sister, Rose Tardie and brother, Joseph Catchot, Jr.  She will be forever loved and cherished. Memorial Services for Mrs. Walker will be held on Friday March 5, 2021 from 10am to 12pm with the funeral starting at 12pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Inurnment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.


Alombro, Sammie


 On Wednesday February 24, 2021, Sammie Jean Alombro went peacefully to be with our Lord at the age of 88. She is no longer in pain or suffering as she rests easily. She was a faithful parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Slidell, LA. Sammie was a very giving person who was truly one of a kind. She gave whole heartedly to anyone she ever met and she never met a stranger. Sammie enjoyed her time as a Book keeper for Mintz & Mintz Furniture store where she worked for many years until retirement. She also volunteered for the Counsil of Aging.

Ms. Alombro is survived by her daughter Phyllis Alombro Funck and Son in law Frederick Funck, 4 grandchildren; Melissa Plummer, Brett Ginn, Cherie Dehm and Matthew Faust,  11 Great-grandchildren, and 9 of her siblings. She is preceded in death by her Loving and faithful husband Lucien V. Alombro, her daughter Lucindy Alombro Faust,  her parents Winford Wade Stewart and Carrie Izora White Stewart, and 4 of her siblings. She will be forever loved, cherished, and honored by her family and friends.


Daniel Rawinsky


On Saturday, February 20, 2021 Daniel Gideon Rawinsky, age 71, of Pearl River, Louisiana passed away.  Mr. Rawinsky was a Loving husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Great-Great-grandfather, he loved and was loved by all who knew him.  He was a member of the Louisiana Steam Train Association, loved riding Moto Guzzi Motorcycles, and spending time with his family.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy Rawinsky, his children, Frances Ratcliff, Jon A. Rawinsky, Tashia Judith Knowles, and Monique Anne Rawinsky, his brother, Stephen Rawinsky, grandchildren; Ashley, Brandon, Jessica, Jennifer, Gabby, Patrick, Sabrina, Isaac, Alejandro, 8 Great-grandchildren and one on the way, and one Great-great-grandchild.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Hans Rawinsky and Irene Powell and his son, Garret E. Rawinsky.  He will be missed dearly.

 

 

 

 

 

Barousse, Barry


Our beloved Barry “Bee” Kevin Barousse passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the tender age of 61. A loving husband to Robbin Brown Barousse. Proud and loving father of Dustin Kevin (Julie Michelle Stafford Barousse) and Jacob Travis. Son of the late Catherine Killingsworth Barousse and Eugene Joseph Barousse, Jr., and stepson of Vivian Revere Barousse. Brother of Cathy Gene Coyle

(Tyrone), the late Eugene J. Barousse, III, (Fran), Karen Ann Brakel (Rob), Debra Mary Bouterie (late Alan G. Bouterie, Sr.), Daniel Myron Barousse, Sr. (Laurie), and Sharon Lynn Barousse (Ron). He had ten nieces and nephews, and sixteen great nieces and nephews. He adored his two grandchildren, Trenton Kevin Barousse, and Addison Harper Barousse. He loved nothing more than visiting his children and grandchildren, especially during trips to Tennessee. Barry has been a member of the Pearl River/Community of St. Tammany (Corner) for 21 years. Bee was a pest control man for 35 years. Initially, he worked for a private company, then, opened his own business, Ideal Pest Control. He graduated grammar and elementary school from St. Paul First English Lutheran School in 1974 and graduated high school from Chalmette High School in 1977. Bee was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, musician, and artist. Bee had a heart of gold with a giggly laugh, and infectious smile. He was happy, fun loving, and full of life. He loved the outdoors, and was in his element when on the bayou. He kept a fishing pole in his vehicle at all times, and was known to randomly stop off on the side of the road to fish. He loved picking his bass, and jamming with his brother Dan, his many friends, and bands he played with over the years. Bee was an incredible artist making sculptures of copper fountains, and beautiful creations from driftwood for family and friends. Barry was loved by all, and will be deeply missed! Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are required to attend the services. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit legacy.com or D.T. Williams Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held on February 26, 2021 from 12 pm to 1 pm with service starting at 1 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452.

 


Mitchell, Mark Wayne


On Monday February 22, 2021 Mark Wayne Mitchell, age 64 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully in his sleep. Mark was an avid writer of Religious writings and had a website in which he published many thoughtful and devoted writings. He is survived by his wife Mamie “Beth” O’Berry Mitchell, his daughter Mamie Hilbish (fiancé Luke), grandsons Alexander and Nathaniel Hilbish his mother Kathryn Spiers, his siblings; Donna Wright, Diane Lowe, and Robert Mitchell, and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews. He had a great love for his family and for God. He will be missed greatly. Mr. Mitchell is preceded in death by his father Robert Mitchell, and his son Mitch Mitchell. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


Colliver, Beverly


Beverly Rae Colliver went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2021. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1955 and started the family with 4 children there. In 1964 the family moved to Slidell, La. in the 90’s she moved to Port Charlotte, Florida to live close to other family members before returning to Slidell. She traveled with her younger siblings to Ireland to explore family roots and also Hong Kong and Macau. She is preceded in death by her mother Theresa L. Fry, Father Leo R. Fry and ex husband William E. Colliver. She is survived by her sister Judy Lee Lowry, her brother Leo W Fry, her 4 children William T Colliver, Kathleen M Just, James S Colliver, and David G Colliver as well as 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She will be laid to rest at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA on Thursday February 25, 2021 at 10 am. We love her with all our hearts and will miss her dearly.

Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


Faulk, Barbara

On Sunday February 21, 2021 Barbara Meyer Faulk, age 75 of Talisheek, LA passed away. She is survived by her husband Paul Faulk, her son Edward Roberts III, her sister Charlene Spencer, 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. She will be missed dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Sadie Prohaski and her first husband. Funeral services will be held on Thursday February 25, 2021 at 12 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 with visitation from 11 am to 12 pm. Interment to follow at New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune, Ms.


Daw, Kim


On Tuesday February 16, 2021 Kim Marie Daw, age 61 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior. She is now enjoying the golden streets of paradise with no more pain or suffering. Kim was a member of House of Refuge where she was a superintendent for Sunday school. She is survived by her loving and faithful husband of 35 years Bill Daw, her children Brad Heffner (Stacy), Samantha Daw, and Ashley Bennetch (Daniel), her father Pat Palmisano, her sisters Patty Falgout, Toni Palmisano, and Misty Necaise, and her grandchildren; Blayne Gaspard, Rebecca Heffner, Rachel Heffner, Hunter Jaco, Hannah Heffner, Adalyn Bennetch, and Zachariah Heffner, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother Barbara Palmisano, and her grandson Fisher Jaco. She will be cherished deeply by all who knew her. The family of Mrs. Kim would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Friday February 19, 2021 from 6 pm to 7 pm with funeral starting at 7 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow Saturday February 20, 2021 at 11 am at  Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Picayune, MS.


FREEMAN, Addie


On Friday, February 5, 2021 Addie Singletary Freeman passed away at her residence in Pearl River, La.

She was a member of Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church in Pearl River, La.  Mrs. Addie loved to crochet and read books but she loved her Grandchildren most of all.

She is survived by 2 children, Travis Freeman, Jr. (Roxanne) and Lorri Perkins (Dale), a brother, Alex Singletary and a sister, Norma Jean Cochran.  She is also survived by Grandchildren, Tasha Hagadone (Michael), Aaron Freeman (Alexis), Randy Freeman (Shaynna), Weston Perkins (Skye), Austin Perkins and Emily Perkins and Great-Grandchildren, Kayla Hagadone, Harleigh Hagadone, Adam Hagadone, Jr., Aaron Freeman, Jr., Alec Freeman, Leighann Toney, Anabelle Freeman, Jase Freeman and one on the way, Adalynn Freeman.

Preceded in death by her husband, Travis Freeman, Sr., 2 children, Windel Freeman and Dennis Freeman her parents, Curtis Singletary and Gertrude & Rufus Pierre and 2 brothers, Pete Singletary and John Acey Singletary.

Private committal service will be held at a later date.

 


Bennett, Phillip


On Tuesday February 2, 2021 Phillip Eric Bennett, age 45 of Pearl River, LA passed away due to a car accident. He is resting peacefully with our Lord. Phillip was a man who loved wood working, was such a jokester and so full of life. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. Phillip is survived by his parents Mary and Jeffrey Singletary, his children Heather Nicole Harper and Austin Blaine Heath, and his siblings; Matthew Palmer, Leroy Palmer Jr., Corey Lewis, and Candi Fricke. He is preceded in death by his biological father Leroy Palmer, his aunts and uncles William Bennett, Emma Shirley, Marty Singletary, Phillip R. Bennett, George R. “Bobby” Bennett, and his grandparents Bertha Henley Bennett, and George R. Bennett. He will Hold a place in our hearts forever.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. Visitation on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at 12:00. Interment to follow at Crawford Cemetery, Pearl River, La.


Rhodes, Joan


Joan L. Rhodes (Joanie) was 49 years old when she passed away on January 19, 2021 in Forth Worth, Texas due to complications of COVID-19. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 6, 1971 to the late John and Catherine Spears, and attended St. Rose the Lima, St. Leo The Great Redeemer and Clark High School. Joanie was a loving, selfless, brave, and beautiful person inside and out. She always put the needs of others before her own. She was a wife, mom, daughter, sister and so much more. She was loved by many and dedicated her life to healthcare and being a caregiver for those in need. Her daughter remembers her being so happy to receive the “Above the Best-National Caregiver Award.” She was happy to be recognized for simply following her heart and helping others. She got her wings now and is resting in paradise with our Father God in Heaven. Joanie is survived by her husband Kerry O’Neal, her children Meghan Lee (Alvin) and Derek Lockett, her grandchildren; Meriyah, Aaliyah, Terrence, and Payton, and her sisters Janine Jefferson (George), Nichele Toussaint (Sean), and Erica Spears.

The family of Mrs. Rhodes would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Thursday February 4, 2021 form 9 am to 11 am with the funeral starting at 11 am from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow immediately after the service to Providence Park Cemetery, Metairie, Louisiana.


Hazel Parker Kennedy


On Monday, February 1, 2021 Hazel Parker Kennedy passed away at the age of 74.

She was a lifetime resident of Talisheek, La.

Mrs. Hazel is survived by 2 children, Kevin Kennedy (Eugenie) and Donna Joachim, a sister, Theresa McAdams and 5 grandchildren, Ryan Kennedy, Lauren Kennedy Long, Colt Pounds, Austin Pounds and Kassie Cosse and 4 Great-grandchildren, Caroline Henderson, Olivia Long, Cade Pounds, JoLeigh Pounds and Jake Pounds.

Preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Nathaniel “Pat” Kennedy, her parents, Kassie and Mary Parker and a brother, Milton Parker.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. with visitation from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM .

Interment to follow at Parker Cemetery, Talisheek, La.

 

 



Matthews, Catherine

 

On Tuesday January 26, 2021 Catherine Wrinkle Matthews, age 62, of Brusly, LA went to be with our Lord. Cathy was a longtime resident of Pearl River, LA and although she did enjoy being a substitute teacher for the St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, she treasured her time with her family and friends. Cathy is survived by her significant other Kevin East, her children Leander Matthews (Heather), Monica Matthews (Caleb), and Patrick Matthews (Maria), her grandchildren; Sadie, Blayton, Leia, Hailey, Laila, Jackson, and Meredith, her brother Ronald Wrinkle, and her nephews Jacob and Ronnie Wrinkle (Sabrina). She is preceded in death by her husband Leander Matthews, her parents, and her grandson Andrew Miceli. She will be greatly missed. The family would like to invite everyone to attend the funeral service on Tuesday February 2, 2021 at 12 pm with visitation from 10 am to 12 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


Faciane, Everest

 

On Thursday January 28, 2021 Everest Albert Faciane, age 82 of Slidell, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord while he was surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Faciane was a very simple man who loved his crawfish and if he wasn’t hunting or fishing he was spending his time with his family which he adored more than anything. He was a member of the Union Local 60 for 42 yrs., was a firefighter for slidell in his younger days, and was a drummer back in the 60’s for the Starlighters. His legend will live on through his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mr. Faciane is survived by his wife of 19 ½ years Jacquelyn Faciane, his children; Richard Faciane, Paul “Dinky” Faciane, Mark Faciane, Joey Faciane, and Kristy Faciane, his stepchildren Troy Hunt, Toby Gagliano, and Rebecca Schneider, his sister Deborah Luther, grandchildren; Matthew, Tori, Ryan, Corryn, Richard, Victoria, Justin, Lelan, Jordan, Brittany, and Crystal, and his great grandchildren; James, Jaylyn, Marley, Robert, Cash, Hunter, Stormie, and Lyric. He is preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Joseph Faciane Jr., and his siblings Beverly, Kirby, and Michael. He will be greatly missed.

