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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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