Charles "Charlie" Joseph Gieseler, a resident of Lowell, Indiana and native of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, went to Heaven on Friday, February 7, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 63. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glenda Buras Gieseler; their children: Joshua (Rhoda) Gieseler, Jacob (Amber) Gieseler, Jonathan (Leslie) Gieseler, Jessica (Markus) Bachman, and Janelle (Daniel) Butler; 10 grandchildren: Jordan, Luke, Reagan, Melanie, Corbin, Wyatt, Morganne, Kennedy, Charlotte, Declan; and his mother, Catherine Joyce Gieseler; and sisters: Karen (Ignatius) Koenig, and Carla (Ray) Morrow. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles A. Gieseler. Charlie and his family have been members of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, from 1988-1995 and from 2004-2020. He has been a faithful choir member, church deacon, Reformers Unanimous Addiction Program leader, and part of a Men's singing group. Charlie fought a courageous battle with mantle cell lymphoma for over 13 years. His unwavering trust in the Lord through the valleys inspired others in many ways. The Lord chose to answer Charlie’s prayer for healing by taking him to Heaven for the ultimate healing. Charlie was employed as a welder/fitter by Consolidated Fabrication & Constructors of Gary, Indiana from 2004 to 2019. Visitation was held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Jack Hyles Memorial Auditorium in Hammond, Indiana. The funeral immediately followed. Burial was at the Memory Lane Memorial Park Cemetery in Crown Point, Indiana. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Charles "Charlie" Joseph Gieseler, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Patsy Ruth Allen Fisher, of Belle Chasse, LA, and formerly of Clarks, LA, was born on December 7, 1938 in Columbia, LA, to the union of her parents, Clifford Allen and Bronice Cotton Allen and she passed from this life on February 8, 2020 at the Oschner Westbank Medical Center following an extended illness at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Clifton Fisher and her son, Carl Kenneth Fisher. She is survived by her sisters: Shirley Nettles and Carolyn Pope; her brothers: Clifford Allen, Jr. (Liz) and Richard Allen; three sons: Michael Fisher of Greenville, New York, Danny Fisher (Linda) of Point Celeste, LA and Bryan Fisher (Vanessa) of Belle Chasse, LA; her sisters-in-law: Margie Fisher and Mildred Hall (Mason); her grandchildren: Lauren Lane (Nathan) of Katy, TX, Nicholas Fisher of Jackson, TX, Susan Fisher of Watson, LA, Todd Fisher of Belle Chasse, LA, Keith Fisher (Misty) of Buras, LA, Scott Fisher (Catie) of Seneca, SC and Blaine Fisher (Jenna) of Jesuit Bend, LA; and her grandchildren: Madelyn Lane, Avery Lane, Davin Fisher, Danni Fisher, Addison Fisher, Owen Fisher, Evangeline Fisher, Bryce Louviere and Brady Fisher. Visitation was held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Riser & Son Funeral Home in Columbia, LA. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in the chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Stephen Laughlin officiating. Interment followed in the Old Bethel Cemetery at Clarks. Serving as pallbearers were Blaine Fisher, Keith Fisher, Scott Fisher, Nicholas Fisher, Todd Fisher and Richard Allen.