Williams Funeral Home in charge or arrangements.  


Hollingsworth, James

 

On Monday January 25, 2021 James M Hollingsworth, age 78, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side. Mr. Hollingsworth was a longtime resident of Charter Oak, LA where he owned J & J Auto since 1977 until 2020. He  was loved and adored by everyone who knew him. Mr. Hollingsworth is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Agnes Hollingsworth, his children Vickie Polk (Donnie), James K. Hollingsworth (Robin), and Jeanne Didier (Trent), 6 grandchildren Jamie, Bryan, Miranda, Kasie, Piper, and Tyler, and 6 great grandchildren Dale, Christopher, Gabby, Alyssa, Wesley, and Ashlyn Grace. He is preceded in death by his parents Willie and Linda Hollingsworth.

The family of Mr. Hollingsworth would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Friday January 29, 2021 from 10 am to 2 pm with funeral starting at 2 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Danny Williams to be officiating.


Iannazzo, Ronald

 

Ronald Dominic Iannazzo died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at age 75 of complications from COVID-19. Ronald was residing at Summerfield Senior Living following an accident at his Slidell home in 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Salvadore “Sam” Iannazzo and Antoinette Matranga Iannazzo; his brother, Salvadore “Sal” Iannazzo; and his second wife, Linda Maul Iannazzo. He is survived by his daughter, Marisa Iannazzo and her mother, Judith Iannazzo-Heno; his sister Rosemary Clark; and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Ronald joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1966 and was a patrolman in the 3rd District before becoming an EMT with NOPD. He could often be seen carrying his brown “Italian

Briefcase” (a Schwegmann’s bag) from his patrol car to the precinct. After retiring from NOPD in 1983, Ronald joined the security team at Freeport MacMoRan, where he later became personal security for Jim Bob Moffett. Ronald loved music and would often spontaneously break into song. He was never afraid to bare it all on the karaoke machine or the dance floor. He enjoyed telling jokes and humorous stories, especially about his days on the force, in his distinct NOLA accent to anyone who’d listen. Ronald was the driving instructor for both family and friends and knew how to perfectly wrap a gift. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family

would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Anderson Memory Care, Summerfield Senior Living, Heart of Hospice, Passages Hospice, and the doctors, nurses, and staff on the COVID floor at Ochsner Northshore. Special thanks to Judith Iannazzo-Heno, Jill Juneau Snyder, Dr. Michael Casey, his nurses and staff, and Philippa Tramell for their loving care. There will be a Celebration of Life for Ronald at a later date during safer times. Williams Funeral Home of Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ronald’s name to the Northshore Humane Society; https://www.northshorehumane.org/

20384 Harrison Ave., Covington, LA 70433.


Georgette Chapman

 

Georgette Pennington Chapman, born on Oct. 19, 1945 in Metairie, La., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 in Slidell, La.

She was survived by her husband, Leslie E. Chapman, 3 children, Scott Pennington, Todd Pennington (Jennifer) and Kristen Schmolke (Danny), 5 Grandchildren, Joshua Pennington, Blake Pennington, Austin & Blaine (Savannah) Pennington and Billee & Charlee Pennington and 2 Great-grandchildren, Ryelyn and Sullivan Pennington.  Preceded in death by a Grandson, Zachery Pennington, her parents William and Minnie Hyder and a sister, Susie Carrone.

Georgette enjoyed being outdoors, particularly loved gardening, and enjoyed her numerous trips to the Smokey Mountains.

Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.


Carole Johnson

On Sunday December 20, 2020 Carole Dupas Johnson, age 78 of Bush, LA passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her loving and devoted husband James Johnson, Sr., her sons James Edward Johnson, Jr. and Robert William Johnson, her sister Edna Dupas Ecker, grand children Joshua Eugene Fleming, Amber Lynn Johnson, Christine Haley Johnson, Connor Morgan Hamrick Johnson, Carolynn Dee Johnson, Clay Johnson, Melanie Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Michael Johnson, Rachael Johnson, Rebecca Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Sean Johnson, Stephen Johnson, James Johnson, and Andrew Johnson, and a host of great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Winnifred Dupas and her brother Robert Morgan Dupas, Jr. She will be deeply missed and loved. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.


Renee' Dibble

 

On Wednesday January 13, 2021 Renee’ Reynolds Dibble, age 60 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord surrounded by her family. She is survived by her son Bradley Fletcher Dibble (Amanda), her grandchildren Maci Searcy, Caleb Searcy, Braizley Dibble, Rayden Dibble, Kolten Dibble, and Bradley Nugent, her siblings; Nanette Evans Pate, Paula Shortnancy (David), Kathleen Ballard (Kevin), Clay Delaughter, Pam Delaughter,  Dena Ortiz, Cheryl "Sheby" Lewis, brother in law Charles Stewart, step-brother, Scott Delaughter, step-sister, Darlene Yates and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bradley Glenn Dibble, parents Catherine and Charles Delaughter, her grandparents Luene and Walter Fletcher, and her siblings Charles Delaughter, Joyce Stewart, and Roxanna Delaughter, step-brother, Scott Delaughter and step-sister, Darlene Yates.  She will be greatly loved and missed by all she leaves behind. Williams Funeral Home 67525 hwy 41 Pearl River, La. 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Robert Morrison, Sr.

 

On Tuesday January 12, 2021 Robert Daily Morrison Sr., age 80 of Pearl River, LA passed away.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer who loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and precious grandchildren. Mr. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 57 yrs. Louise Morrison, his children Robyn Morrison, Rebecca Morrison, and Robert Morrison Jr., and his grandchildren Wyatt, Cameron, and Sophie Yates. He is preceded in death by his parents Leland and Irene Morrison and his sister Betty Morrison Garrett. He will be greatly missed and cherished. Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.


Nichole Lacour

 


 On Friday January 8, 2021 Nichole Marie Lacour, age 41 of Slidell, LA passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She is survived by her parents Patricia and Charles Falgout, her siblings Anthony Falgout, Ian Lacour,  Jamie Gebbia, and James Moore and her grandfather Pascal Palmisano. Nichole is preceded in death by her father, Dennis Lacour, grandparents Faye Palmisano, Edna Persick, and Woody Persick. She will be greatly cherished and shine bright through all who live on through her. The family of Nichole would like to invite everyone to attend a graveside service on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 11 am at Crawford Cemetery, Hwy. 41 Spur, in Pearl River, Louisiana.

 

 



Mary Revette

 

On Monday January 4, 2021 Mary Jo Revette, age 82 of Slidell, LA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Mary dedicated her entire life to rescuing animals and was a part of the Slidell Humane Society. She will be greatly missed. Mary is survived by her daughters Donna Matranga and Deborah Thomas, her grandchildren; Chasity Brooks, Ashley Fleming, Michael Coulter, and Stephen Austin, and a host of great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Donnie Revette, and her parents Frank and Bessie Hamilton. To honor the memory of Mrs. Revette the family asks that donations be made to Slidell Animal Shelter 2700 Terrace Ave., Slidell, LA 70458 in her name.

Help control the pet population, please spay and neuter your animals.

Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


William Paul Gilchrist, Sr.

 

On Tuesday January 5, 2021, William Paul Gilchrist, Sr. age 90 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. He was a member of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River, LA., retired from Kaiser Aluminum, and served in the Korean Conflict with the United Stated Army. Mr. Gilchrist is survived by his children Patricia Mitchell (Darren), William Paul Gilchrist, Jr. (Paula), and Terry Blaine Gilchrist Sr., his brothers Ronald and Lee Gilchrist, grandchildren Cody Ryan, Courtney Gilchrist, Shane Gilchrist, T.J. Gilchrist, and Sabrina Gerchaw, and a host of great grandchildren. He was cherished and will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Gilchrist, his parents Louis and Winnie Gilchrist, his son Bernard Paul Gilchrist, and his siblings; J.L. Gilchrist, James Gilchrist, Lloyd Gilchrist Sr., Rita Coupel, Yvonne Wells, Brenda Gilchrist, Norman Gilchrist Sr., Theresa Salvato, and Elmo Gilchrist.

The family of Mr. Gilchrist would like to invite everyone to attend visitation on Thursday January 7, 2021 from 10 am to 2 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, with the Funeral starting at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.


Frank Hilliard

 

Frank L Hilliard, Jr, resident of Slidell, LA for the past 55 years. He was born in Little Rock, AR May 22, 1923. Frank went to be with the Lord December 31, 2020 at the age of 97. 

Frank is survived by daughter, Gloria “Jan” (Hilliard) D’Antoni, son, John Hilliard. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Vivian (Hilliard) Rye and Carolyn (Hilliard) Estelle.   In addition, Frank is survived by 5 grandchildren, Shelly D’Antoni, Kristin D’Antoni, Kelly (D’Antoni) Dean, Chris D’Antoni, Hope Hilliard, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by wife, Billie Jeanne (Wilson) Hilliard, son, Michael “Mike” Hilliard, parents Frank L Sr and Hazel Jerrine (Cunningham) Hilliard, 2 brothers, Allan Hilliard and Edward “Ed” Hilliard.

He attended Arkansas Tech, Russellville, AR before serving the Army Air Corp in WWII.

Frank had been a Quality Control Engineer and photographer with Rockwell Rocketdyne at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi working with the Mercury and Apollo Space Programs as well as other propulsion programs.
Frank was awarded the Silver Snoopy Award by NASA presented by Astronaut Brian Duffy.
Frank was an avid airplane pilot, photographer, water skier, roller skater and loved to tinker with cars or anything mechanical.  He loved singing in church.

D.T. William Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 will handle arrangements.

Family graveside will be in Knoxville, AR at a later date.

 

 

Rosemary Fontenot

 

Rosemary Fontenot, born June 13, 1936, went to be with our Lord on Friday, December 25, 2020 at the age of 84.

She worked as a cafeteria worker at Northshore High School in Slidell, La.  and was a member of the Elks Dance Club and Pearl River Dance Club.

Mrs. Rosemary is survived by a daughter, Thyra Younce (Kelly), her companion, Paul Niehaus, a sister, Debbie Evans and 2 brothers, Raymond and Wayne Stephens. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Gwendolin Fontenot and 3 sons-in-law, Danny Shill, David Shill and Darryl Baragona and 11 Grandchildren, 24 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great-grandchild.

Preceded in death by a son, Joseph Fontenot, 3 daughters, JoAnn Shill, Marilyn Shill and Pamela Baragona, her parents, William and Louise Stephens, and 1 grandchild.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.  Visitation on Saturday, at the funeral home, from 12:00 PM until funeral time at 2:00 PM.  Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, la.





Linda Beagle

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Linda Cunningham Beagle, born April 10, 1947 in Marion, Alabama, passed away at the age of 73 in Slidell, LA. She is survived by her children: Colleen Breaux, Mark Beagle, Donnie Beagle, Larry Gonzales, Elizabeth Huey, Dane Beagle, and Dwayne Beagle, her brother Waymon Cunningham, grandchildren; Carolyn, Amanda, Paige, Daniel, karlye, William, Lauren, Sarah, Emily, Donna, Gary, Cassie, Mark, Dillon and her great grandchildren Cassidy, Emma, Kason, Caitlyn, Christopher, Cameron, Cara Mia, and Caryn. Linda is preceded in death by her husband Donald Beagle, her parents Henry and Willie Mae Cunningham, and her siblings Arthur Cunningham, Nancy Tucker, and Doris Unbehagen and her grandson, William Larry Gonzales, Jr.  She will be missed dearly. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, at 7:00 PM, with visitation from 5:00 PM until service time at 7:00 PM.




