Obituaries

James Gomila Wingerter, Sr.

James Gomila Wingerter, Sr.

James Gomila Wingerter, Sr., passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, October 10, 2020. He had just made his 81st birthday. Beloved husband of Myra Steppe Wingerter for over 58 years. Loving father of James G. Wingerter Jr. (Michelle), Louis P. Wingerter (Terry), and Jane W. Haynie (Phillip). Grandfather of Claire Wingerter, Jonathan Wingerter, Ashley Wingerter, Heather Haynie, Braxton Haynie, Meredith Wingerter, and Jamie Wingerter. Son of the late Philip and Dorothy Wingerter Sr. Brother of the late Philip Wingerter Jr. (Barbara), Jack Wingerter (Joyce), and Dorothy Toranto (Rudy). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. James was born in Port Sulphur, and spent most of his childhood and early life in Gentilly. He graduated from Cor Jesu High School and Northeast Louisiana University. He joined the family business of G&W Drugs, located in Gentilly and Slidell. In 1984, he joined Eckerd’s (which later became CVS Pharmacy), and retired after 20 years of service. After retirement, he worked for several years part-time at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in LaPlace. He was a member of the Krewe of Thoth from 1997 until 2002. He and Myra were recent parishioners at St. Anselm in Madisonville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Red Cross or Catholic Charities, benefitting hurricane relief. Relatives and friends of the family attended the Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial at Grace Funeral Home, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Interment: St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden, Covington, LA. The Mass was also livestreamed, and the link and online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.

Rayvon Cordell Southern

Rayvon Cordell Southern

Rayvon Cordell Southern departed this life on Wednesday, October7, 2020, at his home in Pointe-a-la-Hache, LA at the age of 35. He was a native and lifelong resident of Port Sulphur, LA. He was employed as a welder for Danos Inc. He previously worked for Fab Con Inc. Beloved son of Faith Moris Southern and the late Cleveland Blu. He was the loving and devoted husband of Dandrika Harvey Southern. Loving father of Tyvair Hill, Sunetha Susarla, and Solae Southern. Brother of Cleveland (Niconda) Blu, Narvey Southern, Corneisha Blu, Constance (Curtis) Bryant, Johnell (Ian) Southern, and Porshee Bell. Son in law of Lennix Battle, and Shannell Bell. Brother in law of Lennix and Jarrett Harvey, and Sha’Nair Battle. Grandson of the late L.C. Gause, Kerzell Blu, Leon & Emilia Ragas Morris. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends. Relatives and friends of the family attended the visitation and funeral service on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church located at 27796 LA - 23 Port Sulphur, LA. Offciant: Pastor Mandrell Pansy. A traditional Jazz procession followed to Fisher Cemetery in Port Sulphur, LA. Rayvon’s family invites all to share thoughts, memories, and condolences online at www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Veronica “Vee” Espadron Simmons

