Yvonne “Rudy” Boudreaux Dumas went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2020 at the age of 86. She was born March 23, 1934 in Gretna, LA. She was a resident of Belle Chasse, LA for 60 years. Beloved wife of the late James M. Dumas, Sr. Mother of the late James M. Dumas, Jr. and Michael “Pork Chop” Dumas. Daughter of the late Albertine Savoie Boudreaux and Charles J. Boudreaux, Sr. Sister of the late Beatrice B. Melancon, Alberta B. Griffin and Charles J. Boudreaux, Jr. Survivors include four sisters, Vera B. Butler, Delores B. Breaux, Gail B. Brooks and Geraldine B. Aucoin; grandson, James M. Dumas, III (Lacey); her loving daughter-in-law, Denise Ann Mine, who cared for her since her diagnosis of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in early 2016. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Yvonne was an active member of First Baptist Church of Belle Chasse for over 50 years. She was a devoted teacher in Vacation Bible School every summer and the nursery for 27 years. She never failed to help in providing food for funerals and other special occasions. She was known for her chicken salad sandwiches and punch bowl cake. She also loved to be outside in her garden. A visitation and funeral service was held at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officiant: Rev. Jason Allen, whom was also her pastor. Interment: Westlawn Memorial Park, Gretna, LA. For directions or to view and sign the online guest book, please visit: www.mothefunerals.com.
Joann Williams Brown entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. She was a lifelong resident of Algiers, LA. Joann was employed at the Naval Air Station In Belle Chasse, LA for over 20 years. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Brown. Devoted mother of Glendell (B’Nai), Harvey David (Gwen), and Otha (Keiouki) Brown. Grandmother of Javon Allen, Twanette Ragas, Bethani, Kazia, and Laquel Brown. Daughter of the late Ned Jennings and Olga Williams. Sister of Audrey Barra, Lucy (Donald, Sr.) Bush, Donna Jennings, Gwendolyn Williams, and the late Arthur Williams, Robert Mitchell, Sr., Dorothy Lewis, Viola Massey, and Geraldine Williams. Daughter in law of the late Rose Mary Jolla, also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friend. Private Service Will be Held. Interment: Restlawn Park Cemetery, Avondale, LA. To View and sign guestbook please go to www.davismortuaryservice.com.
Joyce Troulliet Pellegal Prout of Boothville, LA, was graciously lifted up to heaven on March 27, 2020 at the age of 76. Wife of her beloved late husband, Felton A. Prout. Preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Jennie Troulliet; brothers Joe, Pete and Floyd Troulliet; sister Rita Dufour and sons Frank and Todd Pellegal. Survived by her loving children, Jason Pellegal (Annmarie), Brian Pellegal and Ettienne Pellegal, III; brother Morris Troulliet; and a host of step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Joyce prided herself on her love of cooking, as many knew, you would never leave her home with an empty stomach. She enjoyed crocheting and any type of arts and crafts, coloring and painting were her biggest passions. Joyce had a one of a kind heart, so giving and nurturing. She always loved and cherished the time she got to spend with her children, grandchildren, and her beloved grandpup, Bullet. She lived her life so selflessly, always putting others first. To a mother who always gave and never asked for much in return, you never gave up your battle and in the end you finally won the war. God granted her wings for flight, so fly high our guardian angel. Mothe Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time. A private Memorial and burial will be held at a later date. Family and friends are encouraged to express their condolences or share their memories by visiting www.mothefunerals.com.
Karl Ray Hunter, Jr., of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, was called home on March 24, 2020 at the age of 70. He was born on August 7, 1949 in Pineville, LA, the son of late Karl Hunter Sr. and late Louella Tobin Hunter. He was one of eight siblings. He graduated from Port Sulphur High School in 1967. He married his life partner of 42 years, Norma Hunter, on Christmas Eve 1979. She was his best friend, soulmate, and caretaker. He served in the U.S. Army as a medical corpsman. He was a Commander of VFW Post 6402 (Port Sulphur) for several years, as well as a lifelong VFW member. In 2004, he retired from Freeport McMoran/Crescent Technology after 37 years. His lifelong passion was music, being a member of the New Orleans Musicians Alumni Association and inducted into the Westbank Musicians Hall of Fame in 2016. He was a bass player in several bands, most notably the Henchmen, the Telstars, Jerry Fountain & the Trustees, The Louisiana Bootleggers, Joe G & EZ Street, The Jesters, Music Inc., and the BC Boyz, and known to sit in with many others over time. He was a friend to many and a stranger to no one. He devoted the most time to his family and his kids, with starring roles from Girl Scout troop leader and cookie dad, to T-Ball coach, to being their biggest fans in everything they participated in, never missing a game nor performance. He so enjoyed his role as a family man. When his health allowed, he loved going fishing with his son. He lit up like a child on Christmas morning when his grandchildren came to visit—they were truly the light of his life! He is survived by his spouse, Norma; their three children, Scott Pelas, Jory Deitrick, and Karly Hunter Adams; their bonus sons, Justin Adams and Joseph Deitrick; and their eight granddaughters, Jacie Lynn Adams, Jordyn Jean Deitrick, Juliana Monroe Adams, Joleigh Grace Deitrick, Emma June Thompson, late Ava Presley Adams, Josie Raye Deitrick, and Zoey Jayne Adams; as well as a host of extended family and friends. He will forever be missed by all. A private family service was held at Mothe Funeral Service in Harvey on March 31, 2020. Interment: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemeter, Belle Chasse, LA.
Sandra Lee Lafrance Barthelemy, departed this life on Thursday March 26, 2020 at her home in Port Sulphur, LA at the age of 65. Daughter of the late Felix and Azalie Gibson Lafrance. Devoted wife of Olen D. Barthelemy Sr. Beloved mother of Stephanie Barthelemy, Constance (Kenneth Jr.) Williams, Dominique Barthelemy, Meagan Barthelemy, Felix Barthelemy, Olen Barthelemy Jr. and Owen Barthelemy. Sister of Hazel Lafrance, Mary Ann (late James) Blackwell, Pauline Frances (late Rev. Haywood Sr.) Davis, Eddie Michael (Jennifer) Lafrance Sr. and the late Calvin and Harold Lafrance Sr. Cherished grandmother of Jasmine Taylor-Gray, Kaneisha Cross, Harold Demolle, Olen Barthelemy III, Kenneth Williams III, Brielle Barthelemy, McKenzie Smith and Zayed John Abdul Rashid. Godmother of Harold Lafrance Jr., Serena Gibson and Derwin Ancar. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends. Private funeral services will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church Port Sulphur. Officiant: Father Gerald Stapleton. Interment: Barthelemy Cemetery in Diamond, LA. For online condolences, please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.