 Mary Noto

 

On Tuesday December 22, 2020 Mary Joyce Howard Noto, age 67 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord in Heaven. She is rejoicing with her parents and loved ones who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Mary was a parishioner of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River, LA., a loving caregiver to many, she worked as a secretary, and a homemaker,  but she loved and adored her family most. She will be greatly cherished and missed. She is survived by her husband Alfred Noto, her daughter Stacie Noto, her brothers John F. Howard III, William Howard, and David Howard, and her aunt Shirley Morrow. Mary is preceded in death by her parents John and Joyce Howard, and her brother Jimmy Howard. Mrs. Mary’s family would like to invite everyone to attend a Catholic Mass at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church 66192 St. Mary Dr. Pearl River, LA 70452 on Monday December 28, 2020 at 11 am with visitation from 10 am until service time. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.


JoAnn Faciane

 

JoAnn C. Faciane, born January 4, 1948 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, went peacefully to be with Our Lord on Friday, December 18, 2020 in Pearl River, La., at the age of 72, surrounded by her loving family, who loved her dearly.

She was the owner of JoAnn’s Golden Girls in Pearl River, La. 

Mrs. JoAnn is survived by a daughter, Nanette Faciane Williams (Lucious Lee Williams, III), the father of her children, Bertrand Faciane, Jr., Siblings, Hazel Fern Livingston, Patricia Rose Dennis, Ricky Collins, Jim Collins, Diane Collins, Brenda Collins, and Gary Barbe and Grandchildren, Jody Jones (Guy) and Heather Eck (Michael, Jr.).  She is also survived by 3 Great-grandchildren, Brayden and Juliana Jones and Lily Grace Eck and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by her son, Bertrand Faciane, III, adopted daughter, Connie Gail Willie, Parents, James Collins and Susan Baham and siblings, Pama Baham, Myra Klobas, Debbie Landry, Stephen Wade Baham, Larry Collins, Sammy Collins and Barbara Collins.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.  Visitation on Monday at the funeral home from11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.


Ruth Polk

 

Ruth Polk, age 75, passed away in her sleep on December 4, 2020 at Greenbriar Care Center. Services will be at noon Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am until 12 pm with Funeral starting at 12 pm. Graveside service to follow at 1 pm at Charter Oak Baptist Church. Ruth was born March 18, 1945 to John and winnifred Despard in Everett, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Emile Polk, Jr. aka Dickie; her son B.J. Chapin, her parents; her foster dad Earl Slade; and her sister Sandy Rowe. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-las Ginger Polk and Scott Culpepper; stepchildren Matt Wayne and Terri Polk, Carla and Chuck Roussell; grandchildren Micah, Josiah, and Hannah Culpepper, Katie and Carlton Griffin, Jessica and Noah Barrois, Ethan and Denise Polk, Blaine Roussell; great-grandchildren Matthew and Gabriel Jones, Colt and Levi Barrois, and Hunter Polk; foster mother Ethel Craddock Davis; and dearest friend Jody Lamkin. Ruth was an active member of Evans Creek Baptist Church. She knew her Lord and Savior and was ready to meet Him and join her beloved in heaven. She fought and overcame many obstacles, and now she is at peace.


Louise Walder

 

Louise Schultz Walder was born on Oct. 23, 1927 on the family farm outside of Caldwell, Tx. She passed on to our LORD and Savior JESUS CHRIST at 93 years of age on Nov. 28, 2020 at her residence in Lacombe, LA. She is survived by her four children, David (Cathy) Havel, Debbie (Charlie) Ernst, Ernie (Jackie) Walder, and Earline Smith. She was also Blessed with 14 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Her two most favorite things to do were to worship our LORD JESUS CHRIST at North Shore Church where she was a member and family visiting her. She will be missed by all who knew her. Until we meet again.


Barbara Sigrest

On Tuesday December 1, 2020 Barbara Kennedy Sigrest, age 82 of Pearl River, LA passed away surrounded by her loving daughter and granddaughter. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Manya and Walter Whitten, her daughter in law Wendy Sigrest, grandchildren; Melodi Mims, Michael Mims, Walter Sigrest, Greg Sigrest, Stefanie Hasty, and Bryan Sigrest, and 9 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Chalmus and Pearl Kennedy, her husband Richard Sigrest, and her son Steven Sigrest. She will be deeply cherished and missed. Graveside services will be held on Saturday December 5, 2020 at 10:30 am at Evans Creek Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Samuel Ferguson

 

On Wednesday November 25, 2020 Reverend Samuel Michael Ferguson, age 60 of Picayune, Ms. went to be with our Lord and savior. Samuel was a loving, God fearing man who would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by anyone who knew or met him. Sammy is survived by his siblings William Ferguson (Cindy) and Norma Louise Crowley (the late Tony), his adopted sister Sylvia Slaughter, nieces and nephews; Samantha Crowley, Sheila Crowley, David Crowley, Candace Ferguson, Chris Ferguson, Scott Ferguson, Samuel Ferguson, Tinisha Ferguson, Samantha Pittman, and Julie Watson, great nieces and nephews; Mariella Ferguson, Abraham Ferguson, Marco Ferguson, and George Ferguson, and his church family whom he cherished greatly. He is preceded in death by his parents Samuel William Ferguson and Norma Rose Penton Ferguson, and his siblings March Ferguson (Patricia), Bobby Joe Ferguson, and Billie Jean Watson. The family of Sammy would like to invite friends and family to attend the visitation on Friday December 4, 2020 from 6pm to 9 pm at Williams Funeral Home in Pearl River, LA, and again on Saturday December 5, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm at House of Refuge 6509 Hwy 11 N Carriere, Ms 39426. Funeral Services will start at House of Refuge at 12 pm noon with interment to follow immediately after at Audubon Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Brad Heffner to be officiating.


Donald Breland

 

Donald Lloyd Breland, 82, a longtime resident of Pearlington, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Donald was born in Bogalusa, La. He spent his early childhood in Bogalusa and Napoleon, Ms. He graduated from Logtown Elementary School, Bay High School, and The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors in Commercial Art. Don retired from Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) at Michoud as a technical illustrator. He was a tool designer for the space shuttle external tanks. Don was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Pearlington, Ms where he taught Sunday School for over 25 years. He was a talented artist, an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved the great outdoors. He was such an inspiration and cherished by all who knew him. Don is preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Anne Mitchell Breland; his father, Earl Breland; his mother, Mittie Landrum Breland; his maternal grandparents, Martha (Mama Marth) Boyet Landrum and Rupert (Papa Rube) Landrum; his paternal grandparents Elisha (Pa) Edward Breland an Julia Thigpen; his brothers Dan Ehrman Strahan, Rupert Earl Breland, and Ronald Landrum Breland. Don is survived by his devoted daughters Tawna, Taren Ann (Jack) Sessions, and Tanis (Cary) Lowery; grandchildren Olivia Cooperider, Steele Sessions, Carah Anne and Cage Lowery; sister Martha Gail Breland (Bill) Griffin; close first cousin Ray Smith; Michael Cooperider; and his loving and devoted companion Marla Eason of Pass Christian, Ms. Don and Marla spent 17 years together traveling the world and enjoying Pass Christian sunsets on the back Bay. Don will be laid to rest at the Napoleon Cemetery in Napoleon, Ms. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Pastor Terry Hoyt will officiate.


Billy Lott

 

On Wednesday November 25, 2020 Billy Paul Lott age 79 of Pearl River, La went peacefully to be with our Lord. He will be cherished greatly by his family and friends. Billy was a member of Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church in Pearl River, he loved fishing and dirt track racing, but the thing he enjoyed most in his life was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Billy is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sue Lott, his children; Elaine Perkins (Ronnie), Larry Lott (Tammy), Faye Thomas (Kelvin), and Mark Lott (Christina), his brother Harvey Lott (Carolyn), grandchildren; Melissa Parish (Shane), Kami Ellis (Anthony), Christopher Lott (Katie), Brittany Glover (Daniel), Travis Martin (Logan), Tiffany Martin, Deanna Schultz (Bobby), Nicole White (Dereck), Aaron Lott, and Lucas Lott, and numerous great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Willie Mae Lott and 7 siblings.

Mr. Lott’s family would like to invite everyone to attend the funeral service on Friday November 27, 2020 at 1 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, with visitation from 11 am until service time. Interment to follow at Audubon Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Jason Shawley and Brother Billy Trusley to be officiating.


Wayne Winter

 

Wayne Robert Winter went to be with the Lord on November 15, 2020.Born March 12,1942, in Flint, Michigan, he was preceded in death by parents Carmen Dremer Winter Hampton (biological father  Robert McFall) and Earl Allen Winter (adoptive father).He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years,  Shirley Victoria Hoover Winter. He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Renee Shepherd; son-in-law, James Robert Shepherd; grandson, Kyle Robert Shepherd; granddaughter, Savanna Paige Shepherd of Gulfport, MS. He is survived by two brothers; Richard Winter(Susanna), Gary Winter; one sister Dianna Hanks; sister in law Marie Babington(Bobby).He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. We want to give thanks to his special friends that have always been there for him: Davy Gant(Sandra); and Al Krenkel(Ada). We want to give special thanks to his caregiver/friend/‘’family’’ Tanya Dupre Spencer for her love and friendship during a time of need. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 20,2020, at Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, LA with Pastor Mike Spann officiating.



On Thursday November 5, 2020 sweet baby girl Calyssa Madison Wilfred left this world to be our guardian angel at 6 days old. Although her time here with us was short, her life filled us with so much joy and we will cherish her memory forever. She is survived by her parents Amber Crawford and Cordell Wilfred, her sister Ava Wilfred, grandparents Christina Crawford, Zenetta Wilfred, and Charles Jones Sr., great grandmother Antonia Grandpre, and her aunts and uncles Miranda Crawford, Tiffany Crawford, Stephanie Crawford, Charles Jones Jr., and Courtney Wilfred. Visitation will be held on Friday November 13, 2020 from 10 am to 11 am with funeral starting at 11 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery Pearl River, LA.

 

 


Judith Penton

 

On Tuesday November 3, 2020 Judith “Judy” Ann Crawford Penton, age 78 of Pearl River, LA went to be with her Lord and Savior. She will be greatly cherished and missed by her loved ones and friends. Sister Judy is survived by her devoted and faithful husband and the love of her life Fred E. Penton, her sons Fred R. Penton (wife Joelma), Eric O. Penton (wife Pamela), and Kendall D. Penton (wife Michele), and her grandchildren; Victoria Penton, Erin Simmons (Logan), Courtney  Brewer (Luke), Koby Penton (Kaylan), Christian Penton (Victoria), Cameron Penton,  Kyla Penton, and Nicolas, and great grandchildren; Edyn Simmons, Mabel Brewer, Ezra Simmons, Koen Penton, and Deacon Penton. She is preceded in death by her parents Leslie and Mary Crawford. Her loving and kind spirit will live on in the lives of all she touched.

Funeral services for Mrs. Judy will be held on Saturday November 14, 2020 at 1 pm with visitation from 10 am until service time from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Audubon Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Trusley to be officiating. 


William Stadler

 

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William “Bill” Stadler, Sr., 84, of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, November 1st, 2020, and is now being held in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him, as he was an extraordinary man. Bill was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on August 7, 1936, to Nile and Hazel Stadler.  He enjoyed a happy childhood.  As a boy, he worked at his mother's greenhouse with his beloved sister, Louise, and his older brother, Dick.  He would later use the work ethic his family cultivated to become an outstanding businessperson.

     

     Bill graduated from West Virginia University, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He married the love of his life, Betty Fields, during his final year of college, and they began to build their family together in West Virginia.  He started working for Esso Standard Oil Company in Charleston in 1958, and in 1962 he began his long career with Texaco, Inc. In 1965, he was transferred to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he earned an MBA at Indiana University while working as a Sales Supervisor.  In 1980, Bill accepted a transfer to New Orleans as Texaco’s Manager of Crude Supply, and the family moved to Slidell. He loved the challenge of that job, which he performed until his retirement in 2000, after 39 years with Texaco. But retirement just wasn’t for Bill, and he worked for Flash Gas and Oil in Mandeville, Louisiana for many years thereafter.  Bill was also an entrepreneur, and the founder of Stadler Sales and the Slidell Gun and Knife Show.


