Our mother, Johnette Hollingsworth Pizzolato, became the brightest star in the sky on January 12, 2021 at the age of 89. She was born in Baton Rouge, LA on July 14, 1931. She was raised in Plaquemine, LA; lived and raised her family in Boothville-Venice, LA for 50 years before moving back to Plaquemine to live out the reminder of her life. She is survived by her children Blake Pizzolato (Dawn), Floretta Gulotta, Brenda Ourso (John “Doonie”), and Peggy Allain (Kevin); grandchildren Emily Ourso Arceneaux (Gary), Katie Pizzolato Deschner (Ryan), Ory Gulotta (Melissa), Chet Allain (Elise), Ellie Gulotta Ourso (Deric), Kirk Allain (Dusti), and honorary granddaughter Gabrielle Landry; great-grandchildren Brock Bourg, Julia Ourso, Annalynn Allain, Jacob Ourso, Carter Gulotta, Sam Deschner, Kent Allain, George Allain, Reece Deschner, Owen Gulotta, John-Paul Allain, and James “Little One” Allain; sisters-inlaw Rose Marie Pizzolato, Loyce Pizzolato, and Gail Pizzolato; and brother-in-law Raymond Schexnayder. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel “Sam” Charles Pizzolato; parents, Johnnie and Etna Williams Hollingsworth; sonin-law, Orian Gulotta, daughter-in-law, Alma Pizzolato; great grandson, Kirk Allain, Jr. and sister, Patricia Gaddis. Johnette was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and Granny. She especially cherished her grandchildren and the special times that she got to spend with each of them. Johnette lived a full life taking care of her home and yard, fishing with her husband, and doing whatever she could to help others. She had a generous heart and always put others before herself. Special thanks to Gale Robinson and Beverly Wheeler for the love, care, and support that they provided to our mother. Thanks to Comfort Care Hospice for their support and guidance during this difficult week. Family and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Friday, January 15, 2021. Officiant: Father Todd Lloyd. Interment: Grace Memorial Park, Plaquemine, LA. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice. Please share memories online at www.wilbertservices.com.
“C.J.” Casimier J. Scandurro passed away suddenly on Monday, January 11, 2021, at home from a heart attack at the age of 75. He was born on Wednesday, October 10, 1945, in New Orleans, LA, to Dominick J. Scandurro and Gladys Brown Scandurro. CJ was a longtime resident of Ponchatoula, LA, and along with his wife and partner Mary, was the owner and operator of C.J.’s Antiques and Collectibles for 28 years. C.J. was known for his kindness, generosity, honesty, humor and most of all for his family. He was a towering figure who left a mark on the lives of all those who were lucky enough to know him, and he will leave a void in us all, but one that can be partially filled bf the fond memories of the boisterous and larger than life figure he was. He will be loved, missed, and remembered for generations to come. There will never be another man like him. C.J. is survived by his loving wife, Mary Riddle Scandurro, his daughters, Desiree Scandurro and Emily Cenni (Paolo), his grandchildren, Devin, Zoe, Dominick, Mollie, Allie, Luca, Elisa, Rosalie, Samuel, Gianna and Gemma, his brother, Dominick J. Scandurro, Jr. (Alice), his sister, Penny Gasquet (J.F.) also many beloved, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. C.J. was preceded in death by his parents, Dominick J. Scandurro and Gladys Brown Scandurro, and his brother, Michael Scandurro. Due to COVID-19 services will be private for immediate family only and he will be interred at Rosaryville Cemetery in Ponchatoula. In lieu of flowers the family wishes all memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriners Children’s Hospital in C.J.’s memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula. C.J.’s guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
Richard Noil Jones, affectionately known as “Uncle Mike” or “Tiger”, transcended to his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the age of 88. He was a native of Boothville, LA and a resident of Amite, LA. He was the beloved husband of the late Angeline Prout Jones. Devoted father of Vera (late Jerry) Manuel, Gerald (Gail) Jones, Sr., Ellery Jones, Wilbur (Benittlia) Jones, and Averil (Norman, Sr.) Turner. Son of the late Richard G. Jones and Alexanderine Mackey Jones. Beloved brother of Lois Tate. Brother-in-law of Elaine Prout, Elsie Nelson, and Bernice Jones. He was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was the Godfather of Makia Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Tera Autmon; four brothers, Clifford, Alvin, Earl and Albert Jones; five sisters Maize Duncan, Mary Brickley, Lavinia Franklin, Irma Powell, and Catherine Brown; seven sisters-in-law and six brothers-in-law; one Godchild. Relatives and friends of the family attended the night visitation on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Robinson Family Funeral Home, 9611 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA, and a visitation and funeral services on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church of Arcola Roseland, LA. Officiant: Elder John Smith. Funeral planning entrusted to Robinson Family Funeral Home.
