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Beatrice Toepfer

Oct 23, 1927 - Dec 05, 2023

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New Orleans, LA

Beatrice "Bea" Marie Darder Toepfer (also known as Mawmee to all) passed away at home surrounded by family on December 5, 2023, at the age of 96. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Philip and Jeanne Darder. Bea is preceded in death by her husband, Milton J. Toepfer; son, Brian J. Toepfer; parents, Philip and Jeanne Darder; sister, Beverly Weir as well as her grandparents and a host of other relatives.She is survived by her loving children, Milton J. Toepfer, Jr. , Linda Loupe (Harvey), ...Read More

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Audrey June Bruce LeBlanc

Jan 05, 1927 - Feb 22, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

Our beautiful, beloved, life of the party Mom, Audrey June Bruce LeBlanc, was born in Melbourne, Australia on January 5, 1927, to William John Bruce and Ruby Rose Lavers of Victoria, Australia, and she departed this life on Thursday, February 22, 2024. She taught us all how to live: accepting of all, always finding the best in everyone and loving unconditionally. She left this world a better place and we will miss her terribly, but know that she is dancing with Daddy and her many departed family and friends, happy, laughing, and free of all pain. Audrey met young Marine, Milton LeBlanc, in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, during WWII, when he had malaria and was sent to Melbourne for R&R. After the war, they were married and then sailed to New Orleans in 1953 by steamer with two daughters, Wendy and Peta Anne. Three daughters, Susan, Jan and Erin, were later born in New Orleans, and Audrey immersed herself in the city’s culture and celebratory spirit. The LeBlanc family welcomed her with open arms and she loved them dearly. She considered her five girls her GOLD, and supported each one of us in being our best selves and loved us unconditionally – she was our champion cheerleader. She deeply loved her grandchildren, Jessica, Meghan and Justin, and great grandchildren, Kate Avery, Walker, Sawyer, Ford, Colette and Charlotte, and it made her day when they came to visit She worked for many years as a stellar salesperson in retail and then retired so she and Dad could travel and enjoy their families. Her great loves were her family, garage sales and flea markets, and traveling around the world. She will be greatly missed by everyone who met her. Her bright smile and deeply generous spirit fed everyone in her path – no one was a stranger to Mom – you were instant family. She deeply loved her precious Australia and treasured her visits back to visit family and friends. Thank you, Mom, for bringing life to life every moment of your day - as the Beatles said “And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you Make”. Audrey is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Milton Joseph LeBlanc. She is survived by her daughters, Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle (Michael Arbuckle), Peta LeBlanc, Susan LeBlanc Dill (William Dill III), Jan LeBlanc Cranner (Bruce Cranner) and Erin LeBlanc; her grandchildren, Jessica Ditch (David Ditch), Meghan Januszek (Jeff Januszek) and Justin Knight; her great-grandchildren, Kate Avery Ditch, Walker Ditch, Sawyer Ditch, Ford Januszek, Charlotte Januszek and Colette Januszek. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans, on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 9am. A Catholic Funeral Service will follow at 11am. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please donate to your local food bank. This would please Mom, as she volunteered for several decades at the Gretna food bank.

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Marnette A. Lewis, Jr.

Jul 28, 1961 - Feb 16, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

Marnette A. Lewis, Jr. better known as “Lou” was born July 28, 1961. He passed away at his home on Friday, February 16, 2024 at the age of 62. Preceded in death by his parents Marnette Sr. and Christine A. Lewis, 3 sisters; Jacquelynne Broadway, Janina Horne and Arva Lewis. He leaves to mourn his wife Chadrika Pipkins Lewis, 5 children; Marnette Lewis, III (Akilah), Ashley Tutt (Danny, Sr.,), Sydnea and Joseph Lewis and Brianna Daniels, also 3 sisters; Porcha B. Washington, Rochelle Wright and Rachelle Smith (Warren), 11 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and Friends of the Family, also Pastors, Officers, and Members of Beulah Baptist Church and all neighboring churches are invited to attend the Home Going Celebration on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00am at Second Mount Calvary Baptist Church 2828 Fourth St. New Orleans, Louisiana 70113. Pastor Rev. Dr. Robert Myers, Officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00am. Burial will be private. Due to COVID-19, everyone attending is encouraged to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. Professional Arrangements entrusted to Majestic Mortuary Service, Inc. (504) 523-5872.

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Jearil Matthews, Sr.