     After retirement, Bill also became involved in volunteer work in his community, and his volunteer work was extensive: He was a member of the St. Tammany Action Committee, and served as a Board member of the Hospice Foundation of the South.  Bill had a passion for classical music, and was a member of the Slidell Symphony Society, and served as its Chairman of the Board from 2000-2003, as well as remaining active on the Board for many years. He was a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) North Shore Advisory Committee, the Slidell LPO Advisory Committee, the Slidell LPO Support Group, and Mayor Drennan’s Commission to Support the LPO.  He was appointed by Mayor Ben Morris to the Slidell Commission on the Arts, where he also served as Chairman. Bill was also a member of the Robert E. Lee Monument Association, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Bill loved his community, and thoroughly enjoyed acting as the Duke of Krewe of Slidellian at one of his most memorable Mardi Gras.


     Bill was also a gifted athlete, and especially enjoyed tennis and basketball.  At the age of 60, Bill earned several gold medals in basketball at the Mississippi Senior Olympic Games, and in 2000 he scored his age, 64 points, in one game.  Bill stayed active throughout his life and into his 70’s.


     Bill was a member of First Baptist Church of Slidell, and was a dedicated Christian throughout his life.


     To know Bill was to know a man of integrity, strong work ethic, generous spirit, a great sense of humor, and tireless optimism. He loved Alabama and West Virginia football, dancing with Betty, listening to jazz and classical music, and spending time with his family.  Very few people in the world get to enjoy the level of admiration, love and respect that Bill's family and friends had for him.


     Bill is survived by his loving wife Betty, with whom he was married for 68 happy years, his three daughters Christie Stadler of Slidell, Beth Stadler Mills of Noblesville, Indiana, and Linda Stadler of Slidell, as well as five loving grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brother, Louise and Richard, and many nieces and nephews.  Bill was predeceased by his son, William Stadler, Jr.


     According to Bill’s directive, no service will be held, as well as due to concerns for the health and safety of family and friends due to the current Covid crisis.  Well-wishers may go to the Facebook page "D.T. Williams Funeral Home" to view photographs and send messages to the family.



Richard Karchner

 

Richard Gordon “Dick” Karchner, age 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Pearl River, La, on October 28, 2020. A native of Milton, Pa., Dick had been a resident of Pearl River since 1967.  Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Evelyn Karchner of Milton, Pa; his wife’s parents, Clyde and Anona Crawford of Pearl River; and brother-in-law, Glynn Fairburn of Slidell. Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Donna Crawford Karchner; a son, Martin D. Karchner (Paula) of Destrehan, La; three daughters, Gina Ward Troyer (Tate) of Pearl River; Cynthia Ward Mroueh (Mike) of Gulfport, MS; and Stephanie Karchner Dunlap (Jeff) of Slidell; his sister, Barbara Karchner Sykes (Charles) of Milton, Pa.; his Uncle Pete of Milton, Pa.; and his sister-in-law, Eloise Crawford Fairburn of Slidell; 6 grandchildren, Melissa Monroe, Ashley Champagne, Lyndsay Karchner, Brandon Maxwell, Vincent Stagni (Danielle), and Austin Dunlap II; and 2 great-grandsons, Beau Casselberry and Lucas Riley. Dick is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and classmates. Dick graduated from Milton High School, Milton, Pa., Class of 1955. Dick served in the United States Air Force, and during his service, he completed studies at Yale University’s Institute of Far Eastern Languages. He was deployed to Okinawa, Japan and other locations. His last assignment was at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, La.  While there, mutual friends introduced him to Donna on a blind date and just five months later, they were married in the base chapel at Barksdale. Dick left the Air Force as a SSGT and began working in Maryland before the family moved back to Louisiana. He was a Manufacturing Engineer with The Boeing Co.; Bell Aerospace, where he worked on the SES-100B; and retired in 1999 from Lockheed Martin with 22 years working on NASA’s Space Program.  Dick participated in many community activities, including Pearl River Jr. and Senior High PTAs. He was Past President of the Pearl River Lions Club. He was elected to and served 16 years as Alderman on the Pearl River Town Council. Dick loved family activities with his children, fishing, crafting, and attending his grandchildren’s activities. Dick and Donna sponsored a Panamanian student, Ricardo, who became part of their family. Dick also enjoyed the family’s annual November vacation in Mexico Beach, FL.
Due to current health restrictions, the family will hold a private Celebration of Life.  Burial at Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery in Slidell will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Pearl River Lions Club, P.O. Box 71, Pearl River, LA 70452, or the Charity of your choice.

Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA in charge or arrangements.



Lisa Miller

 

Lisa Marie Miller, born September 23, 1965 in Phoenix, Arizona passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Pearl River, Louisiana at the age of 55.

She is survived by her husband, James Miller, children, Wade Eugene Singletary (Lindsey), Cody Travis Singletary (Shay) and Chase Eugene Miller (Melenia), her parents, Rose and Melvin Glover and a brother, Daniel Glover.  Lisa is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Grayson Eugene Singletary, Emmalyn Marie Singletary, Maelyn Olivia Singletary, Landon Thode, Brodie Darty, Mason Singletary and Drake Singletary and a niece, Nicole Glover Lee and nephew, Bobby Glover.  Preceded in death by a brother, William Eugene Glover.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM, with visitation on Monday from 11:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.

Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, La.

 


Alex Provost

 

Alex Provost, age 37 of Pearl River, LA passed away on Sunday October 11, 2020. Alex was the loving son of Tammy Provost and Ricky Hamm, proud brother of Jessie Hamm, Dewayne Mayfield, and Betty Marlow, grandson of the late Ida Penton Provost, Harvey Provost, and Mr. and Mrs. Hamm. Alex was the adored nephew of the late Curtis Hamm and Wesley Provost, equally adored nephew of Rose Provost Cobbs, John Provost, Bonnie Theriot, and Betty Hamm. A visitation will be held on Saturday October 24, 2020 from 10:30 am until 2 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, with the Funeral starting at 2 pm. Interment will follow at Austin Cemetery. Everyone is welcome.


Laurie Tanner

 

Laurie Schmidt Tanner, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend received her angel wings after a brave battle with cancer at the age of 67 on October 6, 2020. She was surrounded by her family. Laurie was born December 31, 1952 to the late Audrey and Peter Schmidt. She was raised in Slidell and was a dedicated employee of Textron Marine and Land Systems for over 25 years. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 22 years, Brett Tanner; who was truly the love of her life. She also leaves behind 3 beautiful daughters; Alison Troullier, Cindy Bech, and Megan Capron. Between them she also had six grandchildren she adored; Kadin, Kaleb, Malcholm, Kaitlyn, Paisley and Kole. She was a caring sister to Kathleen, Bob (Cindy), Susan (Tom), Joan (Mike), Steve (Kim). She had many nieces and nephews as well as countless friends of whom she considered family. Laurie was a strong woman, a free spirit, and loved life to its fullest. She found joy in everything she did and every person she met quickly became a friend; she never knew a stranger. She was loved by many and will be truly missed by all who knew her. She was already an angel, in every sense of the word. A celebration of life will be held at her home on Sunday October 18th for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society in her honor. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 is in charge of arrangements.


Ondalee McCarra

 

On Tuesday October 6, 2020 Ondalee McCarra, age 85 of Slidell, La went peacefully to be with our Lord. She is survived by her son Larry McCarra, daughters-in-law Terri McCarra and Diedre McCarra, grandchildren Fred Funck (Katy), Preston McCarra, Shelby Cambre, CJ McCarra, Justin McCarra, and many more, and her siblings Richard Ray, Angelina Maurer, and Mary Jane Taflinger. Ondalee was a very independent, hard-working, and outgoing woman who loved her family and friends dearly and cherished her time with them. She will be deeply missed. She was retired from Hartwig Moss Insurance Agency and served in the United States Army. She is preceded in death by her husband Nevle McCarra, her parents Ora and Beulah Ray, her children

Cynthia Mills (Mike), Rickey McCarra, and Tina Tittle, and her siblings, Melvin Ray, Jack Ray, Bonnie Ray, Delores Jean Coombs, Sandra Lynn Ray, and Lorena Wright.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 1:00 PM  to 2:00 PM with funeral starting at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.


Spencer Wayne Landry

 

Spencer Wayne Landry, born March 31, 1970 in Covington, La., passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the age of 50. He was an avid fisherman and gun collector and his last project was airplane models. He was close to retirement and was excited about that! Mr. Landry is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jenny Landry, 4 children, Patrick Landry, Anthony Wilkins, Christopher Wilkins and Mary Wilkins, his father Wayne Landry Sr., 2 brothers, Wayne Landry, Jr. and Leland Landry and 2 sisters, Melissa Basse and Pamela Moore.  He was also survived by a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Beth Landry and brother Jarrell Landry. He will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.      


Anthony Michael "Mikey" Braden

 

On Tuesday September 29, 2020, Anthony Michael Braden, age 31 of Pearl River, LA, passed away. He is survived by parents, Tracy Halburnt (stepfather Tim), and father, Tony Braden, a sister, Mia Braden (Justen Ortiz), a brother, Randy Johnson and grandfather, Floyd Stark. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Andra Stark, Peggy Holland mcGhee, and Gus Braden and he was the beloved uncle of Jasten, Jayce, and Aven Ortiz. Mikey was loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date.



Barry Brauner Jr.

 

Barry J. Brauner, Jr., age 45, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  Barry was survived by his mother, Debra D. Johns (Matthews), his father, Barry J. Brauner, Sr. (Tina), his children, Blade Karcher, Alexis Karcher, Devin Brauner, Braeden Monday, Shelly Ivy, His siblings, Jason Brauner (Andrea), Jennifer Hoffmann (Jacob, Sr.), and his nieces, Justice Hoffmann, Grace Brauner, Gabrielle Brauner, and nephew, Jacob Hoffmann, Jr. And an abundance of Aunts, Uncle, Cousins and friends.

Barry had a heart of gold, always wanted to help people no matter the cost.  He was definitely a man of all trades.  Barry was always looking to make someone laugh and his laugh was definitely unforgettable.  He was one of the most forgiving people you could have ever met.

Services for Barry J. Brauner, Jr. will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at D. T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La., with visitation from 11:00 AM until service time at 3:00 PM.


Michelle Denney

 

Michelle Marie Fontenot Denney, born on February 9, 1970 in New Orleans, LA., passed away on September 21, 2020 in Gonzales, La.  She was the loving mother to 3 children, Ryan, Amber and Alex Kordish, and proud Nana to 2 granddaughters, Avery and Arya Johnson  her companion of 16 years, Jamie Falcon, and her siblings; Gayle Eisemann, Debra Eisemann, Donna Conforto Gayle Eisemann, Debra Eisemann, Donna Conforto, Freddy Eisemann, and Joey Rodriguez and a host of nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents Maurice J. Fontenot and Joyce Hartman, and her brother Herbie Rodriguez. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. 70452


Richard Robinson

 

In loving memory of Richard Robinson, of Slidell, LA. Richard Robinson, 83, while surrounded by the love of his family, found his home in heaven with the Lord on September 13, 2020. Richard was born to the late Raymond and Rose Robinson, on May 15, 1937 in Grand Island Nebraska. Richard was the devoted and loving husband of the late Elaine Robinson. They were married on July 28th, 1956 in Grand Island Nebraska, before relocating to Louisiana in 1961. Richard was the father of Craig Robinson (Denise), Christi Robinson Blake (Jeff), and Mark Robinson. Richard was the Grandfather of Jennifer Robinson Putnam (Joel), Charles Robinson (Bethany), Cory Robinson, and Brandon Blake. Richard was the brother of Rita Robinson Peterson (Bob), Rojean Robinson Feldman (Bryce), Randy Robinson, and the late Ronnie Robinson (Doris). Richard was the brother-in-law of Pam Hale Kissinger (Del) and was the loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. More recently, Richard was a loving and devoted companion to Ms. Barbara McKaskel. Richard devoted his life to his family. He was known by his family for his signature slow grilled barbecue chicken and ribs with his own special rub which was the center of our family gatherings. He was absolutely the most gracious host, always offering with a smile to serve you a glass of wine or freshen up your mixed drink. Richard was an adventurer at heart, loving the out of doors, fishing, hunting, and traveling. One of Richard's favorite places to travel to was Pensacola, FL, where he had many special times during short get-a-ways. A funeral and Catholic Mass to follow will be held at St Luke Church in Slidell, LA beginning at 2:00 PM on Friday September 18, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held in Pensacola Beach, Florida where he will be laid to rest next to his deceased wife, Elaine Robinson, at Bayview Memorial Park in Pensacola, FL.


