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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 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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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, 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.
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 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 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.
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 “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.
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 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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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
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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