Obituaries

Lovie Lawanda McPherson Smith

Lovie Lawanda McPherson Smith

Lovie Lawanda McPherson Smith longtime resident of Belle Chasse, LA entered into eternal rest on Sunday June 14, 2020 at the age of 80. She was born on March 4, 1940 in Winnfield, LA, to the late James A. McPherson and Dovie Smith McPherson. Lovie was the beloved wife of 53 years to the late Wilborn “Mann” Smith. She was a loving mother to Gary Mitchell Smith (Darnell) and Theresa Smith Ferguson (late Kevin). Lovie was a proud grandmother of Julie Smith (Rollin), Kasi Ferguson, Daniel Smith (Taylor) and Dillon Ferguson. She also was great grandmother to Cayden Smith, Jasi Johnson, Everlie Livingston, Savannah & Gavin Smith and Dillon Ferguson Jr. She is also survived by her sister Joan McPherson Wharton (Jim). She is preceded in death by her sisters Juanita McPherson Berryman(Robert), Gloria McPherson Mathews(Jim), her twin Dovie McPherson Gugliuzza(Veto) her brothers Claude Cayce McPherson (Betty) and James Donald McPherson(Dorline). She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She graduated in 1958 from Oak Grove High with honors and attended Centenary College of Louisiana. Lovie retired after over 25 years from the U.S. Air Force Reserve 926th Fighter Wing as Chief of Civilian Personnel. She loved fishing with her husband and was an avid fan of LSU football and the New Orleans Saints. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed especially being with her great grandchildren. She also enjoyed country music and listening to her son and his band when they played at various clubs around the city. In her younger years, she loved racing cars. In 1965, Pearl River Raceway announced the beginning of a women’s division. Lovie entered her first race ever and won. She went on to finish the season undefeated after 10 races, qualified for the championship race where she won and claimed the Women’s Divisional Championship title. She touched many lives along the way and was loved by all that knew her. A very special thank you to all the staff of Tranquil Living who cared for and loved her like their own. They were truly a blessing to her and the family. 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 Friday, June 19, 2020. Interment: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Belle Chasse, LA. To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mothefunerals.com. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org/, or Children’s Hospital Development Office, 200 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115.

Felton Pinkins, Jr.

Felton Pinkins, Jr.

Felton Pinkins, Jr., departed this life on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, LA, at the age of 65. He was born in New Orleans, LA, on October 26, 1954. Proud graduate of Buras High School’s Class of 1973. Son of the late Felton Pinkins Sr. and Juanita Vaughn Pinkins. Beloved husband of Janet Pinkins. Devoted father of Felton Pinkins III, Sherita (Brandon) McCaleb and Janesa Pinkins. Loving grandfather of Donte, Davante, Devin, ChaNiyah, Tayla, Dontrell, Tyler, and Tessa. Great grandfather of Isaiah. Brother of Verna Robertson, Lydia Smith, Elwin Pinkins (Betty), Lawanda Mackey (Karl), and Jason Pinkins (Wanda). Brother-in-law of Bernadine Alexander (Richard), Gloria Turner (Brian), Linda Spears, Glenda Spears, and Cleveland Spears, Jr. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, devoted friends and spiritual brothers and sisters whom he loved dearly. Private services were held on Saturday May 30, 2020 followed by a private interment. For online condolences please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Lucille “Lou” Avist Perkins

Lucille “Lou” Avist Perkins

Lucille “Lou” Avist Perkins passed away on June 5, 2020 at Maison DeVille Nursing home in Harvey, LA at the age of 85. She was a native of Boothville, LA and s resident of Marrero, LA following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. “Lou” was born on September 3, 1934 in Boothville, La to Russian Avist and Edna Vaughn Avist. “Lou” leaves to cherish her memories her children Michael Perkins (Olanda) Acquelyn P Thompson (Raymond) and Janet P Brown. Her sister Penny Sue Avist, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends attended the visitation and funeral mass at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 455 Ames Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072. Interment: Our lady of Good Harbor Cemetery, Buras, LA. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Victor Lindsey, Sr.

Victor Lindsey, Sr.

Victor Lindsey, Sr., transitioned on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Maison Orleans Healthcare Facility at the age of 63. Victor was born April 12, 1957 to the late Pearl La- Grone Swell and the late Victor LaFrance. At an early age Victor was adopted and lovingly raised by the late Warren and Ger trude Newman Lindsey. Victor grew up in Belle Chasse, LA and later moved to Baton Rouge, LA, where he worked for Quality Transportation. After many years at Quality Transportation, Victor decided to move to New Orleans to be closer to his family. In 2019 at Trinity AME Church, Victor accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. The precious memories of family and friends will be cherished by his son, Victor Lindsey, Jr and wife Perica, of New Orleans, LA, his grandchildren Victor Lindsey III, Marcus Robertson, Cameron Robertson, Kennedy and Kelsey Lindsey, Jaxveto Lindsey and Vance Lindsey, his adopted children Simone, Travis, Fredrick, LaQutia and DayShawn Derozan all of Baton Rouge, LA; his loving and caring sisters, Charlotte Lewis (Al) of New Orleans, LA; Maria L. Givens of Baton Rouge, LA; Betty Jackson of Groesbeck, TX; Pandora (Hershel) Thompson of Fairfield, TX; Bernadette Marshall of Fort Worth, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Victor was a hilarious person; it was never a dull moment when in his company. He will be missed by all who came in contact with him. Victor is also preceded in death by his niece Youlanda Marie (Yonnie) Lewis and sister, Helen Baker. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family will have a memorial service at a later date. His final arrangements entrusted to Littlejohn Funeral Services, 2163 Aubry St., New Orleans, LA 70119.

Gloria Jean Weaver Larousse

Gloria Jean Weaver Larousse

Gloria Jean Weaver Larousse, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 6, 2020 after a lengthy, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 69. She was born on October 5, 1950, to the late John weaver and Pearl Wagner Weaver. She is the beloved wife of 51 years of Mi chael James Larousse, Sr. She is the loving mother of Tracy Larousse Moll (Vincent), Michael Larousse, Jr. (Candi), and John Larousse (Monica). She is the devoted grandmother of Nicholas, Victoria, Natalie, Michael III, Zachary, Genevieve, Isabella, Jesse, Christian, and Annaleigh. She is the loving great grandmother of Braydon and Rowan. They were her pride and joy. She is the cherished sister of Catherine Sullivan, Joanne Hammer (Larry), and the late Susan Weaver Larousse. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Gloria began her teaching career at St. Anthony School in Gretna in 1982, then transitioned to St. Andrew the Apostle in Algiers where she continued to inspire and educate her students. Teaching brought her great pleasure and pride. She later obtained her master’s degree in counseling from Our Lady of Holy Cross College and spent the remainder of her career providing guidance, listening, and mentoring to students as a counselor at Ursuline Academy and Academy of Our Lady High Schools. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, and after retirement continued to be active in educational projects and endeavors. Gloria gave selflessly to all she encountered and whole-heartedly loved her family and friends, and we are all better for it. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, educator, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Relatives, friends, employees, and clients of Packard Truck Lines attended a visitation on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 and Thursday, June 11, 2020; followed by a Funeral Mass at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA. Interment: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Family and friends may view and sign the online guestbook at www.mothefunerals.com.

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