Fortified with the Sacrament of the Holy Mother Church and the hope of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, Mary Helen LeMarie Saucier departed this life to be with her Lord and Mother on January 3, 2021 at the age of 88. Born on January 21, 1932 in Port Arthur, TX, and a resident of Port Sulphur, LA. Wife of the late Joseph Harold Saucier for 60 years. Mother of Lauren Lee Saucier and the late Jo Ellen Butler and late Ned Edward Saucier. Preceded by her parents, Robert LeMaire, Sr. and Laurence Landry and her siblings, Joseph Eueil (Azelie), Mathilda Hebert (Minus), Enola Bell (Alexander), Paul U.J. (Wilda), James Ray (Yola), Wilbert, Sr. (Velma), Wilson (Irene), and John Harry (Anite), her twin. Grandmother of Ian John, Matthew, Ryan (Andee), Kyla, Lillian, Latisha, Emily (Caleb) and Mary. Gee Gee to Lucian, Taitt, Chase, Aiden, Maddock, Jerry, Nicoli, Noah, Grayson, Lydia, Bianca, Sebastin, Chance, Gunner, Kaos, and Havok. Godmother and Aunt to many nieces and nephews. A second Mother and called “Nanny” by many and always felt family came first. She loved all things concerning the bayou, gardening, flowers and was an avid collector of recipes. First prize winner at the Orange Festival oyster shucking contest. Member of St. Anne Altar Society, Port Sulphur Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Port Sulphur Jaynes. Later in life, she learned to quilt and found joy in donating for benefit raffles. She enjoyed her life to the fullest and was immensely proud of being a Cajun. Parishioner of St. Patrick Church and recipient of the Order of St. Louis IX Medallion for her devotion to the work of the Catholic Church. For over thirty years she was a school bus driver in Port Sulphur and that is how many still remember her to this day, “Miss Helen was my bus driver.” A friend to many and always spoke to those around her. Father Jared will be the celebrator of the Mass on January 30, 2021 and special thanks for the love and support of our family and your Irish wit over the years. You were thought of as a son to Mom and Dad, and a brother to our family. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Mass of Helen, Jody, and Ned at St. Patrick Church, Port Sulphur, LA, on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Family visitation will be held at 8 a.m., the public is welcome to attend the Rosary starting at 9 a.m. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Interment following the services at St. Patrick Mausoleum. Guests must wear face masks and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Patrick Church are preferred. Mothe Funeral Homes assisted the family during this difficult time. Family and friends are encouraged to share their condolences, stories and memories on the online guestbook by visiting www.mothefunerals.com.
Christine Marie Carpenter left this world and entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Beloved daughter of Zu and Nanette Stephens Carpenter. Granddaughter of the late Clarence and Doris Carpenter, Earl (Steve) Stephens and Cora Stephens Sicard and Step-Grandaughter of Jerry Sicard. Sister of Stephanie Lott (Cory), Jenni Guidry (Ched), Kevin Carpenter (Jenny) and Rachel Kramer (the late Michael Kramer, Jr.). Beloved Aunt of Shelby Swear (Daniel), CiCi, Jacob, Daniel and Georgia Guidry, Austin, Grayson and Isabel Carpenter, and Kale Kramer. Great Aunt of Archer and Graham Swear. Goddaughter of Earl (Dickie) Stephens and Ranell Sturm. Christine was the very loving and devoted Godmother of Daniel Guidry. She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help elementary school in Belle Chasse, LA, and she graduated from Immaculata High School in Marrero, LA. She also completed a twoyear program at West Jefferson Vocational School and received a certificate in accounting. Despite Christine’s physical disability and limitations, she worked for the Jefferson Parish School System for 14 years as a Clerk and was an Avon consultant. Christine was an active member of the H.E.C. (Handicapped Encounter Christ Organization) for many years. She was an usher at Mass at Our a lady of Perpetual Help Church in Belle Chasse, LA. She also assisted in the Parish School of Religion Program. She completed the Plaquemines Parish Citizens Police Academy and became a member. Christine was very fond of doing arts and crafts and had a gift for drawing and painting. She was a native of Gretna, LA, and for the past three and a half years was a resident of Riverbend Nursing and Rehab Center in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Relatives and friends of the family also, parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Belle Chasse, LA and the staff of Riverbend Nursing and Rehabilitation Center attended the visitation and Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Belle Chasse, LA on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Interment: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Belle Chasse, LA. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at www.mothefunerals.com.