Barbara Crowe

 

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

                                                                                               2 Timothy 4:7

 

On Wednesday September 16, 2020 Barbara Champagne Crowe age 64 of Foxworth, Ms. went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara was a retired postal employee, a faithful Sunday school teacher at Abundant Life Community Church of Pearl River, LA., spent countless hours singing ministry at several local nursing homes with her husband, and above all being surrounded by her devoted and loving family and friends. Her legacy will carry on through her family and faith.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years Rickie Crowe, her children Daniel Crowe, Abram Crowe, Jesse Crowe, and April Crowe, her grandchildren; Seth, Kalin, Olivia, Adrienne, Collin, Julyan, Courtney, Marchus, Alysia, and George, step grandchildren Dylan and Dawson, and her sisters Gwen, Mary, Julie, and Sheila. She is preceded in death by her parents Shirley and Jules Champagne II., and her brother Jules Champagne III.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday September 19, 2020 at 12 pm with visitation from 10 am until service time from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Crowe Cemetery in Lacombe, La. Brother Russell Crowe and Brother Rick Dickson to be officiating.


Tommy Ingram Sr.

 

On Thursday September 10, 2020 Tommy Larue Ingram, Sr., age 51 of Pearl River, LA passed on to be with our Lord. He is survived by his children Tommy Ingram Jr., Derick Ingram, Summer Ingram, and Jordan Ingram, his parents Linda and Billy Singletary, his siblings William Ingram Jr., and Amber Howell, and his grandchildren Bruce, Charlie, Ruby, Rylen, Lorelei, Malorie, and Jeremiah. He is preceded in death by his dad William Ingram Sr. He will be greatly missed. The family of Mr. Tommy will be holding a memorial service held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Charter Oak Baptist Church, 70325 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.  Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Binning

 

On Sunday August 30, 2020 Patricia Ann Binning, age 56 of Covington, La passed away. She was a very devoted wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She will be deeply cherished and missed by her family and friends. Patricia is survived by her husband Wayne Binning, her children Alyssa Binning and Robert Binning, her mother Minnie Leidenheimer, her siblings Suniou Pete Leidenheimer Jr., Lawrence Leidenheimer, Sandra Lambou, and Vicky Chexnayder, and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family. She is preceded in death by her father Suniou Leidenheimer Sr. Visitation will be held on Friday September 4, 2020 from 2 pm to 4 pm with funeral starting at 4 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at a later date at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Brother Byron Brown to be officiating.


Oneita Holden

 

On Monday August 31, 2020 Oneita Howard Holden, age 93 of Slidell, La went to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Living Waters Jesus Name Church in Pearl River, LA., she enjoyed singing and playing the tambourine, and spending time with all of her family. Her time here on Earth will be forever cherished in the hearts of her family in friends. Oneita is survived by her daughters; Sharon Hall, Charlette James, Brenda Holden, Mosetta Holden, Betty Hebert, Denise Deangelis, and Jeanice Kirkbride, 14 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Moses Thomas Holden, her daughter Charlene Temple, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and her grand daughter April Bordelon.

Visitation will be held on Thursday September 3, 2020 from 9 am to 11 am with the funeral starting at 11 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Holden Cemetery in Kiln, Ms. Rev. Troy Hebert to be officiating.


Joney Willie Rushing, Sr.

 

On Friday August 21, 2020 Joney Willie Rushing Sr., age 78 of Carriere, MS passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loving family. Joney was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Clara Mae Rushing, his children Rose Marie Mancuso (Ernie), Missy Faulkner (Ricky), Shannon Spiers (Billy), and Joney Rushing Jr. (Bobbi Sue), his son in law Billy Burley, his sister Maxine Kahl (Peewee), 15 grandchildren; Josh (Amy), Sarah (Lee), Christina, Jonathon (Sarah), Jordan (Alyssa), Lacey, Christopher (Victoria), Jason (Crystal), Destiny, Kaylee, Alyssa, Lisa, Austin, Faith, and Gracie, and a host of great grandchildren. Mr. Rushing is preceded in death by his parents Mack and Martha Rushing, his daughter Teresa Burley, and his siblings David Rushing, Vernie Harris, and Sylvia Wiggins. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held on Saturday August 22, 2020 from 5 pm to 9 pm and again on Sunday August 23, 2020 from 11 am until Funeral Service time at 2:30 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother James McCraney to be officiating.


Roy Mistretta

 

On Tuesday August 18, 2020 Roy Salvador Mistretta, Sr., age 91 of Bush, La passed away peacefully in his sleep to be with our Heavenly Father. Mr. Roy was a very dedicated hardworking entrepreneur his whole life. He started Mistretta’s Produce in 1940 with his five brothers operating from a garage converted to a walk-in cooler where his brother Leon ran the business from his home for 10 years until Mr. Roy took over in 1947 where he successfully ran the business until it was passed down to his son Roy Mistretta Jr., in 1989 to keep the family tradition alive. Today, Roy’s niece, Christina Jeansonne, is currently the Vice President and Operations Manger of the family business proudly honoring the Mistretta legacy. Roy also owned a car lot for many years, he love crabbing and fishing, being outdoors, taking part in the Dixie Pigeon Racing Club where he won many awards, and although these were some of his life passions, his main focus in life was spending time with his family and cherishing every minute spent with them. He was such a compassionate and loving man who would give anything for his family. He will be forever cherished and missed by his loving family. Mr. Mistretta is survived by his 3 children Deborah Haney (Phil), Gina Wehner (Kenny), and Roy Mistretta, Jr. (Dawn), his sister Rita Thibodeaux, and 10 grandchildren; Shane Haney (Emily), Alicia Byrd (Ryan), Brandy LaBiche (Bobby), Carley Davis (Ray), Brett LaBiche (Mindy), Christina Jeansonne (Brian), Randy Canada (Joey), Allan Perreand, Lauren Dobbs (Chris), and Roy Mistretta III. He is also survived by 25 great grandchildren; Rosalee Haney, Evan Phillip Haney, Jakob Gergal, Blake Byrd, Mollie Byrd, Nikki Werf, Rhonda Stockstill, Devon Meyers, Jordyn Meyers, Breanna Davis, Serenity Davis, Betty Davis, Bella Davis, Allie LaBiche, Trent LaBiche, Ashley Patterson (Dustin), Alyssa Sweeney (Bobby), Anthony Nine, Aubrey Jeanssone, Ashton Jeansonne, Ozborne Mistretta Canada, Adelaide Canada, Stephan Perreand, Asher Anderson, and Maddison Cribbs, and 4 great great grandchildren Ava Patterson, Bentley Patterson, Cali Patterson, and Charli-Mae McNeil. Roy went to Heaven to be with his loving wife of 60 years Joycelyn Mercier Mistretta, his parents Carmelo Mistretta and Katherine Laborde, his daughter Rhonda LaBiche, grandson Andrew Perreand, son in law Phil Haney, and his siblings Leon, Tony, Frank, Josephine, Steve, and Emile Mistretta.

Mr. Mistretta’s family would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Monday August 24, 2020 from 10 am to 1 pm with the funeral starting at 1 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment will follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. A family gathering at Yum Yum’s Restaurant in Pearl River, LA will follow the service.



Wilda Johnston Harper

On Tuesday August 18, 2020 Wilda Oretha Johnston Harper, age 85 of Pearl River, LA passed on to be with our Lord. She was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Pearl River, La and taught at Doyle High School in Livingston Parish and S. Bauregard, in DeRidder, LA. for many years. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Mrs. Harper is survived by her husband of 65 years Paul Joseph Harper, Sr., her 3 children Patricia Lynne Harper, Paul Joseph Harper, Jr., and David Allen Harper, her siblings; Barbara Johnston Winham and Franklin Johnston, 4 grandchildren Anne Andrea Harper, David Harper, Jr., Joseph Parks Harper, and Anne Michelle Harper Kowolczyk, and 2 great grandchildren Joseph James Harper Kawolczyk and Ava Mariguel Harper. Wilda is preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Verna Johnston, her son James Estes Harper, grandson Paul Willis Harper, and her siblings Titus Johnston, Samuel Johnston, Ralph Johnston, Allen Johnston, Arvin Johnston, Carvin Johnston, and Delores Johnston.

The family of Mrs. Harper would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Thursday August 20, 2020 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am with the funeral starting at 10:30 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Tobey Pittman to be officiating.


Gregory Checkan

 

Gregory James Checkan, born June 21, 1956 in Pittsburg, PA, passed away on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 in Slidell, LA.

He cherished his time with his Grandchildren going on bike rides and playing at the park.  He was an animal lover and enjoyed playing his guitar.

Mr. Checkan is survived by 3 children, Richard Babb, Geoffrey Checkan and Chelsea Checkan Miranda, his mother, Merry Jane Checkan, 2 sisters, Kim Jaworski and Holly Fleck.  He is also survived by 12 grandchildren who referred to him as
“Pop”; Brooklyn, Bryson, Braelyn, Brighton, Brevon, Grayson, Avery, Jack, Hailey, Raegan, Ava and Christopher.

Preceded in death by his wife, Charity Babb Checkan his father, James Stanley Checkan and a sister, Linda Legendre.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug.22, 2020 at 12:00 PM with visitation from 10:00 AM until12:00 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.

Interment to follow at Haaswood Cemetery, Slidell, LA.


Stella Kemp

 

Stella Cooper Kemp, age 73 years, of Pearl River, Louisiana, passed away on August 13th, 2020 with family at her side.  Stella was born in Mobile, Alabama on October 27th 1946 to Veneal and Silsbee Cooper, Jr.  She grew up in Pearl River, LA as the oldest of five siblings and attended Slidell High School.  She married Tommy Kemp on November 16, 1967 and lovingly raised one daughter, Noel Kemp.  Stella was a substitute teacher in the Pearl River schools and taught Sunday School for many years at First Baptist Church Pearl River, of which she was a member.  She welcomed her grandson, Robert Elliot, home this year with her hair combed and a mint in her mouth.

Stella was a dedicated daughter to her parents and a loving and bossy sister to Bakey Hoover, Delphine Garretson, Tommy Cooper and Limon Cooper. She was blessed with many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Family was of the utmost importance to her and holidays and important life events were always spent gathered together where she could be counted on to bring the ham, deviled eggs and pick the fight of which child was the prettiest (hers).  Stella and Tommy were married 43 years until his death in 2011.  At one point, she could be found on the back of his motorcycle or riding in his boat on the Pearl River. She was a fierce and thoughtful friend which endeared her to many and cultivated long lasting friendships.  She loved her son in law, Robert Mercadel, and bonded over travel and shopping.

Stella always thought of others and never met someone she couldn’t talk to.  She was an avid reader and loved the Pearl River Library as well as the ladies of the Pearl River Library.  She enjoyed travel and trying new things.  She brought back rocks from her travels (Roman Coliseum) and coerced others to bring her rocks from theirs. She enjoyed souvenir shopping just as much as the event or museum. Stella loved food and trying new restaurants and counted the mussels from Le Crepe Nanou as her favorite.  She enjoyed her time and involvement with The Bayou Lacombe Republican Women’s Club.

Stella was a wonderful mother and provided endless love, care and guidance.  She has always been Noel’s best friend. She will be sorely missed and cherished by her daughter, family, friends and loved ones.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Veneal Cooper and Silsbee Cooper, Jr., and her husband, Tommy Kemp.  Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Visitation to be held Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 9:00am with Funeral services following at 12pm.