Alton 'Sugar Ed' Edwards, a retired substitute teacher and community activist departed this life on Sunday January 26, 2020 at his home in New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 70. Beloved son of the late Reginald Sanders and Dorothy Thomas. Husband of the late Carol Edwards. Father of Shane Johnson. Brother of Malik (Yolanda) Edwards of Haywood, California, Rev. Dr. Tyronne (Gail) Edwards, Claudette Edwards, Carolyn (Ben) Robinson and the late Janice Edwards and Patsy Stone. Godfather of the honorable Darilyn "NuNu" Turner. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends. Relatives and friends of the family, alumi of Phoenix High School, pastor, officers and members of Zion Travelers Baptist Church, Christian Ministers Missionary Baptist Association, staff and trainers of the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, Plaquemines Parish Detention Center and staff of Xavier University attended a Memorial Service on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Zion Travelers Baptist Church in Phoenix, Louisiana. Interment was held in the St. Joseph Cemetery, also in Phoenix. Rev. Dr. Tyronne Edwards officiated. For online condolences please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com
Malcolm "Mac" Emeric Bordelon passed away on February 10, 2020, after a short battle with prostate cancer at the age of 88. Mac was born February 16, 1931 in Marksville to the late Calvin Bordelon and Ollie Caldwell Bordelon. He is survived by his brother, Verdon (Margaret) Bordelon, and preceded in death by his siblings, the late Dorothy, Earline (Ira), Calvin Joseph Jr. (C.J.) (Jeannie) Bordelon. He moved to New Orleans in 1953 after marrying the late Bettye Ann Bordelon. They moved to Metairie after having two sons, Bryan (Christine) and Mark Bordelon (Pamela), and he lived there until his death. Mac is grandfather to Brett and Greyson Bordelon and great-grandfather to Marley Kai Bordelon. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mac was an Army Corporal during the Korean Conflict and labeled a "Marksman" for his keen ability with the rifle and handguns. Malcolm was a New Orleans Public Service Inc. lineman and foreman of many years, an avid lifelong outdoorsman who lived for hunting and fishing. Over many years, he had numerous camps in Westwego; Eutaw, Alabama; and Pointe-a-la-Hache in Plaquemines Parish for 40 years until 2005 when Hurricane Katrina destroyed it. A talented trim and rough carpenter and electrician and who used his many skills at St. Mary Magdalen and Our Lady of Divine Providence Catholic church parishes in Metairie. He was generous with his time and talent, his bounty from the camps and gardens, and loved engaging people at festivals and fairs, especially in his hometown, where speaking in his French native tongue was welcomed. Relatives and friends attended his funeral services at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans, LA on Thursday, February 13, 2020. In Lieu of flowers, family asks you to consider a donation to The VA Hospital in New Orleans, 119 S Galvez St, New Orleans, LA 70119 or at www.va.gov. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
Ollie Mae Johnson Willbanks gained her wings Saturday, February 1, 2020. She was a native of Vidalia, LA moving to Plaquemines Parish in the mid 1950’s. She lived in Buras until 2005 and then to Belle Chasse. Ollie is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Richard (Bruce) and Lynn Cooper (Sam). Grandmother of Jeffery Jones (Brandy), Jory Perkins, Mandy Cognevich (Neil), Sammie Lynn Drury (Brandon), and Brooks Cooper (Nikki). Great-Grandmother of Isaiah, Blair, Jace, Mila, and Challin. Sister of Sidney Johnson (Amelia) and Herbert Johnson (Kathy). Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by her loving husband Isaiah “Zeke” Willbanks. Mother of the late Wanda Sue Perkins. Daughter of the late Annabelle Inmon Johnson and Nathan Johnson. Sister of the late David Johnson, Junior Johnson, Johnny Johnson, and Madeline “Mattie” Wisner. Ollie enjoyed her life staying at home raising her three daughters. When her girls were older she began babysitting for friends and teachers. She has been Granny Ollie to many children. Till this day some of those children (adults now) will tell you how they all remember her spaghetti and weenies. They were all her children. She loved the Saints, never missing a game. She would scream while sitting on the couch like they could hear her. She loved family gatherings, playing cards and eating. Her favorite outing was going to Bingo. She always made sure she made it to Bingo on Friday the 13th because she always thought it was her lucky night. Her infectious smile would light up any room she entered bringing joy to everyone. She loved being surrounded by family and friends celebrating their accomplishments. She will be missed by many. Relatives and Friends of the Family attended the visitation and Funeral Service in the Chapel of Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expy., Harvey, LA on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Interment: Nairn Cemetery, Nairn, LA. To view and sign the online guestbook visit www.mothefunerals.com.