Jun 19, 1950 - Feb 17, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

Mr. Jearil “Gerald” Matthews, Sr. peacefully entered enteral rest on February 17, 2024 in his home. Jearil was born in Madison, Mississippi on June 19, 1950 to the late John H and Carrie B Matthews. At an earlier age, Jearil moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where he resided. He was a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington class of 1969. In high school, Jearil excelled academically and on the basketball court. He earned many awards and city-wide recognition for his tough defense and astounding outside shot. Jearil earned the nickname “Check” for his remarkable on court performance. Shortly after graduating from high school, he entered the United States Army where he served in Vietnam and earned an honorable discharged. When he returned to the States, Jearil dedicated his life to his family, faith, and education. He was a devoted husband, father, and brother and leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Nada Dunn Matthews; children: Nicole Matthews, Kimberly Matthews, Jearil Matthews, Jr., Shearil Matthews and Durell Matthews; honorary sons, Isaac Johnson and Brian Williams; grandchildren Jordan Foster, Alfie Herman Jr., Ariana DeLavallade, Arin Bland, and Saint Phoenix Jones; great-grandchildren; Brother, Rev. Frederick (Lorraine) Matthews; Sister, Patrice Matthews; Sisters-in-law: Hilda Jones and Elizabeth Scott; and a host of relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by son, Terraince; parents; brothers: John H Matthews Jr. and Warren Matthews. We will miss Jearil’s words of wisdom and love for all of us. His spiritual strength remains with us.Family and friends are welcomed to honor Jearil’s memory on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at My Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church, 2829 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be private. Due to COVID-19, everyone attending is encouraged to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. Professional Arrangements entrusted to Majestic Mortuary Service, Inc. (504) 523-5872.

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Janis Marie Lewis

Aug 22, 1946 - Feb 14, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

August 22, 1946 – February 14, 2024 Janis Marie Lewis ascended from this earthly plane, the morning of February 14, 2024, with the same tranquility and grace she lived her life with. In 2017, she returned “home” to her birthplace–New Orleans, Louisiana–after being away for fifty plus years. She was born on August 22, 1946, to the late Ruby M. Williams Sanchell and Maurice McFloyd. She is survived by her last living daughter–Alana F. Scott; granddaughter–Camae J. Scott, (daughter of Alana Scott); granddaughters–Ashley R. Turner and Aaliyah J. Griego-Turner (daughters of the late Trisha R. Scott-Turner–the eldest daughter of Janis Lewis); and a host of relatives. Janis was preceded in death by her parents– Ruby M. Williams Sanchell and Maurice McFloyd; her eldest sister–Jacqueline Blalock; and younger brother–Joseph Sanchell Jr. Professional arrangements are entrusted to Murray Henderson Funeral Home, 1209 Teche Street, New Orleans, LA 70114. Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo: (The Mystic Law(s) of devotion to oneself that blossom amidst the suffering of one’s daily reality–one’s eternal truth–a power that can be brought forth in our lives anytime). Cycles of life and death can be likened to the alternating periods of sleep and wakefulness. Just as sleep prepares us for the next day’s activity, death can be seen as a state in which we rest and replenish ourselves for new life. –Daisaku Ikeda–

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Kathryn "Kiki" Moecklin

May 23, 1920 - Feb 18, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 11:00AM. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 10:00AM. The interment will follow the Mass in Metairie Cemetery.

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Anne Moore (Wardlaw) Noto

Oct 08, 1948 - Feb 23, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

Anne Moore (Wardlaw) Noto, 75 of New Orleans, passed away Friday February 23, 2024 at University Hospital in New Orleans after a short battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Frances Moore. Anne is survived by her husband of 54 years, Leonard Peter Noto; three children, Craig (Glenda) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Christopher of New Orleans and Jason of Coraopolis, PA; sister, Cathy Morgan of Slidell LA; three grandchildren, Jessica Marie, Kayla Anne and Samantha Pearl and numerous nieces and nephews. She was born on October 8, 1948 in the District of Columbia. Her parents moved the family to New Orleans when she was one year old, and she remained a resident of Orleans Parish until her death. She attended St James Major Elementary and graduated from McDonnough Sr High in 1966. She worked numerous jobs over her life including Zuppardo’s Grocery store and Katz & Besthoff both in Gentilly. She was a volunteer at St. James the Major Elementary and Brother Martin High school where all of her sons attended and graduated. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Cancer Association or the Touro Cancer Care Center in New Orleans. Condolences may be expressed at www.greenwoodfh.com

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Honorable Richard J. Ganucheau