Veronica “Vee” Espadron Simmons

Veronica Espadron Simmons departed this life on October 3, 2020 at the age of 81. She was born January 13, 1939 to her wonderful parents Florence and Hazel Espadron. She was born and raised in Pointe-a-la-Hache, Louisiana with parents and three sisters where she spent majority of her life. She graduated with honors and was recognized as Valedictorian of her graduating class at Phoenix High School in Phoenix, LA, in 1958. She was also a devoted member of Saint Thomas Catholic Church in Pointea-la-Hache, LA where she accepted Jesus Christ in her heart at young age. Veronica a.k.a. “Vee” was a God-fearing woman who enjoyed attending mass, reading her bible, and praying. She was a dedicated wife and passionate mother to her children Terrence and Deidre Simmons. Veronica was an incredible woman who believed in being “selfless” and giving even if it meant giving her last. She never let her trails and tribulation stop her from celebrating holidays with her family and friends. She enjoyed shopping, fashion, dancing, and spending time with her beautiful grandchildren. She was truly full of life, love, compassion, and no matter what adversity she encountered she utilized the strength of Jesus Christ to persevere. Vee’s favorite scriptures in the Holy Bible was St. John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosesoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Vee’s other favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.” She moved to Little Rock, Arkansas with her son Terrence Simmons in 2010 where she attended mass at Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Veronica is preceded in death by her parents Florence and Hazel Espadron; her daughter Deidre Simmons Thompson; and (sister) Hazel Maria Espadron Haynes. She leaves a legacy of precious memories as a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son Terrence and his wife Marguerite Simmons (AR). She also survived by her ten grandchildren, Hosea Simmons, Aaron (Alta) Simmons of McKinney, TX, Titus (Elan) Simmons of Houston, TX, Marqueena Simmons (AR), Cornelius Simmons (AR), Stephen (Chrystal) Simmons, of Houston, TX, Markeita Simmons (AR), Martiyha Simmons (TN), Dria Thompson (LA), Robert Thompson (LA), and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Augustine Lumar and Joyce Parker, a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends (Vergie Enclaude). Relatives and friends of the family attended a Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 17605 Hwy. 15, East Point- a-la- Hache on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Interment: St. Thomas Catholic Church Cemetery. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral. com to sign the online guestbook, share memories and condolences for the family.

Kay Lynn Capdeville Scheffer

Kay Lynn Capdeville Scheffer

Kay Lynn Capdeville Scheffer went to her heavenly home on September 22, 2020 at the age of 78. As the daughter of the late Floyd and Bernadine Dee Capdeville, she was born in New Orleans, LA, on November 30, 1941. Beloved wife of Wayne Scheffer for 54 years. Mother to Mark W. Scheffer and Rachel Scheffer. Grandmother to Albert Keneipp (Brooke), Brenna and Hannah Scheffer. Sister to Ralph Capdeville (Maureen) and Roy Capdeville (Rosanne); sister-in-law of Gary Scheffer (Debbie). Also survived by numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. Kay was recognized as Valedictorian of the Belle Chasse High School Class of 1959. She later graduated from USL in 1964. Afterward, she became a teacher and member of the staff at Salem Lutheran School for 30 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Mirabella Memory Care for the care Kay received. A Memorial Service was held on October 10, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church in Fort Worth, TX.

Shawanna “Munch” Lynn Prout

Shawanna “Munch” Lynn Prout

Shawanna Lynn Prout departed this life on Thursday, October 8, 2020, surrounded by her family, following a courageous seven-year battle with cancer; at the age of 41. She was affectionately known by everyone as “Munch,” and was a native of Boothville, LA. Following Hurricane Katrina, she relocated to Dallas, TX. Shawanna was born on November 8, 1978, to the late Beatrice Viola Prout. In March 2009, she was united in holy matrimony to Michael Wilson, Sr., and to that union, two beautiful and perfect children were born – Mihyana Mikel and Michael Wilson, Jr. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from LeTourneau University, and was employed by Gateway Charter Academy as a School Counselor. Shawanna is survived by her two children and their father; her siblings, Kawanna (Terry) Prout Rogers, Blionel Prout, and Lawanna Prout. She is also survived by a host of devoted aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Shawanna was preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice Viola Prout, her grandparents Bernel and Bernice Prout, and her uncles Blionel and Preston Prout. Relatives and friends of the family attended the visitation and funeral service on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Robinson Family Funeral Home located at 9611 LA - 23 Belle Chasse, LA. Offciant: Pastor Daryl Prout. Interment: Private. In lieu of flowers, Shawanna has requested that you make a monetary donation to her children’s college fund. Donations may be made to her daughter, Mihyana Wilson, via CashApp at $MihyanaWilson. Donations may be made to her son, Michael Wilson, Jr., via CashApp at $CashGodMike. Cash gifts are also accepted. Shawanna’s family also invites everyone to share thoughts, memories, and condolences online at www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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