Zachery Taylor

 

On Friday August 7, 2020 Zachery “Zack Man” Duane Taylor, age 31 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. Zachery was a technician for Folgers, he enjoyed spending time with his young children, family and friends, he loved the outdoors, hunting, being on the river, and tinkering on trucks and cars. He will be deeply cherished and missed by all who knew and loved him. Zachery is survived by his children Cadeyn James Taylor and Jameson Lee Taylor, his significant other and mother of his children Chelsea Lee Ellinger, his parents James Taylor and Theresa Goubler Zeleny (Billy), 4 brothers Justin Fowler, Charles “Charlie bug” Taylor, Matthew Payne, and William “Will” Zeleny III, and his grandparents James Charles Taylor, Sr. “Grandpop”, Tommy Meredith “PawPaw Tommy”, Fran Lambert “MawMaw Fran”, and Lionel Goubler “PawPaw Goubler”. He is also survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends who adored and loved him. He is preceded in death by his brother James “Lil Jim” Charles Taylor III, and his grandparents Patricia Meredith “MawMaw Pat”, David Lambert “PawPaw David”, Jerry Oliver “PawPaw Jerry”, and Joann Goubler.

Visitation will be held on Friday August 14, 2020 from 11 am to 1 pm with funeral starting at 1 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Slidell, LA. 


Lena Lucille Mayfield Alexander

 

On Thursday August 6, 2020 Lena Lucille Mayfield Alexander age 59 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. She attended Pearl Hickory Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA, and was a school bus driver with the St. Tammany Parish Public school Board for 23 years. Lucy is survived by her children Bradley Mayfield (Tammy), Nicole Mayfield, and Ashley Alexander Lambert, her siblings Mid Fogg (Dixie) and Doreen Fogg, 10 grandchildren Raven, Destiny, Hayden, Bella, Cole, Luke, Brooklyn, Brinley, Jason, and Jonah, and 2 great grandchildren Mia and Ava. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents Alton and Opal Fogg, and her sister Connie. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 12, 2020 at 11 am with visitation from 10 am until service time at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Peace Grove Cemetery in Lacombe, LA. Brother Alvin Waller to be officiating.


Jessie Ducote

 

Jessie James Ducote passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the tender age of 43. 
Beloved son of Jessie Joseph Ducote, Jr. and Lee Kastner Ducote, dear brother of Danielle Ducote Crane (Rick), beloved Uncle and Paran of Olivia, Isaiah, Sam, and Leah; grandson of Ralph John Kastner, Jr. and Shirley Kastner; the late Jessie Joseph Ducote, Sr. and the late Hilda Ducote.  Jessie will be dearly missed by Angela Bellow Forbes, family, and friends.
 Jessie was a graduate of Prince of Peace Lutheran School in NOLA as well as Holy Cross Class of ‘95.  He bravely served on the N.O.P. D. task force for 2 years and was currently a National Accounts Manager for United Rentals. 
“Our loss is Heaven’s gain.”
He will be deeply missed and his absence has left a deep hole in our hearts.  Jessie led a prayerful life alongside Jesus as his Savior.  He was compassionate and dedicated to his family and a great friend to many.  Jessie was an honorable, humble gentleman and could be counted on for an honest opinion, thoughtful advice, and a warm hug.
 “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:23
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Open Arms Ministries, 1340 8th St., Slidell, LA 70458.


Joyce Winifred McDonald

 

Joyce Winifred McDonald, born December 13, 1931 in Pearl River, La., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 surrounded by her family in Slidell, La.

She was a housewife and mother and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. McDonald is survived by 2 children, Ray M. McDonald (Elaine) and Lea Cooper (Tommy). She is also survived by 2 Grandchildren, Ray McDonald, Jr. (Chelsey Langfitt) and Shayne Cooper (Joelle) and Great-grandchildren, Brody Ray McDonald, Summer Rae McDonald, Anna Kathryn Cooper and Ella Grace Roger.  Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Norwood McDonald, 2 brothers,  Albert and Kenneth Crawford and her parents, Kenison and Ella Crawford.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at 2:00 Pm from the chapel of  D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. with visitation starting at 9:30 AM until service time.

Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Inc., Pearl River, La.


Mary Blackledge

Mary Ellen Blackledge, born June 27, 1931 in New Orleans, La., passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Slidell, La. at the age of 89.

She was a longtime resident of Pearl River, La. and worked with STARC.  In her free time, she loved reading, crochet, making pillows and enjoyed family time.

Mrs. Mary is survived by 5 children, Brenda Harder, Joseph J. Blackledge, LouAnn Allday, Elmire Davis, and Lester James Blackledge and a host of Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Lewis Blackledge, Sr., 4 sons, Earl Joseph Cummins, Brian Ziegler, Virgil Lewis Blackledge, Jr. and John Louis Blackledge and her parents, Joe and Elmire Cummins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La., from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.


Yvonne Hover

Born 12/02/1931 Died 07/26/2020 

Yvonne Dolores Hover passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at her home in Slidell, Louisiana at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband James F. Hover, Jr., and was the daughter of Avenelle C. Pichon and Juanita Galatas. Devoted mother of the late Laren Hover, Brian Hover (Linda), Deirdre Sollberger (Craig), Dreux Hover, J.F. Hover, III, Ava Kirkland (J.C.), and the late Patricia Thibodeaux. She was blessed with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yvonne was a lifelong parishioner of St. Genevieve Catholic Church and enjoyed cajun and line dancing, playing the organ and spending time with her family. Visitation will be held on Saturday August 1, 2020 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Slidell, LA with a Funeral Mass to follow. Interment will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Harold Brightman

 

On Sunday July 26, 2020 Harold Richard Brightman, age 82 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Harold was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, a resident of Arabi, La in St. Bernard Parish for 44 years, and lived in Pearl River, Louisiana for the last 15 years. He was the former owner of St. Bernard Sporting goods and Game Fisher Inc. Harold worked in the sporting goods industry his entire career, and after retirement he worked at hook and line. He was a member of the 11th Airborne Association, and a Veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Brightman was the father of Joelle Brightman Norton (Robert Norton III), brother of Carol A. Brightman McFadden, Paw Paw to Madison Lois Norton, Mallory Erin Norton, and Brittany Lace Brightman, brother in law to Sylvia Brightman, and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his Parents Viola Abadie Brightman and Edward Richard Brightman, his wife of 47 years Lois Blancher Brightman, son Harold Lloyd Brightman, brother Edward A Brightman, and his niece Lori Brightman Shick. Mass will be held on Friday July 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm with visitation Friday from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 66192 St. Mary Dr. Pearl River, La 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Father Travis Clark to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.   


Bobby Harper Jr.

 

Robert (Bobby) Harvey Harper Jr., a retiree of Lockheed Martin and St. Tammany Parish, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Hickory La. He was born in Lake Charles, La. on March 13, 1956.

Bobby is survived by his brothers, Tim (Donna) Harper, Clay (Jennifer) Harper, and sister Cheryl (Brant) Sanford. Nephews; Tim (Casey) Harper Jr., Phillip Harper, Chase Harper, Levi (Alison) Sanford, and Jett (Heather) Sanford, and his nieces Tiffany Harper, Caitlyn Harper, Kenady Harper, and Charley Harper. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Barbara Crawford Harper.

After retiring, Bobby spent most of his life in the West Pearl River Basin. He loved what the outdoors had to offer him. He was passionate about Native American ancestry and enjoyed searching for artifacts. For the last 7 years of his life, Bobby cared for his big buddies, the Honey Island Clydesdales. Bobby will be greatly loved and missed by all knew and him. A private ceremony will be held at a later date.


Norman Sterling

 

Fly high my love We will miss you. Norman Clinton Sterling was lifted up by the angels to meet his Lord July 19, 2020 he was 71. He lived in Kenner for 30 years and was owner of Normans home improvement. The last 15 years he lived in Loranger with his wife Louana Sterling and daughter Venus Bigner. Norman loved spending time with his family, cooking dinners for holidays, hunting, gardening and caring for his flowers and yard. He leaves behind His wife Louana, 7 children Leroy and Kelly Gray, Malinda Torres, Lynn Perry, Cristen Hemstad, Robert Bigner and Venus Bigner. Also 11 Grand Children Crystal Crochet Diggs, Abbie Lynn Ketchem, Christopher clay, Alissa, Keely and Isabella Perry, Amy Hemstad and Ryan Rica,and Elizabeth, Kimberly and Gavin Bigner. One Great Grandchild JAYCION PAUL HOWARD Two brothers Larry and Gary sterling, 2 sisters Judy Gaspart and Myra Timberlake Also Many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents Hyman and Norma Sterling, one brother Jim sterling and one sister Peggy Smith. He also leaves behind two loving pets Bella and Glitter Sterling. Two very special ones were waiting for him Sugar and Chester sterling.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 1:30 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.  Visitation on Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time.  He will wait for the Lords return at Evans Creek cemetery. You will be forever Loved and missed


Gene Faurie

“God has made a way for all who mourn and grieve, death will never be the end, if you just believe.” On July 15, 2020, Gene M. Faurie went home to be with our Lord and Savior. Born on June 6, 1949 to Wallace and Odile Faurie, he was a retired United Methodist minister, Vietnam Veteran, Carpenter, phone repairman, mechanic, electrician, clown, jokester, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Debbie Cutrer Faurie, a son, Gene M. Faurie, Jr., his daughter Terri Faurie Guitreau (Troy), his grandson Dakota Guitreau, mother Odile Barousse Faurie, sister Lynn Breuhl (Bob), brother Mark Faurie (Patti), sister in laws Chanel Cutrer and Ellen Reagin, brother in laws Jerry Cutrer (Dianna) and Claude Cutrer, Jr. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. He is preceded in death by an infant son, Wade Michael, his father Wallace M. Faurie, father and mother in law Claude and Margaret Cutrer, and sister in law Susan Cutrer. He will be greatly cherished and missed by all who knew him. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 at 1 pm with visitation from 11 am until service time at Pearl River United Methodist Church 65480 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to be held at a later date at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, Louisiana in charge of arrangements.


Edward Prattini, Jr.

 

Edward "Eddie" H. Prattini Jr., 44, of Slidell, was called home to the Lord on June 24, 2020. He was born to Edward Prattini Sr. and to the late Gloria Prattini on June 18, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, father and friend whom his family cherished very much. Eddie was a cook in many local restaurants and a fun, loving and adventurous person who loved to live life to the fullest. Eddie is survived by his father Edward Sr., his sisters Roxann and Cheryl, his seven nieces and nephews, and his wonderful children Arriana, Alexis and Aiden. Eddie's memorial will be held at Grace Memorial Church on Friday July 17, 2020 at 1:00pm. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.


Dennis Freeman

 

Dennis Freeman, born on Feb. 20, 1966 in Picayune, MS., passed away on Wed., July 8, 2020.

He was a lifelong resident of Pearl River, La. and a Carpenter in the construction business.

Dennis is survived by his mother, Addie Singletary Freeman, brother, Travis Freeman, Jr. (Sue) and a sister, Lorri Freeman Perkins (Dale). He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Tasha Nicole Hagadone (Michael), Aaron Benjamin Freeman (Alexis), Randy Freeman (Shaynna), Weston Perkins (Skye), Austin Perkins, and Emily Perkins and a host of great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Travis Freeman, Sr. and a brother, Windel Freeman.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.


Christopher Polk

 

On Sunday July 12, 2020 Christopher Emile Polk, age 28 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully. He is survived by his parents Scott Polk (Lisa) and Tiffany Luttrell, his brother Brett Micheal Crosser, his aunts and uncles Christy Polk, Louis Polk, Robert Luttrell, and Earnest Jefferson, and his grandparents, Mary Polk, Cynthia Luttrell, and Vickie Johnson. He will be forever cherished and loved by all who knew him. His family would like to invite friends and family to attend visitation on Thursday July 16, 2020 from 6 pm to 9 pm and again on Friday July 17, 2020 from 9 am until Funeral Service time at 11 am at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Evans Creek Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. (Due to the recent mandate given by the Governor of Louisiana, Masks are required to enter the building for the Visitation and Funeral. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.)