Dec 01, 1937 - Feb 22, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

GANUCHEAU, HONORABLE RICHARD J. – Richard J. Ganucheau age 86 entered eternal rest on Thursday, February 22, 2024. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Donna Holt Ganucheau. He leaves behind his sibling, Melanie G. Behrens (Donald) of Manhattan Beach, CA. He is predeceased by his parents, Edmond J. Ganucheau, Sr. and Grace Arnoult Ganucheau; his brother, Edmond J. Ganucheau, Jr. DDS; and his sister, Anne Marie Fries. He leaves behind sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be remembered by his relatives and friends as a particularly compassionate, caring, and honest person. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Judge Ganucheau has lived in the New Orleans area for all his life and was a parishioner of St. Angela Merici Church. He graduated from Jesuit High School of New Orleans in 1955. He attained his undergraduate degree from Loyola University and graduated from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, LA. He served in the Louisiana National Guard during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Judge Ganucheau practiced law for 15 years and served as Clerk of Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans from 1974 through 1979. Judge Ganucheau served as Judge for the Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans from 1980 to 2002. After his retirement from the bench, the Louisiana Supreme Court appointed him to complete a statewide class action case involving major cigarette manufacturing companies and the multi-year litigation concluded in 2004. Later by appointment of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Judge Ganucheau administered the establishment and supervision of the Smoking Cessation Trust which has delivered medical services to help more than 100 thousand Louisiana residents stop smoking. As a young boy, his family was active in Boy Scout Troop 150 where he reached the rank of Eagle Scout. Through these activities, he was exposed to the beauty of nature and the outdoors. This launched his love of outdoor activities including snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, canoeing, and boating. He was a longtime member of the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans. He was happy when he had a fishing rod in his hand, and happiest when there was a fish on the line. Pallbearers are Edmond J. Ganucheau, III; Byron C. Ganucheau; Nathan P. Holt; Adam Thiels Holt; Paul E. Ganucheau; and Jonathan D. Ganucheau. Honorary pallbearers are Maximilian G. Behrens and Garrett M. Holt. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home (5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124) on Wednesday, February 28th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The Funeral Mass will be held in the Chapel at Greenwood Funeral Home at 1:00pm followed by a private burial for the family. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and staff who attended to Judge Ganucheau, especially for the excellent care and services provided by Notre Dame Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Jesuit High School of New Orleans at 4133 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 or the Jefferson SPCA at 4421 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121. Condolences may be expressed at www.greenwoodfh.com

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Caryl Harrison Vesy

Aug 01, 1930 - Feb 22, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

Caryl Harrison Vesy, age 93, of New Orleans, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. A graveside service for Caryl will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124.

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Rosetta Sims

Died : Feb 20, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

Rosetta “Rosie” Sims departed this life on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. She was 72, a native of Ewellville, LA and a resident of New Orleans, LA. Visitation on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Williams & Southall Funeral Home, Napoleonville, LA from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Visitation on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Pilgrim Baptist Church from 9:00am to religious services at 11:00am. Interment in the church cemetery. Survived by her husband, Winston Sims; 1 son, Marlon Joshua Sims; 3 daughters, Chantel, Ciera, and Ashley Sims; 1 brother, Morris Bolden; 1 sister, Helouise Harden; 3 grandchildren, Paris, Camron, and Angel; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Beulah and James Bolden, Sr.; 2 brothers, Edwin and James Bolden, Jr.; 4 sisters, Mary Louise Adams, Catherine Adams, Geneva Dillon, and Beulah Mae Brown. Arrangements by Williams & Southall Funeral Home, 5414 Hwy 1, Napoleonville, LA (985) 369-7231. To sign the guest book or offer condolences, visit our website at www.williamsandsouthallfuneralhome.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Hillary Green, Jr

Aug 30, 1960 - Feb 08, 2024

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New Orleans, LA

Hillary Green, Jr passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024. He is survived by his wife Alfrieda Lynn Green, sons, and daughter; Zamir, Zamirion, and Zietha Green; two granddaughters; Zyla and Elle. Preceded in death by his parents; Hillary Green, Sr and Ruby W. Green; grandparents; Frank and Victoria Gaines Wilson, aunt; Deloris Wilson, uncle; Ray Wilson, great aunts and uncles, in-laws, Alfred McCray, Sr., and Preston McCary, Sr. Family and friends are invited to attend the Going Home Service Monday, February 26, 2024 for 10:00 a.m. at The Boyd Family Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70126. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Lefird Wilson, officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Mausoleum, 4000 Norman Mayer Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122. Guestbook Online: www.anewtraditionbegins.com (504)282-0600. Linear Brooks Boyd and Donavin D. Boyd Owners /Funeral Directors. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Hillary Green, Sr., please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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