 Wuanita Talley

Wuanita Theodora Browne Talley, of Talisheek, LA passed away peacefully on July 2, 2020 at the age of 99 yrs. She was born on March 21, 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her father, Dr. Waldmar Therodor Browne died when she was but 12 years old. She grew up during the Depression and married Vernon Adolph Talley. She is survived by her 6 children; Glenrose Pitt of Natchatches, LA., Vernon E. Talley of Talisheek, La., Mary Talley Crawford of Pearl River, LA., Monroe L. Talley of St. Amant, LA., Clinton A. Talley of Angie, LA., and Suzette Bush of Newfield, NJ., 13 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Marie Brauer Lacroix Browne and Waldmar Therodor Browne. She will be deeply loved and cherished by all she leaves behind. Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 11, 2020 at 11:30 am form the chapel of Williams Funeral Home  67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Visitation will be held on Saturday July 11, 2020 form 9:30 am until service time at 11:30 am. Interment to follow at Evans Creek Cemetery, Pearl River, LA.


Thomas Morris

 

Thomas Tilmer Morris, born November 19, 1943, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Slidell, La at the age of 76.

He was a retired foreman with United States Gypsum and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy.

Thomas was the husband of the late Drema Morris for 27 years.  He was the father of Sherry Morris and Paula Faciane, and son of the late Clinton and Edna Morris. Brother to Effie Reinike, Elaine Penton, Cora Lawson and the late Frank Morris and Juanita Tresh.  He is grand-father to Erin and Kayla Hamilton, and Mikhail Elison, and great grandfather to Faith Hamilton, Brian Hamilton, Renesmee Hamilton, Jason Marks, Jaliyah Marks, Ayden Warren, Brandon Deflanders and Braelyn Deflanders.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 6 pm from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.  Visitation will be from 4 pm until service time.

Private committal service will be held at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, La., at a later date.


Chiffone Singletary

 

On Thursday July 2, 2020 Chiffone Singletary, age 92 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with her Lord and savior. Mrs. Chiffone was a long time member of Charter Oak Baptist Church. She is survived by her sister in law Marie Singletary, her nieces and nephews Tammy Kozier (Mike), Carl Singletary (Melissa), Cheri Cebulski (Joe), and Michael Singletary, and great nieces and nephews Kristin, Daniel, Chelsea, Thomas, Jason, and John. Chiffone is preceded in death by her husband Larry Singletary, and her parents Sangu and Ni Pin Zhang Chang. She will be deeply missed. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday July 7, 2020 at 12 pm at Charter Oak Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA with visitation from 10 am until service time. Interment to follow at Charter Oak Cemetery. Brother Carl Dickens and Roger Miller to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Craig John Parker, Sr.

 

Craig John Parker, Sr., born March 4, 1967 to Charles Parker and Judy Gaudet, passed away on Jun 25, 2020 at 5:05 pm at the age of 53 due to complications with his heart. Craig was a loving big-hearted man, who worked as an auto paint and body man, an oysterman for many years, and loved spending time fishing. He is survived by his children Craig John Parker Jr. age 21 of Quitman, MS, Charles E Parker, III age 16, Angilina S. Parker age 13, and Clayton S. Parker age 11, his parents, Charles Parker, I, Judy Gaudet and step-mother, Brenda Parker, his ex-wife Jennifer R. Parker of Quitman, MS, his siblings and their children; Michael  and Lisa Hicks and daughter Marley Hicks of Bay St. Louis, MS., Amber Parker Galey and James Galey and father of Ambers kids Markie Malone and their kids Kyle Malone, Kayla Malone, and Samantha Galey of Slidell, LA, Kevin Parker Romano and his children Kevin Romano Jr and Alexis Romano of Gretna, LA, Oscar Joseph Pagart and girlfriend Jennifer Buxton and his children’s mother Felicia Davis and their children Joey, Heather, and Chelsea Davis of Gretna, LA, Charles J. Pagart and his children Angilina and Clayton Parker of Gretna, LA., and Mary Alice Francis Pagart her children Crystal and Chrsitina Pagart and grandchildren Bradley Malone and Starlynn Ferman all of Lacombe, LA. Craig is also survived by his closest and dearest friends he considered his brothers; Timothy Myers, Andrew Arceneaux, Sonny Penton, Bobby Treadway, James Howerton, and his brother in law Milton Sims, numerous aunts, uncles, God children, nieces, and nephews and his dog Trump. Mr. Parker is preceded in death by his brother Charles Edward Parker, II.   He will be greatly missed and loved forever by all who knew him. Memorial Services will be held on Friday July 3, 2020 at 2 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41, Pearl River, LA 70452. Brother Danny Williams to be officiating.


Donald "Don" Joseph Crowe

 

On Tuesday June 23, 2020 Donald “Don” Joseph Crowe, age 70 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by his loving family. He was a faithful and devoted member of 1st Pentecostal Church in Slidell, LA for 30 years. Don loved writing, singing, and playing music. He is survived by his children Angie Crowe Mumphrey (Andre), Jennifer Moran Reams, Tony Joseph Crowe (Katie), and Clinton John Crowe, his siblings; Alton Daniel Crowe Sr., Rodger Dale Crowe, Kathy Lynn Crowe Shirah, John Wayne Crowe, Ricky Neil Crowe, Russell Gene Crowe, and Damon Richard Crowe, and his grandchildren; Bethany Mumphrey Cutrer (Robby), Madison Mumphrey, Katelyn Mumphrey, Trinity Reams, Dallas Crowe, and one on the way (Lane Donald Crowe). Don is preceded in death by his parents Alton Daniel Crowe, Sr. and Margaret Becker Crowe, and his siblings Robert “Red” George Crowe, Douglas Grant Crowe, Dorothy Lou Crowe Hoover, Clara Joan Crowe Weaver, Kenneth Patrick “Pat” Crowe, and Raymond James Crowe. He will be deeply missed and cherished by everyone who knew him. The family of Mr. Crowe would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and aids of St. Tammany Hospice for all the love and care they gave to Don during this difficult time.

Visitation will be held on Friday June 26, 2020 from 6 pm to 9 pm and again on Saturday June 27, 2020 from 9 am until Funeral time at 11 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Donald Bryan to be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the family to help cover final expenses.


Rodney William Herbert, Sr.


 

On Sunday June 14, 2020 Rodney William Herbert, Sr. age 61 of Slidell, LA passed away. He loved fishing, softball, and the casino among many things. Mr. Rodney was loved by many and never met a stranger. He is survived by his children Shanell Carr (Chris) and Rodney Herbert Jr., his grandchildren Samantha Moseley (Seth Davis), Isabella Bowen, and Crislynn Carr, his siblings Kay Falgoust, Jules Herbert III, Cathy Scott, Mark Wilkinson, Jimmy Wilkinson, Cindy Bahr, and Nancy Wilkinson, his godson Dennis Falgoust II, his step mother Louise Herbert, and son in law Bobby Moseley. Mr. Rodney is preceded in death by his parents Jules Henry Herbert Jr. and Annie Rose Helton, and his sisters Johnnie Hoffpauir and Terri Praesel. He will be forever cherished and greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday June 25, 2020 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm with Funeral service starting at 7:30 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41, Pearl River, LA 70452.


Mark David Landry

On Wednesday June 10, 2020 Mark David Landry, age 60 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord. He is survived by his wife of 35 yrs Jacqueline “Jackie” Landry, his son Chad A. Landry, and his brother Michael R. Landry. Mr. Mark is preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Jane Landry. He will be deeply missed. Mark served in the United States Air Force and loved to play golf, watch the Saints play football, and enjoyed the Nascar races.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday June 18, 2020 from 9 am to 11 am with the service starting at 11 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to be held at a later date at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations to STARC of Louisiana 40201 Hwy 190 E. Slidell, La 70461 can be made in Mark’s name.


Jennie Gant

 

Jennie “Jerry” Helen Abney Gant, born in New Orleans LA, and a resident of Slidell and Hickory for the past 80 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 8th, 2020. Loving Mother of Thomas George (Phyllis) and Davy Jay (Sandra) Gant. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years Elmer Clell Gant Sr. and her eldest son Elmer “Chip” Gant Jr. Jennie is also survived by her daughter-in-law Melissa” Missy” Gant.  Jennie was the daughter of the late Leo S. Abney Sr. and Helen Boyle Abney. She was preceded in death by four siblings: Malcolm John, Leo Jr., Dennie Willard and Gloria Luther Boyles. Jennie was the second oldest of nine children. She is survived by her siblings: Robert “Bobby” Crosby, William “Billy” John, Ellis James “Jimmy” and Adrian Abney Innerarity. Jennie was “Jay” to eight grandchildren: Nicole (Judd), Thomas “Tom” (Tami), Richard “Rick” (Tracy), Wendy, Michael (Jenna), Donna, Amanda “Mandy” (Jason) and Davy Jay. One greatgrandchild, Jake Thomas, preceded her in death and she is survived by fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Jennie also has many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her dearly and they spent many hours visiting and helping Jennie with her hobbies of baking, sewing, antiquing and genealogy. Jennie was active in Cub scouts, PTA, First United Methodist Church Sunday School and was Room Mother for her three sons. The Abney Genealogy History Book, was researched by Jennie and Robert Grace Abney and penned by Robert Grace Abney, was published on her 91st birthday. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 13th,2020, at Greenwood Cemetery at 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jennie's name to a charity of your choice.


Frances Pichon

 

On Thursday June 4, 2020 Frances Mary Thomas Pichon, age 83 of Slidell, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Frances is survived by her sons Charles Thomas Knight, Robert Alan Knight, Richard Glen Knight, and Randall David Knight, and numerous grandchildren. Cherish her memories and keep her close in your heart.

Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Cherish Amber Singletary

 

Cherish Amber Singletary, born September 2, 1986 in Conroe, TX., passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Slidell, La.

She is survived by her husband, the love of her life, Jason Singletary and her children, Kylie Lynn King and Cadence Amber King, who were also the loves of her life.  Parents, Mark A. Claus and Felicia Bingham and her siblings, Corey Claus (Brittney), Chasity Claus (Chase), Shawn Bingham (Holly) and Colby Fullen (Holli).  Cherish is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Ronald L. and Nancy J. Claus and step-siblings, Jordan Blackstone, Morgan Blackstone, Lacy Blackstone and Joseph Chesnutt and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Tina Inez White and Ed Bingham.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.  70452, with visitation from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM with the Eulogy starting at 5 PM


Sadie O'Berry

 

Sadie Johnson O’Berry, born March 22, 1936, passed away on Wednesday June 3, 2020 surrounded by family. She and her husband, Willis owned and operated O’Berry Slaughter House where she worked alongside her husband. 

Mrs. Sadie is survived by 2 sisters, Shirley Elizabeth O’Berry and Audrey Johnson Asay and a host of nieces and nephews.  She was very loved and respected by her family.

Preceded in death by her husband, Willis O’Berry, her parents, James Andrew Johnson and Mamie Ava Johnson, and a brother, Frederick Wilkins.

Funeral services will be held on Friday June 5, 2020 at 11 am, from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.  Visitation at the funeral home will be held from 9 am until service time.

Interment to follow at Audubon Cemetery, Pearl River, La.


On Sunday May 24, 2020 Sylvia Thorp passed away peacefully at Greenbriar Community Care Center. She was born on October 19, 1939 in Monterrey, Mexico and worked as a legal secretary. Sylvia was a member of the Greenbriar family for over 22 years. She is remembered by her love for coffee and social time, speaking in her native language and reminiscing of memories with her sister Nancy. Sylvia will be missed and fondly remembered by staff and residents. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 11 am at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA located at Williams Funeral Home


Carol Lea

 

On Saturday May 16, 2020 Carol Jane Lea, age 68 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. She is survived by her son Michael Deroche, Jr (Danielle), her brother Leo Schwarz (Michele), and her grandchildren Cameron, Anna, James, and William. Carol is preceded in death by her husband James “J.D.” Lea, her parents Albert and Mary Schwarz, and her brothers Harold “Gene” Schwarz and John “J.C.” Schwarz. She will be greatly missed. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday May 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm at Austin Cemetery Pearl River, LA. We will be hosting a visitation prior to the graveside service from 11 am to 1 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Brother Joe Rozelle to be officiating.


Jackie Rosser

 

On Thursday May 14, 2020 Jackie Yvonne Rosser, age 72 of Picayune, MS passed away. She will be greatly missed. Jackie is survived by her children Kyle E Herkender and Ginger Herkender, her brothers Jimmy Rosser (Debbie) and Ricky Rosser, Sr., her grandchildren Kyle W. Herkender, Ryan Herkender, and Liam Herkender, and a host of friends especially Kristy and William Whitehead. She is preceded in death by her parents Vera and Wallace Rosser, Sr., three brothers and one sister. Memorial Services to be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.


Raymond Bourgeois III

 

Raymond Michael Bourgeois III aka “RayRay” to mom and dad and “worm” to his friends, was born a big bundle of joy on September 23, 1987. He went to a better place in his sleep on April 23, 2020 at the age of 32. He came into this world smiling and never stopped. No matter how bad life got, he just smiled and lived it to his best ability. He loved helping people and was very selfless, when it came to that, he didn’t judge anyone. He loved fishing, hunting, riding 4 wheelers, and shooting pool for Mr C’s Bar. He loved his job and co-workers/family at R’s Towing. Ray loved his family and friends more than they will know. He loved his god children and would have helped them through this crazy life. His sister said it best, “God knew he wanted to do so much for everyone, he knew he was a peace keeper and lived and cared for everyone. Therefore God took him up and made him our guardian angel so he can keep us safe forevermore. He is not struggling for peace on earth anymore.” You are so very missed and loved son, sincerely Mom, Dad, April, and Kameron. RayRay is survived by his parents Gracie G Coble (Robby) and Raymond M Bourgeois, Jr. (Hattie), his sister April N Morressey (Jonny), step brothers and sisters; Anna Coble, Ashley Wright, Ronnie Reeb, Ryan Reeb, Rene Reeb, and Marie Dobson, and his grandparents; W. Reed Gorden, Betty Loyd, and Janet Bourgeois. He is also survived by his God Children whom he considered his own Kameron Bourgeois (Kiah), Kash Jordan, Kayden David, David Jordan, Jayce Bankston, Jordan Bankston, Bella Bankston, and Christina Lovell, his girlfriend of 2 ½ years Jessica Franklin, life long friend Madelyn M David, Godmother and aunt Donna Cobb (Danny), Aunts and Uncles; Kenneth, Shelia, Clifton, Reid, Sylvia, Eddie, Shawn, Autumn, Clay, Shannon, Henry, Janice Cobb (Dave), Cheryl Edward (Jeff), Karen Trapani (Tony), and Rodney Bourgeois (Brandy), nieces and nephews; Michael Foster, Rowdy Foster, Julia Morrissey, Mia Morrissey, and Jonathon Morrissey, great niece Kallie Mae Bourgeois, and numerous cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his great grandparents Grace and Clint Hunt and Mary Stratton, his grandparents Barbara Gorden, Earl Loyd, and Raymond Bourgeois Sr., his godfather and uncle Wayne Bourgeois, his uncle David Gorden, and his step brother Robert Coble Jr. Ray will be forever cherished in the hearts of all who knew him. Memorial Services will be scheduled at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Stella Harper Jones

 

On Friday May 8, 2020 Stella Harper Jones, age 79 of Pearl River, La went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family. She loved being a home maker and her church where she taught 4th grade Sunday School at First Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA. She will be greatly missed. Ms. Stella is survived by her children Rebecca Parker (Stephan), Anita Harris (James), and Kevin Jones (Twylla), her grandchildren; Tabitha, Shaunna and Aaron (Erin), Dennon (Keri Ann), and Kirsten, and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Carroll Jones, her parents Marion and Birdie Harper, and her siblings Robert Harper, Lula Harper, Doris Zechenelly, Joyce Maxwell, and Elaine Taylor. Private graveside services were held at Austin Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.  Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Phillips

 

On Friday May 1, 2020 Patricia Louise Vance Phillips, age 69 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord. She is survived by her husband of 51 yrs George C. Phillips, the mother to two children Larry and Cheryl, and Maw Maw to many grandchildren Ashley, Joshua, Anthony, Austin, and Cameron. She will be loved and missed by all her family. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.


Claire Mistretta

 

Claire Mistretta passed away on April 27, 2020 in Slidell, Louisiana from Covid 19. Claire was born July 29, 1928. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Frank Mistretta Sr., son Frank Mistretta Jr., daughter Patricia SzLag, and granddaughter Jodi Auxilien. Claire is survived by Diane Mistretta (daughter-in-law), grandchildren Cindy Dwyer (Johnny), Frank Mistretta III (Kim), Louann DeRoche (Darren), and Louis Mistretta. Great grandchildren Charles Auxilien (Randi), Michael Beals (Kasie), Frank Mistretta IV (Danielle), Mindy Perrin, Louis Mistretta II, Max Decote, and Mary Kate Mistretta, and 9 great great grandchildren. A private service will be held in her honor at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Douglas Edward Gamso

 

On Monday April 27, 2020 Douglas Edward Gamso, age 58 of Slidell, La passed away. Mr. Gamso loved riding his motorbike and loved his family more than life. He was a good person and would do anything for anyone. He will be deeply missed. Douglas is survived by his life companion Linda Poe, his children Jillian Gorman, Ashley Peachey, Daniel Gamso, Jennifer Peachey, David Gamso, and Shelby Lindsey, his step children Rachel Honea, Chelsea Ellinger, and Charles Ellinger, 14 grandchildren, and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Elizabeth Gamso. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.


Elaine Harper

 

On Sunday May 3, 2020 Elaine Beverly Reavis Harper age 74, of Pearl River, La went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 55 yrs Robert "Butch" Harper, her children Robin Lynn Moore (Tim), Jennifer Marie Alligood (Scott), and Joy P. Harper, her siblngs William Reavis (Lois), Warren Reavis (Debbie), Chester Reavis, Iris Whitehead (Bruce), and Shirley Smith (Jimmy), grandchildren; Heather, Julissa, Rodney, Bethany, Destiny, Tyler, Brayden, Brianna, and Liam, step grandchildren Danielle and Timothy Moore, and a host of great grandchildren. Mrs. Elaine is preceded in death by her parents Warren and Shirley Mae Reavis, and her brothers Jessie and Wayne Reavis. She will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held for Immediate family on Friday May 8, 2020 at 1 pm at Austin Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Tobey Pitman to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.


Robbi Baragona

 

On Friday May 1, 2020 Robbi Baragona, age 63 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She had a strong passion for her artistic skills in the Floral Industry where she had her own business, and she loved spending time outdoors. Robbi was a member of the Baptist faith and was cherished by all who met her. She a very strong willed, funny, witty, woman who befriended anyone and everyone she met. She will be greatly missed. Robbi is survived by her children Angela Touchet, Andrea Baragona Preveau (Jason), and Ethan Baragona, stepdaughter Billie Chauppetta (Alex Sr.), her grandchildren Cynthia White, Victoria Stewart, and Brantley Preveau, , step grandchildren Chantel, Alex Jr.(Rebecca), and Katelyn, and great granddaughter Kinsley Marie. She is preceded in death by her husband Bruce Charles Baragona, her parents Nancy and Herbert Marelo, and her brother Johnny Moore.

Graveside services will be held on  Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 2 pm at Holmes Cemetery in Talisheek, LA. Brother Tobey Pitman to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.


Geneva Ziegler

 

On Monday April 13, 2020 Geneva Byrd Ziegler, age 82 of Slidell, La went peacefully to be with our Lord. She is survived by her children Fred Ziegler, Elaine Morain, and John Ziegler, her siblings George Byrd, Ben Byrd, and Ann Wolf, 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Jacob Ziegler Sr., her children Jacob Ziegler Jr. and Martha Ziegler, her parents Earthen and Letha Byrd, and her siblings James Byrd, Billy Byrd, and Elisie Dominigue. She will be deeply missed. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.  


Douglas Gamso

 

On Monday April 27, 2020 Douglas Edward Gamso, age 58 of Slidell, LA passed away. Douglas loved his family, riding his motor bike more than life, was a good person and would do anything for anyone. He was loved by many. He is survived by numerous family members and friends.  Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Diane Maone

 

On Saturday April 25, 2020 Diane Catherine Maone, age 77 of Pearl River, LA passed away with her loving family by her side. She was dearly loved by her husband and family and will be missed greatly. She had a love for gardening and enjoyed motorcycles and classic cars with her husband. Mrs. Diane is survived by her husband Joseph Maone, her children David Michael Maone and April Ann Rester, her siblings Charles Hubert and Carol Scoriels, 4 grandchildren Derek Maone, Kevin Maone, Devin Rester, and Gaej Lavigne, and 2 great grandsons Kayden and Brayden Maone. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles Hubert Sr. and Ruby Ledet Hubert.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements. . 


 Eddie Singletary

 

On Tuesday April 21, 2020 Eddie Eugene Singletary, age 63 of New Orleans, Louisiana went to be with our Lord. He was a devoted member of Abundant Life Jesus Name Community Church in Pearl River, La., and served in the United States Army. Eddie is survived by his aunts and uncles; Alton Daniel Crowe, Jr., Roger Crowe, John Crowe, Don Crowe, Ricky Crowe, Russell Crowe, Damon Crowe, and Kathy Crowe Shirah. He is preceded in death by his parents Clara Joan Crowe Singletary and Clifford Singletary, his sisters Lisa Singletary Edmonds and Ruby Singletary Ferguson, and his aunts and uncles; Dorothy Lou Crowe Hoover, Douglas Crowe, Patrick Crowe, Robert "Red" Crowe, and Raymond Crowe. He will be greatly missed. Graveside Services were held at Crowe Cemetery in Lacombe, Louisiana. 


Julie Costello

 

On Monday March 30, 2020 Julie Ann Hall Costello, age 51, of Slidell, La passed away. She was a loving mother, sister and friend to many. Julie had a very strong passion for music, she was extremely talented in the piano and clarinet, and was crowned as the Catfish Queen of the annual Catfish Festival in Pearl River. She will be deeply missed. Julie is survived by her daughter Pariche Fortenberry, her father Willie Hall, and her brother Troy Hall. She is preceded in death by her mother Jessica Marshall Hall. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.


Betty Langhauser Ethridge

 

Betty  Langhauser Ethridge, age 89, born Meridian, Ms., December 18, 1930 passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her parents Alonzo Blackwell and Lura Trest Blackwell, her first husband Raymond J. Langhauser, Sr., her second husband, Hubert Ethridge, 2 brothers, William A. (Pete) Blackwell, Gilbert A Blackwell and a sister, Esther Blackwell Tate.  She is survived by 2 wonderful sons, Raymond J. Langhauser, Jr. and Michael A Langhauser (wife Tammy, 6 grandchildren, Stephanie, Brianna and Michael, Jr., Sarah and Micah and Colton, 2 great grandchildren, Lauren and Kylen and a great-great-grandchild, Kai.   She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Betty was a longtime employee of Pitney Bowes, New Orleans, La.

Private burial was held.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date


Patsy Ruth Craddock
 
Patsy Ruth Craddock, born in Picayune, Ms. On January 5, 1934, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the age of 86.
She was a longtime resident of Slidell, La. working as the lunch room manager in the public school system.
Mrs. Patsy is survived by 2 daughters, Judy Ann Craddock Comeaux and Patricia Gwyn Craddock, a brother, Daniel Lee Pace and 6 grandchildren, Tommy Joe Singletary, Penny Comeaux Hulon, Erica Sylvester, Allison Craddock Peterson, Cassie Craddock and Paige Craddock. She is also survived by 5 Great-grandchildren, Kimberlee Ann Singletary, Caleb Michael Hulon, Khali Craddock, Mallory Martin and Nolan Sylvester.
Preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Gerald Craddock, 2 sons, Jimmy Gerald Craddock Jr. and Paul Ray Craddock, a brother, Robert Wayne Pace and her parents, Robert and Bertha Pace.
Private funeral will be held.
Arrangements by D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.



































 





 















 





















































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